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Yesteryear for March 28, 2017

25 YEARS AGO -- March 26 - April 2

Posted: March 27, 2017 2:11 p.m.
Updated: March 28, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Michelle Gilchrist, a student at Lugoff-Elgin High School, was recently awarded the C.E. Savedge Scholarship.

According to the Southern Interscholastic Press Association, which made the award, “Gilchrist has worked her way through the ranks of scholastic journalism from the time she was editor of her middle school newspaper.”

Gilchrist is currently editor in chief of the Kaleidoscope, Lugoff-Elgin’s Yearbook.

The teachers who nominated Gilchrist for the scholarship said she unselfishly gives of herself and that when she holds a position or completes a task, she gives 110 percent without seeking recognition or personal gain.

To be eligible, the student must attend the University of South Carolina College of Journalism and Mass Communications, serve as a staff member on a yearbook and attend the 1992 SIPA convention. The scholarship recipient’s yearbook must also hold membership in SIPA.

Gilchrist is the fierst recipient of the scholarship.


Two 4-H teams from Kershaw County captured honors recently in the Clemson Extension-sponsored Hippology Bowl in Columbia.

Winning first place was the 4-H Equestrian team comprised of Lauren and Leigh Allen, Sarah Hasty and Melinda Hair. Also competing in the competition were Sonia Jones, Charlene Stewart and Tiffany Bullock, all members of the Kershaw County 4-H Club. The two teams competed against teams from Aiken, Orangeburg, Greenwood and Chester. The competition included an exam phase, station identification phase and judging phase.


He’s had nearly an 8-hour day as manager of the Golden Corral on DeKalb Street. 

It’s 11:30 on Friday night as he climbs behind the wheel of the police car. After doing a check of all the necessary equipment for performing his job and calling in to the dispatch, Mike Stone pulls his vehicle out of the lot to begin a night of routine patrol.

Stone has been a reserve officer for the Camden Police Department since March 1991. He is one of only two reserve officers with the force at this time.

“I do this because I care about my community,” Stone said. “There is an adrenaline rush when something happens, and there is the comradery among the department, but basically it comes down to wanting to be active in prortecting the community.”

He originally wanted to apply for a position with the Camden Police Department but when Capt. Jack Cobb told him there were no openings, he went into the department’s reserve officer training course.


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