Guns and gun laws are not the problem of deaths in the United States. To solve lots of our violent crimes, the whole nation has to stop ignoring the needs of mentally ill people. We, as a nation, have to stop the bullying, which I feel is the reason why lots of gangs are formed and lots of suicides and mass murders are committed.
Looking ahead to 2013, this county, state and nation all face major issues and problems; that, of course, isn't peculiar to this year but occurs regularly. Here at the Chronicle-Independent, it's our responsibility to comment on these issues in editorials, and as we have in the past, we won't be hesitant to do so. We've noticed for a long time that many newspapers are like politicians in that they adhere to certain philosophies or dogmas and seldom swerve away from them. With many papers, it's possible to predict which side of an issue they'll ...
A memorial service paying tribute and honoring the life of Walter Cannaday, 83, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street, Camden, SC. Walter passed peacefully from this life on December 26th in Houston, Texas at the home of his daughter. In lieu of flowers, the Cannady family wishes any memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758515, Topeka, KS 66675
Kershaw Center Disabilities Foundation Director Thoyd Warren (second from right) receives a check from Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bill Kennedy (second from left) for $5,022. The money reflects proceeds from the Knights' 2012 Tootsie Roll Drive. With Warren and Kennedy are Knights Tootsie Roll Drive Chairman Fred Florian (far left) and Tip Fundraiser Jim Pontius (far right).
• The new Congress sworn in last week in Washington is the most diverse ever, with membership gains by women, minorities and gays. In addition, the House will have its first Hindu member, its first female combat veterans and its first openly bi-sexual member. The Senate will have its first Buddhist. And, of course, Tim Scott of South Carolina becomes the only African-American in the Senate. We hope all the new officials will do a better job of leading this country than those they join in Washington.