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Loris Lions start

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season with a win

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Photo by School Bell Studio
The Loris Lions varsity football team welcomed the St. James Sharks to Loris this past Friday night. The Lions went on top in the second quarter with a rushing touchdown by Tyriek Williams (24) to go up 7-0 over the Sharks. The Lions went on to win over the St. James Sharks by a score of 30-14 and remain undefeated on the season to a record of 1-0. The Lions will travel to North Myrtle Beach next week to take on the Chiefs. Tyriek Williams can be seen above breaking through the Sharks line for one of his large gains of the night to help the Lions on to victory.

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Kidnapped baby found

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Last Monday, Aug. 22, around 2 p.m. the Loris Police Department and the Horry County Police Department stopped and captured a man fleeing to Maryland with a baby in his vehicle. The baby was reunited with her mother after the incident.
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By Jennifer Boyd
Loris found itself in the middle of a major child kidnapping incident last Monday, Aug. 22, around 2 p.m.
This incident, which took place at the stop light at the corner of Bojangles and Hardee’s fast food chains on Main Street, had the entire intersection completely closed down to the public. No one was harmed and the 21 month old female baby was found safe in the subject’s car.
According to Capt. Anthony McCullough of the Horry County Police Department, a mother called 911 to report her boyfriend had forced her out of his vehicle in the Longs area of town, after an argument occurred between the two. He then drove away, driving a 2009 silver Dodge Charger, with her baby still in the car.
A few hours later, the Horry County Police identified the car driving on Highway 9 and proceeded to follow the vehicle at or below the normal speed limits. The Horry County Police Department then reached out to the Loris Police Department for assistance. Loris Police Chief Karen Shepherd and Lt. Jeff Gore, both of Loris, responded to the call and proceeded to block off the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street. 
The chase ended peacefully after the man was stopped at the intersection. The man was pulled out of his car and taken into police custody without incident or the use of force.
After the incident, the mother was reunited with her baby, who was also not harmed. The police departments found illegal drugs in the vehicle after a search of the car was conducted. Charges are still pending, according to McCullough. He also stated it is not known whether or not the man driving the car intended to flee with the baby, which was not his child. He told police he was heading to his home state of Maryland to seek mental health treatment for himself.
Both police departments worked in sync with one another and the situation was handled in a swift manner.

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Festival vendor applications still being accepted

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Loris High School for the Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant. Girls aging from 0-9 years old and competing for the titles of Baby Miss, Mini Miss, Wee Miss, Tiny Miss and Little Miss will compete at 1 p.m. They will compete in two categories, sportswear and beauty wear. Doors open at 12 noon. Admission is $7 per person. Children three and under are free. The older girls, which age from 10-24 years old, will be competing for the titles of Junior Miss, Young Miss, Teen and Miss Teen and Miss winners will have the opportunity to continue on to Miss South Carolina if they choose. These young ladies will compete in physical fitness for Teen and Miss and sportswear for Junior and Young, one on one interview and perform a talent plus compete in evening gown with Teen and Miss answering an onstage question. This will be a great night of beautiful, talented young women that you don’t want to miss. Who will be the next Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival? Join us to find out. The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. at Loris High School auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with $7 for admission unless previously purchased at the 1 p.m. show. Children three and under are free. See you there!
The 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival is only eight weeks away. Vendor applications are still being accepted. The deadline is Oct. 3. Applications for the famous Chicken Bog Cooking Contest are being accepted until Oct. 15. The winner of the contest will receive $750, a trophy and bragging rights for the year. First runner up will receive $250 and a trophy. The People’s Choice Winner will receive $250 and a trophy. Anyone wishing to sample the contestant’s chicken bog can purchase a People’s Choice Sample Packet that will include a ticket to taste each contestant’s bog, a napkin, fork and the rules to participate. The packets are sold for $5 each and can be purchased at the entrance to the Chicken Bog Cooking Contest on Duncan Street. Please note that there are only 200 People’s Choice Sample Packets sold at the Loris Bog-Off Festival beginning at 12:15 p.m. Please contact the chamber office at 843-756-6030 or email at loriscoc@sccoast.net for any questions, comments or concerns.
Make sure to check out our new logo this year and visit our local merchants in town….SHOP LORIS FIRST!

 

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Town Talk...

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A great big hello and thanks to Adam BELL for your help... Attorney Michael SUGGS checking out all for beach clients... Frances PRINCE still working hard for Mt. Vernon Baptist Church... Congratulations to the Loris Lions varsity football team on their season opening victory over the St. James Sharks this past Friday night!!! Vivian SUCHONIC and Scott GERALD will both be having their birthdays on Monday, Aug. 29... Brittney STEPHENS, Santana SESSOMS and Bliss KOENING are all celebrating their birthdays on Tuesday, Aug. 30... Robyn SIMS is looking forward to her birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 31... Gina Watts PEAVY will be enjoying her birthday on Thursday, Sept. 1... Happy birthday wishes go to Kim HUDSON from your cousins... David and Glenda JOHNSON such wonderful people... Kenneth and Anne HYMAN preparing for a late summer trip to the beach... Charlee JOHNSON sending a big hello to her buddies at Green Sea Floyds Elementary School...

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