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Yesteryear for March 14, 2017

24 YEARS AGO -- March 12-19, 1993

Posted: March 13, 2017 4:40 p.m.
Updated: March 14, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Arby’s Roast Beef is coming to Camden, with construction set to begin this week, said an official at the fast food chain. Kershaw CountyPlanning and Zoning Director Julian Gause confirmed Tuesday that Arby’s Roast Beef had been issued a construction permit for a 2,755 square foot restaurant to be built nesxt to the Gate gasoline station in the parking lot of Springdale plaze, which currently has Wal-Mart, Goody’s and Winn-Dixie as its anchor stores.

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Habitat For Humanity of Kershaw County was approved as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International March 1, according to organization officials.

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing worldwide. Working with as many donated materials as possible, officials and Habitat volunteers work side by side with future homeowners in the construction of their homes and those of others.

Carlyle Baxley, president of the local Habitat board, said he believes the project will play a vital role in raising consciousness about the issues of inadequate low income  housing in Kershaw County. The local board has set a goal of building two houses in 1993.

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Winners in the Kershaw County Student Art Competition (formerly the Van Dervort Competition), sponsored by the Camden Art Association, were honored march 1 at the Fine Arts Center. Holly Smith of North Central High School won best in show. Mike Vendervieren of Lugoff-Elgin High School won first place, Rodney Powers of L-EHS won second place, Taquina Billups of L-EHS won third place. Honorable mentions included Billy Seabolt an Terry Rhodes of L-EHS and Arthur Peterson and Randy Moak of Camden Military Academy. 

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Reggie Jackson is known almost as much for his easy, disarming smile as for his singing voice. And now the 12-year-old Kershaw County resident will be featured in an episode of a Canadian television series, titled “Little Smiles.”

The young vocalist captured national  attention after singing “America the Beautiful” at the National Democratic Convention in July. He was invited to perform there after then presidential hopeul Bill Clinton had heard him sing at a political rally in Camden. Subsequently, Reggie was invited to perform at the Presidential Gala in Landover, Md., during the week of Clinton’s inauguration.

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The 1993 Miss Gold and Black Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in Phelps Auditorium. Contestants include Lara Souza, Jessica Clancy, Ambree Stancil, Sally Shaw, Donna Baker, Carmelita Franklin, Aimee Ammons, Christi Melton, Kristal Keys, Ann Clithero, Carson Bruce, Tessa Farmer, Tara Caulder, Christy Atkerson, Stacie Smith, Kelly Myhand, Matia Williams, Michele Morgan, Alana Geddings, Sherita Washingon, Andrea Cutler, Carrie Jeffers, Keme Heaven Kelli Burroughs, Sally Walker, Melania Smith, Rachel Marsh, Colleen Gathers, Aimee Moore, Chrystal Arledge, Shakeila Stuckey, Nicole Horton, Ryan Walker, Kaye Carter, Misty Clyburn and Margaret Sheheen.

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