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Yesteryear - June 21, 2016

36 YEARS AGO -- June 20-27, 1980

Posted: June 20, 2016 4:39 p.m.
Updated: June 21, 2016 1:00 a.m.

For Don Nelson, the third time was the charm. 

Nelson, a 43-year-old mortician, defeated Ernest Coker in Tuesday’s run-off election for the Democratic nomination for a seat on the Kershaw County Council. The unofficial results are Nelson, 2,319 and Coker, 2,018. Nelson was making his third try for a seat on the council. He was defeated in run-off elections in 1978 and 1979. When he takes office in January, he will become the first black elected official in Kershaw County’s history.


There’s a sign on her office door which says, “So You’ve Hung It Up!” Mary B. DuVall is retiring after over 36 years of being involved with the schools. 

She started out as a teacher at Camden High School. She worked in guidance, was a principal and is retiring as assistant superintendent of fiscal affairs for the Kershaw County Schools, where she has spent the last 12 years.

Mrs. DuVall says that when she started teaching, “My first salary was $90 a month. The second year they raised me to $109.” She has over the years taught “everything from reading to physics.” She never taught math and says she taught physics because “I happened to be the only teacher at that school who had ever studied it.”


The First Annual Chronicle Cup bicycle race will be held on Sunday, June 29, in conjunction with the recreation department and June being National Recreation Month. There will be five divisions in the event. The first race is for youths 10 and younger and will be one mile. The remaining four races will cover of a distance of three miles. The divisions are divided into 11-13, 14-34, 35 and older, and an open women’s bracket. The three mile race begins at Scott Park. The course will wind through Woodward Park and finish at Scott Park.


A Conway based lumber manufacturing firm announced it is considering the Camden area as a potential site for a new plant to cost approximately $12 million and employ more than 100 people.

New South Forest Industries is affiliated with Canal Industries Inc., both of which have headquarters in Conway. The firm currently operates the Red Hill Chip Division plant, producing approximately 50 million board feet of lumber annually, and lumber treating and sales organization also in Conway.

The plant being considered for Kershaw County would produce 60 million board feet of pine lumber annually. While employing more than 100 persons, the local plant would have an annual payroll in excess of $2 million and will purchase approximately $12 million of logs annually.


The following students received degrees during spring commencement at USC:

Elizabeth Hanna Buckley of Elgin, Lois Lutz Higgins of Elgin, Donna K. Jones of Elgin, Stephen Robert Yanda of Elgin, Margaret Derrick Degroat of Lugoff, Dawn Elizabeth Hawkey of Lugoff, Jeffrey Todd Jackson of Lugoff, Charles Lee Pinkerton of Lugoff, Delores Gray Rush of Lugoff, Edward William Strother of Lugoff, Robert Stanley Sullivan of Kershaw, Roddy Gray Turner Jr. of Lugoff, Susan Gayle Vello of Lugoff, Paul Dennis Way of Lugoff, Alice Morrow Arnald of Camden, Nikoletta Maria Beleos of Camden, Robert Mark Blackmon of Camden, Renee Jessie Blanding of Camden, Earl McReese Boswell of Camden, Eric Darryl Boyd of Camden, Ann Marie Boykin of Camden.

Also, Christine Ann Clifford of Camden, James L. Creed  Jr. of Camden, Parley Edgar Crolley III of Camden, Mark Kerner Horton of Camden, Chesley Carlisle Jackson Jr. of Camden, Jon Gregory Lucas of camden, Howard Lee Norris of Camden, Marny Elise Potter of Camden, Lou Ann Riggan of Camden, Sara Francine Limehouse Rowland of Camden, Kathy Elizabeth Rush of Camden, Linda Lytchfield Shaylor of Camden, James Edwin Sneed of Camden, David Timothy Stokes of Camden, Jo Anne Stuber-Skipper of Camden, Robert Gibson Swager of Camden, Michael Barry Thompkins of Camden, Bruce Lester Tomlin of Camden, James Ricks Vaugh of Camden, John Winburn Wells of Camden, Amanda Ward Whitaker of Camden, Leila Ancrum Wilson of Camden, and robert Preston Wood of Camden.


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