Pearl Harbor Day Then and Now

December 7, 2014 6:18 AM
Pearl Harbor Day Then and Now

As a Navy veteran, December 7th, what my grandmother called Pearl Harbor Day, has special meaning to me. In recent years, however, its symbolism has taken on new dimensions.

Seventy-three years ago, without first declaring war, the Japanese Imperial fleet attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor causing considerable damage to the Navy’s Pacific Fleet and bringing America into World War II.

A total of 2,402 American servicemen lost their lives that day, four battleships were sunk and 188 aircraft destroyed. President Roosevelt called it “a day that will live in infamy”, actually a phrase first attributed to Hawaiian Queen Lili’uokalani spoken on the day, in 1893, that the American government overthrew the native Hawaiian government.

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More Atlantic Beach Bikefest Planning

December 3, 2014 8:00 AM
More Atlantic Beach Bikefest Planning

A meeting of a Myrtle Beach south end citizen’s association last night discussed planning for the upcoming 2015 Atlantic Beach Bikefest.

Attended by Myrtle Beach police chief Warren Gall and several additional officers involved in planning for the event, the discussion was somewhat heartening for south end residents.

Gall discussed the goals and specific of the planned traffic loop and other areas that it is hoped will allow for less interference with south end neighborhoods and greater crowd control over Bikefest attendees during the 2015 event.

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Rep. Greg Duckworth v. The Public?

November 28, 2014 7:00 AM
Rep. Greg Duckworth v. The Public?

A post earlier this week in The Nerve told of newly elected Rep. Greg Duckworth (SC House District 104) pursuing libel lawsuits against two supporters of outgoing Rep. Tracy Edge.

Duckworth’s libel claims concern letters to the editor by Charles Collins and Bren Gibson during the 2012 election season. Edge defeated Duckworth in the 2012 Republican primary but lost to him in 2014.

The first thing that comes to mind – “Is this guy serious?”

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

November 27, 2014 6:55 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving as we all pause to reflect on the blessings we have had over the past year.

A few quotes to reflect upon on this day:

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Happy Veterans Day

November 10, 2014 1:00 AM
Happy Veterans Day

The following poem is my favorite salute to veterans on Veterans Day. It says everything necessary of the role veterans have played in our society.

To all my fellow veterans, I want to wish a Happy Veterans Day. Since the guns silenced on November 11, 1918, ostensibly ending the ‘war to end all wars’, many of us have served during wartime.

We solemnly remember and honor those who did not make it home and salute the many who did.

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SC DSS Attorney Asserts Unlimited Powers

October 5, 2014 5:30 AM
SC DSS Attorney Asserts Unlimited Powers

South Carolina lead counsel for the department of social services asserts that SC DSS is exempt from extending civil rights protection to individuals who are white/Caucasian. The case at hand involves the beating and abuse of an elderly white women who was forcibly taken and put under SC DSS protective custody where she died from the abuse she received that would have violated a black person’s civil rights but not hers according to DSS’s attorney.

“A claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 can only be brought in cases of race or national origin
discrimination. As Plaintiff has made no such claim, any claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 must be
dismissed.” ~ ~Eugene H. Matthews, SC DSS Lead Counsel

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