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Yesteryear - June 28, 2016

26 YEARS AGO -- June 27-July 1, 1990

Posted: June 28, 2016 11:43 a.m.
Updated: June 28, 2016 11:42 a.m.

Charles C. Gay, founder and chairman of Builders Transport, a Camden-based national trucking firm, has resigned. Gay will no longer be associated with Builders. He resigned not only as chairman but also gave up his seat on the board. Builders’ has struggled financially in recent years and company officials have been attempting to sell the corporation. Comcar, a Florida trucking firm, signed a letter of intent to buy the Builders earlier this year but that deal fell through last month. TRISM, a New York-based company, has also examined Builders’ books and has made a tentative $17 per share offer there is no assurance that deal will be consummated.


The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce is settling in at its new home at the corner of South Broad and York Streets. Inmates with the shock probation program at Wateree Correctional Institute made quick work of the move Monday from the chamber’s office on DeKalb Street to the historic Price House.


W. Patrick Wylie, band director at Camden Middle School, was presented the "Outstanding Bandmaster Award" from the state chapter of Phi Beta Mu, the national bandmaster’s fraternity, at the Camden Middle School band’s spring concert in May. The award may be given annually when a worthy candidate is presented. It was presented by Tim Franklin of Phi Beta Mu, band director at Irmo High School. Franklin is a former student of Wylie’s and in presenting the award, recalled his encouragement and support of his education and career.

A graduate of Furman University, Wylie began his teaching career at Airport High School and Fulmer Middle School in West Columbia in 1965. He completed his graduate work at the University of South Carolina where he became an associate director of bands and was responsible for the founding and conducting the basketball pep band. In 1972 he returned to public school education as band director at Camden Middle School and providing assistance at Camden High School. Wylie’s affiliation continues with USC as he is the "Voice of the Gamecock Band," announcing performances at Williams-Brice Stadium and formal concerts.


Lee Boan, Lugoff-Elgin High School JROTC cadet major, was honored by U.S. Army Recruiting Command, which presented him with the Command’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps award for the 1989-1990 school year. Boan was honored for demonstrating dependability, good character, respect for military discipline, and contributions to the JROTC department. He had participated in JROTC for four years and had earned the Military Order of World wars Medal, the retired Officers Association Medal, the Academic Achievement Wreath, and an Expert Marksmanship Badge. His extracurricular activities included varsity wrestling and the school rifle team.


The seventh annual sailing of the Wateree River Rat Regatta fleet is drawing near.

The Lugoff-Elgin High School Athletic Booster Club, which sponsors the event to support the school’s athletic programs, has scheduled the launch for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 11 at the Wateree Dam.

Van Johnson, regatta chairman, said the seven-mile race down the Wateree drew more than 250 paid participants last year and the club is hoping for good attendance this year.


Airman 1st Class Eric C. Rodgers, son of H.K. and Vivian Rodgers of Camden, recently participated in the Strategic Air Command exercise, "Global Shield ’90. The exercise tested the readiness of SAC units around the world as well as Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Units to carry out orders which support the United States national policy.


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