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Yesteryear - Feb. 23, 2016

32 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 22-27, 1984

Posted: February 22, 2016 6:21 p.m.
Updated: February 23, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Camden Middle School is one of 12 South Carolina public schools which will compete in a nationwide search for effective schools. There are six high schools and six junior high schools involved in the study. They were all nominated by Charlie G. Williams, State Superintendent of Education. 


Susan Bond Shaw of the King Haiglar Garden Club has made a clean sweep of the club’s 1982-1983 awards. She won the Schlosburg award as Garden Club Woman of the Year, the May Nell Davis award for having accumulated the most blue ribbons in the artistic division and the Elizabeth Guion Award for having accumulated the most blue ribbons in horticulture.


The Chronicle-Independent begins running today the column of syndicated writer Lewis Grizzard of the Atlanta Constitution. Grizzard is rapidly becoming one of the best known humorists in the nation and his brand of writing is particularly appropriate for the South, where he grew up and has lived most of his life. Grizzard has found success not only as a columnist but as an author. His best selling books include “Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You” and “Won’t You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey.” Grizzard’s column replaces that of Andy Rooney.


A third candidate has joined the race for the post of Kershaw County clerk of court. Linda S. king, administrative assistant for the Greater Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, said Tuesday she will file for the election. Mrs. King has worked at the chamber since 1981, during which time she has been responsible for record keeping, bookkeeping, and communication with special state and governmental afencies such as the S.C. Film Office and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Mrs. King joins Barbara Reaves and Stanley Staley as candidates for the post, which is being vacated by the retirement of long-time clerk Ed Ogburn.

In a later, separate item: J.A. McDonald, a retired Highway Patrolman and currently a licensed real estate broker, has announced his candicacy for the Democratic nomination for Kershaw County Clerk of Court. McDonald becomes the fourth person to enter the race.


The 18-member board of the Kershaw County YMCA met Monday night in a three-hour workshop. Following the workshop, the board elected the following officers: Marvin O’Neal, president; Elizabeth Ehrenclou, vice president of operations; Earl Hall, vice president of planning and development; Roland Rolan Rabon, vice president of personnel; Dr. Larry Owen, secretary; and Tony Boykin, treasurer. 

Other members include Tom ashburn, Jim Burns, Valentine Burroughs Jr., Steve Kelly Jr., Sylvia Nelson, John Chidely, George Speedy, Maragaret Joseph, Robert Springs, Danny Treece, Grant Vosburgh, and Dr. Gil Woolard.


Three Camden women have been named to the Faculty Honors list for the fall semester at the College of Charleston. Local students named to the list include sophomore Sara R. Davis, distinguished; senior Sarah R. Campbell, highly distinguished; and senior Florence H. Wilson, highly distinguished.


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