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Shaggin’ on the (Highway 90) Avenue

Danny Lamb gives Sharon Teague a whirl on the dance floor.To promote and celebrate their love for a dance that originated in South Carolina decades ago, Macclenny resident Danny Lamb and his wife Debbie hosted an event they called “Beach Music 101: Shaggin’ on the Avenue” in mid-December.

The Shag is a swing dance that originated along the coast between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, during the 1940s. It was adapted by South Carolina as the state’s official dance in 1976 and today is recognized in national and international dance competitions held across the United States.

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Eight grader wins college scholarship for governor essay

From left: Principal Sherry Barton, student Shelbie Martin and Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson. Shelbie Martin, an eighth grader at Baker County Middle School, won the 2012 Governor’s Recognition Scholarship Essay contest sponsored by Florida PrePaid College Foundation.

Students in three Florida counties were asked to submit essays about one Florida governor.

Ms. Martin is the daughter of Jeni and Shawn Martin of Glen St. Mary. As the winner, she receives a full scholarship to any state college in Florida.

Only 13 years old, Ms. Martin doesn’t yet know where she will attend school but says, “It’ll be somewhere close to home.”

Ms. Martin was working as an assistant in the school’s media center December 16 when she received a surprise visit from BCMS principal Sherry Barrett and school district Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson.

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