Posts from July 2014


Save some money shopping for back to school this weekend/  shop Tax-free just after midnight tonight -  thru … midnight on Sunday…, No 6% sales tax, and no  local …sales ….taxes on clothing, school supplies, computers and other items./  Georgia’s tax savings are tomoro and saturday

Zooapoolooza is Saturday night with the cute - jake miller--- AJR--- Kalin and miles- tix just 10 .now/more at the door at  gvl zoo 7pm info at

The Carolina Panthers  practice at wofford college in sptnbg today - 3 -5 pm

EASLY HIGH SCHOOLS --Meet the Players,Coaches, cheerleaders..and Kato -- tonight– 6:30 at the stadium
The size and weight of the average American woman…she weighs – roughly 165 pounds-- and wears size 12 or 14 --
Edwin mccain is in concert aug 7- next Thursday- at zen..with dinner and cocktails..get details at scarcoma warriors  org
Enter the 3Doodler: the pen that turns you into the 3-D printer.
The $99 3Doodler, looks like a hot glue gun…/  . As you move your hand, it leaves a thin trail… of cooling, solidifying plastic

selfies are dead- us-ie.. is the new trend..- Business Insider say the new word for the  group shot -   started showing up in written material justover a year ago,
 Boeing says final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its ``Dreamliner'' aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is too large to efficiently transport it from North Charleston to a facility in Washington state. 

Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus / The FDA is discouraging  doctors from using the laparoscopic...surgical tools ...concerned they may raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body.

someone tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband ...into a maximum-security prison. Corrections Department officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution ...earlier this year. 
Shoppers in South Carolina are about to their annual break from sales taxes. The sales-tax holiday extends from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. It shaves state and local sales taxes from clothes, computers and other back-to-school items. / georgia shoppers can save friday and saturday

h Gina Varat – a certified etiquette coach – will offer a dining class for children.
The class will be held on Saturday, August 9th from 11 am - 1:30pm and focuses on dining in homes or out at restaurants. It’s designed to be ideal for children aged 7 - 12. The children will have a four-course lunch – so they will definitely “lunch” while they learn!
The 2.5-hour course will include instruction in restaurant awareness, glass, napkin and silverware skills, American and continental dining techniques and table manners. Handouts on dining etiquette will be included. 
Gina Silver Varat has been in education for the past 20 years as a classroom teacher, a university instructor, and curriculum developer. Additionally, she is certified as a children's etiquette consultant through the American School of Protocol.
The cost to participate is $75 per child and includes all instruction, four-course lunch, tax and gratuity. Space is very limited, so please call 864-232-7007 to register your child by Thursday, August 7
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On Friday evening, Oct. 10, athletes will compete in Greenville's first-ever Bodyweight Beast Challenge! The entire event will take place on Fluor Field, under the lights, in front of hundreds of cheering spectators.

Up to 350 competitors will put their bodies to the test as they work through several challenges (push-ups, burpees, lunges, squats, etc.) on the field, each followed by a half-mile circuit around the field's warning track (approx. 3 mi. total). The Top-5 men and Top-5 women will be invited back to compete for the title during the Apex Games on Saturday, Oct. 11.
I've attached Version 1* of the course and workout to give you an idea of what to expect.  The design will give the fittest folks a unique challenge, but it will be do-able for those who participants who may have more internal goals. *The final workout and course may vary slightly.
Registration opens tomorrow, 7/31, at 7:00am, and Early Bird pricing will be available to the first 10 registrants!
​Feel free to contact me if you'd like to learn more about the event and/or if you​
​ would like more information on how to get involved as a volunteer or sponsor.
Thank you!
The sales tax holiday does NOT apply to the following types of items:
·         Sales of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches
·         Sales of furniture
·         A sale of an item placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plan however described
·         Rental of clothing or footwear
·         A sale or lease of an item for use in a trade or business
Click here for a more detailed list of items exempt from sales tax and non-exempt items during the holiday.
Georgia's sales tax holiday
In Georgia, shoppers will have from 12:01 a.m. on Friday to midnight on Saturday to shop for some items without paying sales tax.
Items included in the holiday period are:
·         Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item
·         Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software class="itxtrst itxtrstimg itxthookicon" v:shapes="itxthook4icon"> purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000 or less per item
·         School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials purchased for noncommercial use with a sales price of $20 or less per item
Click here for more information on what items are not included for the sales tax holiday.
Tax free weekend gets underway just after midnight tonight -  thru … midnight on Sunday…, During that time, the 6 percent state sales tax and any local sales taxes will not be imposed on items such as clothing, school supplies, computers and other items. Georgia’s tax savings are Friday and saturday
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Thursday July 31st @sgntias #Gossip Blog

This Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom feud is heating up...SEE WHAT JUSTIN DID NOW!!

Miranda Kerr responds to rumors she slept with Justin Bieber...OVER HERE!!

Katy Perry says she wants kids...WITH OR WITHOUT A MAN!!

It looks like Beyonce is trying to deflect those split rumors...LOOK!!

Find out who will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards...MORE HERE!!

Check out Robert Pattinson in Esquire...SEE THE INTERVIEW!!

Production on The Big Bang Theory has been delayed...STORY HERE!!

Jamie Foxx is set to play...MIKE TYSON!!

Allison Williams from "Girls" will star in NBC's Peter Pan...LOOK!!

And now some celebrities you didn't know were childhood friends...LIST HERE!!


A bunch of seniors at a retirement center in New Zealand lip synched to the PHARRELL song "Happy".  And it seems like professionals were involved, because it's pretty well done.


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Girls Girl to Play Peter Pan

NBC has finally announced who’ll be playing the title role in their live-action performance presentation of Peter Pan on December 4.

Allison Williams, who plays Marnie on the HBO dramedy Girls, will put on the green costume and fly off to Neverland.

She says she’s wanted to play Peter Pan since she was about three years old, so the casting is a dream come true.

NBC’s chairman of entertainment says Allison will “bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day.”

Did he just call the Girls girl a boy?

Here’s the good news: Christopher Walken already signed on as Captain Hook, otherwise Lena Dunham could have ended up in the role.
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Did You Get Caught in the Sharknado 2?

It seems like the folks at the Syfy Channel know what they’re doing when it comes to flying sharks terrorizing a major city.

Last year, Sharknado took a funnel cloud filled with sharks and unleashed it on the West Coast. Last night, Sharknado 2 did just about the same thing on the East Coast – this time plopping a bunch of snapping Jaws-like creatures on the Big Apple.

An hour or so after it aired last night, Hollywood Life wondered if it might be the best worst movie ever - “… so bad, it’s good…” is what they had to say.
Ian Ziering, one of the franchise players, hopes there’s a third installment on the way. “Sharkpocolypse Now!” is what he’s praying for.

The Twitterverse went nuts with commentary all night long at #Sharknado2TheSecondOne.

One of my favorite tweets came from the Ocean Conservancy. Check it out. And wait til next summer, I guess.

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Russell Brand vs. Ken Doll

Sean Hannity recently had a segment on his Fox News show called “Sympathy for the Terrorists.” Some think that his stance favors one side over the other, to the point where he shouted loudly at the guest who opposed his viewpoint.

For some reason, Russell Brand recorded himself reacting to the segment, tearing it apart bit by bit.

And at the top of it, he said that Hannity “does look a bit like the Ken doll in the Toy Story 3 film.” Of course, Brand didn’t want to appear “petty” or “trivial.”

Which is good. Otherwise, he might land a show on Fox News, mightn’t he?

Check out the video – see what you think.
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Bloom vs. The Biebs

Oh, to have been in Ibiza, Spain over the weekend...

Word from there says that actor Orlando Bloom (of Pirates of the Caribbean fame) threw a punch at Justin Bieber.

What happened prior to the punch is a case of he said/ she said. Orlando’s people say that Justin made a rude comment about Orlando’s ex. Justin’s people say that Orlando got in The Biebs’ face.

