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Yesteryear - Jan. 23, 2013

15 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 20-24, 1997

Posted: January 23, 2013 8:06 a.m.
Updated: January 23, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Baron DeKalb fire station truckin’ along

Progress on the new Baron DeKalb fire station is moving full steam ahead.

The department’s new pumper truck arrived last week and the building is expected to be completed early next month.

All the department is missing is the firefighters.

Kershaw County Fire Marshall Gary Elliott said he hopes to have the station in full operation sometime this summer, but said most of the future progress will depend on finding and training volunteers to work the equipment and battle fires.  He said he needs about 20 volunteers before the department is online.

Baron DeKalb Fire Department will be located on Flint Hill Road and will service areas which have been on the outskirts of the Beaver Creek and Westville fire districts….

King’s service to mankind a legacy to all, say leaders

As people filed into Trinity United Methodist Church in Camden Monday after a march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a small child asked his mother if they were going to meet the great civil rights leader.

“No, honey,” his mother answered, “Martin Luther King died and we’re going to remember the things that he did.”

But speakers at the seventh annual “I Have a Dream” celebration, sponsored by the Camden-Kershaw County Branch of the NAACP, did much more than remember the accomplishments of the man who died almost 29 years ago in Memphis, Tenn.  Addressing a standing-room-only crowd at the church, leaders urged the audience to continue to work at making King’s dream a reality.

“Martin wasn’t a dreamer,” said S.C. Sen. Maggie Glover (D-District 30), the event’s keynote speaker.  “Martin said ‘I have a dream,’ but he knew there was a process to attain that dream.”  She encouraged people to network and make plans to become a “catalyst for change” in the community…

‘The Boyfriend’ to hit FAC stage

A wild musical romp through the Riviera hits the boards of the Bassett Auditorium, beginning Friday as the Camden Community Theater presents The Boyfriend, Sandy Wilson’s good-humored, tuneful and affectionate valentine to the innocence and high spirits of the Charleston-cloche hat and short skirt- days of the Roaring 20’s.

…Director Weatherhead has put together a cast of talented performers… Brandi Stockman of Lugoff as Polly and Jonathan Boone of Camden as Tony with Cecelia Stevenson as Mme. Dubonnet and Steve LeVan as Percival Brown.

Other principals are Sally Brown as Lady Brockhurst and Chuck Hagan as Lord Brockhurst.

Rounding out the cast…Lou Warth, Sally Anne Chandler, Angie Joye, Erin Johnson, Judson Parrish, Bo Broadwell, James Willets and Marvin O’Neal, III.  The young cherubs will be played by Kayla McCoy, Austin McCaskill, Britton Outen and Jessie Richards…

Coffee break

Riki Campbell says if you have a downtown like Camden’s, “You should take care of it and you should support it.”

She and her husband, Frank, are doing their part with the Thursday opening of a coffee shop and full-service book store call Cups at 1040-A Broad St.

Originally from Delaware, Campbell and her family recently moved to Camden from California… The couple has three children, Shawn, 14, Morgan, 8 and Colin, 7.


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