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Help needed in Elgin community

The Elgin Toy Round Up and Caring Hands Project serves Elgin families and the elderly at Christmas time. They began serving families in 2005, thanks to Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown and his wife, Mrs. Kathy Brown. They have been wonderful role models and community members. Last year, the project assisted more than 65 families with 142 children and distributed 25 food boxes for Christmas meals, which included a ham and canned goods. They also provided fruit baskets and food boxes to more than 25 senior citizens. All candidates are screened for need. They must not receive assistance from other ...

November 24, 2017 | Kim Stokes Elgin | Letters


Physical exercise vital to life worth living

Recently, I read in the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) that Scott Park Trail is to be paved. Apostle James' waiting tells all of us that all good and perfect gifts come from heaven.

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


Writer expresses concerns about Republican tax plan

Do we want this?

November 21, 2017 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Thanks to community for Candy Day success

The Camden Lions Club would like to thank all of our underwriters from many businesses and individual donations with our project – Candy day. This money collected helps countless people who need assistance with eyeglasses and an exam in Kershaw County.

November 14, 2017 | Ben Tobias, president Camden Lions Club | Letters


KCSD Superintendent disappointed with article

I would like to take this opportunity to express disappointment with an article published in the October 31, 2017, edition of the Chronicle-Independent concerning a lawsuit filed against Kershaw County School District.

November 03, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Writer warns of ‘huge’ tax increase coming

Warning! Huge propoerty tax increase coming!

November 03, 2017 | Vic Dabney, chairman Kershaw County Republican Party | Letters


Thanks to local fire departments for FireFest

I am the daughter of a retired firefighter. I come to the FireFest to enjoy seeing the entertainment and watching the education about the danger of fires. Thousands of people, especially children, learn a lot about the importance of fire safety.

October 20, 2017 | Donna Mayer Wideman Kinston, N.C. | Letters


Education Oversight Committee needs major reality check

Imagine if the teacher of your child or grandchild or some other young person in your life told the class that no matter what grades were made on a given test, 30 percent of the class would fail. I feel very certain in saying that this would be viewed as unfair and arbitrary, and with good reason.

October 13, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


‘Fake news’ at the NYT

My personal, hands-on experience is exactly opposite of Tom Reichert's claim when writing, "Regardless, newspapers are not the ones peddling fake news" (Good journalism is real, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, pg. 2).

October 10, 2017 | J.F. Rench Camden | Letters


Writer thanks SCDOT for cleaning roadside ditches

I would like to thank the SC Dept. of Transportation for cleaning out our ditches. They look really nice and hopefully the water will flow down them instead of clogging up and causing mosquitoes.

October 10, 2017 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters


Eliminating corruption best way to stop violent tragedies

Tragic incidents such as just happened in Las Vegas will not nor cannot be solved by more gun control laws. It can and will only be solved until eliminating corruption in politics, which is visible in any job profession, within churches, schools, work places, and all types of government. It starts at the lowest level and goes all the way to the top, in cities, in countries and at state and federal levels.

October 10, 2017 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Reaching for All-America City award

As the board chair for the PLAY Foundation, I am so excited about the collaboration and the support we are receiving in applying for the All-America City (AAC) Award. Through our focus groups, meetings and general conversations we have had with individuals, businesses and community leaders, there is one word that is always mentioned: Family.

October 06, 2017 | Laurey Carpenter, Board Chair PLAY Foundation | Letters


City has no accountability as electric provider

I am 80 years old and a widow. I have lived in Camden almost 25 years, volunteered with children, took of children and volunteered in many other ways.

September 29, 2017 | Carol McBee Camden | Letters


Thank you, Joey and Stacy Cobb

I would like to say "thank you" to Joey and Stacy Cobb and their staff for bringing back the historic Bethune Chicken Strut. The Strut was a successful event. I understand the work that it takes to put on such an event. My hat's off to all of you! Again, thank you for your hard work and dedication.

September 22, 2017 | John Heflin Bethune Town Council | Letters


Pat Wylie was a ‘man for all seasons’

With the passing of Pat Wylie this week, Camden has lost a true treasure. Many of us loved him and all of us respected him. He touched the lives of so many of us that his absence will be irreplaceable. To me, he was a mentor and a colleague. But, most of all, he was a dear friend.

September 15, 2017 | William 'Rusty' Major Camden | Letters


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Letter: Pickleball is a great game

Pickleball, if you haven't heard of it, you most likely will. It's the up and coming racket ball game for all ages and ...

December 12, 2017 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


County is an efficient team

I write to commend our fine county staff. Team Kershaw, led by Mr. Carpenter, delivered a formidable one-two punch Tuesday night that foretells good things ...

December 05, 2017 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters


Writer has questions for city, county councils

Kershaw County has announced plans to purchase 35 acres of riverfront property on the Lugoff side of the Wateree River (north of the bridge) for ...

December 01, 2017 | Robert Kershaw "Bob" Mays Camden | Letters


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