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Yesteryear - Aug. 12, 2015

29 YEARS AGO -- Aug. 10-14, 1986

Posted: August 11, 2015 5:34 p.m.
Updated: August 12, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Several Kershaw County students and advisors were recognized for their accomplishments at the August 5 school board meeting. Lugoff-Elgin High’s tennis team, coached by Mitch Lowder and Trudy Reeves, finished fourth in State AA competition with an 11-3 record, the best in the school’s history.

Camden High’s Scarlett Regiment, directed by Robert Wertz, won the S.C. Band Director’s Association Outstanding Performance Award for the 10th consecutive year. Michaelle Barrineau, Chris Wylie, Beth Wylie and Brian Goode were selected for 1986 All State band.

Camden Middle School’s band, directed by Pat Wylie, also received an Outstanding Performance Award. Jody Mooneyhan, Brady Williams and Amy Greenwood were named to All State Band.

Lugoff Elgin High’s Marching Pride, directed by Glenn Price and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School’s Band, directed by Nancy Wise, both received Outstanding Performance Awards as well, with Darlene Rooker, April Gilchrist, Kellie Knotts, Abby Nelson, Kimberly Colvin, David Watts, Damon Collier, Beth Frye, Ann Morrison, Michael Rooker, Brad Layton and Mike Rietveld from L-EHS and Dana Hughes, Sandy Lunn Janet Ross, Kara DeGroat, Angie Poston, Marianne Gavlick, Meredith Fitts, Scott Barnstead, Melody Branham and Carman Narganes from L-EMS being named to All State Band.

CMS’ cheerleaders, led by advisors Lori Paschal and Rosemary Williams, were recognized for participating in the National Cheerleaders Championship in Nashville, Tenn., with Sally Chandler being named Outstanding Cheerleader at the camp and the squad winning eight ribbons.

L-EMS’s cheerleading squad, led by advisor Becky Goodwin, won third place in the Grand Champions Junior High Division and first in the dance competition. Belle Simon was named as an outstanding cheerleader.

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Photo caption: Clifford Poore, grandson of Sheddie and Lee Tetterton of Camden, received his solo pilot’s license on July 30, his 16th birthday, the minimum age for a license from the Federal Aviation Administration. Clifford, the son of Gene Poore and Nancy Tetteron, also has a technician’s ham radio license and is a certified scuba diver. Both his grandfather and his uncle, William Tetterton, are certified pilots.

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Photo caption: Boy Scout Troop 180, representing Trinity United Methodist Church, was recently named honor troop after five weeks at Camp Barstow. Shown here are Greg Minnis, Brian Hollis, David Hardy, Tommy McLester, Van Davis, Ezekiel Stewart, Billy Davis, Greg Wright and Scoutmaster Wyatt C. Minton III. Not shown are Shawn Hardy, Joseph Brevard, Walter Ballard and Assistant Scoutmaster Willie McKinney.

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It all started as a joke. Deanna Patterson Cobb and her sister, Gwen Patterson, never really believed a tap dance team from Lugoff, S.C. would end up on the nationally televised “Dance Fever.”

But what started as a lark gave way to surprise, enthusiasm and unbridled excitement. All that jazz developed into the Lugoff dance team’s not only winning a preliminary competition and a final area competition in Columbia, but an appearance on the television show, to be aired on Oct. 4 on the ABC network.

Mrs. Cobb and Miss Patterson, who operate the Patterson School of Dance in Lugoff, were flown, all expenses paid, to Hollywood, where they stayed for several days in the Hollywood Hotel, right across the street from the studio where “Dance Fever” is taped.

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Four rising seniors at Bethune High School have been cited by Presbyterian College as PC Junior Fellows in recognition of superior academic merit, president Kenneth B. Orr has announced. They are Christopher Charles McCoy, Donna Gainey, Susan Graham and Christopher Charles McCoy.

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