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Yesteryear - June 14, 2016

19 YEARS AGO -- June 13-20, 1997

Posted: June 14, 2016 9:53 a.m.
Updated: June 14, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Three Kershaw County residents are among 350 students selected by the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts to participate in programs this summer.

Courtney Jannell “Jan” Mooneyhan and Jesseca Camille Thompson of Camden High School and Mary Elizabeth Busby of Lugoff-Elgin High School have each been accepted for the five week program.

Jan will focus on dance; Jesseca, on creative writing; and Mary on visual arts.


Two Kershaw County employees will receive retirement gifts during the Tuesday meeting of the Kershaw County Council.

Council will present Julius Gause and William Anderson each with a silver plate bearing the county seal. Gause, director of planning and zoning, has been working for the county for ten years. Anderson, a solid weaste employee, has been with the county for 22 years.


Guy Hutchins Jr. received a South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development Award from Steve Kelly, Chairman of the Kershaw County Council, during a recent council meeting. Hutchins, president and CEO of Colonial bank, was recognized in May as one of 45 ambassadors by Gov. David Beasley during a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion.

The Camden Community Theater presented awards for acting and technical assisting at its annual Awards Night, held recently at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.

Sheila Riddick won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role as the Stage Manager in “Our Town.” Also nominated in that category were Cecelia Stephenson as Mme. DuBonnet in “The Boyfriend” and Janet Kile as Hortense in “The Boyfriend.” Matt Gregory took the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role as George Gibbs in “Our Town”. Other nominees were Steve LeVan as Percival Brown in “The Boyfriend,” Bill DeWitt as the Lion in “The Wizard of Oz” and Mark Ingham as Dr. Gibbs in “Our Town.”

Laurie Slade was the winner in the category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role as Mrs. Gibbs in “Our Town.” Marvin O’Neal won the honors for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his dual roles of Claude and Alphonse in “The Boyfriend.” 


Winners in various categories were selected in the annual Carolina Dream Girl Spring Festival Pageant, held in May at the Continuous Learning Center. Winners included Baby Miss Kenly Hilton, 12 months, daughter of Michael and Charity Hilton of Cassatt. Kenly was also the overall winner in the birth-to-3-years division. Other winners in the younger age groups included Tiny Master Garren Campbell, 17 months, son of Stacey and Denise Campbell of Cassatt; Tiny Miss Reagan Sullivan, 3, daughter of Becky Sullivan and Camden; and Petite Miss Destinee Logan, 19 months, daughter of Greg and Melverie Logan of Bethune.


Kershaw County Council made appointments to a number of boards and commissions during their Tuesday meeting. Joyce Collins, Alfred Mae Drakeford, Dr. Eleanor Porter were appointed to the Library Board. Dr. Ronnie Fulmer and George McFarland were appointed to the Animal Control Board. Howard Smith was appointed to the Clean Community Commission.  Andrew James will step down from his position on the Zoning Board of Appeals to serve on the county’s Human Relations Commissions. Three people were appointed to the Recreation Commission. They are Jerry W. Stokes, Eugene Brown, and Lawrence C. Dennis. W.C. Sailors and Harry Davenport were reappointed to the Santee-Lynches Private Industry Council. Dwight Hanks and Michael Scronce were reappointed to the Water and Sewer Authority board of directors. Davis Green Jr. and John W. Wells were appointed to the Economic Development Committee.


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