August 17, 2014

The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

Summer break is over and students are beginning to return to school.

Students return to school

Summer break is over and students are beginning to return to school.

Classes begin this week for schools in Horry and Georgetown counties, including Coastal Carolina University.

Coastal students return to classes beginning Monday.

Students at both Horry County Schools and Georgetown County Schools begin on Wednesday.

Students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College have one more week of summer, before they return to class on Aug. 25.

Prep pigskin opens regular season

The high school football regular season kicks off Friday as nine of the 12 area teams are in action.

Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds and Loris open at home, while Georgetown, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, St. James and Waccamaw start on the road. Aynor plays Gilbert in the Battle at the Bluff at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at River Bluff High School in Lexington.

Myrtle Beach and Carvers Bay start their seasons Aug. 29.

PGA playoffs

The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs begin Thursday as the postseason’s first event, The Barclays, begins at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.

Rory McIlroy enters as the top seed for the event, which includes the top 125 players in the standings. Following The Barclays, the postseason field will be pared down to the top 100 for the second tournament of the postseason, the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Myrtle Beach city manager applications due

The application period closes Monday for those interested in applying to be Myrtle Beach’s next city manager.

Applications are due Monday to Georgia-based Slavin Management Consultants. Those interested can get find details on the position at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/citymanager.html.

City manager Tom Leath is planning to retire by the end of the year after serving Myrtle Beach for 29 years.

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