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Yesteryear - Feb. 2, 2016

15 YEARS AGO

Posted: February 1, 2016 5:34 p.m.
Updated: February 2, 2016 1:00 a.m.

A county native who’s been named the state Democratic Party’s Executive Director has moved back to where she was born and raised, hoping to effect positive change in her home state.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am,” said Joanie Lawson, a Camden native. “A lot of times things happen to you, and you know they’re going to happen in advance so you can kind of plan for them, When it happens unexpectedly and it’s something really good, then you’re definitely overwhelmed. That’s kind of how I feel.” Lawson, 43, was given the position of executive director upon the resignation of Scott Anderson, who left the party to join Geddings & Phillips Communications as vice president. Lawson, who previously served the party as administrative director, was promoted by party chair Dick Harpootlian.

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Photo caption: Mary Helen Flowers won the lucky drawing held during the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County’s Camden Kitchen Tour Saturday. Here, Liz Campbell, FAC Director of Volunteer Services, presents the winner with her prize, a decorative basket of items totaling $200 in value.

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Photo caption: Steve and Kathy Catania stand beside the sign on North Broad Street welcoming guests to the Greenleaf Inn. To the right, in the background, is a portion of the Joshua Reynolds House, one of the two historic homes that make up the inn. The Catanias bought the Greenleaf Inn in September, moving from Sandwich, Mass., on Cape Cod.

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Several Kershaw County students were among the more than 200 Wofford College students who traveled during the school’s Interim 2001. The following area students participated: Thomas Anderson, a junior finance major and son of Tom and Debby Anderson. He traveled to Rome, Florence, Paris, and London. Sallie Cheek, a sophomore, Wofford Ambassador, and daughter of Sam and Nancy Cheek. She traveled to the Virgin Islands.Jennifer Etters, a senior biology major, ROTC cadet, member of the track and field team, and daughter of Sylvia Hopkins. She traveled to Belize and Quintana Roo. Meghan McAdams, a junior sociology major, member of the women’s soccer team, and daughter of Lynn Summers. She traveled to Greece. Julia Miller, a sophomore, Wofford Ambassador and daughter of John and Mary Miller. She traveled to Rome, Florence, Paris, and London.

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Photo caption: The four actors who play six characters each in “Whispers and Dreams: Voices of South Carolina Slave Children” are Teresa Smith, Joanna Crowell, Charles Venning and Henry Clay Middleton. The show is a production of the Actors’ Theater of South Carolina, formerly based at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, now headquartered in Charleston.

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