MYRTLE BEACH — The Horry County Police Department was recognized this week for their efforts in organizing a community cleanup.
A resolution was approved during Tuesday’s Horry County Council meeting that commended the department for spearheading the Feb. 16 Socastee community cleanup.
Police officers were assisted by students and faculty from Socastee High School and worked in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful. All told, 145 volunteers gave their time.
Ten acres of parks, five miles of roadway, a half-mile of trails, three boat landings and four illegal dumpsites were cleaned, according to the resolution.
That equaled 80 30-gallon bags, 192 13-gallon bags, 100 orange trash bags and three dumpsters.
Police Chief Saundra Rhodes told the council that every officer who participated deserved the recognition, and that it truly was a rewarding experience.
The council was appreciative of the efforts, but ultimately wished they weren’t needed.
“If everybody in this county would quit littering, we wouldn’t have to go out and do this extra work,” said Councilman Paul Prince.
Veterans Affairs office to close for training
The Horry County Veterans Affairs Office will close April 17 through April 19 so the staff can attend mandatory training. It will reopen on April 22.
Those who need assistance during those three days should call the regional call center at (800) 827-1000.
For more information, call veterans affairs at 915-5480.
Green Sea and Little River libraries changing hours
Starting on Monday, the Green Sea and Little River branches of the Horry County Memorial Library system will have new hours.
The Green Sea library will open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Little River branch will operate Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call Horry County Memorial Library at 248-1544.
Bucksport library has reopened
Renovations to the Bucksport library are finished, and its doors are reopened.
The library resumed normal hours on April 1 following the installation of mobile shelving, putting down fresh carpet and new furnishings and applying a new coat of paint.
Bucksport library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact BRAD DICKERSON at 626-0301 or follow him at Twitter.com/TSN_bdickerson.