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Yesteryear for June 6, 2017

24 YEARS AGO -- June 4-11, 1993

Posted: June 5, 2017 4:46 p.m.
Updated: June 6, 2017 1:00 a.m.

A pond on a Kershaw County farm produced more than fish Wednesday as law enforcement officers pulled out four boxes containing about $130,000 in counterfeit $20 bills.

The pond was close enough to the Interstate that Secret Service agent Bob Johnstone said, “I really believe it was just pitched off the bridge on I-20.”

The federal agency was one of several groups assisting the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department with the case. The South Congaree Police Department, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, the Camden Fire Department and the S.C. Department of Wildlife and Marine Resources also contributed. 

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The repressed Christian coalition of Kluge, Romania, gets a taste of Camden evangelism next week.

Tim Williams, pastor of Hermitage Baptist Church, embarks on his first out-of-the-country trip and will preach to congregations in small Romanian villages.

Numbers of Baptists have flocked to the village of Kluge as part of “Mission Romania.” Once the Communist regime fell in the fall of 1989, Christians were able to worship openly, Williams said.

Williams and other church members will spend nine days traveling to small villages and will visit an orphanage.

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The Camden-Lugoff Garden Club Council recently elected officers for 1993-1994. They include Anne Quigley, council secretary; Alice Thaxton, council treasurer; Margaret DeGroat, Lugoff Garden Club president; Barbara Fincher, council president; Barbara Brunson, Camden Garden Club president. 

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Things were not what they seemed at Wateree River Correctional Institute Monday.

The sign on the gate house was the first indication. Instead of declaring the the name of the minimum security prison, it announced the visitor’s arrival at North Carolina’s Camp Le Jeune Weapons Center and featured several prominently placed bombs in front and military trucks in back just in case the illusion wasn’t complete.

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From the all-American hot dog to West Indian cuisine, a potpourri of international foods will be available at the Multi-Cultural Festival, to be held Saturday in downtown Camden.

A variety of staged entertainment, arts and craft exhibits, pony and horse-and-buggy rides are also planned for the daylong festival.

The event, sponsored by the Camden Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, South Broad Street.

Kershaw County’s own Reggie Jackson, the youngster who came to national prominence when he sang “America, the Beautiful” at the 1992 National Democratic Convention, will kick off the festival and a balloon release is planned for the opening as well, said Pricilla Reid-Hammond, co-coordinator of the festival.

Reggie recently sang on “Saturday Night at the Apollo,” a national television show. He has also appeared on “Good Morning, America” on ABC-TV and the syndicated television talent show “Star Search” with Ed McMahon.

Locally, he has performed in several productions at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and has sung at numerous functions throughout South Carolina.

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The Camden Jaycees ended another successful season with their awards and officers installation banquet.

Outgoing president Robert Horton was presented with the Howard F. Speaks Memorial Award for his service to the local organization. Hang Green earned the Jaycee of the Year honor, which was voted on by the chapter membership.

Roy Fakoury was named the new president, with Grant Geddings and Mike Ansley serving as vice presidents for membership and community development, respectively. Hank Green was elected treasurer, with Tom Didato taking on the duties of recording secretary. Robbie Lackey and Jay Green were selected as at-at large board directors.

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