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Yesteryear for May 30, 2017

17 YEARS AGO -- May 28 - June 3, 2000

Posted: May 29, 2017 3:51 p.m.
Updated: May 30, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Retired Camden businessman Charlie Nash received the George V. Kornegay Distinguished Service Award from the Camden Jaycees at the organization’s recent annual installation of officers and awards banquet.

A Conway native, Nash moved to Camden in 1966 and operated a State Farm Insurance Agency here until his retirement last year.

In addition to his business, Nash was and still is actively involved in the community. He is a lifetime member of the Jamil Shrine Temple as well as being a three-time president of the Camden High School Bulldog Club. He was also cited for his work with the Boy Scouts in Kershaw and Fairfield counties, being awarded the district Order of Merit and scouting’s highest honor, the Silver Beaver Award.

Nash has also served as chairman of the Kershaw County Economic Development Board and was instrumental in attracting the Haier America Refrigerators Co. Ltd. To the county. He also has served as chairman of the Downtown Merchants Association, the election commission and the city water study committee.

A 34 year member of the James Leroy Belk Post 17 American Legion, he was past board member of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and was president of the board of the Citadel Brigadier Club.


Joan and Glen Inabinet, a husband and wife teaching duo, are retiring from Camden High School after 33 years. The two of them say teaching wasn’t just a job for them, but a lifestyle and a commitment. 

“It’s part of what you live, and so as kids grow up and you teach their children and their children, and you keep doing the things you think affect them, it’s very compelling,” Glen said. 


G. Thomas Cooper became the second Camden lawyer in the past century to be elected a judge in the 5th Judicial Circuit.

Cooper was voted by the legislature to fill the bench post held by former Circuit Court Judge Costa Pleicones, who now serves on the S.C. Supreme Court. Five other candidates had sought the position. Cooper’s service begins July 1.


A student of Camden High School and a 2000 graduate is the winner of the scholarships presented this spring by the Camden Chapter of the S.C. Society of Engineers and the S.C. Society of Engineers.

Rebecca Lynn White won the $500 scholarship named for the late L.W. Irwin, a past president and director of the society. Rebecca also received a $200 scholarship given by the state society.

Rebecca plans to study civil engineering at the University of South Carolina. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. White.


The following students were recently awarded JROTC medals by the Hobkirk Hill Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR): Travis Friese, Camden Military Academy; Willie Smith, North Central High School; Michael West, Camden High School; Ashley Strickland, Lugoff-Elgin High School; and Stephanie Stevens, Bethune Charter School.


The Leslie Zemp Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star (OES), recently installed officers for the year 2000-2001. They are P.J. Blackwell, worthy matron; John Blackwell, worthy patron; Betty Walls, associate matron; Martin Price, associate patron; Agnes Campbell, secretary; Melvin Byrd, treasurer; Betty Davis, conductress; Margie Price, associate conductress; Robert Campbell, chaplain; Evelyn Hilton, marshal; Jean Norman, organist; Irene Mowrey, Esther; Shirley Rush, Martha; Valerie Hyman, Electra; Evilene Jones, warder; and Queen Byrd, sentinel.


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