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Lake Warren Movie Night.............................................April 4th
Sterling Laffitte Golf Tournament............................April 4th
Brunson Lions Club Fish Fry........................................April 6th
The Master................................................................April 6th-12th
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             Woofstock to raise 
    money for shelter

Posted 3.31.15                                           by Michael DeWitt, Jr.
HAMPTON – A Woodstock-like music event is headed to Historic Downtown Hampton, but don’t worry – the only drugs here may be a few dime bags of catnip.
     A couple of local cats, Charles “Buddy” Phillips and W.J. Ryan (also known as the Double Shot Band) are scratching up a “Woofstock Day of Deliverance” fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 25, along Hampton’s Lee Avenue.     Beginning at 2 p.m., the planned festivities could include “Mutt Struts” such as a golf cart pet parade, pet costume contest, and “Waggin’ the Red Carpet;” as well as photos with your pet, crafts, art classes (paint your pet), and adoption opportunities.
     The event finale is slated for 7 p.m. with the Dancin’ ‘N’ Prancin’ Concert featuring Double Shot at the historic Palmetto Theater.
     The fundraiser is being organized to help offset costs for the financially strapped Hampton County Animal Shelter, which “does a wonderful and loving job of providing shelter for abused and displaced animals in Hampton County,” said Phillips, who is also a long-serving County Councilman.
     Located in the heart of the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry, the shelter houses and cares for animals (mostly dogs and cats) until placed for adoption.   Often, other domestic animals will find their way to the shelter, including horses and rabbits, etc. Residents of the shelter, both permanent and temporary, are loved and cared for by well-trained staff and volunteers, adds Phillips.
     If you feel like an old-fashioned slow dance with your honey, or just want to listen to some great classic country and Southern rock music, come show your support for our beloved animal friends.
     Tickets are required and seating is limited for the concert event finale. Tickets may be purchased at the Palmetto Theater during business hours or by calling 803-943-3100, or call Buddy or Joanne Phillips at 803-625-4330. If you can’t attend, donations are still being encouraged. Volunteers are also needed and if you would like to help contact Buddy or Joanne.
     Double Shot and the Hampton County Animal Shelter are inviting all animal lovers, hot dogs and cool cats to attend these unique, fun-filled events. 
     The Animal Shelter is a legal, non-profit (501-c3) corporation. Legal tax exemptions for all donations are applicable.

Harbour Town Clubhouse
       now open for business

Posted 3.30.15     
Hilton Head Island, SC-  Sea Pines Resort announced last week the opening of its new Harbour Town Clubhouse ahead of RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing Tournament Presented by Boeing.
      The 26,000-square-foot clubhouse overlooks Pete Dye's Harbour Town Golf Links. It includes a gallery showcasing the history and past champions of RBC Heritage, a lounge, and the American grill Links with indoor and outdoor seating and views of the golf course.
      The $25-million project also features a signature pro shop and retail display, wrap-around terraces with covered porches, a 4,000-square-foot locker room and the Heritage Room -- a 2,2,00-square-foot banquet and event room on the top floor.
      The clubhouse interior presents an open layout with accents such as wood flooring made from reclaimed 18-inch white oak planks.
      "The new Harbour Town Clubhouse combines the absolute best of architectural design, superior craftsmanship and functionality," said Sea Pines Resort President Steve Birdwell. "Every inch of the new building is intended to provide our members, guests and visiting golf pros a level of comfort and enjoyment they'll long savor."
      The clubhouse is the third to open in Sea Pines in a year.
       In September, the $12-million Sea Pines Beach Club opened beside Marriott's Monarch, featuring a beach-side restaurant and beach and rooftop bars.
      One year ago Thursday, the resort opened the 23,000-square-foot Plantation Golf Club serving its Heron Point and Ocean courses. Next to the $17-million club, the resort also opened its Golf Learning Center.
      The 47th RBC Heritage is April 13-19.

       Miss Town of Hampton
    applications available

Posted 3.27.15    
Hampton- The Town of Hampton is now taking applications for their 2015-2016 Miss Town of Hampton Queen. Applications for Miss Town of Hampton are available at the Town Hall located on First Street in Hampton, across from Palmetto State Bank.  Queen candidates must be a resident of the Town of Hampton; be unmarried, never married, have no children and be between the ages of 17 and 24. The young lady selected must be willing to make appearances on behalf of the Town as needed.
    Applications are due on or before April 24, 2015 at 5 P.M. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER APRIL 24, 2015 AT 5 P.M.  THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!

