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Former Gov. Jim Edwards dies

Former Gamecock quarterback Connor Shaw to start for Browns on Sunday

postandcourier.com — BEREA, Ohio - Former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw will make his first NFL start on Sunday when the Cleveland Browns play the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland head coach Mike Pettine made the announcement Friday afternoon after practice.

For Gamecocks, Independence Bowl offers one last chance to finish strong

postandcourier.com — SHREVEPORT, La. - The Head Ball Coach is not one for big motivational speeches. "I say about the same thing every time," said South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. "It's nothing heroic or too motivational. I really believe players and teams prepare through the week to get ready for a game."
Dec 26, 2014

Today at @postandcourier: One last chance to finish strong for a #Gamecocks squad that's struggled to do just that. bit.ly/145mhDc

USC notes: Spurrier takes issue with comment in ESPN documentary

postandcourier.com — SHREVEPORT, La. - Steve Spurrier wanted to set the record straight. South Carolina's head coach used Friday's news conference in advance of the Duck Commander Independence Bowl to take issue with a comment made by former Miami tight end Jeremy Shockey in the recent ESPN documentary "The U: Part 2," which detailed the Hurricanes' return to national prominence in the early 2000s.
Dec 26, 2014

Today at @postandcourier: Steve Spurrier takes issue with a comment attributed to him in an ESPN "30 for 30" film. bit.ly/1wPhX6a

Law enforcement takes on legislators over marijuana

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - A contentious fight is brewing between law enforcement and legislators who want to liberalize South Carolina's marijuana laws. Earlier this year, the General Assembly passed bills allowing for the cultivation of the marijuana by-product hemp and the legalization of a marijuana-based treatment called CBD oil.

Raskin Around: Fast food jobs, grain research and Crop Stories

charlestonscene.com — One-day strikes calling for a $15 hourly wage at fast food restaurants across the country haven't yet swayed the industry to increase worker pay. But local employment specialists say the two-year old national labor movement appears to have undercut interest in fast food jobs.
Dec 26, 2014

Raskin Around: Fast food jobs, grain research and Crop Stories bit.ly/1wP433W

Music Scene: Zoogma, Motormouth Mabel, The Royal Tinfoil

charlestonscene.com — Seen as a progressive merging of electronic dance music, psychedelic rock and jam band, Mississippi-born quartet Zoogma has amassed both a growing industry buzz and an active following over its three-year touring history. It's a fan base of show-going loyalists that supports the group's year-round, nationwide tour schedule despite its small mainstream recognition, which Zoogma rewards with long, often-improvised performances complete with elaborate light displays.
Dec 26, 2014

Music Scene: Zoogma, Motormouth Mabel, The Royal Tinfoil bit.ly/1BbhPwZ

'The Interview' draws sell-out crowds at Terrace Theater

postandcourier.com — Christmas Day is always a little busier than usual for the Terrace Theater on James Island, but the owner was surprised at the stampede to be among the first to see the notorious, resurrected film "The Interview." "The Terrace does not have crowds, unless it involves the showing of a Judi Dench movie," theater owner Paul Brown joked Thursday.
Dec 26, 2014

RT @CynthiaRoldan: Enjoyed it. Crude at times but funny: 'The Interview' draws sell-out crowds at Terrace Theater postandcourier.com/article/201412… by @mboughtonPC

Palmetto Sunrise: Happy Holidays

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - It's a little quiet in South Carolina's political arena, so we're taking a lighter approach to the Sunrise and turning our attention to holiday stories.

Independence Bowl to be Davis' final game at South Carolina

postandcourier.com — SHREVEPORT, La. - In the days leading up to Saturday's Duck Commander Independence Bowl, Mike Davis has been videotaping moments involving him and his teammates. The South Carolina tailback wants to hold onto the memories of what will be his final appearance in a Gamecocks uniform.
Dec 25, 2014

Now at @postandcourier: Independence Bowl will be junior tailback Mike Davis' final appearance with the #Gamecocks. bit.ly/1thvDqZ

A few events to wrap up the season

charlestonscene.com — Merry Christmas, folks! Here's hoping Santa brought you everything on your wish list and that the time spent with family and friends has been enjoyable beyond measure. While New Year's is on the horizon, there's still some holiday fun to be had. Among the holiday happenings is the "Seven Days of Kwanzaa: A celebration of community and heritage."

