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Yesteryear for April 9, 2014

20 YEARS AGO -- April 11-15, 1994

Posted: April 8, 2014 8:33 a.m.
Updated: April 9, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Habitat to pick family for first housing project

The rafters have been raised on the first Habitat for Humanity house in Kershaw County, but the fledgling local organization still needs volunteers and donations, a member told representatives from county agencies Tuesday.

The international Christian organization builds homes for families who cannot afford decent housing. Almost all work done on each house is done by volunteers. Funds for materials are donated by individuals, churches and organizations. Families selected for Habitat homes buy the houses through a no-interest mortgage spread over 20 years. Each family is also required to invest at least 300 hours of “sweat equity” in the building of their own house or other houses….

Thomas tabbed player of the year

No player is irreplaceable, but Camden’s Neil Thomas came close to earning that reputation this past year.

CHS basketball coach Dale Reeves knew that and so did other county coaches who made the Bulldog guard the 1993-94 Chronicle-Independent Coaches All-Area Team player of the year.

“When we needed to make a shot with the game on the line, Neil was always there,” he said. “On those nights where we didn’t play well as a team, he won games for us.”

Thomas, a 5-11 point guard, did about everything Reeves asked of him….

Camden’s Pierce is one of nine SCACA Hall of Fame Inductees

Lindsay Pierce, who coached Camden High School to state championships in both baseball and football, was named as one of nine new inductees into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Induction ceremonies will be held on Wednesday July 27 in Columbia at the Second Annual SCACA Awards Banquet, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Adam’s Mark Hotel….

Pierce, a former SCACA president, served as the Bulldogs head football coach on two occasions. He led the team from 1942 through 1948 where his teams had a 55-15-3 mark. His 1944 team won the state championship with an 11-0 mark….

Bluegrass and Barbecue

If you feel like slipping into your jeans, eating barbecue and hearing a little bluegrass, you can do just that this weekend.

On Friday, the Blaney Fire Department will prepare and sell barbecue from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School , and at 8 p.m., the Shady Grove Band, billed as one of the best bluegrass bands in the Carolinas, will perform in concert at the L-EHS auditorium….

The Shady Grove Band has been touring North America and Europe since 1981….

With an ear for choosing old gems from the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley, combined with great original songs and an infectious sense of humor, the Shady Grove Band brings together the traditions that created bluegrass music and the living spontaneity that created new traditions….

Realtors raising funds for child abuse prevention

Kershaw County Realtors will take on a part-time job Saturday -- bagging groceries.

Area Realtors are joining hands with the Food Lion stores in Camden and Lugoff to raise public awareness of the issue of child abuse and to raise funds to benefit South Carolina Cares for Children, said Preston Shealy, chairman of the event’s organization committee.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., teams of Kershaw County Realtors will serve as volunteer baggers for two-hour shifts….For those shoppers who donate their cash register receipts to the baggers, Food Lion will donate 5 percent of the receipt totals to South Carolina Cares for Children….

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