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Yesteryear - March 22, 2016

24 YEARS AGO -- March 21-26, 1992

Posted: March 21, 2016 5:13 p.m.
Updated: March 22, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Though they went about their jobs quietly and methodically, an NBC producer, cameraman, and soundman made quite a stir at the Fine Arts Center on Tuesday. 

They were filming a feature on the National Endowment for the Arts and the endeavors it funds on the grass-roots level for NBC News.

“We came to South Carolina to get out of the big cities in the Northeast to show where the NEA money goes,” said Phil Griffin, a producer with NBC News. “I think there are some misconceptions as to what the NEA does.”

“Some people think the NEA funds only controversial things,” said Susan Harper, executive director of the FAC.

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The Kershaw County Board of Realtors recently installed its board of directors for 1992. They include Jo Montgomery, board member; Jo McLeod, board president; Henry Beard, MLS chairman; Wayne Fenters, board member;  Herb Campbell, secretary/treasurer; and Barbara Truesdell, board vice president.

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A few weeks ago, Reggie Jackson of Camden didn’t know who presidential hopeful Bill Clinton was. But he certainly knows now.

And millions of Americans have seen Reggie’s smiling face right next to Clinton’s in a full color centerfold photo in the March 16 issue of U.S. News and World Report.

Like most 12 year olds, Reggie doesn’t really keep up with politics. However, when he was asked to sing at the Democratic rally for Clinton March 4 at the Mullikin, Connell and Bland Law Firm, he thought it would be fun. After all, singing is his game.

After Reggie had sung three songs and Clinton had addressed the approximately 1,000 people gathered in Monument Square in front of the historic house, the candidate for the Democratic nomination called the young singer back to the speaker’s platform. 

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Photo caption: A group of volunteers working on the Pegasus Ball gather on the lowest of several terraces leading to Horsebranch Hall, where the ball, a fund raiser for the Hospital Foundation to advance Health care in Kershaw County, will be held from 8 p.m. until midnight Thursday. Pictured here are Marlene Mischner, publicity co-chair; Peggy Mays, decorations co-chair; Sarah Davis, ball co-chair; Nancy Tucker, publicity co-chair; Judy Terrell, Wince Chapman, fundraising co-chairs; Betty Lamar, logistics/lighting co-chair; Neal Stegner and Raye Touloukian, invitations co-chairs. The black-tie-optional ball will include drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music at the antebellum home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coughlin. Donations of $75 per person are tax deductible; Invitations may be obtained by calling Paula Joseph, foundation administrative assistant.

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Photo caption: William Leonhard holds a Canadian goose that was shot under its wing on his pond in Lugoff. The goose had been tagged by the government and Canadian geese are close to being placed on the endangered species list.  Killing one of the geese carries a fine of nearly $1,500.

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A Lugoff-Elgin High School art student has been selected as the Best in Show winner in the Van Dervert Student Art Competition sponsored by the Camden Art Association. Gordon Branham, art student of Bill Hicks, won the top award in the annual competition for his work “Transformation.” 

Six other winners and ten honorable mentions were also named.

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