'The Imitation Game': Benedict Cumberbatch shines as wartime codebreaker Alan Turing

charlestonscene.com — Movie review Director: Morten Tyldum 'Tis clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds. Sound overly specific? Consider: A few weeks ago we had "The Theory of Everything," starring Eddie Redmayne as the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking.
Dec 25, 2014

'The Imitation Game': Benedict Cumberbatch shines as wartime codebreaker Alan Turing bit.ly/1vsyc4w

Are you well read? Test your Christmas book trivia

charlestonscene.com — We've come to the end of our Holiday Extravaganza. We've done trivia on Christmas music, Hanukkah and holiday films and television, so what's left? How about some Head2Head Trivia on some of the beloved books we all grow up reading about Christmas?

At least 6 dead in 2 counties after 3 weather-related crashes

postandcourier.com — At least eight people died Christmas Eve and another is in critical condition after four weather-related crashes in two different jurisdictions. Two of the fatal crashes occurred in Colleton County and the other two occurred in Berkeley County. Not all of the victims' names have been released pending notification of each family's next-of-kin.
Dec 24, 2014

RT @mboughtonPC: At least 6 dead in 2 counties after 3 weather-related crashes bit.ly/1wGYwMB #chs

Blue Dogs: Bobby Houck and Hank Futch guide the Charleston band to second annual Homecoming at the Music Hall

charlestonscene.com — If you go Price: $30-$150 Headquartered in Charleston during the 1990s and 2000s, the Blue Dogs built a solid reputation as one of the most popular bands in South Carolina's Americana scene. Led by Bobby Houck and Hank Futch, the combo has specialized in a guitar-based, acoustic-leaning, highly melodic blend of traditional country, classic rock, folk-pop and bluegrass.
Dec 24, 2014

Blue Dogs: Bobby Houck and Hank Futch guide the Charleston band to second annual Homecoming at the Music Hall bit.ly/1zyRSdi

Former College of Charleston basketball player Chad Cooke dies

postandcourier.com — Former College of Charleston basketball player Chad Cooke died on Christmas Eve, playing the game he loved with friends. The school announced Wednesday that Cooke, 20 and a walk-on guard for the Cougars in 2012-13 and 2013-14, has passed away. Cooke, from Bollingbrook, Ill., was a junior at the College of Charleston, majoring in business administration.
Dec 24, 2014

Former CofC basketball player Chad Cooke died on Christmas Eve, playing game he loved with friends. He was 20 postandcourier.com/article/201412…

Second suspect arrested in double homicide in Dorchester County

postandcourier.com — Murder suspect Bradford Jordan Spells surrendered to authorities late Tuesday night in connection with a shooting that killed two men early last week in Dorchester County. Bradford Jordan Spells, 19, of Chemistry Circle in Ladson, is one of two men charged in the double homicide, according to Sheriff's Capt. Tony Phinney.
Dec 24, 2014

RT @celmorePC: Wanted man surrendered to authorities late Tuesday night in connection with a double homicide in Dorchester County: bit.ly/1Eesqgk

Braves pitcher, ex-CofC standout Michael Kohn plays Secret Santa

postandcourier.com — MOUNT PLEASANT -- As he did his grocery shopping at the Harris Teeter on Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Michael Kohn could not help but notice the constant smile on the face of a store employee. Marquis Nelson, his bosses say, makes it a point to brighten the day of every customer he encounters.
Dec 25, 2014

If you missed it, neat Christmas story on braves' michael Kohn from cofc playing secret Santa postandcourier.com/article/201412…

Dec 24, 2014

Braves pitcher, ex-CofC standout Michael Kohn played Secret Santa, surprising Harris Teeter employee Marquis Nelson fb.me/723R8iG02

'The Interview' deserves to be seen

charlestonscene.com — Movie review 4 (out of five stars) Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It's with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's North Korean farce.