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Yesteryear for Feb. 26, 2014

27 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 23-27, 1987

Posted: February 25, 2014 10:04 a.m.
Updated: February 26, 2014 5:00 a.m.

DeKalb Street tree-planting to be getting underway soon

The plan to plant a variety of trees along DeKalb Street is officially underway, with plans to cut openings in the sidewalk over the next couple of weeks for tree installation, according to Camden Tree Foundation president Parker Young and project director Sallie Iselin.

The project was first formally approved some months ago, when the family of the late Mrs. William F. Buckley announced plans to erect a “living memorial” in her honor. The plan was approved in November by the city and last month by the state Department of Highways and Public Transportation.

…About 35 trees will be erected in the downtown area. As many as 100 trees will be erected over the course of the project, which calls for trees to be planted along the three-block area from Campbell to Market Street….

Head Start Black History program features Singleton

Bernadette Singleton, a junior at Claflin College in Orangeburg, will be the special guest at the Saint Matthew Head Start Center’s Black History program Thursday.

Ms. Singleton is majoring in sociology with a criminal justice minor at Claflin College….

Colonial Cup race to be run on Saturday date in 1987

The Colonial Cup race will make a move to a Saturday date for the running of the 18th annual event in 1987.

Dale Thiel, director of the Colonial Cup, has set the race for Saturday, Dec. 5. The Cup, usually held in November, was moved to the December date to avoid a conflict with the running of the Breeder’s Cup Steeplechase which has the richest purse in the sport.

“The race is being held later this year due to the Breeder’s Cup,” Thiel noted. “The date is also beyond the football season so there should not be any conflicts with any local games. The committee has always liked the idea of having the Colonial Cup on a Saturday. We have talked to the officials in New York and they did not have any problems with it.”

How much is that birdie in the window?

Bose, the cockatiel owned by Brennen Carmichael of Lafayette Village in Camden, makes for a friendly riding companion, according to its owner. Mrs. Carmichael, who brought Bose along on a trip to town this week, said the bird was named for local attorney Ken Dubose, since both have a habit of cocking their head to the side. No word yet on how well the bird performs before a jury.

Hiking the Foothills Trail

Backpackers in the midlands have a wealth of mountain trails to choose from in states adjacent to South Carolina.

The most obvious group of trails lies in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee, and the Appalachian Trail is accessible in those states as well as northern Georgia. But to get to most of these trails by car requires a drive of five hours or more, and this can put a serious crimp in your time….

…So, the completion of the 76-mile Foothills Trail in the Piedmont area of the state brought great joy to backpackers in this area,…now a quality mountain trail can be reached in little more than three hours.

The trail, the longest in the state, stretches from Table Rock State Park to Oconee State Park. It encompasses a wide range of topography and flora and fauna, … water sources along the way…Chattooga River, Upper Whitewater Falls, Lake Jocassee…Laurel Fork.

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