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South Carolina man wins $100K lottery with a strategy he saw on TLC’s ‘Lottery Changed my Life.’

Who said winning the lottery was all about luck and not about strategy?Well, one man has proven that theory wrong by using a strategy he saw on television.According to Fox Business, a South Carolina man, who chose to not be identified, recently won a lottery and was apparently inspired by an episode of the...

Who said winning the lottery was all about luck and not about strategy?

Well, one man has proven that theory wrong by using a strategy he saw on television.

According to Fox Business, a South Carolina man, who chose to not be identified, recently won a lottery and was apparently inspired by an episode of the TLC series “Lottery Changed my Life.”

Many may be wondering what exactly the strategy was to crack the code, so to speak.

According to a press release from the South Carolina Education Lottery, his strategy was to spend $25 a week playing the lottery for three months.

So how did this work out for him?

He told the organization that on his first week, he won $500. In his seventh week, he struck gold by winning $100,000 on a Powerball ticket.

This just proves it may be good to try new things.

“I didn’t even know how to play Powerball,” the South Carolina man said within the press release.

Taking a chance from what he learned from the TLC series, he bought the Powerball ticket at a Kwik Fill gas station in Hanahan, S.C., the press release said.

The press release further explained after he bought the ticket, he at first thought he matched just two numbers. Then his wife took a look and noticed there were more matching numbers – just one short of the jackpot drawing.

But, to their surprise, the ticket was enough to win him a total of $100,000, which was double the amount from the initial $50,000 prize, since he spent an extra $1 on his ticket, the press release said.

Don’t think the man did all this work without getting himself something nice.

The man used the winnings to buy a car and still plans on finishing what he started – the $25-a-week strategy.

“I’m going to finish out the three months,” he said.

So, was the man winning pure luck or cunning strategy? You decide.

Read more via Fox Business.

Curtains come up on football season

The curtains are being pulled back on the high school football season for Berkeley County School District programs.When the sun comes up on July 29, South Carolina High School League programs will be able to push open locker room doors and head out to the practice field for the first time officially. Temperatures are always high, as are expectations. Everybody is still 0-0 and optimistic about what could be.The final Berkeley County program playing last fall figures to be productive in the success department this season, too. T...

The curtains are being pulled back on the high school football season for Berkeley County School District programs.

When the sun comes up on July 29, South Carolina High School League programs will be able to push open locker room doors and head out to the practice field for the first time officially. Temperatures are always high, as are expectations. Everybody is still 0-0 and optimistic about what could be.

The final Berkeley County program playing last fall figures to be productive in the success department this season, too. The Philip Simmons Iron Horses return a talented group from a squad that won 11 games and reached the third round of the Class AA playoffs in 2021. They return multiple all-state players.

“We have a lot of kids back who played meaningful snaps,” Philip Simmons coach Eric Bendig said. “We have to make sure they know seasons like last year just don’t happen. You don’t just get a trophy for showing up. Since we’ve been here we’ve been cultivating a culture in the program that you have to earn what you want. If we want to continue our success, we’ve got to put in the work.”

Bendig’s bunch captured its first region title last fall and is in a tough new region along with Hanahan and Beaufort. The Iron Horses move up to Class AAA.

Their all-state players coming back are sophomore defensive lineman Devontay McNeil, junior defensive lineman Bryce Smalls and senior kicker/punter Griffin Gore. Smalls and McNeil amassed 179 total tackles combined and recovered five fumbles apiece. On special teams, Gore was successful on 51 extra points and seven field goals with 38 touchbacks and a 39.6 per-punt average.

The Hanahan Hawks handed Philip Simmons its only setback in the regular season last year and return their own gifted group for veteran coach Art Craig, who has more than 230 wins in 20-plus seasons.

Hanahan averaged more than 34 points per game in 2021 en route to an 8-3 finish and appearance in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs. Junior running back Kevon Rivera is a bruiser and sophomore quarterback Jaden Cummings throws a good ball.

“The biggest thing is with our older guys learning how to take ownership of the team,” Craig said. “When they see things and correct them, and do it by example, that’s how you take the next step. A lot of these guys are going into their third year in the program. There is an expectation level there. They’re starting to understand it a little bit. We want to take it up to another level.”

At Goose Creek High School, the Gators are working on a three-year Region 7-AAAAA winning streak. They’re aiming to make it four straight this fall after going unbeaten against region foes and advancing to the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs last year.

Gators quarterback Drew Moore, a senior, will be one of two third-year starting quarterbacks in the county. Timberland’s Kylen Brown, a junior, is the other.

Moore, a Mercer commit, passed for more than 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior and 1,717 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore.

In the backfield, the Gators graduated two-time region player of the year Demetri Simmons.

