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Editorial: Electric bills

Wednesday, we reported on this summer's excessive heat and its effects on city of Camden electric bills. Several of us here at the Chronicle-Independent noted bills from a period covering most of the month of June appeared much higher than usual. We also received calls and in-person inquiries about the spike.

August 28, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Jury duty

Sitting on a jury is inconvenient at best, time consuming at least and, at worst, scary, depending on the case being heard. It is also one of the most important, honorable duties for which an American can be chosen.

August 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Noted and passed - Aug. 24, 2015

• Congratulations to local McDonald's franchisee George Sensor for earning the company's Al Golin Trust Award. As we reported on a recent People & Places page, Sensor received the award -- one of the highest a McDonald's owner/operator can receive -- for outstanding commitment to their local communities, employees, and customers. Horse owner, animal lover and businessman, Sensor is also very well known in the community for his charitable contributions. One of the more recent and visible examples is his donation of a utility van to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. The Al Golin award is a well-deserved achievement ...

August 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Paying for time

While Editor Martin L. Cahn tackles the open government issue of executive sessions in his column today, we'll take space here to address another concern based on the freedom of information: paying for copies of public records.

August 21, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Camden & L-E

Friday marks the annual match-up between the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldogs and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Demons football teams. It's a much looked forward to start of the high school football season, along with last Friday's Jamboree. We wish both teams well and are excited to see who comes out on top this year.

August 19, 2015 | | Editorials


Noted and passed - Aug. 17, 2015

• We are glad two teenage girls missing from Camden for nearly a week were located, safely. We are glad the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office took the case seriously, did not give up and did what needed to be done to find them. What we still wonder about -- and likely will due to their status as minors -- is why the two girls ran from deputies when they were located at a Camden motel. Insofar as we know, no adults have been charged with the case. Folks commenting on Facebook have, on one hand, said the girls have done this sort ...

August 17, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Haier

It could be a coincidence Haier America announced plans to hold an Aug. 20 press conference just a day after Kershaw County Council voted on matters pertaining to a more than $72 million expansion for something called "Project Picture."

August 14, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Back to school

Monday, hundreds of teachers returned to their classrooms or entered them for the first time as they prepared for the new school year here in Kershaw County. Next Monday, thousands of students will return to classes, some for the first time, too, others moving up to their next grade.

August 12, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: The storm

As our front page story and picture attest, Thursday night's thunderstorm was a strong one, managing -- among other things -- to knock out a major electric power distribution line to the Camden area. The only major reported incident was a barn fire resulting in a total loss.

August 10, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: We Are Camden

(As today's editorial, we present the following blog post by Callie Neal, a former Camden High School [CHS] student, daughter of CHS Athletic Director Jimmy Neal and Camden Middle School Band Director Nancy Neal. Ms. Neal, now an educator herself at Summerville High School, sent us a copy of her post for publication. It expresses our feelings as well regarding the tragic death of CHS student Drew David.)

August 07, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Lizard Man

Our neighbors to the east (Lee County) are having fun again with the alleged reappearance of the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp. The most recent accounts include a picture sent to the media this week by a woman only known as "Sarah;" and a video taken by an unknown hunter who said he recorded the Lizard Man back in May, but waited until Sarah released her photo to share it with the world.

August 05, 2015 | | Editorials


Noted and passed - Aug. 3, 2015

• We, as we suspect many others do, look forward to the day when the new version of the Armory restaurant opens in downtown Camden. Chef and co-owner Ed Caraminas says he'll take some of the old business' menu, remake them with his own recipes and add favorites from his former Boston and Florida restaurants. The mention of Maryland blue crab caught several C-I staffers' attention. Going back to its days as The Paddock, the Armory has been a place to go and a culinary attraction for visitors to our city. It will be nice to welcome it back into ...

August 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: KCSO bloodhounds

Since the beginning of the year, we have reported a number of instances when Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) bloodhounds have been called in to help find suspects on the run and -- as we reported in recent days -- a missing elderly man in Cassatt.

July 31, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: The Karesh wing

While it may seem troubling on the surface to have KershawHealth's letter of intent with Capella Healthcare extended to Aug. 31, the reason for the delay actually provides good news to those who rely on an important component of the hospital: the Karesh Long Term Care Center.

July 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Traffic light needed

Most, although not necessarily all, people in Bethune appear to want an actual traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 1 and S.C. 341 rather than the blinking red and yellow lights there now or a proposed four-way stop. We happen to fall into the traffic light column on this issue. First, if set up correctly, with sensors to alert the system someone on U.S. 341 wants to cross the intersection, the light can be set to green most of the time for U.S. 1 traffic. This will allow truckers and others to, slowly of course ...

July 27, 2015 | | Editorials


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Editorial: New playground

We were happy to report on last Saturday's groundbreaking at the site of the county's first Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground ...

September 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: A deal, done

As our front page trumpets today, the Capella Healthcare/MUSC Health takeover of KershawHealth is a done deal.

September 02, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Katrina

Today's editorial is inspired by Marshall Ramsey's elegant cartoon (above) recognizing the courage, resilience, strength and persistence of those whose lives were irrevocably ...

August 31, 2015 | | Editorials


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