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  • Thursday, May 1, 2014



Racial tension was still quite high in 1971. A Moultrie News columnist, Hungryneck Harry, bashed editors of the News and Courier and the Charleston Evening Post, saying they jumped into supporting consolidation without really knowing what was going on. Hungryneck Harry claimed the vast majority of people in Charleston did not support the move.

Business advertising with the Moultrie News at the time included Robert F. Lee optician, Deer's Laundromat, Mount Pleasant Chiropractic Office, Commercial Printing Company, Charleston Tile and Marble, and Peacock Construction just to name a few.

Snee Farm construction was almost complete in 1971 and in January it was announced that the pool in that community would be open for business by May. Also opening in May was Busy B's Floral Service that set up shop on Coleman Boulevard for many years.

The recreation fields at Center Street were dedicated that year. The facility cost $20,000 to construct and land for the facility was donated to the town by Mount Pleasant Waterworks. It featured four baseball fields, two football fields and two outdoor basketball courts.

Causey Homes provided the dugouts for the baseball fields.

The Redskins won the Pee Wee championship that year for the Mount Pleasant Football League. They were coached by John Moore, Jim Tobias, Charles Blanchard and Jimmy Taylor. Recognize those names? How about these: players Hank Able, Kevin Blanchard, Galen Bohner, Mike DeHamer, Joey Gaskins, Todd Guerry, Andy Rowland, Mike Sharpe, Jimmy Taylor, Randy Woods, Regan Blanchard, Marc DeHamer, Del Bucky Guerry, All Hurt, Jimmy Moore, Dietrick Stelljes, Hayne VonKolnitz, James Madden and Tommy McManus.

There are hundreds of more stories and headlines in our archives. Stay tuned each week as we relive those moments in the history of East Cooper. Have clippings you want to share? Email them to editor@moultrienews.com.

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