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Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the tabulator and scanner which will be used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, February 29, 2020. The test will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.



Horry’s Heroes: January Hero is Tillman I Locklair

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The veteran of the month for January 2020 is United States Navy GM3 Tillman I Locklair. Mr. Locklair served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1963 during which he earned the Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was aboard the USS Boris during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Being able to visit 26-countries during his service was one of his favorite parts of being in the Navy.

Mr. Locklair was born in Darlington, South Carolina but has lived in Horry County, South Carolina for over 40-years!

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.



Horry’s Heroes: Horry County Veteran’s Affairs New Veteran Recognition Program

Conway, South Carolina – In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has begun a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Director, Ronald Elvis, said of the program, “I am extremely proud of the “Horry’s Heroes” program.  Horry County is home to over 30,000 veterans, and in my opinion, each and every one of them is a hero.  This program gives us the opportunity to put the spotlight on one single individual so every citizen in Horry County will be able to know the veteran’s story and how he or she did their part to keep this great nation free!”

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information (form attached).

The first veteran featured is Larry James Devlin (photo attached) who served with the United States Navy at Groton Longpoint Naval Station in Groton, Connecticut from 1965 to 1969 aboard the submarines the USS Angler and the USS Becuna (Becky B). Mr. Devlin retired to the Myrtle Beach area where he lived with his wife and dogs until his passing in 2014. Larry loved the US Navy and his many shipmates. His daughter said that he spoke fondly of the various ports of call the submarines visited but the one that fascinated him the most was Pompeii, Italy.

For more information on how to feature your hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.

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March 2019 Horry's Hero-Larry James Devlin, US Navy



Imagine 2040 Open House

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County is seeking public input to formulate a vision and future land use map that will guide future growth and public services decades into the future. This is part of the IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan that is being developed to ensure unincorporated Horry County grows in a way that is consistent with the desires of the community. Over the course of the last six months, Horry County has obtained public input through a countywide survey, public comments, multiple open houses, and a land use workshop. This information has been utilized by the IMAGINE 2040 Steering Committee and Planning & Zoning staff to begin drafting the IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Horry County will be hosting an IMAGINE 2040 Public Open House on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Horry County Government and Justice Center. This Open House will serve as a forum for staff to debut the progress of the plan and to obtain feedback from the public to ensure that it is accurately reflecting their vision of the future. This meeting will begin with a presentation to convey the planning efforts to date and the next steps in the planning process. Staff will present alternative land use scenario maps and visions so that the public can recommend their preferred version to incorporate into the plan. The public is invited to attend and people can drop-in at their convenience during this time.

You can follow the development of the plan by visiting the IMAGINE 2040 website. Draft chapters of the plan are posted to this site so the public can review and comment on them. Comments can be sent via email or submitted by mail to Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Avenue, Suite 1D09, Conway, SC 29526. A complete draft of the plan will be considered by the IMAGINE 2040 Committee this summer. Beyond the Committee, the Plan will be reviewed by Planning Commission and County Council, both of which will include formal public hearings. The plan will be submitted for consideration by Horry County Council by the end of 2018.  



Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, June 12, 2018. The test will be held Friday, June 8, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.



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