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Yesteryear - Nov. 10, 2015

18 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 10-14, 1997

Posted: November 9, 2015 4:37 p.m.
Updated: November 10, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Columbia television/radio personality Jeff Roper and performer/pageant queen Susan Amos Herron of Rock Hill will be co-emcees of the 1998 Miss Camden Pageant.

Roper, “Morning Show” host on WCOS-FM, received national recognition in October when he was named Broadcast Personality of the Year by the Country Music Association. 

Ms. Herron is a native of Lugoff and a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School. Currently, she teaches private voice lessons and does voice-over work for CN 2 TV in Rock Hill.

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Photo Caption: Bethune Lions Club member Lewis Pitts was recently presented a 50-year plaque for continuous service to the Bethune Community and Lions International Inc. During his tenure with the club, Pitts has served two terms as president and has also served on almost every committee of the club. He presently is a member of the sight conservation, visitation, and calendar committees and has served in Lion zone and region positions. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow, one of the highest honors bestowed up on a Lion. The presentation was done by Zone Chairman James Varn and Bethune Lions Club President Norma Felschow.

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Kershaw County resident Sherri J. Brosius has joined Russell and Jeffcoat Realtors Inc.’s Pontiac branch as a sales associate. The Philadelphia native will specialize in Kershaw County properties. She previously worked as a kitchen and bath designer and currently serves as president of the Kershaw County Republican Women’s Club and is active in organizations including Loving Teen Pregnancy Support Ministries.

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Julie McKinney of Camden Travel Service took an educational tour of New Zealand recently with Travel Agents of the Carolinas. TAC tours allow travel agents to update their knowledge and information on vacation destinations by providing educational tours so that agents might better serve their customers.

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Photo caption: Clifton Harryton Anderson, outgoing president of the Mental Health Association of Kershaw County, presents the Mary Frances Harper Humanitarian Award to Bessie Doby and the Jennie Lee Carter Community Service Award to Barbara Falls, president of the Women of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.

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Photo caption: Two Kershaw County residents hold the top spots among South Carolina American Legion members. Willis J. Dent is the department commander of the legion and Conney Bell is president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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Photo caption: Nicholas Hinson, a kindergartner at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School, tosses the first stack of newspapers into the recycling bin at the newly opened Mt. Pisgah Solid Waste / Recycling Center during recent grand opening ceremonies. Students from the school were invited to attend the ribbon cutting and be the first to hoist recyclables such as aluminum cans and plastic soda bottles. Pictured with Nicholas is Kershaw County Councilman Tom Cooper, who placed the first bag of garbage into one of the site’s compactors.

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