Photos of the Week
With the sudden death of former Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes, we present our Photos of the Week in his memory. Mayor Rhodes passed away January 17 while battling COVID-19. He was first elected mayor in November 2005 and served three terms (12 years), from January 2006 through December 2017. We searched the archives to find these photos of Mayor Rhodes and present them in his honor and memory. The City of Myrtle Beach thanks you, John "J.R." Rhodes.
Lifeguarding as a 19-year-old, John Rhodes’ first job in Myrtle Beach.
Participating in groundbreaking ceremonies for the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in September 2009.
Hugging a giant squirrel during Arbor Day at the Claire Chapin Epps YMCA in December 2009.
Taking the oath of office in January 2010, with wife Terri Springs by his side.
Cutting the ribbon for the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in May 2010, with Cake Boss Buddy Valastro.
Unveiling the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk marker with Bert Anderson in May 2010.
Planting a tree with City Council at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center during Arbor Day 2012.
Posing with youngsters at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center during Arbor Day 2012.
Celebrating Myrtle Beach’s 75th Birthday in March 2013 with a specially-made cake.
Showing off Council members’ athletic skills during dedication of the Grand Park Athletic Complex in May 2013.
Posing with the dedication plaque for the Grand Park Athletic Complex in May 2013.
Honoring Memorial Day at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in May 2013.
Preparing to cut the cake with the new City Council in January 2014.
Speaking from the podium in Council Chamber in January 2014.
Sharing a laugh with Councilman Mike Chestnut and others during Arbor Day 2014.
Shooting a basket during dedication ceremonies for the Myrtle Beach Sports Center in February 2015.
Celebrating the grand opening of Savannah’s Playground with Savannah Thompson in September 2016.
Breaking ground at Grand Park for the Butterfly Memorial to Holocaust victims in March 2016.
Posing with baseball legend Cal Ripken in April 2017.
Receiving the Champions for Youth Award in 2018.
Smiling with beloved wife Terri Springs.
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