New Year's tradition of waterskiing has special meaning to Midlands man

COLUMBIA, SC (WIs) - Most people spend New Year's Day taking down their Christmas trees or watching college football, but for the last 35 years, one local group of friends has spent the day waterskiing. 
They'll tell you this year's trip to Lake Murray had a little more meaning.

Miller McAuther had a stroke that paralyzed him on his left side, but he was hitting the water Saturday.

McAuthur said the group will continue to water ski every New Year's Day, rain or snow.

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