Patrol car rammed during checkpoint pursuit

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Fleeing from a traffic checkpoint set up by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office HEAT Team, a Conway man led deputies on a high speed chase that ended after he rammed a patrol car, careened into a yard, slamming into the back of a truck parked there.      Donald Allen Bonini, 50, of…

Depot grant has tourism rail on track

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Tourism rail linking Tabor City with Grand Strand tourists by way of Conway is poised to take a $250,000 step forward, with tentative approval of a US Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Grant presented to the Tabor City Council Tuesday.      It’s a step towards a $1.4 million depot critical to…

UPDATE: Body found during welfare check identified

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Tuesday update      An autopsy has confirmed that the body found behind a Tabor City home Saturday night was the homeowner, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said Tuesday.      Grover Steadman Elleby, who lived at the home, apparently died just beyond the steps to his back door at least…

Fourth fun comes early in Columbus County

     Fireworks will be just part of the fun during Tabor City’s 32nd Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration scheduled for this evening (Tuesday), at South Columbus High School.      Gates open at 6 p.m., entertainment starts at 7 p.m., and the fireworks are set to fly at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Pets, coolers and alcoholic…

City administrator resigns, journalist escorted out of council meeting

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Loris City Administrator Damon Kempski has resigned, effective Tuesday, Loris City Council members said following a closed-door session and a tense meeting that included the expulsion of a journalist.      Mayor Todd Harrelson had little to say during the public comment section of the regular meeting when this Tabor-Loris Tribune reporter asked…

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