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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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Back to School tips: How to save on school supplies

Back to school season can be as expensive for parents as it is exciting for students. Once the initial letdown of the end of summer ...

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places


INVISTA looks to fill 200 positions in Lugoff

INVISTA, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and fibers, is now hiring for more than 200 positions at its Camden plant in ...

July 24, 2015 | | Business


Ariail for July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Civility

Something refreshing has come to Camden and Kershaw County: a return to civility among our governing bodies.

July 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Trumping himself

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.

July 24, 2015 | | Columns


Moment of Nature - July 24, 2015

The mere mention of the word "root extraction" concurs up images of the dentist chair, Novocain and the shrill sound of the drilling tool, which ...

July 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Velma Shealey

Velma Munn Stokes Shealey died peacefully in her home on Monday, July 20, 2015.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Shirley Nelson

A visitation to celebrate the life of Shirley Ann Nelson, 72, will be held August 1, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Powers Funeral ...

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Mickle

Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Mickle, 87, of New York City will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11 a.m. at Sutton Branch Baptist ...

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clyde Key

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clyde Key, 63, of Camden will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at ...

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gay Dawn Harris

A celebration of life service for Gay Dawn Harris, 56, will be held today at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark ...

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margaret Gardner

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margaret Kirkland Gardner, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2 p.m., today, July 24 ...

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maebell Brevard

Funeral service for Mrs. Maebell Brevard, 73, of Hempstead, New York, formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. at ...

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


A sendoff from the head Tiger himself

July 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Carolina Family Karate wins 26 medals at AAU nationals

Carolina Family Karate in Lugoff sent 19 students to the National AAU Karate Championships in Raleigh earlier this month and the team returned home with ...

July 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


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