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County Council honors outstanding citizens

Jerry E. Halmon, Staff Reporter

Bamberg County Council members took a few minutes out of their August 22 meeting to honor two of its most prominent citizens, one who is still living and the other posthumously. Council presented Carl L. Kilgus Sr. of Bamberg with a resolution in appreciation of his many years of community service and civic leadership in Bamberg County South Carolina. Kilgus was publisher and owner of the Advertizer-Herald newspaper for 40 years and was also a long serving member of a number of boards including: the Bamberg Board of Public Works where he served as chairman, Bamberg City Council and a volunteer firefighter for many years. Kilgus was named Bamberg County Citizen of the Year in 1979. Council members also presented Vivian C. Gibson, widow of the late Bamberg County Chief Magistrate Franklin Gibson, with a resolution honoring his many years of service to Bamberg County.

AJA falls

Mike Hall

The Andrew Jackson Academy Confederates (0-1) had three players to rush for over 100 yards in their season opener at Hallman Sease Field Friday night but it was enough as head coach Gene Sease’s young team fell to Greenwood Christian 38-24. The Confederates were led offensively by: Mark Corder, who had 115 yards rushing and a TD. Eddie Ricks finished with 100 yards rushing and 2 TD's and Cole Reed also added 100 rushing yards.

Close Game

Mike Hall

The AJA JV football team (0-1) lost a hard fought football game to Patrick Henry Academy Thursday night at Hallman Sease Field, by a score of 42 to 36. AJA (0-1) was led by Riley Ackerman with 253 rushing yards, 3 TD's, and 6 tackles. Joseph Stanfield had 100 rushing yards, 85 passing yards, 2 TDs, and 5 tackles. Hunter Waltz added 6 tackles.



Clarendon Hall too much

Jerry E. Halmon, Sports Editor

The Curt Ott era at Jefferson Davis got off to a tough start Friday night as the defending 8-Man State Champion Raiders fell to a powerful Clarendon Hall Saints team at Raider field in Blackville. The Saints took an 8-0 lead at 11:42 of the first quarter on a 65 yard run. At 10:44 they would increase the lead to 16-0 on a fumble recovery returned for a score. An 18 yard run for a score would increase the Saints lead to 24-0 and an interception returned for a score at 7:46 of the first quarter raised the lead to 32-0 Saints. The Raiders best possession of the first half came near the end of the first quarter when behind the running of Bearden and Webster they would move the ball to the 39 of the Saints, but were unable to put points on the board. The Saints would increase their lead over the Raiders to 48-0 at the end of the first quarter, and would lead by a score of 56-0 at halftime.

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