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Yesteryear - June 20, 2012

20 YEARS AGO -- June 17-22, 1992

Posted: June 19, 2012 4:22 p.m.
Updated: June 20, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Photo cutline -- A stiff upper lip -- Bethune Elementary School Principal Doby Gordon recently sported a clean-shaven upper lip for the first time in seven years. BES students Timothy Smith, Brandie Freeman and Brad Freeman earned the honor of shaving Gordon’s mustache off for having read the most books during the 1991/92 school year. The trio read between 11 and 13 books each. Gordon’s mustache is already growing back in.

Photo cutline -- An overflowing Cup -- Don Terrell, vice president and senior banking executive of Nationsbank, and Austin Brown, vice chairman of the Carolina Cup Racing Association, talk with Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Administrator Lynwood Young about programs at KCMH. The two presented Young with a $60,000 check – proceeds from the 1992 Nationsbank Carolina Cup. The money will be used to funds services and programs at KCMH.

Photo cutline -- Paul Kirkland was honored by his coaching peers in receiving 3A coach of the year honors. The second-year Lugoff-Elgin boss has led the Demons to a pair of post-season appearances.

Photo cutline -- Bethune Postmaster Gloria Calder stands proudly in front of the new post office on U.S. 1 in Bethune. The modern facility has been enjoyed by all its patrons.

Photo cutline -- Volunteer appreciation -- The Fine Arts Center honored its many volunteers at a reception following its annual meeting on May 19. Pictured in the FAC’s Bassett Gallery are Camdenites Mary Records, and Emily Hough and her son, Robin Hough, who was visiting from Friendwood, Texas. At left are Susie and Walter Spradley. He is a new member of the FAC Board of Directors.

Photo cutline -- Svetlana Soc and her “American sister” Bridget Davis have less than two weeks left together before Svetlana returns to her “other” family in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Svetlana spent this year with the Bruce and Rachel Davis family as an exchange student.

Photo cutline -- Thursday was a day to say “hello” and “goodbye” for the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Five board members stepped down and five new members come onboard. Pictured are Betty Sue Upchurch (outgoing), Jack Fakoury (incoming), George Corbin (incoming), Dr. Paul Joseph (outgoing), Leon Prosser (incoming), Dennis Arledge (outgoing), Doug Walker (incoming) and Alfred Mae Drakeford (outgoing).

Photo cutline -- Former Camden Middle School Principal Reggie Dean points out limited physical education space at the new CMS campus on Laurens Street. School board members Jess West and Buster Beckham look on.

Photo cutline -- Paul Galloway clubbed his second home run of the American Legion season in Friday night’s P-17 win at Dalzell. The Kershaw County squad has an important home game Tuesday, with defending state champion Sumter furnishing the opposition.

Photo cutline -- Amy Hardy is joined by her parents Carol Hardy and Buddy Hardy as she inked a grant-in-aid to attend North Greenville College beginning this fall. Also on hand for the occasion was the school’s head softball coach, Jan McDonald, who looks on from behind.

Photo cutline -- Also accepting checks from Deal and Gardner for their organizations are Susan Harper, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County; Cathy Nichols, Kershaw County Teen Health Promotion Coalition; Camden Fire Chief Bobby Parnell, Save Our Children; and Mary Lee Addis, Kershaw County school nurses.

Photo cutline -- Six actors in Camden Community Theatre shows during the 1991-92 season and four production people received awards May 20 at the Fine Arts Center. Seated are Kristin Wood, best actress in a supporting role and Julie McCallum, best performance in a cameo role, both for “The Cheater;” Laurie Slade, production award; Marjorie Huntington, best actress in a leading role for “Last of the Red Hot Lovers;” Becki Kahane, production award. Standing are Steve Lawson, best actor in a supporting role for “A Christmas Carol;” Penn Ballenger and Max Rush, production awards; Bart Hayward, best actor in leading role for “Last of the Red Hot Lover;” and Joel Rush, best performance by a juvenile for “Oliver!”

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