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Bond referendum for sports complex

Finally we have a market-driven proposal! This is an excellent way to finance the proposed sports complex project because, if passed, people must vote with their wallet, which raises the bar significantly on the issue of moving forward with the sports complex. It is one thing for people to vote without seriously thinking about: (1) the method of finance directly affecting them, and, (2) having a well-researched, cold-blooded, accountable assessment of the probability of success.

April 11, 2012 | John Schaffer Camden | Letters


For the Record -- April 11, 2012

Real estate transfers

April 11, 2012 | | For the Record


Yesteryear -- April 11, 2012

Photo cutline -- Coached by Sarah Maltby, Lugoff-Elgin High School's Future Problem Solving Team members Chandra Richardson, Dorothy Bryant, Angie Gardner, Tommy Morgan, Mark McGuirt and Jeremy Setzer will compete in the state competition this weekend at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C.

April 11, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Area students earn degrees

Lander University conferred degrees upon 182 graduates including several from Kershaw County at the university's spring commencement ceremonies in December. Brig. Gen. Darlene M. Goff, a Lander University graduate and the first woman promoted to general in the history of the S.C. Army National Guard, delivered the keynote address to a full house at Lander's Horne Arena.

April 11, 2012 | | Education


A news legend

Back in the early 1960s, the journalism surrounding politicians and famous figures was often adoring and non-controversial -- something a public relations expert might dream up. Movie stars and professional athletes were always pictured as happy and devoted to their families, although there was probably nearly as much fooling around back then as now. And political figures were smilingly looked upon as people who had nothing more than the good of the country in their hearts. President John F. Kennedy's multiple dalliances were well known but never reported.

April 11, 2012 | | Editorials


CES reports honor roll students

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

April 11, 2012 | | Education


Picture I.D. and voting

I am 100 percent American and I do not hesitate to show my picture I.D. to anyone! I am very happy to have been born in these United States 23 July 1933! I say I love it or leave it!

April 11, 2012 | Robert Bullock Lugoff | Letters


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


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Clarence Branham

Funeral service for Clarence Branham, 88, will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell

Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell of Kershaw, South Carolina, 80, the beloved wife of Dr. Danny Reese Blackwell, was the only child born to Ella Elizabeth Griffith (Nell) and Robert Earl Griffith on October 26, 1934, in Pageland, South Carolina. She was an alumna of Columbia College and College of Charleston.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin Bellamy

Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday, April 25, 2015 inHyco Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in the church Cemetery.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: GOP needs to broaden appeal

The Republican presidential field is already getting crowded, and the South Carolina GOP primary is often viewed as a bellwether for White House hopefuls. Because this is a conservative state, candidates in past years have often moved to the right while campaigning here. But a new poll shows Republican voters in South Carolina might be moving away from some of the hard-line social issues they have embraced in the past. As a side note, many political observers believe the party "had better get out of people's bedrooms if it wants to broaden its appeal."

April 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: 2016 -- The woman trap

WASHINGTON -- Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.

April 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Jenkins: Nature is all you need

Much has been made in the last few years about the disconnect between children and nature. Richard Louv popularized the issue in his best-selling book, Last Child in the Woods. While the trend isn't necessarily intentional, it cannot be ignored either. The awareness we are attached to something more is a key component to our continued existence upon Earth. Fortunately, I think the roots of this respect are already planted in the passions of the most perfect people, our children.

April 22, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mr. Hot Stuff snaps Decoy Daddy's run in Temple Gwathmey

Gil Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff and jockey Paddy Young returned to the races in the Middleburg (Va.) Spring's $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) on Saturday, and together they denied Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy a third straight victory by a neck. All Together finished third, and Staying On claimed fourth money.

April 22, 2015 | | Equine


EMSA Regatta returning to Lake Wateree this weekend

Lake Wateree will be awash with the sight of sails billowing in the breeze as the Wateree Sailing Club (WSC) will host its second annual Spring Midlands Multihull Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

April 22, 2015 | | Sports


Race to the Press Box 5k slated for May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High

The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

April 22, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rain postpones CHS, NC games

After having been rained out last Thursday night, Camden and North Central's baseball and softball teams' re-scheduled games had to be "re-re-scheduled" due to unplayable conditions and inclement weather on Monday night.

April 22, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Karate kids strike it rich after a strong showing in Raleigh

Kershaw County-based Carolina Family Karate took part in last month's AAU North Carolina State Karate Championship and returned home with 27 medals. The competition team is coached by Matthew Smith and competed in the disciplines of Kata, Kumite and Kobudo.

April 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS student-athletes' physicals set for Sunday

Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.

April 22, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Antley heads quartet headed into NRM Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Jockey Chris Antley, trainer King Leatherbury and the racehorses Lava Man and Xtra Heat have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the contemporary category.

April 22, 2015 | | Equine


Sidewalk Survey - April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


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