I don't want to make a habit of getting publicly involved in issues, but enough is enough. Every time I read the paper or listen to someone talk, it's about how much more money the government or some agency wants to take from me and the rest of Kershaw County.
I was very interested in the issue raised by Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford at the recent (Kershaw County) Chamber (of Commerce) legislative forum. Ms. Drakeford correctly stated that the state of South Carolina is not providing the legally required level of funding for local governments. I would point out that our state is also falling well short in terms of its legal obligation for the funding of public schools.
April 24, 2013|
Dr. Frank E. Morgan
This is a particularly precarious time for health care; there are many uncertainties, many worries. The current antagonistic verbiage between members of Kershaw County Council and KershawHealth has added to my concerns about this community's health care future.
April 22, 2013|
Dr. Earl W. Bryant
Beware residents of Kershaw County. We cannot be passive about what is happening in county council as we absolutely need to keep a hospital that takes care of everybody whether they are capable of paying their bill or not.
I would like to respond to the recent articles concerning KershawHealth's request for help with our EMS. I have lived all my life in Kershaw County. We have a good community with many caring people. This includes county council, KershawHealth's board of directors, and the leadership and employees at KershawHealth.
The newly-formed Camden Business Alliance wishes to formally congratulate a long-standing fixture in Kershaw County, our hospital, on its 100 years of service to the citizens of our community. As you are our largest employer in the city of Camden, we value your membership in our alliance and hope that we can learn from your experience and your record of achievement.
A local businessman asked me the other day how things went for us at the Cup. I told him that we were told by the Camden Police Department that our services would not be needed so we concentrated on DUI enforcement after the race and the results were good. We only made two DUI arrests, but a lot of open container violations were cited and we wrote a lot of warning tickets.
April 10, 2013|
Jim Matthews, Sheriff
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office
Recently, Chairman Scott Ziemke and several of the senior members of the KershawHealth Board have been subjected to criticism that was harsh in tone, but somewhat vague and indistinct as to specific incidents wherein they had failed to discharge their duty as board members.
Is there anyone else out in this vast universe who is zero to non-astute in the world of technology? I felt on top of the game when I mastered the microwave oven. I'm on my third, and I've advanced to a "wild" 900 watts.
So Councilman Jones Has questions about many issues at Kershaw Health but can't be bothered with attending a Board of Trustees meeting where he could possibly ask those questions and possibly get answers. Sounds like he doesn't want to engage in any dialogue and just wants to hear his own voice. Is it because he won't like the answers or maybe he just likes to hear his own voice and see his name in print.
I read with great interest Dr. Marguerite Carlton's letter ("Mr. Jones' deplorable attack, March 15). I believe the comments she made concerning Councilman Jimmy Jones were completely out of line. Dr. Carlton needs to step outside the inner circle of the hospital and reassess what her role exactly was. She also needs to provide a measure of transparency regarding contractual arrangements, benefits and income she and her practice received and continues to receive as a result of (KershawHealth Board of Trustees) decisions made while she was serving as a (trustee).
Last week's front page article on the Maxway building at Broad and Rutledge streets has led some people to believe that the city will be spending Hospitality Tax money to purchase and demolish the building. That is not the case.
After the recent passing of our Dad, we were escorted by the Camden Police Department from the city limits to Malvern Hill Baptist Church. Many in the procession following the '73 Ford Pick-up which carried our Dad's casket were moved by the real class displayed by each officer along the route. I hope those involved will accept our sincere thanks for our safe passage and their respect. We hope the county will go back to providing the same honor for safe passage at this difficult time for a family.
March 22, 2013|
The Family of Bill Dixon