U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > South Carolina > Columbia area
 [Register]
Columbia area Columbia - Lexington - Irmo
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-24-2009, 10:15 AM
 
843 posts, read 2,399,163 times
Reputation: 210

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckeye in SC View Post
Why is it assumed no tourist would stop at that Murphy USA?
That's my mistake. I forgot Murphy USA was the Walmart station. I was thinking it was the one *across* Garner's Ferry from Walmart (the one that's always loitered by crackheads).

From Myrtle to where I grew up in Ohio, the trip was 8-8.5 hours by taking 77 > 74 > 40 > 501, which diverts you around Charlotte. By taking 77 all the way to Columbia and 378 East, it's 9.5 hours (more like 10.5-11 during the summer months when every stops on 77 to gawk at Lake Norman). If you look at the two routes from Statesville > Myrtle they almost form a right triangle, and we know the hypotenuse is shorter than the two legs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-24-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
1,860 posts, read 4,338,364 times
Reputation: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ceezer View Post
From Myrtle to where I grew up in Ohio, the trip was 8-8.5 hours by taking 77 > 74 > 40 > 501, which diverts you around Charlotte. By taking 77 all the way to Columbia and 378 East, it's 9.5 hours (more like 10.5-11 during the summer months when every stops on 77 to gawk at Lake Norman). If you look at the two routes from Statesville > Myrtle they almost form a right triangle, and we know the hypotenuse is shorter than the two legs.
You must have been around Marietta I take it? B/c it took me 10 1/2 or so hours from Canton going that route you mentioned(77-74-40-501). You have to take into account though coming from west/southwest Ohio (Cincinnati, Dayton, etc.) is going to bring them down through the upstate of SC into Columbia, from there they can either take I-20 or 378.

I don't know about it being an hour longer either (unless you do indeed hit Charlotte at rush hour especially around Lake Norman as you mention). It took us 2 1/2 hours going 378 when we went last year to Myrtle (we're 5 minutes east of I-77), and when we go back to Ohio, it takes us about 2 1/2 hours to get to the I-77/I-74 split in NC w/no traffic issues in Charlotte. So while I agree that going down through central NC using the route you mentioned is probably the best route, you still have some people that come down to Columbia and cut over, I think that will be eliminated once I-73 is completed - if that ever happens in our lifetime remains to be seen!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2009, 12:44 PM
 
843 posts, read 2,399,163 times
Reputation: 210
Aye, the Marietta area. And yes, I didn't realize how oddly Cincy was positioned until my cousin met me in the mountains of North Georgia earlier this year. The time to drive down for him was only 2 hours more than it was for me, here, 1 state over...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
8,848 posts, read 17,443,646 times
Reputation: 6202
Has anyone claimed this thing yet?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
966 posts, read 1,836,443 times
Reputation: 486
The winner claims his prize. Glad to see it was a SC native.

Quote:
A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot. Solomon Jackson Jr. of Columbia refused Tuesday to say much about himself or his plans, including whether he will take his winnings annually over three decades or in a $129 million lump sum. Jackson did reveal he was an assistant supervisor for the state Revenue Department who retired in 2000. He says he is married but would not say how many children he has.
Jackson did say he doesn't think the money will change him. He bought his winning ticket and one other at a gas station after shopping at a nearby Walmart in Columbia.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
119 posts, read 307,869 times
Reputation: 29
LOL My Mom works at that Wal Mart and she had no idea what was going on, she went to get gas and was wondering why there were so many people there and a news reporter came up and interviewed her, it was funny!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
8,190 posts, read 11,847,782 times
Reputation: 2698
If Mr. Jackson takes the lump sum, after taxes it will come to $88 million. From $259.9 million to $88 million...like, wow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2009, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
119 posts, read 307,869 times
Reputation: 29
But still, 88 million... wow!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2009, 06:13 AM
 
843 posts, read 2,399,163 times
Reputation: 210
I calculated it at $127.3M for the lump sum (38% federal, 28% state which I believe is supposed to be taken out *after* the federal, not from the gross amount). Even when it was estimated at $240M they called the lump sum $110M (which I figured out to be $107.1M).

Mr. Jackson used to work here for my current manager and everyone says he's an extremeley nice fella, so that's good to hear. Wonder what 'll do with those retirement checks now...?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-01-2012, 07:06 AM
 
166 posts, read 156,921 times
Reputation: 115
Smile I'm hoping it was my uncle from Jackson, SC

HELLLLLLO UNCLE MIKE, lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > South Carolina > Columbia area
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top