Catfish Stomp cook carries big shopping list

ELGIN – When the chief cook for Elgin Catfish Stomp goes grocery shopping, he carries a big list. Larry Nelson and 20-25 other volunteers will cook about 300 gallons of stew for the 1985 edition of the Catfish Stomp scheduled Dec. 7 in this Kershaw County community. To prepare the stew, he and his cooking helpers will use: 375 pounds of catfish filets, 320 pounds … Continue reading Catfish Stomp cook carries big shopping list

Esther Goff Branham

1910 Ethel Goff was counted in the census on 22 Apr 1910 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA as a 4 year-old female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, Henry Goff; her mother, Eliza Goff; and siblings, John Goff, Eddie Goff, Della Goff, Mattie Goff, Ira Goff, and Gary Goff. 1920 Ester Ghoff was counted in the census on 09 Jan … Continue reading Esther Goff Branham

‘Last Drags at Blaney’: The end of an era

Jim McLaurin The rapid-fire delivery of the pitchmen was always the same. Crackling along with the static, snatches of phrases would filter through the raido. “Sunnnday!” they’d exclaim. Or, “Saturday-night-at-the-Blaney-Drag-Strip,” they’d say in a gravelly, non-stop delivery, “The world’s fastest quarter-mile racers go head to head thiss Saturday night at the Blaney Drag Strip! Sox and Martin, Dyno Don Nicholson, ‘Biig Daddy’ Don Garlits, ‘Tee-Vee’ … Continue reading ‘Last Drags at Blaney’: The end of an era