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Former Surfside Beach Town Councilman Arrested

Mark Johnson

Police records show that former Surfside Beach Town Councilman Mark Johnson was arrested on Sauturday, January 18th at 2:55 p.m. Police arrested Johnson for domestic violence 3rd degree. Johnson served as Town Councilman for 12 years. He was often the one no vote on many controversial issues. As of January …

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Tony Cox named Chairman of SCDOT

Tony Cox

Tony Cox named Chairman of SCDOT Commission J. Barnwell Fishburne named Vice Chairman Tony Cox of North Myrtle Beach was named Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission at the Commission’s January 16, 2020, meeting in Columbia. Cox, representing the 7th Congressional District, has been serving on …

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Watercooler Wednesday kicks off 2020


Watercooler Wednesday kicks off 2020 with Dave, Seth and David (MyrtleBeachSC.com) ON-SITE at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. We’re talking about how state politicians continue to illegally funnel our money for their pet projects through the budget. We’re discussing a disturbing trend in SC of local governments passing …

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Dreama Perdue

Monday night’s Horry County Republican (HCGOP) meeting started as a financial reading and devolved into a full circus act. The issues began as HCGOP Treasurer Eric Santorelli began reading the past quarter’s financial reports. As can be heard in the 34 minutes recorded below, questions were raised concerning two events …

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Socastee Flood family endorses Jeremy Halpin 2020

Jeremy Halpin

June 9th is a critical date for Socastee, S.C. and other Horry County precincts. Republican primary voters turn out on that date. In Horry County, winning the Republican primary is paramount. Today Jeremy Halpin announced his intentions to run for Horry County Council District 6th in the June 9th primary. …

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10 biggest news items of 2019

Chad Caton

On this first day of 2020, MyrtleBeachSC news looks back at 2019. Today, we remember what headlined during the year just passed. Our ten biggest new items, which begin in descending order as follows: The rise of Chad Caton – Giant Slayer From taking down former Horry County Council Chairman …

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3 of 4 Major Downtown Restaurants Close

Larry Bond

Larry Bond was the “it” guy for all things City of Myrtle Beach approved businesses. Lauded by Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune and City Manager John Pedersen, the city considered Bond its leading role model. As of December, three of Bond’s four restaurants are now closed. Phone numbers are disconnected. …

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