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Restoring a Claxton beauty
'Painted Chef' to open Hames Hall as wedding venue
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Hames Hall in Claxton is the latest business endeavor of local caterer Travis Phillps. It was built in 1950 as an exact replica of the D'Evereux house in Nanchez, Mississippi. Dr. Hames, the original owner and builder, was the first doctor to present to the American Heart Association on how cholestorol was bad. - photo by JULIA FECHTER/Special
He opened up his own barbeque shop last fall in Register. He has, over the past year, expanded his catering business and collaborated with other local business owners. Now, Travis Phillips, known as "Shug, the Painted Chef," is doing something a little bit different from just catering - he will open a wedding venue in Claxton in early November.
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