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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


Editorial: Carolina sports

There is no better time to be a Carolina sports fan than now. The Carolina Panthers are on their way to the Super Bowl and, depending on what you read, a 4- to 10-point favorite to win it all. (Here in our offices, we're expecting a Panthers blowout over the Denver Broncos.)

January 26, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Tuition-free

The idea any currently enrolled Kershaw County high school student with a C or better average when they graduate -- almost any 9th through 12th grader -- will be able to go to Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) completely tuition-free is amazing news.

January 22, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Beechwood’s future

We recently reported a deal to transform Beechwood -- a 65-acre property with a century-old home on Camden's Knights Hill Road -- into a retirement community is dead, for the moment.

January 19, 2016 | | Editorials


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Editorial: Fireworks and more

Once a year, on July 4th, we could easily rename Lake Wateree as Lake Fireworks. That's because, each year, the Lake Wateree Association (LWA ...

July 01, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Historic Camden

During the past several issues of this newspaper, we have published stories related to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. We've promoted the appearance of ...

June 28, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Brexit, meet Trexit

WASHINGTON -- With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election?

June 28, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Editorials


Tatum: Fear and loathing in the U.S. of A.

"Paranoia strike deep, into your life it will creep, it starts when you're always afraid, step out of line the man will come and ...

June 28, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Editorials


Editorial: A lack of will

Elsewhere on our website, Editor Martin L. Cahn laments the lack of compromise on gun control on the national level. In similar fashion, we are ...

June 24, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: The Emmanuel Nine

A year ago, the grief was still fresh. We were all still reeling from the murders of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME Church in ...

June 21, 2016 | | Editorials


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