Last week, we told y’all about the South Carolina Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach that honors 100+ men and women of the past + present who have made exceptional contributions to South Carolina’s heritage and progress.
We opened the conversation to the community and asked y’all who you would induct into the hall of fame and why. Well, we got so many incredible nominations thatwe decided to make our own little hall of fame to honor those in our community – past and present – who deserve a medal of honor.
Without further ado, let’s take a moment to recognize + honor the 2020 inductees of CHStoday’s Community Hall of Fame:
Alice Ravenel Huger Smith(1876-1958), artist | “Noted artist of the Lowcountry, preservationist of Lowcountry scenes, Charleston resident. A leader of the Charleston Renaissance, art teacher (illustrious Elizabeth O’Neill Verner was her student), concerned citizen anxious to memorialize Charleston landscapes.”
Carroll Campbell (1940-2005), former Governor of South Carolina | “Because of his leadership and vision, the Upstate and all of SC have benefited greatly.”
Dr. Ernest Everett Just (1883-1941), scientist, academician, and writer | “Known as the Black Apollo of Science, [Just] was an African-American biologist of international standing who made many important contributions and firsts in a number of areas in the field of biology and related scientific pursuits. An annual symposium is held in his honor at the Medical University of South Carolina to celebrate his contributions and inspire emerging biologists and researchers.”
○ On Sunday, DHEC announced1,170 new cases of coronavirus and 25 additional deaths in SC. That brings the total number of cases in SC of COVID-19 to 80,856, and the total deaths to 1,436.
○ Sunday’s count of 1,170 positive COVID-19 cases in SC marks the lowest single-day count of positive tests since July 6. The seven-day average for positive cases in SC is now 1,573 per day. (The Post and Courier)
○ The South Carolina Department of Education made some major announcements yesterday regarding busing for schools. Buses will be filled only to 50% of their normal maximum capacity, they will be filled from back to front, and all students and drivers will be expected to wear masks. (WYFF 4)
○ The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded its list of products containing methanol(wood alcohol) – a substance that may be potentially fatal when ingested or absorbed through the skin – to 75 different hand sanitizers. Read morehere.
Hey, there. Looking for today’s #MustDo events? In accordance with the
CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Charleston’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
NowOpen ○ New craft beer + wine bar, Guilded Horn, is now open at 267 Rutledge Ave. Unit D. The bar is currently operating on online order + take-out only for the foreseeable future. Place an order here.
Celebrate ○ Christmas came early at Jackrabbit Filly(4628 Spruill Ave. #101, North Charleston) on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant, which serves up New Chinese American cuisine, hosted Christmas in July for its customers. Guests were treated to menu specials + holiday-themed beverages. In celebration + the spirit of giving, customers were also encouraged to donate items to Lowcountry Orphan Relief. (Charleston City Paper)
Drink ○ “Black is Beautiful” is a new beverage Freehouse Brewery(2895 Pringle St.) is pouring up for its customers in the Lowcountry. Proceeds from the sale of this brew go to the Medi Community Resource Center. The drink is aimed to raise awareness for social justice + raise funds for police brutality reform. To date, $4,000+ has been raised from these fundraising efforts. (WCBD)
Listen ○ Tune into some good music in a virtual concertby the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. The group will be filming Season 12 live + outdoors at Firefly Distillery(4201 Spruill Ave, N. Charleston) on Sat., August 22 at 7:30 p.m. Online tickets are on sale now for $10, or you can purchase tickets by calling the Charleston Jazz box office at 843-641-0011. (Holy City Sinner)