The EF5 tornado that struck Moore Ok..on Monday..had winds at over 200 mph …/ 24 people, including nine children, -..
Help tornado victims – a portion of proceeds of sales today at the green room – sip rooftop lounge and fords oyster house dt gvl- will go to victims/ the red cross is collecting funds..and wyff will hold a telethon today/ under the carolina moon… in easley… selling tshirts with all proceeds to benefit victims.
Spoiler alert- the winner of the 16th season of "Dancing With the Stars." Is Kellie Pickler ..with pro partner, Derek Hough,
New X Factor" judges – joining Simon Cowell and demi lovato - are--. Former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland and Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio "X Factor" returns this fall on FOX.
. he spent over 48 hours – on a ferris wheel! Setting a new guiness record..384 spins with a 5 min break every hour for Clinton Shepherd’/ the previous record was just over 30 hours
The strongest tornado ever measured was during the EF5 tornado that struck Moore okla …on May 3, 1999
Chelsea Drennan of T.L. Hanna High has been named South Carolina’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year, by USA TODAY.
Maj. Nidal Hasan is in jail - accused of opening fire at fort hood in ’09 – killing 13 and injuring over 30…its been discovered that he is still on the Army payroll and has been paid nearly $280,000 since his arrest NBC 5 Investigates
Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One, promising the console will be the only One for household entertainment/on sale s later this year
? did the IRS use their influence to target the applications…of Tea Party and other conservative organizations …before they could get tax exempt status/
Army Brigadier General Bryan T. Roberts, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, in Columbia/..., is being investigated for adultery and has been suspended from his duties
a Senate subcommittee says that Apple is an example of the legal tax avoidance made possible by the U.S. tax code. / It estimates that Apple avoided about $13 bilion in U.S. federal taxes over the past couple of years/ by using irish subsidiaries
the National Weather Service gave the tornado that struck Moore Okla..a the top-of-the-scale rating ...of EF5... for wind speed ...breadth, and severity of damage. /Wind speeds were 200 to 210 mph./ // debris is 4 feet deep..with metal wrapped around trees..and cars chassis split in two/ the death toll is 24
Changes in long-standing military law are to be voted on today by a House subcommittee determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces. They include taking away a commanding officer's authority to change or dismiss a court-martial conviction.... and requiring that convicted service members... be dismissed or dishonorably discharged.
The lawyer for an IRS official scheduled to testify before a House committee today has written lawmakers to say his client will decline to answer questions based on 5th Amendment rights. IRS official Lois Lerner heads the unit that decides whether groups qualify for tax-exempt status. Lawmakers are looking at IRS mistreatment of tea party groups seeking tax exemption
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner ....whose career imploded in a rash of raunchy tweets two years ago....is running for mayor of NY- ..... He says he's learned some lessons from the scandal.
A Quarter of a Million Dollars - gone
by Heidi,posted Aug 23 2011 4:26PM
Wow - It was only in my wildest dreams that I could imagine ever GIVING AWAY - a QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS!! Thats just what we did today!
As a Co-founder of the Beach Ball Foundation, I knew we were creating a fun way to raise money for childrens charities, but, I didnt realize just how impactful this volunteer-driven organization would be!
25 area non-profit organizations were presented with the funds raised thru the Beach Ball and BBF events held throughout the year.
We started by holding the Beach Ball in the backyard of a friends house. We outgrew that space and moved the party to a bigger backyard - a really BIG backyard...The Beach Ball entertains nearly 2000 people on the last Saturday in August.
I wll have details for you here or go to www.beachballfoundation.org
Much of that site is under construction but you can still get an idea of what we are about.
The Foundation has grown into an annual campaign of giving and,so,today we gave away $252,381.72 to 25 charities!
Over 20 great restaurants, hundreds of volunteers,generous sponsors (like Benefits in a Card and North American Rescue, Lauren's Electric Co-Op, Mauldin High among others) and lots of businesses support our cause. Like Entercom Communications and B93.7FM!
It's so great to know that,together,we are, "Changing the Lives of Children Through Education and the Arts". Thanks to everyone who gives so generously and cares about kids and our community.