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Weather worries push CC, Horry schools to remote learning Tues.



     Horry County Council has declared a state of emergency in advance of the expected Jan. 9 storm. Horry County government t offices, parks and recreation facilities and activities, and libraries will be closed, the county announced.

     Normal operations are expected to resume on Wednesday, Jan. 10.


     Horry County Solid Waste Authority operations will also be suspended tomorrow, Jan. 9, due to the threat of severe weather, an agency news release said.

     That includes landfill operations, recycling convenience centers, the material recycling facility, household hazardous waste facility, and administrative offices.

     “All facilities should return to regular operating schedules on Wednesday, Jan. 10, dependent upon weather conditions and the availability of power,” the news release said.

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     Weather worries have prompted in-school class cancellations Tuesday for both the Columbus County and Horry County school districts, with both systems using remote learning options for the day, separate news releases said.

     For Horry the decision was “based upon current information concerning the intense storm system predicted to impact” the area, the news release said.

     Students in the Columbus County Schools “will receive instructions in Google Classroom,” the news release said. “Teachers will be available during the school day to assist students via email and Remind.

     “All after-school activities are canceled for Tuesday.”

     “Because HCS is approved by the South Carolina Department of Education as an eLearning district, this eLearning day will not have to be made up,” the news release said. “Students who are unable to participate due to power outages, loss of internet service, or other barriers will have the opportunity to complete assignments at a later date.”

     All athletic and other extracurricular activities for the Horry schools are also canceled Tuesday, and will be rescheduled.”

     Remote learning is not a vacation, the Columbus news release said.

     “It is very important that students complete assignments and engage in the learning process during this time. Technical support will be available on the Columbus County Schools website for any student having difficulty with technology.”

     Look for updates here as events warrant and in this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.