Thad And Candy’s Text Tales: Volume I

Because we have nothing better to do with our time, this website’s crack staff spent the weekend pouring through thousands of text messages belonging to barbecue heiress Candace Bessinger – the erstwhile lover of former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers (and several other gents, it would appear). As we noted previously,…

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Because we have nothing better to do with our time, this website’s crack staff spent the weekend pouring through thousands of text messages belonging to barbecue heiress Candace Bessinger – the erstwhile lover of former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers (and several other gents, it would appear).

As we noted previously, Bessinger’s text messages (all 4,182 of them) are a treasure trove of information – providing the kind of detail which rarely sees the light of day. Not only are we privy to all sorts of mundane details (i.e. Bessinger complaining about the cable guy being late) and personal problems (i.e. Bessinger acknowledging her use of Adderral to stay awake on the job), they are also loaded with newsworthy items – like Bessinger’s intimate relationship with a political donor of one of Viers’ political rivals.

But the gist of the texts is Bessinger and Viers’ toxic relationship …

Today, in the first of what we hope will be several installments of “Thad and Candy’s Text Tales,” we examine a conversation between Viers and Bessinger that took place in mid-May 2011 – seven months before Viers was arrested and charged with stalking Bessigner. In it, the former lovers argue over repayment of a $12,000 loan Viers gave to Bessinger – and discuss whether they will ever be able to get back together again.

Enjoy …

Candace: Did you call?

Thad: Yes.

Candace: I was in chiropractor. what did u need?

Thad: Just need to touch base on some items. U r busy.

Candace: I mean im working, but what’s up? did jill check po box this week for my checks?

Thad: Everything including today. No cks.

Candace: Wtf…theyu debited my acct last week and i called bank yesterday and they said should be delivered … ill deal with tom… what else?

Thad: Don’t worry about; can be handled later.. U are stressed. Sorry to bother u. Hope u r having good day.

Candace: Im not stressed just been a long week and want to get out here on time today.

Thad: Big date?

Candace: Funny. Just want to be alone and relax.

Thad: Understand.

Candace: I also need my drill sometime. I’ve got stuff I need rehang.

Thad: Ok.

After a break in the conversation – during which Bessinger tells a girlfriend she is “back on adderrall and cig wagon” because she had “2 major trials” that week – the dialogue between the two lovers picks back up …

Candace: I don’t want u to think im giving u run around about paying u due to checks not arriving. I though they would have arrived and u could just write what checks urself in amt i text u but i can certainly just give u cash to avoid further confrontation … Lmk and i can just drop cash off at conway office on monday or text me acct num.

Thad: Would you like to go to pf changs and see pirates of the carribean?

Candace: Um…. where is this coming from?

Thad: A nice guy. Who kinda misses a girl.

Candace: U don’t miss me, u dont even like me. Ur prob just lonely.

Thad: I do miss u and I do like u.

Candace: Its been a good week not having any contact or any drama … im not real eager to start back up again …

Thad: I am not asking for sex … just dinner and a movie.

Candace: I guess we can catch up over some changs if u promise no back talk. :-P. dont feel like movie really.

Thad: u laying out today?

Candace: Was supposed to meet (redacted) at beach but my neck is killing me … worst been in long time.

Thad: U were going to beach? My neck hurts as well. And no back talk … really?

Candace: What time do u want to meet there? I cant believe u played the changs card.

Thad: I will pick u up.

Candace: Thats really not nec … what time u thinking?

Thad: Why r u acting like we are mtg to catch up like friends? Bf are suppose to pick up their gf’s … silly.

Candace: Pls stop … freindship is all we have right now. If you cant handle that then maybe we shouldnt meet up

Thad: What?

Candace: Im sorry i never meant to hurt u. I do love u and im very thankful for u. I want u to find someone who truly deserves all u have to offer.

Thad: I want to be with you u just can’t treat me like that. We both have needs and mine is affection and kindness …

We’ll pick up the conversation again soon …

Oh, and if you think Viers is syrupy, wait until you read the texts from Chris Johnston – the Andre Bauer donor Bessinger was allegedly seeing on the side.

Stay tuned …


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Yoyo February 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

will. What is the date of those texts please. Just want to know if she is meeting him AFTER she told him to stay away.I bet so. Viers was framed by Greg Hembree who seems to have a knack for screwing over his “friends”. He is another total fake who will be outted one day, and maybe by Thad since he left his fingerprints on Thads case everywhere. It was AFTER Hembree got Thad charged and arrested when he picked his public con game back up and declared he had a conflict. Candace worked under Hembree in the solicitors office you know. Oh I forgot Hembree is married, but then again I that kind of explains why he was overprotective of his employee Candace. Bet the Mrs doesn’t like that. Wow! Who is more fake and ambitious, Hembree or Alan Clemmons????

jimlewis,owb February 6, 2013 at 12:04 pm

“read the texts from Chris Johnston”

Isn’t this the same dude who said if you ever used his name, image, likeness or any letters in the alphabet that are in his name that he would personally make you a dudette.