        Owens becomes newest 
  edition to Lake Warren
Posted 3.26.15                                                    by Chris Haulsee
Lake Warren State Park-    The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) have added an additional Ranger I to the staff at Lake Warren State Park.
     Summerville native Mark Owens was named the latest Park Ranger at Lake Warren, taking the place of recently departed Ranger Kelli Hallsell who left for a new assignment in Texas. Owens comes to Lake Warren from Santee State Park where he served as a Ranger Assistant. Owens is a graduate of USC Upstate where he earned a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice.
     “I was an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts and always liked working outside,” Owens said in an interview last week. “I have always enjoyed the outdoors, especially with hiking and camping. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do when I was in college, but I did know I wanted to be outside. I have been involved with many outdoor activities in the past with intramural programs in college as well as programs that I helped with as a part-time assistant at Santee. I just really enjoy being outside.”
     Coming to Hampton County and to Lake Warren was a change for Owens from the more “touristy” confines of Santee State Park.
     “I like Lake Warren a lot,” Owens said. “It’s a lot different here than from Santee. Most of the folks I have met so far are from around here when most of the people I met at Santee were tourists and were visiting from other places. The Santee area really wasn’t a town while Hampton County feels more like a community. Things are a little slower here so you can interact more with the people, make relationships and call people by their name when they show up.” I will say that for as small as the community is, we still have a lot of visitors at Lake Warren.”
     With the “Little Buddies” Fishing Program just around the corner, Owens was asked what he had planned.
     “Well, as you know, the guy that’s second-in-command out here is the one that’s in charge of “Little Buddies” and it looks like that’s me,” Owens laughed. But I am looking forward to putting the program on. Although I haven’t ever run a fishing tournament before, I do have a lot of experience in managing events. Like I said before, in college I ran several outdoor intramural programs and I was in charge of most of the outdoor kids programs at Santee. Very often I would be in charge of dozens of weekly programs at one time. “Being in charge of “Little Buddies” shouldn’t be too difficult. I know I will have some help that day. The only thing I’m not used to is the fundraising side of it, but I’m sure the community will come through as they always do. It’s my understanding that the community has always been extremely generous, I just need to get out and see them. If anyone reading this story wants to help out I certainly hope they will call the park and donate.”
     With Lake Warren being a state park that seems to be a “stopping-off point” for young rangers trying to move up the ladder, Owens was asked about his future.
     “Eventually I would love to be a park manager somewhere in South Carolina. I do want to stay in the South Carolina Parks System. While I’m at Lake Warren I would like to develop more programs, especially for the kids. I hope we can really get the Sunset & S’mores Night going (the first one was rained out last month) and continue the success of “Movie Night.” Right now Noah (Park Manager Noah Letter) and I are discussing starting a “Frisbee with a Ranger” program and we are looking at other ideas as well. As always, our goal at Lake Warren is to get as many people using the park as possible. In a community this size many families are limited with their choice of activities. At Lake Warren your opportunities are huge and most of them are free to the public.”
     Owens invites the public to come out and meet him. You can usually find him around the park working or check the park office located in the parking lot on the left after you enter the park.

        Wade Hampton golfers
    score 3rd win of season

Posted 3.24.15     
Furman, SC-  The Wade Hampton High School golf team moved to 3-1 on their young season crushing Battery Creek High School 200-247 at The Penny Branch Club Monday afternoon.
    The Red Devils were behind the 8-ball before teeing off with the loss of #1 player Tyler Sral due to injury. Fortunately for Wade Hampton, the rest of their starting team pulled together to shoot their best score as a team this year. Coming in as low-man for the Devils was #3 player Reed Clifton who managed a 13-over par 47 for nine holes. Tied for 2nd and 3rd place for the day were Michael Cook and Chandler Tison playing at the #1 and #2 positions respectively. Rounding out Wade Hampton’s winning score was Will Young with a 57.
     Battery Creek, which fell to the Red Devils on BC’s home course, last week, didn’t perform well on the road with their best score of the day being a 50 recorded by their #2 player, Lucas Bukoffsky. Only one other Creek golfer managed a 9-hole score under 70.
     The Red Devils raised their record to 3-1 on the season with their only loss of the year coming against region 5AA foe Barnwell, in Wade Hampton’s season opener at Penny Branch. The Devils will head out on the road again this Wednesday as they take on Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School at Paw Paw Country Club.

  Lake Warren Movie Night;
   1st of the season April 4th

Posted 3.23.15     
Lake Warren State Park- Spring is in the air and that means that Lake Warren State Park is gearing up for their first Movie Night of the year.
    On April 4th at 8:00pm the staff at Lake Warren will present “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” The movie will be shown at the stage located next to the bathrooms when you enter the park.

Movie description: Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

    Come out and bring your friends and family to your favorite hometown park to watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.  This feature is brought to you by the kind sponsorship of Walsh Heating and Air.  Admissions are free, but donations are appreciated.  Concessions will be sold in the park office. 
    For more information, please contact the Lake Warren park office at 803-943-5051 or at lwarrensp@scprt.com.


Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2015/03/03/3622426/blue-angels-to-perform-at-2015.html#storylink=cpy

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The 1st Annual Sterling Laffitte Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 4th at the Penny Branch Club in Furman. Check-in time will be at 8:00am with play starting with a “shotgun” start at 9:00am. The tournament is a 4-man Captain’s Choice format and costs $200 per team. The Top 2 Teams will receive prizes with half of the proceeds being donated to The American Cancer Society-Hope Lodge in Charleston, South Carolina. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Howard at 803-625-0222 or at howard@pennybranchgolfclub.com.

The Brunson Lions Club will hold their “World Famous” Fish Fry
on Monday, April 6th from 4:30pm until 7:30pm at the Lions Club clubhouse on Dogwood Drive in Brunson. Your dinner will consist of fried fish, hushpuppies, coleslaw, grits, pickles and iced tea. You may dine-in or takeout your order. It’s all-you-can-eat for dine-in only and children under 10 eat for free dine-in only. Price is $7 per person.


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