Six students representing Gloria Kenney's class at Bethune High School competed recently in the 1988 Kershaw Conservation Speaking Contest. This year's topic was "Why Forest Conservation is Important."
Lugoff-Elgin Senior Mary Carolyn DeBruhl of Lugoff has danced away with the title of Miss Darlington County 2003. The Miss South Carolina preliminary was held at the Center Theatre in Hartsville. She performed a cloggin routine to "Banjo Fantasy" and won the talent award as well as the crown. Contestants also competed in interview, swimsuit and evening gown.
When Family Court Judge William Byars of Camden went to Washington, D.C., in November, he carried with him in his wallet, as he always does, a picture of a little girl. He was in the capital to accept an award on behalf of South Carolina Families For Kids and to watch President Bill Clinton sign the Adoption 2000 Bill.
Lon D. Outen has been named the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services (DPPPS) 1990 Supervisor of the Year for Region IV. Outen is agent in charge of the department's Kershaw County office. The award was presented at the department's recent annual meeting in Columbia. Outen joined DPPPS in 1985 as a Probation/Parole Agent I. He held the position of Agent II prior to being named agent in charge in 1988.
The Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors made a decision Monday night that has been years in the making -- to begin the search for an appropriate location in the West Wateree area to house an ambulance station and to move forward with putting such a station in operation.
Plans are underway for the American Society of Interior Designers Showhouse, sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Committee chairmen have been appointed by the FAC Executive Committee. They are making plans and recruiting volunteers, said Liza Van Horn, assistant director of the FAC.