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Yesteryear - Aug. 22, 2017

22 YEARS AGO -- Aug. 20-26, 1995

Posted: August 21, 2017 6:21 p.m.
Updated: August 22, 2017 1:00 a.m.

TheAndre Glenn, a 1995 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, has been selected as recipient of the Jackson High School Alumni Scholarship.

The son of Thelma Glenn of Lugoff, Glenn will attend the University of South Carolina majoring in computer science. The scholarship, valued at $1,000, is presented annually to a graduate of a Kershaw County school.


Historic Camden employees are still cleaning up after a fire last week damaged the Revolutionary War park’s Craven House, one of a few 18th century buildings left in Camden.

Though the structure and its contents were relatively undamaged, Historic Camden Director Joanna Craig said the inside of the building bears the scars of the heat and smoke.

The fire started when lightning apparently ran into the Craven House during a heavy thunderstorm a little before 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Park personnel had already left for the day because of the storm and Craig was on her way home when she said something prompted her to turn and go back.

When she returned, she found a Camden police officer in the parking lot who had responded to a burglar alarm, apparently set off by the lightning before it fried the system. The officer said there was no burglar and Craig could return home when she said she noticed smoke coming from the Craven House.

Though all telephone and electrical service at the park had been knocked out during the storm, the officer was able to call the fire in from his car and get the Camden Fire Department there immediately.

Though all the contents of the building, including a number of antique furniture pieces and paintings, were somewhat smoke damaged, firefighters were able to remove the contents and save the building.


When Donna Bartlett was a little girl, she really wanted to learn to play the piano, but the mobile home where she lived was too small to accommodate such a large instrument.

Then, when she was in second grade, she was introduced to a tiny, child-sized violin -- a small, portable instrument for a small child with an inherent love of music. It was a musical marriage that has continued to play an increasingly intricate melody in Donna’s life.

The young Cassatt resident, who graduated this spring -- at the age of 16 -- from the North Carolina School of the Arts, is leaving this week for the Oberlin Conservatory, where she will major in music on a scholarship. Tuition at the school is $26,000 per year. Donna has received a $17,600 scholarship for the coming year and has obtained grants and loans to cover much of the remaining cost.


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