Sheriff’s Office seeks to ID DG B&E suspect

January 27, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      One man is believed responsible for break-ins at two Dollar General stores in Columbus County earlier this month, and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to identify him.      Break-ins were reported at the Dollar General on Dock Road in the Old Dock Community on Jan. 8, and at…

Vaccine timing, in-class learning, & COVID-19’s latest toll

January 26, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 vaccines will be available for all, eventually, and finding your place in the vaccine line can now be found online.      Meanwhile, some Horry County Schools students who have been splitting their time on campus should be back in the classroom full time on Feb. 8.      That comes against a backdrop…

UPDATE: Shooting victim identified, shot ‘in the head area’

January 25, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Afternoon update      Steven Best, identified Monday afternoon as the victim of a Friday night shooting that left him seriously injured, was “shot in the head area,” Columbus County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michele Tatum said.      Best, 49, was taken by a witness to McLeod Loris hospital following the shooting at his home…

Columbus schools return to hybrid learning Feb. 1

January 24, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Full-time distance learning for students in the Columbus County Schools, in place since they returned from the Christmas break, ends for many at the end of this week.      A hybrid learning model, with the students in PreK through fifth grade in on-campus classes full time, older grades split between on-campus and…

Week in review: COVID cases up, some deaths

January 22, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Nearly 1,000 new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in Columbus and Horry counties since Sunday, the bulk in Horry with five times the population as Columbus, with ten associated deaths following the same pattern.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: More than 200 COVID cases in Columbus…

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