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Writer’s column on opioids a ‘gem’

I am a conservative who wants the America I have spent 86 years enjoying alive and vibrant for my descendants. Patriotism, freedom of speech, capitalism, very limited socialism, and support of our elected government must be the priority of elected officials who are supposed to represent us. Strict allegiance to the Republican or Democratic Parties to whom they give allegiance must be prioritized below the wishes of the citizens who elect them. Incorrect voting to maintain a legacy for any human is hog wash. More later.

April 28, 2017 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters


Adequate healthcare for all Americans

As an American senior citizen, I have the privilege with Jehovah God's blessing to live, worship the Son of Man and work in this wonderful country under the Social Security and the Medicare systems.

April 21, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


The world needs ditch diggers, too

Jim Tatum's March 21 column was entertaining as well as informative. It certainly brought to light the need for qualified home repair professionals. This planet needs carpenters, electricians and plumbers. Scores of your readers are helpless without them. Many of us, like you, feel good when we repair or build something with our own hands. All of us are happy when we save money.

March 28, 2017 | William "Rusty" Majors Camden | Letters


Complain to THE STATE about circulars

I have received complaints from constituents regarding The State newspaper's delivery of The Extra, which is a circular periodically distributed via door-to-door delivery to the citizens of Kershaw County. The Extra is delivered by couriers who typically throw the circular, contained in a plastic bag, on the driveways of Kershaw County homes and on public rights of way in front of homes. Many times the circulars are not picked up. I am concerned about these complaints and what many citizens consider litter.

March 28, 2017 | Kershaw County Councilman Al Boazard District 1 | Letters


Writer not part of 'silent majority'

Mr. Jim Matthews, I will not be part of the silent majority. I loudly and proudly support your effort to increase the police force we crucially need for this community. So, we have a net increase of one deputy per shift -- over the last 27 years? Does this sound reasonable to anyone out there? Considering the increase in duties and area crime, our leaders need to seriously review Sheriff Jim Matthews' budget requests. He is right; so often the ones who support measures are quiet, stifled or intimidated by loud dissenters Mr. Matthews has called called "cave dwellers," citizens against ...

March 24, 2017 | Penry Gufstason Camden | Letters


Writer thanks KershawHealth caregivers

The family of Evelyn H. Swygert, would like to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and other caregivers of the Kershaw Health hospital, who took care of our mother during her recent hospitalization. A special thanks goes to the nurser in the ICU department. They were not only kind and understanding to the family but filled our mother's final days with comfort, compassion and respect. They are a credit to their profession.

March 24, 2017 | Evelyn S. Russell Camden | Letters


GOP healthcare plan difficult to fathom

Recently, the U.S. GOP House leaders okayed legislation to restructure our nation's healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act, (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."

March 17, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Family thanks community

On Jan. 1, we lost our son, Matthew Boland, in a tragic car accident. Matt was a wonderful son, a loving husband and a doting father to his daughter, Charlotte. We continue every day to remember him and cherish the many memories that we created with him.

February 28, 2017 | Eric, Celia and Lauren Boland Camden | Letters


Reflections on Black History Month

The month of February is Black History Month. It's a remembrance of important people and events in the history of African-Americans. Since 1976 it is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada.

February 24, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Community blessed with volunteer spirit

As the director of this United Way, I see firsthand the incredible volunteer spirit and care so many have for our community. Rural counties have many challenges that face us and often limited resources as well. Kershaw County is unique in that we have a perfect storm but not in a bad way. Rather our perfect storm has come together in ways that make us better and stronger.

February 14, 2017 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


Writer troubled about DeVos confirmation

As a Kershaw resident who has had over 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator of independent (private) schools in the United states as well as being head of the American School in El Salvador, I am troubled by the vote of our two South Carolina senators for (Betsy) DeVos as Secretary of Education. Anyone familiar with the inequitable and painfully inadequate educational environment and opportunities of the students in rural areas of South Carolina and especially down the I-95 Corridor (known as the Corridor of Shame) is aware that the vote for Betsy DeVos was a vote ...

February 10, 2017 | Leslie I. Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Thank you, Kershaw County

This weekend The Annual Attic Sale benefitting the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County was held. Thanks to the hard work of our community $13,000 was raised to provide medical treatment and wellness education for those who have no insurance and cannot afford care. I would like to say thank you: to the volunteers who work all year collecting, sorting, pricing the donated items; to the individuals who volunteer their time to staff the shop during our four day sale; to our sponsors, Pink Stable, Wells Fargo Financial, Newman Furniture, and David Joseph Mini Storage; to those who did ...

February 07, 2017 | Sarah Reed Camden | Letters


U.S. Secret service and race relations

The U.S. Dept. of the Secret Service is one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and ranks among the most elite in the world.

January 31, 2017 | By Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Salvation Army thanks community

I'd like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation and thanks for making Christmas 2016 a wonderful success.

January 24, 2017 | Maj. Roger Coulson, Regional Coordinator The Salvation Army of the Midlands, Columbia | Letters


Thanks to KH Cardiovascular Lab

I recently spent a "delightful" morning in the cardiovascular lab at Kershaw Hospital (KershawHealth).

January 20, 2017 | | Letters


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Writer encourages expression of opinion

Recently, a letter from Ms. Nancy Larsen was published entitled "Trump, Congress and Healthcare." My compliments to Ms. Larsen for a very well articulated post ...

May 23, 2017 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Writer grateful for cardiac clinic

The Kershaw County community served by Providence South Carolina Heart Center is very blessed to have an exceptional group of doctors and employees who support ...

May 16, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reading does make you well rounded!

Right on, Mr. Cahn! I couldn't agree more with the May 5 column, "Reading makes you well-rounded."

May 12, 2017 | Amber Conger, Director Kershaw County Library | Letters


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