“We’re here to ensure that no injustice takes place,” said Lonnie Randolph, president of the South Carolina NAACP. “In Dr. [Martin Luther] King’s words, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’”
The 21st annual Backhoe Rodeo is hosted by the Georgetown County Department of Public Services. The rodeo participants were from Georgetown, Charleston, Berkeley and Beaufort counties. Participants performed challenges on the backhoe such as the checkerboard challenge of taking tubes from one board and placing the tubes inside black squares on another board.
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A 20-year-old woman initially told police she had been robbed, but officers soon learned she had been gambling and lost her money, according to a police report. Officers smelled marijuana and found 1.73 grams in a bag with her.
NAACP members gather on the steps of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach to announce the ninth year of Operation Bike Week Justice on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The operation is to monitor discriminatory practices during the upcoming Memorial Day activities.
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.
Even with all of the wonderful things that tourists bring to Myrtle Beach, locals still have moments where we just need a little break from the action. A place where we can go to eat, drink and be merry without a waiting line.
Now that the Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bikefest is upon us after a year-long debate, rumors about what will happen this weekend are circulating. But don’t fret; it’s a great time to be in Myrtle Beach.