Our deepest condolences to the family of Horry County Sheriff's Deputy Timothy Causey, the officer who lost his battle with illnesses that he fell victim to after his work as a first responder to the Windsor Green fire in March. He passed away this past weekend at MUSC after a nearly two-month battle. Causey spent the first three nights after the fire patrolling the area, making sure that all was well. We can only hope and pray that his family and associates will remember taht he ultimately lost his life trying to make sure that others remained safe. Noble, indeed. Only the good die young. He was oneof the best. Rest I Peace, Tim.
...to win the Powerball ! Although nobody (including me) won the Powerball last night, the good news is that someone or "somebodies" most likely will hit it BIG this Saturday! The estimated jackpot this weekend is around 500 MILLION bucks! If, er, I mean, WHEN I win the lottery, I have planned out EXACTLY what I will do with my new found wealth! One million each to the Amreican Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the March Of Dimes; One million to the schools my kids attended, 10 million to my mom, sister, brother, and in-laws, pay off all my debt, stash about 10 million, buy the biggest, baddest, state of the art RV to drive all over the USA, and give the rest of it to my kids! So when I win this weekend, there will be NO DOUBT what my plans are.....:-)
Congratulations to the Socastee High School Men's Tennis team for winning the Class AAA this past weekend! The Braves defeated Chapin to win the school's first state title in 31 years, when the men's tennis team one the state title in 1982. Coach Kirk McQuiddy, in his first year as head coach, should be very proud of his team. The Braves ended the season with a 14-1 record. It was yet another "feather in the headwear" for the Braves in one of the better overall sports seasons for the school in quite some time. The Socastee Football team capped off an undefeated regular season with a deep run into the state playoffs before losing to the eventual Class AAA champ Hartsville. The Men' Soccer team avenged that loss to Hartsville with a 5-0 win over the Red Foxes this weekend to advance to the Lower State Class AAA championship. Congrats again to the Men's Tennis squad! Let's hope the Soccer team can follow suit! Go Braves !!!
For the past 4 months, Headline News Network has been offering it's viewers a "reality" show that didn't hardly cost the network a thing to produce and air. It was called "The Jodi Arias Trial". It starred a now CONVICTED murderer, portrayed by the young "damsel in distress" Ms. Arias. HLN promoted this trial with more zeal than Fox promotes "American Idol" or CBS promotes "Survivor" ! Now that this murderer is going to check into the "crossbar hotel" for an extended stay there is a HUGE hole in HLN's programming schedule. So what will they replace their ace in the "hole" (pun intended) with? Perhaps the Michael Jackson trial? Maybe the impending media circus that will surround the Cleveland kidnapping saga? Or, they might assemble an all-star panel of experts who will discuss the affects of Mickey Mouse on modern American literature......
I was lucky enough to pick the Derby Winner ( Orb) while we were discussing our picks on the air last Friday. "Even a broken clock is right twice a day" would have been the response I would have heard from my late father :-) . But here is some video of a 3 year old girl who was not very happy when she realized her derby pick did not win the race.
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It's May Day! Already! Time flies when you are having fun! And as many things as there are to do this month, May seems like it will fly by too! The Surfside Beach "Beach Music Party" on May 3rd, The Rivertown Music & Arts Fest in Conwayon May 4th, Mayfest on Main Festival in North Myrtle Beach on May 11th, the U.S. Kids Golf Tournament on May 5th & 18th, The Myrtle Beach Memorial Day 5K,Parade & Family Picnic on May 25th. And that just scratches the surface! So get ready to get out there and get involved! May you have a great ( and busy) May!