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Editorial: Sheheen and Kelly

As recounted on today's front page, Kershaw County Council held a special meeting ahead of its regular meeting Tuesday to honor former Chairman Steve S. Kelly Jr. for his more than 32 years of service as a councilman and chairman. Council did the same Jan. 12 for former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. for his 23 years on council.

March 11, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Break-ins

Last week's headlines regarding the arrest of four young men for a string of automobile break-ins in Camden, east Camden and Lugoff offer what we feel are valuable lessons.

March 08, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Tony Scully

In his monthly column, over on the top of the facing page (A3), Tony Scully is announcing he will not run for a second term as Camden's mayor. Simply stated, we are extremely sorry to learn of his decision, but we are not totally surprised, either. We are not surprised because, in typically Tony Scully fashion, his decision not to run again is an example of his humility.

March 04, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Equine Park

It's good to hear the S.C. Equine Park's (SCEP) revenue is up 20 percent during the last year, according to information SCEP Vice Chairman John Cushman provided Camden City Council during its meeting Feb. 23.

March 01, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: County goals

As listed in one of today's top stories, Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a list of short- and long-term goals for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The short-term, or "Do Now," goals were further broken down into high, medium and low priority.

February 26, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: EQUUS

While there were some events which took place during the week, Friday night and Saturday marked the primary events connected to the first ever appearance of the EQUUS Film Festival WINNIE Winners Tour in Camden. If you missed it, don't worry; Camden Tourism Director Suzi Sale has already announced it'll be back next year.

February 23, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: To vote or not to vote?

We are, usually, tremendous advocates of exercising one's right to vote. And we, usually, express such advocacy with the old saying, "If you don't vote, you can't complain," meaning don't grumble about who gets elected if you didn't cast your vote for an opponent.

February 19, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Justified?

Many people in and around Camden know Jimmy Methe and his family. They know them for their love of animal life, big and small, often taking in critters to nurse them back to health or passing them on to those who know best how to do so. Methe is known for helping out when there's a clash between Kershaw County's wildlife and the humans who live in its midst.

February 16, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Truck route work

We're glad to know construction to remake certain roads in and around Camden into an enforceable truck route will get underway Monday. However, we can't help thinking how frustrating it will be to have the affected portion of Springdale Drive and Boykin Road between Knights Hill Road and North Broad Street tied up with construction for the next 15 months.

February 12, 2016 | | Editorials


Cahn: S.C. FOIA making headlines

Those of us in the newspaper business here in South Carolina who are also members of the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) receive an e-newsletter each week about things going on within the organization and also in journalism across the state and nation.

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Editorials


Editorial: Go to the polls

OK, Kershaw County Council District 1 residents, it's time to get serious: today marks the primaries for the special election to fill the seat Willie Mickle vacated at the end of November.

February 09, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Blame for closing schools may be misplaced

After reading today's coverage of this week's Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting, one could easily get the sense of an "us versus them" mentality between North Central area parents and trustees, not to mention among some trustees themselves.

February 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: Just how dumb does Trump think we are?

Donald Trump thinks you're an idiot.

February 05, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Editorials


Editorial: Good news

This may sounds odd in this day and age of 24/7 news cycles dependent on screaming headlines about the worst mankind has to offer, but we prefer to report good news whenever we can.

February 02, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: ‘A great year’

Listening to Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean at Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, as recounted in one of today's front page stories, confirmed our happy suspicions: 2015 was a great year, as McLean put it, for Kershaw County from an economic development standpoint.

January 29, 2016 | | Editorials


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Voc Rehab serves all of us

Today readers will see a story about a recent event hosted by the Camden area office of S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation. We would like to ...

August 23, 2016 | | Editorials


Chicken coops and voting booths

What in the world would the two items in the above headline have in common, other than they are places with purposes?

August 19, 2016 | | Editorials


Back to school in KC

If the old saw, "it takes a village to raise a child" is true, then surely Kershaw County is working hard to be that village.

August 16, 2016 | | Editorials


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