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Horry County Offices to Close for Memorial Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

 

In addition to the above dates:

  • The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed Saturday, May 25, 2019.
  • All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, Saturday, May 25, 2019.


Horry County Sheriff’s Office To Co-Host Shred Event To Protect Against Identity Theft

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Sheriff’s Office, along with AARP South Carolina and Shred Alert, is hosting a shred event on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to three bags or boxes of your old personal information (staples & paperclips do not have to be removed) to a mobile shredding truck that will be located at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.

Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.

One of the biggest ways to protect against identity theft is to shred personal information. Also, if you are traveling, have your mail held at your local post office or ask a trusting neighbor to collect your mail while you are away. You should check financial information regularly, paying special attention to what should and what shouldn’t be there.

For more information about identity theft and how to protect yourself, go to the United States Department of Justice website. For more information on the upcoming shred event, contact AARP South Carolina at 866.389.5655.



Horry County Government Wins National Achievement Award

Horry County Government’s App, HCConnect, has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

NACo recognized the Horry County Government HCConnect App with an Achievement Award in the category of Information Technology. HCConnect was created to provide a technology platform to inform, engage, and connect with the people of Horry County. This is a first of its kind app, developed completely in house, creating a direct channel for citizen driven communication and feedback.

Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner said, “I am so pleased to see our organization recognized for this outstanding achievement. This app demonstrates our commitment to transparency and open government. I am proud of the efforts of our employees who work hard to serve our community every day.”

NACo President Greg Cox said, “Counties implement innovative programs that enhance residents’ quality of life every day. This year’s Achievement Award-winning programs demonstrate how counties build healthy, safe and vibrant communities across America.”

Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition July 12-15 in Clark County, Nevada. 

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.  Learn more at www.naco.org



Horry County Mosquito Spraying Schedule for May 1, 2019

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct ground mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in following areas on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Loris, Green Sea, Nichols, Socastee, Burgess, Hwy 57, and Hwy 90. Spraying is typically conducted between dusk and 11 p.m. 

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals.  Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying.  In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

To keep the honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to identify the location of their colonies by visiting the website or by calling the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000.



Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards & Commissions

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards that have vacancies:

  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission-Horry County
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15B
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15C

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by email. The deadline for receiving applications is May 10, 2019.



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