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Horry County Purchases Land for Augusta Plantation Interchange

Horry County Government officials finalized the purchase of the property for the future Augusta Plantation Interchange and the transaction closed Friday, December 17, 2021. This new interchange along Carolina Bays Parkway (SC 31) connecting Augusta Plantation to Revolutionary War Way is expected to help alleviate congestion and improve traffic in the area.

The property is 23.36 acres and was purchased for approximately $1.15 million. A Request for Qualifications is currently going through the County’s procurement process with the selection of an Engineering Design Firm anticipated in January 2022. Following those negotiations, the County will have more information regarding the construction cost and project timeline. 

County Council Standing Committees for 2020

Each January, County Council votes on a vice-chairman. Also, the County Council Chairman appoints members to chair and sit on Council committees as follows:

Chairman: Johnny Gardner

Vice-Chairman: Paul Prince


Public Safety

Danny Hardee, Chairman

Gary Loftus

Al Allen

Orton Bellamy


Transportation/Economic Development

Dennis DiSabato, Chairman

Bill Howard

Gary Loftus

Cam Crawford


Infrastructure & Regulation

Al Allen, Chairman

Bill Howard

Paul Prince

Danny Hardee



Johnny Vaught, Chairman

Harold Worley

Tyler Servant

Orton Bellamy    


Click HERE to view our meeting calendar or HERE to contact County Council.