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Editorial: Save your life

Friday afternoon's tragic accidents on U.S. 1 in Lugoff should serve as notice to us all: we need to be far, far more careful and wear our seatbelts every time we are in a vehicle, whether we are driving or merely a passenger.

November 17, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: First responders

It's always nice to see our real heroes recognized, especially after something like October's historic flooding.

November 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Paul Napper

Congratulations to Paul Napper, executive director of The ALPHA Center, feted on today's front page as the 2015 recipient of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation's Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award. As his nominators, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and ALPHA Center Prevention Director Tina Griggs said in their nomination letters, we know of no one more deserving of such recognition.

November 10, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: KCSD bond rating

For years, there has been a parade of critics claiming the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and its board of trustees do not know what they're doing with its tax dollars.

November 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Other pieces of the puzzle

During the last week, we have come out in favor of and urged cooperation on the $17.2 million economic development bond recently passed by Kershaw County Council.

November 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: KC bond

With Kershaw County Council's 4-2 vote Tuesday to issue $17.2 million in bonds for a series of upgrades to our industrial parks, it's time to move forward.

October 30, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: $17.2 million

As previewed on today's front page, Kershaw County Council is set to hold a public hearing and take final reading on a potential $17.2 million economic development bond issue. The money -- based on "Plan 4" offered by county staff -- would be used to make improvements at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial parks. Plan 4 also involves the use of $4 million in county reserve funds.

October 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: A ‘new’ divide?

For years, most people divided Kershaw County into two pieces, divided by the Wateree River. Camden vs. Lugoff; the West Wateree vs. those living on the east side of the river.

October 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: KCC needs to fill open KH seat

Kershaw County Council's decision not to fill a vacant seat on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees is problematic.

October 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Shawn Elliott

When news of University of South Carolina (USC) head football coach Steve Spurrier's resignation from the post hit social media Monday night, rumors swirled as to who would replace the Hall of Fame coach either in the short or long term.

October 16, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Helping others

On today's front page, you'll see stories of at least two student groups helping others in the wake of this month's heavy rainfall and flooding in the Midlands. First, not only did Camden Military Academy students put together and deliver a massive donation of water and other goods for hard-hit folks in Columbia, but they actually helped out some of those in need directly.

October 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Thankful

One life lost, dozens of homes and businesses damaged, roads and bridges washed out. These are all things caused by flooding which resulted from this past weekend's long, steady, sometimes very heavy rain.

October 09, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: And here we are

Welcome to the first-ever Tuesday edition of the Chronicle-Independent. As you can see, in addition to repackaging our old three times a week news for twice weekly publication, we're bringing you more color to our pages.

October 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Kelly sentence

We agree with Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews: if anyone was a candidate for a life sentence without the possibility of parole, it was Stephen Ross Kelly.

October 02, 2015 | | Editorials


Editorial: Almost done

Not long ago, the words "Done deal!" graced our front page, trumpeting the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' unanimous vote to have Chair Karen Eckford sign the finalized lease/purchase and management agreements with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health, the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina.

September 30, 2015 | | Editorials


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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


Editorial: District accounts

When Kershaw County Council passed third and final reading of the county's proposed budget on a 4-3 vote Tuesday (see "County council passes final ...

June 17, 2016 | | Editorials


Editorial: Public safety

Friday, we published a guest column from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews detailing several recent, violent incidents to which deputies responded. Matthews said deputies respond ...

June 14, 2016 | | Editorials


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