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Savannah Thompson lives every day ‘like it’s Christmas Day’

Savannah’s Playground “enabling park” for children with disabilities inspired by Myrtle Beach area resident Savannah Thompson

She has become a “local celebrity,” appearing on Miracle League billboards and on stage at Carolina Country Music Fest

Thompson, 19, a “super senior” at Socastee High School, has Williams syndrome and suffered brain damage as a young child

Mugshots, Aug. 1

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and the North Myrtle Beach Jail. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

CCU leaders share insight on talks with Sun Belt Conference

Since the news spread fast and wide last week of the Sun Belt Conference’s interest in evaluating Coastal Carolina as a potential future member, the possibility of a league change and of the Chanticleers maybe making the jump to the FBS level has prevailed as the headlining topic for supporters of the university.

This week's circulars

The annual Tobacco Heritage Day is held at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm. Horry County Museum's 17-acre L.W. Paul Living History Farm depicts farm life in the county from 1900 to 1955. The working farm gives visitors a chance to see plowing mules, soap making, curing meat, blacksmithing and harvesting crops. The farm is located outside of Conway at the corner of S.C. 701 and Harris Short Cut Road. The next event at the farm is Fall Harvest and Syrup Day on Nov. 14. All farm events are free.