No more chicken and biscuits. NASCAR's Southern 500 lands new partnership with Cook Out.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fans returning to Darlington for NASCAR’s first playoff race Sept. 6 will see new signage. The track and Cook Out secured a partnership deal that makes the North Carolina-based restaurant chain the official quick service restaurant of Darlington Raceway.Charlotte’s Bojangles previously had a long-term entitlement deal with the South Carolina track, which included two-way promotion for the raceway and the restaurant at each location, but Bojangles did not renew its title sponsorship for this year’s Southern 500.The partnership gives Thomasville-based Cook Out exclusive promoti...
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Woman asked for compassionate release, but the prison refused. She just died of COVID-19
MIAMI — Tressa Clements pressed her hand to the ICU window and spoke through her tears.“Baby girl, I pray to God you would wake up,” she said to her child, lashed to a ventilator. “I want you to wake up.”That was Sunday evening — the penultimate day of Saferia Johnson’s life. Johnson, an inmate at the women’s work camp at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Sumter County, died the next morning, just after 10.The cause: COVID-19. She was 36.Johnson, a nonviolent inmate with two young sons, had petitioned the prison for compassionate release on home confinement. The prison had rejected the r...