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
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
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 ...
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.
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
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
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
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
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 ...