Betcha Johnston is going to make willie his personal Johnson

interested February 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

threats like those Johnston made are always puffery.

Sailor February 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm

And the gripping drama of How the World Turns with Candace and Thad continues………..

How about some more pics of Candy?

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Crop the horse-face and zoom in on the big ol Vier’s bought-n-paid for stripper titties!!

Yoyo February 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I bet Thad has some delicious picks of her. Show us Thad!!!

Yoyo February 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Isn’t it a coincidense that Candy moved back to Columbia right when the SC Senate begins it’s session. Her former boss Mr Hembree with whom she worked under happens to now be in the Senate. Isn’t it amazing how Thad gets charged for stalking by sending a few love notes. Only a solicitor could pull that trick off. Pussy will make you do strange things including falsely getting someone charged with a crime. now what motivated then Solicitor Hembree to do that??????

BigT February 6, 2013 at 12:51 pm

This is FITS in his element…

FITS this is your calling. Stay w/ this…leave any serious news or politics alone…and you will be where you need to be…and not embarrassing yourself…

This is your competency level…and a much-desired service for your most ardent fans…

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm

….and a much-desired service for your most ardent fans…

Preach it, brotha!!

You ‘n me, both!!


Just my opinion February 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Hembree was in it and everybody knows that, but he was not the only one of the political types in Myrtle Beach trying to use the honey hole trap to snare Thad. Wait and see.

? February 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Thad may have a big Kuato dong, but obviously he has no balls with which to accompany it from what I’m reading.

Original Good Old Boy February 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

He keeps persisting despite how obvious it should be to him that his sappy stuff ain’t working:

“I want u to find someone who truly deserves all u have to offer.”

In other words, “it’s my fault not yours.” “Let’s just be friends.” “You are too good for me.” Yada yada yada.

? February 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Yep, he likes being her punching bag.

It just goes to show you a big dong doesn’t equal self esteem.

I. Wilby Damned February 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Until now I thought she was the more stupid of the two.

JC February 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I feel sorry for Thad Viers. I never thought I’d say that.

interested February 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

When you guys reference a “big dong” is this some code language for big bank account? Because to these kinds of ladies, money is the functional equivalent of phallus.

? February 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Ha! Probably a good point.

Actually, I thought one of Sic’s original articles WAY back where a “source” claimed that a picture of Thad’s dong resembled a “baby’s arm holding an apple”.

At the time I was mildly revolted but also laughing and that’s when “Kuato”‘s funny little arms popped into my head.

Hence my christening of Thads big dong as “Kuato”.

James the Food Soldier February 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Being an “heiress” to the BBQ Dipshit is not lucrative after daddy pissed off 85% of the South Carolina population. I have two marketing classes under my belt and I could turn that chain around in two months…or their parking lots can stay as empty as Candace’s skull.

ceilidh10 February 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm

When you are that tanned, you are likely to be one of the following:

1. a suntan lotion model
2. a vegetarian with the glow of drinking/eating tons of carrot juice and vegetables all day.
3. you are battling hepatitis
4. you have been skinny dipping in Maurice’s barbecue sauce way too long and have started looking like them colored folks he barred from his restaurants for years

Viers on the other hand looks like a totally drunk dorky frat boy with the proverbial shiteatin grin

James the Foot Soldier February 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm


Smirks February 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

We all have needs, that’s very true. Sounds like Candace’s “needs” involve a restraining order and Thad’s involves some counseling.

Tank February 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

“The Chang’s Card”! Ha!

Mike at the Beach February 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

How else would she ever be able to get to a place as exclusive as PF Changs at Market Common??? I once had to wait more than 15 minutes there for a table! A girl’s gotta do whatta girl’s gotta do if she wants to eat…

Piggy February 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Maurice, Jr. with boobs.

Piggy February 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

If it looks like a whore and acts like a whore…

interested February 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Thad Viers looks like a young Randy Quaid from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. How do people like Viers get elected?

hhuuhh?? February 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Don’t he though?

? February 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

“Politics is show business for ugly people.”

jaded February 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm

“Thad Viers looks like a young Randy Quaid from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

Yes, he does.

Anonymous February 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Those are serious titties.

Anonymous February 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Some seriously out of proportion phony ones.

Old Bike Dude February 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Real serious

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm


John T. February 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

him with the bulbous penis, she with the artificial tits, i wonder what positions they have sex in

Anonymous February 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Maybe hembree was involved

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

Here come da Judge, here come da Judge!

That’s Judge Cottingham at Vears’ bail hearing: “There is some indication based on pretrial that you or somebody on your behalf have used discovery material and provided FITSNews with it,” he said. “Without question somebody is trying to besmirch the reputation of that unfortunate victim.

“You listen to me very carefully. If I find that this conduct continues I’m going to blame it on you and I’m going to revoke your bond immediately. If third parties continue to besmirch this victims reputation I’m going to issue a rule to show cause and bring that individual and put him or her in jail. I will not permit any further contact like this with FITSNews or anybody else. That victim is entitled to her peace.”

tomstickler February 8, 2013 at 9:23 am Reply

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