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Yesteryear - June 7, 2016

26 YEARS AGO -- June 6-10, 1990

Posted: June 6, 2016 7:21 p.m.
Updated: June 7, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Two hard-nosed law enforcement officers have turned the June 12 Republican primary for sheriff into one of the hottest political races in years.

Sheriff L.L. “Hector” DeBruhl, a 24-year-incumbent, is seeking a seventh term; he says it will be his last. Debruhl’s campaigning on his record and his family name and he’s relying on his popularity and high profile to win him another four year term.

His challenger is Camden Police Capt. Jack Cobb, who’s put 15 years in at the Camden Police Department after retiring from the military. Cobb, a Vietnam veteran, says drug enforcement is lacking in the county and he wants to wage war on drugs with more modern equipment, specialized deputies, and consolidated services.

Cobb also questions DeBruhl’s health.

Both are popular, Christian family men who like hunting dogs. Both are experienced law enforcement officers. And both want to be elected sheriff. 

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Lashanna Robinson, a rising senior at Camden High School, will attend Palmetto Girl’s State at the University of South Carolina.

Girl’s State is designed to demonstrate the operation of state government. During the week, participants will visit the State House and many other points of interest. Girls from throughout the state will be in attendance.

Lashanna is the daughter of Mrs. Edith Coleman.

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American Legion Post 17 recently named its 1990 Boys State representatives. They are John McDonald, Charles Ashmore, Eric Shea, Bobby Engram, Nathan Baerrels, John Williams, Monte Murphy, Robert Slade, Von Mickle, Trey Love, Kiair Gamble, Rufus Hough, Tyronne McCoy, and Brian Baker.

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Fourteen new provisional members of the Camden Junior Welfare League were honored at a tea May 20 at Proctor Hall, They are Leigh Williams Smith, Jan Pierce, Rhonda Moye, Phoebe Joseph, Liz Strohl, Kathleen Tiller, Brenda Eddings, Cindy Pullum, Charity Colvin, Sistie Wilcox, Kimberly Bell, Cindy Dillon-Teel, Lee Kelly and Reagan Robinson.

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The Camden Junior Welfare League recently awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to two Camden High School graduates, John Schenk of Camden High School and April Porter of Lugoff-Elgin High School. Schenk plans to attend Wofford College and major in biology. Porter plans to attend the College of Charleston and major in psychology. The league give the scholarships every year to students who are planning to enter human service professions.

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The King Haiglar Garden Club recently installed four new members during the May meeting at Proctor Hall. They are Marguerite Glasgow, Reba Taylor, Gail West, and Lisa Martin.

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