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Editorial: Billy Ammons

There may not be a more respected person in all of Kershaw County than Billy Ammons.

May 03, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: Economic trips

Today, we report on two recent overseas trips taken by Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns and County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. According to County Administrator Vic Carpenter, McLean's trip to China cost the county between $8,000 and $10,000. Burns' trip to Europe fell in the same price range, but, except for airfare, was paid for by the Central South Carolina Alliance.

April 29, 2016 | | Editorials

City, county must act quickly to find Kmart replacement

Today's announcement the Kmart in Camden will close by the end of July is very unwelcome news. It is not surprising, however. Simply driving by on even the heaviest shopping days in recent years shows far fewer shoppers there than at Walmart across West DeKalb Street.

April 26, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: State of the county

Friday morning, Kershaw County Chairman Julian Burns and County Administrator Vic Carpenter served as the keynote speakers for a Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce breakfast. While Burns focused mostly on VisionKershaw 2030 -- something this paper will examine more closely in the near future -- Carpenter provided a statistical, yet sometimes humorous report on what's been happening in Kershaw County during the last nine to 12 months.

April 19, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: Firefighters/EMS

In our most recent three editions, including today's, we have highlighted Kershaw County's newest ambulances and some of the people who work in them, Explorers at Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), two Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah firefighters who recently earned certifications and one of the LF-R's long-term volunteers.

April 15, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: The KCSO

For the fifth consecutive year, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) earned the Agency of the Year Award from the S.C. Department of Public Safety for DUI enforcement among law enforcement agencies of between 51 and 100 employees.

April 12, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: Recycling glass

It's unfortunate the city of Camden and Kershaw County had to announce they could no longer accept glass for recycling in residents' bins or at the county's recycling centers. It is not their fault, however. Word came down from Sonoco in Hartsville the company could no longer afford to recycle glass.

April 08, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: The stage is set

As we reported Friday, the stage is now set for most of this year's local political races. We know Bobby Gary will finish out Willie Mickle's unexpired term in the Kershaw County Council District 1 seat he held immediately before Mickle. We also know Gary will face his special election opponent Al Bozard in November's general election.

April 05, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: Andy James

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and the greater community lost a great friend in M. Andrew "Andy" James when he passed away March 23. He will be remembered as a tough, but fair and inspiring educator, having served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and counselor.

April 01, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: When it ‘pollens’

There's a cartoon making its way across the internet showing a family staring out their living room window -- mother, father and pre-teen son. The boy's face is lit up, knowing, perhaps, he might not have to go to school that day. Has it snowed? No, it's "pollened," he declares, as his parents look on in horror at the mounds of yellow stuff in their yard and on their car. They look as if they haven't slept in ages.

March 29, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: Beechwood plan

We cautiously welcome the prospect of a Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community being developed at Beechwood on Knights Hill Road. We welcome the news because we have been a proponent of using the property for this type of purpose for some time. We welcome it cautiously, however, because it is just a possibility. Nothing is set in stone, and Camden residents have been waiting for nearly a decade to see what would become of Beechwood.

March 25, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: Old Hazelwood building

Tonight, Camden City Council considers second and final reading of two ordinances which, if approved, would considerably change the skyline along DeKalb Street just east of Broad Street.

March 22, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: Road dollars

Recently, the S.C. Senate voted to spend $400 million on roads. Sounds great, right? We all know South Carolina's roads need work. A lot of work. We all have driven on roads which have at the very least embarrassed us as local residents, if not caused damage to our vehicles due to their sorry state of disrepair.

March 18, 2016 | | Editorials

Editorial: No-bill

A grand jury's decision to no-bill (not indict) Jimmy Joe Methe came as a bit of a surprise to a great many people in Kershaw County. It certainly stirred a great deal of controversy. Our breaking news alert posted to Facebook on Thursday reached more than 15,000 people, sharing it nearly 120 times and engaging in a fierce debate in the post's comments section. It is easily the most engaged item we have ever posted.

March 15, 2016 | | Editorials

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

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According to a study done by The Violence Policy center in 2012, South Carolina was ranked number two in the states with the highest rate ...

October 21, 2016 | | Editorials

Candidate profiles

With Election Day coming up in less than two weeks, we hope everyone has been educating themselves on issues and candidates, both nationally and locally.

October 21, 2016 | | Editorials

Political submissions

By now many readers should be aware of the C-I's policy regarding political submissions during the election cycle. Basically, our policy is to handle ...

October 14, 2016 | | Editorials


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