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Jackson Teen Center officially opens doors
JTC - Four Squares
Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Staffer John Possum Drakeford (second from left, in blue shirt) plays a round of Four Squares with JTC students during a celebration of the centers official opening Nov. 5 - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Stories like this normally open with a phrase about a dream -- its becoming real, the “culmination of” or, even, “something like a.” But, the official opening of the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) has more to do with the keeping of a promise. Seven years ago in December, a Camden High School student, Michael Smith, died as the result of a gunshot wound in Kershaw County’s only gang-relating shooting.