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Yesteryear - Dec. 1, 2015

27 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 1988

Posted: November 30, 2015 6:08 p.m.
Updated: December 1, 2015 1:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors made a decision Monday night that has been years in the making -- to begin the search for an appropriate location in the West Wateree area to house an ambulance station and to move forward with putting such a station in operation.

The hospital administration was authorized by the board to begin looking for a site for the ambulance station and pulling together the elements to put an Emergency Medical Service unit in action in the Lugoff-Elgin area on a two-year probationary basis. According to data presented by Bill Moser, Kershaw County EMS made a total of 2,664 calls county-wide during the nine month period through September, with an average of about 7.3 calls per day. About 576 of these calls, or 20 percent, came from the West Wateree area.

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Photo caption: Willie Reed gets his mule, “Pete,” ready to plow at Bourbon Dairies on Black River Road. Before his recent death, Reed used to plow many gardens in Kershaw County.

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Photo caption: Camden High School Senior Army Instructor Maj. Joe Rawl presents certificates to the cadets of the month for October. Receiving awards were First Lt. Christiana Watson, second-year cadet Joseph Cales and first year cadet Pvt. Chris Caldwell. Cadets are selected based on their leadership traits, academic performance and military bearing. Each cadet received an official Army JROTC ribbon to wear on his or her uniform to denote the honor.

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Theresa Muldrow, a business education teacher at Lugoff-Elgin High School, will receive a special teaching award from the Lugoff-Elgin Academic Booster Club. In recognition of her teaching achievements she will receive a dinner for two at Western Sizzler in Lugoff. A business instructor at L-EHS for 14 and half years, she earned degrees from Benedict College and the University of South Carolina. She is an adviser to SAFF, the FCA, and the Aims Club at the school.

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Ten years have passed since “Camden Homes and Heritage” was published. That book focused on the exteriors of the many historical homes. Now comes an opportunity to get a look inside no less than 32 Kershaw County homes, some antebellum, some contemporary, but all boasting fine furnishings and accoutrements. 

Author Ethel Wylly Sweet and photographer Robert M. “Robin” Smith have come up with a truly captivating sequel to their first collaboration and have named it “The Decorative Arts of Camden and Kershaw County.” The title is a mouthful, and as it suggests, the handsome 88-page coffee table book is packed full of antique and other attractive furnishings, art and artifacts, which reveal the cultural heritage of the area.

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The Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society recently elected new officers at its regular meeting place of Plums Lounge. New officers include J.M. Hall, president; Rebaka and Larry Hammond, co-vice presidents; Carol Strickland, secretary; Judi Shiver, treasurer; Adell Holbrook, publicity chairman; and at-large board members Barbara Wilkes and Nancy Williams.

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