Either way, Orlando’s not saying much. But The Biebs is doing what he can to keep it fresh, posting this picture of Orlando to Instagram. No caption, but suggesting he’s a crybaby.
To keep things in perspective, this is the shot Justin posted to Instagram just before that, showing him hopping onto a plane, obviously on his way to record “Pants on the Ground.”
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Garth Brooks Makes Atlanta Number 2

51st Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards - Inside
Country singer Garth Brooks is planning a comeback world tour. So far, he’s doing okay with the plans.

On Friday, he sold out ten shows in Chicago, the first stop on his tour.

Yesterday, he announced that his second stop will be the Philips Arena in Atlanta. The tickets go on sale next week, and it’s expected that multiple shows will be available by then.

Garth’s wife Trisha Yearwood will perform with him at all of his concerts. The tour is expected to last up to two years.

Which makes them the more durable country version of Beyonce and Jay Zee.
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You Could Have at Least Given Them Some Lobster

A three-hour whale watch tour off the coast of Massachusetts turned into an overnight ordeal for 157 passengers the other night.

The whale-watching boat failed to spot some lobster traps about 16 miles out, and got caught up in their lines.

It took until morning to free the boat. The Coast Guard had two ships stationed near the marooned vessel, providing food, water and blankets to the passengers, so except for being at sea a lot longer than they expected, everything ended up okay.

But here’s a lesson for you: whenever something’s labelled a “three-hour tour” and it involves the ocean, you might invoke the Gilligan Rule and stay on dry land.

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Not a Good Day to be Wearing White Slacks

Two folks traveling on a highway in the Boston area had the (fill in the blank) scared out of them yesterday morning when an unsecured ax flew off the landscaping track they were riding behind and smashed through their windshield.

Luckily, the ax didn’t go all the way through and the head sort of stuck on the dashboard – directly in front of the passenger’s face.

The truck’s driver was fined $200 for not completely securing his load.

They should also make him pay for new pants for both the motorist and the passenger.
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The most exciting places  in South Carolina …Greenville was number 1 --….scoring in the top 10… in nearly each category ….of the survey  / ..myrtle beach was 2nd..charleston 3rd..another upstate city – Clemson ranked   7th

Wren high school junior- Tommi Rae Fowler, …won the  Food Network’s “…Chopped Teen Challenge” …yesterday.. she is now heading to the grand finale …. August 12th on Food Network. 

Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig star in the Untitled Armored Car Project film based on the true story of an armored truck heist / The movie is scheduled to film in the Asheville area through August and is still looking for a few more extras.  Send vitals to Asheville 

Zooz ahpalooza-//  …. tickets are moving fast- ..just $10 now- but go up the day of the show – which is this Saturday!   - go to b for details
a letter writing campaign is underway tto show community support for Fort Jackson in hopes of avoiding cuts or closures at the base.
Thirty-five-thousand gallons a minute. That's how much water was lost when a major water pipe burst under Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard  yesterday/  spewing water onto the campus of UCLA. More than 100 vehicles were stuck in parking garages and firefighters had to use inflatable boats to rescue some people. /officials say the loss of some eight million gallons of water ``is not ideal in the worst drought in the city's history.''
Six same-sex couples are going to ask the Greenville County Probate Court for marriage licenses this morning. The couples say they expect to be turned down because …South Carolina's… ban on gay marriage still stands. 

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman is the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of ``good'' in new frontal crash tests.

The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon fared the worst in tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

. Troppers working collision – no injuries- at I385NB [x[WOODRUFF RD]

Roadway is blocked by an accident  at SC14 S [GREENVILLE COUNTY] at  x[S BUNCOMBE RD]


Gov. Nikki Haley is urging the Atlantic Beach Town Council to work with her to end the town's annual Memorial Day biker festival after a number of shootings this year/ the mayor tho... wants to keep the Bikefest ..but is open to suggestions for improving security around the weekend. 
Many Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing illegally into the U.S.

Fifty-three percent of those who answered an Associated Press-GfK poll believe the U.S. has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, and 44 percent believe it does. And 52 percent say children fleeing gang violence in Central America should not be treated as refugees, while 46 percent say they should.
The Happy Hooves 9th Annual Charity Golf Event.  
Is coming up oct 1 at fox run cc… http://www.happyhooves
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