“The last couple years, teams geared up to stop Demetri,” Gators coach Jason Winstead said. “It opened up a lot of things for Drew. Now, the goal is going to be to stop Drew. He’s going to have to be patient and take what teams give us. He’ll have to let the plays come to him until we learn to run the football better.”

Across the City of Goose Creek, the Stratford Knights are aiming to build on a 2021 campaign that saw them win a playoff game for the first time in seven years.

Coach Dennie McDaniel’s bunch figures to challenge Goose Creek’s supremacy in the region.

Knights quarterback Jalen Barry returns along with four all-region players.

One thing is for certain. Stratford will be battle-tested when region play rolls around. A look at the non-region slate reveals a brutal stretch over the first several weeks of the season.

“We’ve always played the same people over and over again,” McDaniel said. “I just wanted to branch out and get some teams from Columbia and the Pee Dee area that we haven’t seen before. It’s definitely some stiff competition. I’ve had some people ask me what I’m doing setting up a tough schedule like that.

“We want to be an elite team, not just in the Lowcountry but in the state. To get to that level, you have to play good people. It’s a tall task but we’re using that as a battle cry going into the season.”

Cane Bay is in the conversation to challenge Goose Creek for the region crown, too. The Cobras bring back three all-region players, including leading rusher TJ Wright and offensive lineman Kameron Durant, an East Carolina commit.

Like the Gators and Knights, Cane Bay finished up 2021 in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. On the ground, the run-heavy Cobras figure to be as efficient an offense as there is in the Lowcountry.

“I feel like this group has potential,” Cane Bay coach Russell Zehr said. “We’ve got some good guys back on the offensive line. That’s always the biggest thing with us. I think we have enough speed to take advantage of that. Doesn’t matter how fast you are if you can’t block.”

Berkeley is eyeing a return to normalcy in its second season as part of Jerry Brown’s second stint. The Stags finished 2-6 last season but did make the playoffs before falling to eventual Lower State finalist Fort Dorchester in the first round.

Brown previously guided the Stags for 18 seasons and brought home three state championships in 1994, 1996 and 2009. He also has state titles at Spring Valley (1988) and Batesburg-Leesville (2014).

With his track record, there is reason to believe the Stags will be much-improved in 2022.

Teams can scrimmage for the first time Aug. 4. Locally, the Moncks Corner Lions Club jamboree is set for Aug. 12 at Berkeley High School.

Every BCSD team kicks off the regular season in Week 0 on Aug. 19.

Week 0 games include Berkeley at Timberland, Goose Creek vs. South Florence, Stratford vs. Avon, Ohio in Orlando, Cane Bay at Beaufort, Hanahan vs. Georgetown, Philip Simmons at Andrews and Cross at Calhoun County.

In SCISA, St. John’s Christian hosts Kings Academy and Northwood Academy heads to Greenwood Christian.

Hanahan creates master plan, looks to revitalize town center with new businesses

HANAHAN, S.C. (WCIV) — Hanahan wants to expand.The city of Hanahan has developed a master plan to revitalize its town center and bring more businesses to the area.Kristen O'Neill is a part owner of Theory Collective in Hanahan. The hair salon opened about a year ago."Our team is growing...

HANAHAN, S.C. (WCIV) — Hanahan wants to expand.

The city of Hanahan has developed a master plan to revitalize its town center and bring more businesses to the area.

Kristen O'Neill is a part owner of Theory Collective in Hanahan. The hair salon opened about a year ago.

"Our team is growing. It's great. We offer more services and see more clients," said O'Neill.

O’Neill said she is happy the city is working to bring in more businesses. She thinks more storefronts could mean more traffic at the salon.

"I think it would be great, I mean, especially on Yeamans Hall Road, there is not a whole lot. There's gas stations. It would be great to get a bite to eat up the road," said O'Neill.

She thinks it would be great to work with new businesses.

"We love partnering with local businesses. We have done it in the past and we will do it in the future. However we can support local businesses, we will," said O'Neill.

Mayor Christie Rainwater says there are things that are missing from the city.

"The truth is, we are missing quality businesses, restaurants, boutiques. That’s something people want to see come in. They don’t want to have to go to North Charleston or a neighboring city to go to the doctor," said Mayor Rainwater.

She wants to know what residents see for the future of the town center.

The plan is something they can use to present to those who are interested in coming to the area.

"It really gives us resources that we need to present to people who would like to bring their development or business to Hanahan, and say this is where it may fit best," said the mayor.

The city wants to continue hearing from residents. They have a survey on their website at cityofhanahan.com.

"If you have a dream inside of you and you want to bring it to the downtown of Hanahan, we would love to work with you to do that," said Rainwater.

Residents are frustrated as trains continue to block roads in Hanahan

HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – Hanahan residents are still frustrated over trains that continue to block area roadways for hours at a time.One train was seen blocking Hanahan Road for hours Wednesday morning, and before that, Hanahan town administrator Mike Cochran told News 2 a train sat blocking roads for more than 20 hours straight recently.The road the trains are blocking is a major thor...

HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – Hanahan residents are still frustrated over trains that continue to block area roadways for hours at a time.

One train was seen blocking Hanahan Road for hours Wednesday morning, and before that, Hanahan town administrator Mike Cochran told News 2 a train sat blocking roads for more than 20 hours straight recently.

The road the trains are blocking is a major thoroughfare for people driving to and from Rivers Avenue and Hanahan.

“We’ve got about 7,000 cars a day that cross the tracks right here, and in the last several months, we’ve had multiple instances where the tracks just get blocked by a parked train,” said Cochran.

Drivers are forced to add additional time to their commute; it also slows emergency responses.

“From the city’s perspective, if you’re trying to get an ambulance through the city, you’re crossing here in order to get over to the hospitals,” he explained.

Technically, blocking the road is illegal according to more-than-100-year-old state laws. But the fine is only $5 to $20, and it is difficult to enforce.

“We have contacted CSX and spoke with them on several occasions, and they’re aware of it, but it really is frustrating for our residents and frustrating for everybody involved,” said Cochran. “Last week, it sat there for over 30 hours.”

Cochran said he has a plan that may give residents a way to know when a train is stopped in the area. The county owns the library at the corner of Murray Drive and Highland Park Road. He’s asked about placing a camera there.

“I said is there a way that we could put a camera, or the county put a camera, on the library? If they were to put a camera on that library and point it toward the tracks, we would have a constant feed of exactly what the status of the tracks are.”

The video would also be streamed online.

“We’ll have that ability to push that information out, so while it’s not a perfect solution, it will at least allow an option because right now the only way you know if the tracks are blocked it’s the drive to them.”

News 2 reached out to CSX to see if they have any plans to change their policy of blocking trains for hours at a time. We are waiting to hear back.

Lowcountry high school baseball teams reach division finals in Hanahan Invitational Tournament

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Four Lowcountry high school baseball teams punched their tickets to division championship games in the Hanahan Invitational Tournament on Wednesday.In the Steadman Division Championship game, James Island will face Ashley Ridge. That game is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday at Hanahan High School.In the Hatfield Division Championship game, Summerville will face Wando. That matchup is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, also at Hanahan High School.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2022 Scores:ST...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Four Lowcountry high school baseball teams punched their tickets to division championship games in the Hanahan Invitational Tournament on Wednesday.

In the Steadman Division Championship game, James Island will face Ashley Ridge. That game is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday at Hanahan High School.

In the Hatfield Division Championship game, Summerville will face Wando. That matchup is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, also at Hanahan High School.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2022 Scores:

STEADMAN DIVISION

SITE: HANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 37: 5:00 OCEAN LAKES, VA 1 VS. PROVIDENCE, NC 3

GAME 38: 7:30 HANAHAN, SC 2 VS. HICKORY GROVE, NC 1

SITE:

JAMES ISLAND CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 39: 5:00 LUCY BECKHAM, SC 17 VS. OLYMPIC, NC 7

GAME 40: 7:30 OCEANSIDE COLLEGIATE, SC 0 VS. JAMES ISLAND, SC 10 SEMIFINAL

SITE:

GOOSE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (SEDGEFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL)

GAME 42: 5:00 STRATFORD, SC 12 VS. PINEWOOD PREP, SC 13

GAME 43: 7:30 GOOSE CREEK, SC 4 VS. TIMBERLAND, SC 1

SITE:

ASHLEY RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 44: 5:00 WOODLAND, SC 2 VS. REAGAN, NC 14

GAME 45: 7:30 ASHLEY RIDGE, SC 10 VS. ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, DC 6 – SEMIFINAL

HATFIELD DIVISION

SITE:

SUMMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (GREGG MIDDLE SCHOOL)

GAME 46: 5:00 HICKORY, VA 0 VS. ARDREY KELL, NC 10

GAME 47: 7:30 CATAWBA RIDGE, SC 2 VS SUMMERVILLE, SC 9 SEMIFINAL

SITE:

WEST ASHLEY HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 48: 5:00 FORT DORCHESTER, SC 7 VS. HILTON HEAD, SC 2

GAME 49: 7:30 WEST ASHLEY, SC 6 VS. NANSEMOND RIVER, VA 7 9 INNINGS

SITE:

BISHOP ENGLAND HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 50: 5:00 BEAUFORT, SC 4 VS. RANDLEMAN, NC 7

GAME 51: 7:30 BISHOP ENGLAND, SC 6 VS. MAMARONECK, NY 3

SITE:

WANDO HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 52: 5:00 PHILIP SIMMONS, SC 5 VS. BAMBERG EHRHARDT, SC 4

GAME 53: 7:30 WANDO, SC 12 VS. ST. EDWARDS, OH 10 SEMIFINAL

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