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Yesteryear for March 7, 2017

16 YEARS AGO -- March 5-11, 2001

Posted: March 6, 2017 1:57 p.m.
Updated: March 7, 2017 1:00 a.m.

A public forum on the three proposed names for the new elementary school to be built on S.C. 12 in Elgin will top the Kershaw County School Board’s agenda Tuesday.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School cafeteria.

Trustees have navigated a long and controversial process in narrowing down the name suggestions. Names now under consideration for the elementary school are Doby’s Mill, Crescent-Wood and Crossroads.


Students on Wateree Elementary School’s Toucan Team recently collected two cans of food each for a food drive as part of a service project to raise children’s awareness of the needs of their own community. The fourth graders from Carol Bowling, Libby Davis and Jolie Rumple’s classes donated the food to a family in the community that the three classes adopted.


The newly chartered American Legion Post 195 recently installed officers. State Commander George Rollings of Lancaster installed the officers, who included Denise Baker, finance officer; Mark Drew, sergeant at arms; Wally  Miles, Veterans Service officer; Don Wink, first vice commander; Bill Heil, commander; John Masters, chaplain/judge advocate; Marsha Brown, second vice commander and Tom Miller, adjutant. The new Legion post is named after Larry Jeffers of Elgin, a Vietnam veteran killed in action at age 19.


Camden Media Co., publisher of the Chronicle-Independent, has acquired the Lee County Observer in Bishopville.

The weekly newspaper, which has a circulation of 3,400, marks the second publication to come under the Camden Media umbrella since December. The premiere edition of the Lake Wateree News will be released in April.

The Lee County Observer is Camden Media Co.’s sixth publication. Camden Medica Co. is owned by Charles H. Morris, president of Morris Multimedia of Savannah, Ga. And Michael Mischner, publisher of the Chronicle-Independent. 

The Lee County Observer was previously owned by Womack Newspapers Inc. of Jamestown, N.C.


Ashley Singleton, Mary Carolyn DeBruhl amd Sarah DeBruhl were the featured dancers at the Mrs. South Carolina Pageant, held Feb. 24 at Waccamaw High School.  They performed five dance numbers for a packed audience.

The three are members of the Aimin’ High Dance Company, under the direction of Aimee McElveen, and they have studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York and at the Academy of Performing Arts in San Diego.

They were featured dancers in the 2000 Miss South Carolina Pageant as well as the Miss Camden Pageant and have been invited to be official dancers for the Mrs. Georgia Pageant.

Ashley is the daughter of Glenda and David Singleton. Mary Carolyn and Sarah are the daughters of Carolyn and James DeBruhl.


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