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Yesteryear for Feb. 21, 2017

28 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 19-25, 1989

Posted: February 20, 2017 2:15 p.m.
Updated: February 21, 2017 1:00 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond was on hand Monday to present Cogsdill Tool with the Presidential “E” Award for excellence in exporting.

The award, from the U.S. Department of Commerce, is awarded to companies which show sustained growth in exporting goods, according to Cogsdill Marketing Manager Fred Ogburn III. Exports comprise 18 percent of the sales of the Lugoff firm, which is about five times the industry average.

Cogsdill produces precision tools for the metal-working industry.

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John Carmichael Jr., warden of the Wateree River Correctional Institute bordering Kershaw and Sumter counties, was recently awarded the Buffalo statuette of the S.C. Wildlife Federation for his work in preserving the state’s waterfowl population along the 7,000 acres of land at the state institution.

Carmichael was one of 13 winners of the 1988 S.C. Conservation Awards.

The Buffalo Statuette award particularly cited Carmichael’s nest box and banding program at the prison. Carmichael, who became chief administrator of the prison in 1981, was one of the founding members of the S.C. Wildlife Heritage group, along with other locals like Henry Beard and Austin Sheheen Jr. The group seeks to improve conservation and hunting.

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Camden native Cynthia Price has been named recruiter in  St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center’s personnel services department at the Youngstown, OH, hospital. 

She most recently served as assistant director of small group housing and Greek life at Bowling Green State University. 

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Pvt. Tony S. Threatt, son of Gail Branham of Camden, has received the parachutist badge upon completion of the three-week airborne course at the U.S. Army Infantry School in Ft. Benning, Ga.

During the first week of training, students underwent a rigorous training program and received instruction in the theory of parachuting. The second week they received practical training by jumping from 34-foot and 250- foot towers. The final week they made five static line parachute jumps, including one night jump.

Threatt is a 1988 graduate of Camden High School.

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Sharmin Barnes Hill has joined Ferillo, Gregg and Associates as an account executive. 

The Camden native and daughter of Mrs. Harold Barnes was formerly the communications director for the Georgetown University School of Business Administration  in Washington, D.C. Prior to that position she was an account executive for Cook Ruef and Associates advertising and public relations firm in Columbia. 

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Harriett E. Carlos Brevard has been recognized by the Farmers Home Administration for her contributions at the local level in observation of Black History Month. Brevard, a lifelong resident of Camden, is assistant principal of Camden Primary School and is active in many civic organizations in the community.

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Bethune High School sophomore Shannon Lynn McPherson has been officially nominated a delegate to the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY).

High school sophomores are selected for the program, which exists to help motivate, train and reward future leaders; prepare them for leadership positions in their schools; and develop the talents that will serve them in the future.

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Lugoff- Elgin High School Army Junior ROTC cadets Pfc. Roberto Hudson, 1st Lt. Kieven Barton, 1st Lt. Lee Boan and Staff Sgt. Tommy Morgan were recently named as Cadets of the Month. The awards are presented based on leadership traits, academic performance and military bearing.


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