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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


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


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Katherine Iseman

Passers-by may have noticed the large American flag flying on Broad Street and possibly even saw a fire truck leading a funeral procession from First ...

September 27, 2016 | | Editorials


Monsters here

On today's front page readers will see a variety of items. One is a lighthearted feature by Katrina Moses about the Pokémon Go ...

September 23, 2016 | | Editorials


Vivian Metze

We would like to offer our sincere congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Vivian B. Metze, who was honored Friday by the city of Camden ...

September 20, 2016 | | Editorials


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