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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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L-E training staff gets national honor

Lugoff-Elgin High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School award for its Athletic Training program sponsored by Anna Harvley ...

May 27, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Youth sports camps kick off first week of summer vacation

The 2016 summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County kick off next week.

May 27, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 2016 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Ernest Health

Along with a rather contentious debate on exactly how to fund some extra items in the county's proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget, Tuesday's ...

May 27, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: A trump too far?

WASHINGTON -- If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either.

May 27, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 27, 2016

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Contrast this with the official start of hurricane season just a week away. The 2016 Atlantic ...

May 27, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Come here and talk about guns

The papers this week had big stories about Donald Trump speaking to the National Rifle Association convention and accepting their endorsement. Among his promises to ...

May 27, 2016 | | Columns


Schmucker’s open for business

Freeman and Heather Schmucker, along with their family, cut the ribbon during Schmucker's Amish General Store's grand opening at 1040-A Broad St. in ...

May 27, 2016 | | Business


District 50 candidates will debate June 2 in Lee County

The Lee County Observer -- a Camden Media Co. newspaper -- and Bishopville radio station WAGS and the Lee County Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to ...

May 27, 2016 | | Politics


Woman arrested for leaving infant in car while she shopped

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 46-year-old Lugoff woman Tuesday after she allegedly left a 16-month-old boy and a dog unattended in ...

May 27, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


RUTH ANDRADE - Rembert

REMBERT -- Funeral service for Ruth Andrade, 84, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELISHA DUBOSE - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Elisha DuBose, 81, of 1346 Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Wednesday, June 1st, 3:00 P.M. at ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELLA MAE MITCHELL - Camden

Mrs. Ella Mae Mitchell, 85, of 715 King Street, Camden, passed on Monday, May 23, 2016.

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


LAURA M. NELSON - Rembert

Rembert -- Mrs. Laura McCray Nelson, 66, of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


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