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The quirky English language

English varies greatly from state to state and location to location. It varies when talking with friends or when speaking before an audience. Some of it is almost unintelligible for the novice, such as Gullah. The Southern drawl differs from the Yankee vernacular. Rarely does the person speaking recognize the difference for himself. For example, the Australians told me how charming my accent was. When I returned the compliment, some other tourists from the north said, "You really told them off, having no idea I could have said the same to them. When traveling, I have been mistaken for English ...

April 11, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


State residents have access to Britannica

I am a Camden resident and, even though this is a bit late, would like to respond to Miciah Bennett's article about Encyclopaedia Britannica published on Friday, March 16th, particularly this sentence:

April 11, 2012 | Ruth Thompson DISCUS Training Coordinator, South Carolina State Library | Letters


Whitley is new owner of Carpet Outlet Inc.

Jean Whitley admits opening her new business, Carpet Outlet Inc. at 1123 U.S. 1 South in Lugoff, was a big leap … maybe even a "leap off a cliff," she thought at the time.

April 11, 2012 | | Business


The judicial activism wars

WASHINGTON -- Last week I chided President Obama for his remarks on the Supreme Court and the role of "unelected" judges. The president, wisely, has since chosen to clarify his statement, and express his (correct) view -- that courts should be hesitant to overturn acts of Congress -- in a much more appropriate way. Now there's an example of problematic behavior coming from the judicial branch, with a federal appeals court going out of its way to pick a fight with the president. Talk about judicial activism -- this is a judicial temper tantrum.

April 11, 2012 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


CHS baseball programs honors KCRD players

The Camden High baseball team is honoring all KCRD T-Ball teams at tonight's 6:30 p.m. home game against Fairfield Central.

April 11, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E to honor 1992 AAA state championship team

In 1992, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball squad became the first athletic team in school history to bring a state championship to L-E when they won the AAA state title under head coach Paul Kirkland.

April 11, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


K of C hot shots

April 09, 2012 | | Sports


First time tournament champions

April 09, 2012 | | Sports


Calling all former Bulldog baseball players

After having been postponed due to weather on its first try this season, the annual Camden High School Alumni Baseball Game will be played on Saturday, April 14.

April 09, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden at Hammond (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 09, 2012 | | Sports


Come have a bow-wow day!

It's nearly time to leash up for the 76th annual Spring Dog Show, to be held Saturday in Camden's Rectory Square.

April 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Calvin C. Bodiford

Funeral service for Calvin Coolidge Bodiford, 84, of Cassatt, will be held Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh and the Rev. Robbie Shivar will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.

April 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mildred Fay Haga

Mildred Fay Haga, 87, of Camden, widow of MSGT Ed Haga, died Friday, April 6, 2012 in Camden, SC. She was born in Cripple Creek, CO to deceased parents, Elmer and Mable Saunders. She had three brothers and three sisters with Judy Squires of Longmont, CO, being the lone survivor. She and Ed had three children, Jerry Leroy, Patricia Ann, and Geraldine. She adopted and raised three of her grandchildren from an early age, Douglas, Toni, and Lee whom she showered with unconditional love. In addition, she had 11 grands and 22 great grands. She was predeceased by a son ...

April 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Esau Lionel McLeod Jr.

Mr. Esau Lionel McLeod Jr., 62, or Santa Ana, CA, formerly of Camden, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. He was the son of the late Deacon Esau McLeod and Helen B. McLeod.

April 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Life lessons from sad lotto winners

Feeling blue about losing $656 million Mega Millions jackpot lottery? Cheer up. Behind the lottery frenzy and hoopla, I've seen enough miserable winners over the years to conclude this: If you're not prepared to handle the pitfalls that follow a sudden windfall, you're probably better off without it.

April 09, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Wooten Stables grad Upstart headed to Kentucky Derby

Alto Racing's Materiality battled even-money favorite Upstart through the stretch before registering a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) in just his third lifetime start in Gulfstream Park's signature event.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine


Chapin boots Dogs, 4-1

Chapin scored twice in each half while visiting Camden had a goal overturned and missed scoring another by inches in the first half. The result was a 4-1 Eagle victory in a Region 4-AAA boys' soccer match played Friday night in Chapin.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin hands Lady Bulldogs first 4-AAA loss

After opening the Region 4-AAA season with four straight wins, the Camden High softball team was upended by defending conference champion Chapin, 10-0, last Friday night.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS sweeps multi-team track meet

Camden outscored both Great Falls and McBee to win their third girls' track meet of the season in a meet held at the Camden High Athletic Complex last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Kids' crappie tourney set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Royals host AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU youth basketball team is hosting a tournament from April 10-12 at the Bishopville Recreation Department.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Silver Foxes top undermanned L-E netters

Playing minus first singles player Trevor Black, who had been playing some of his best tennis, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team suffered a 6-0 loss to visiting Dutch Fork in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons and Dogs meet tonight

Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will meet in today's 7:30 p.m. finale of the American Legion Park portion of the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament which concludes Thursday with four games being played at Richland Northeast.

April 01, 2015 | | Sports


Camden Spring Classic brings new set of jumpers to town

With the Carolina Cup now in the history books, it is time for Camden to welcome a different set of jumpers to town.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine




Building Permits

The following building permits were recently recorded at the Kershaw County Government Center. Permits are listed in the following manner: owner; price to be paid for construction or improvements and a brief description of the construction or improvements.

April 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth Grade

April 01, 2015 | | Education


Irene M. Gettys

A memorial service for Irene Mangum Gettys will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC, conducted by Rev. John Hallman. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joe Holderness

A memorial service for Harry "Joe" Holderness, Jr., 92, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Susie T. Rivers

Mrs. Susie Thomas Rivers, 73, of Brooklyn, New York and formerly of Boykin, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Boykin, she was a daughter of the late Willie Sr. and Emma Deas Thomas and wife of the late Benjamin Rivers, Sr.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


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