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Editorial: DUI laws

Recently, we interviewed Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews about the dichotomy of doing a good job enforcing the state's driving under the influence (DUI) laws, but lamenting how badly those laws are flawed.

September 18, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Public feedback

We notice in today's Yesteryear feature an interesting coincidence: 29 years ago this week, the Kershaw County School Board of School Trustees decided to delay a facilities study until members and district officials could meet with a bond referendum consultant and, possibly hold a meeting to get feedback on the potential projects and funding.

September 16, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Paying for projects

Friday, we published two reports concerning funding for upcoming or possible future infrastructure projects. The first came from Kershaw County Council's Sept. 8 meeting where Councilman Jimmy Jones presented alternate funding proposals to pay for making improvements at various county industrial sites.

September 14, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: September 11

Fourteen years ago today, foreign terrorists attacked America on American soil. September 11, 2001, was a Tuesday that year. The terrorists boarded four planes, slammed two into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, another into The Pentagon and tried to crash the last into the White House.

September 11, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Candidates

So, Rick Santorum visited Chapin, participating in the town's Labor Day parade. He is not the first presidential candidate to visit South Carolina as we near 2016 and he won't be the last. Indeed, there are so many candidates visiting South Carolina these days, it's hardly news.

September 09, 2015 | | Editorials


Noted and passed - Sept. 7, 2015

• Wow! Another major corporate investment is coming to Kershaw County, this time to the tune of $88 million (see our front page). As with Haier's recent $72 million, 410-job investment, at this stage, we have no idea which company will be revealed as what is currently being called "Project Stagecoach." Is it an existing company investing in extra technology? Or a complete newcomer to Kershaw County with several hundred new jobs. Time will tell. What we will suggest is with Suonimen's recent announcement, INVISTA's decision to bring 200 contract jobs in-house, Haier's plans and, now, Project ...

September 07, 2015 | | Editorials


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 at the Kershaw County-West Complex at Whitehead Road and U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin.

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 changed 10 years ago by Hurricane Katrina.

August 31, 2015 | | Editorials


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


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Coming up

School registration starts tomorrow and all over Kershaw County kids will be checking in to their new schools, meeting teachers and getting a first glimpse ...

July 26, 2016 | | Editorials


Looking around

Passers-by may be seeing all kinds of activity around the area, especially in Camden.

July 22, 2016 | | Editorials


Changes

As they say, the only thing that is constant is change – and that goes for us here at the C-I.

July 19, 2016 | | Editorials


Master potter John Bartlam made America’s first porcelain

In 1972, Dr. George Terry travelled to Cainhoy, on the Wando River near Charleston, on a hunch. For years he had been researching a potter ...

July 15, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Editorials


Philando Castile’s gun permit might have gotten him killed. I’m white. My own permit gets me out of

(Occasionally Phil Noble has guest writers for his columns. This week's entry is by Corey Hutchins, 2011 and 2012 S.C. Press Association Journalist ...

July 15, 2016 | Corey Hutchins | Editorials


Thank a cop

At Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, Camden's Bob Clithero -- an Air Force veteran from the Korea and Vietnam wars -- urged the public to ...

July 15, 2016 | | Editorials


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