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Officers need radar training

My son was recently pulled over and given a speeding ticket by a county officer for allegedly going 58 mph in a 45 mph zone. I don't dispute the fact that my son was speeding due to I wasn't in the car with my son, and children at 16 children don't often tell the truth to their parents. However, while in court my son refused to plead guilty due to he, as I do, believing in the justice system and that we live in a county where you will get a fair and impartial hearing. At my ...

January 23, 2013 | Pamela Hough Camden | Letters


Arming citizens a deterrent

Arming citizens is an evidence-based deterrent to crime.

January 23, 2013 | Sherri Few Lugoff | Letters


Grateful for KershawHealth

The year 2012 was a deeply challenging one for me and my family. We faced a number of life-changing events. From the beginning of the year to the end, KershawHealth -- in various ways -- was a part of our journey. There could be no better companion for the rough road we traveled.

January 23, 2013 | Martha Bruce Camden | Letters


Venerate King’s birthday

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said "Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible."

January 18, 2013 | S. Issa Norman Lugoff | Letters


Living on Social Security

This mother/mother-in-law lives on Social Security and a part-time job. Obama's mother-in-law lives in the White House on our taxes and wants for nothing. Social Security tells us we can't make but so much money or they will take back one dollar for every two dollars we make over. Now, when you turn 65, you have to pay Medicare out of your Social Security; then you have to pay supplemental insurance, both over $100. Now, the IRS will take 2 percent more taxes out on Social Security. People can draw unemployment and do nothing and live very ...

January 11, 2013 | Jewell Corley Bethune | Letters


Guns and gun laws not the problem

Guns and gun laws are not the problem of deaths in the United States. To solve lots of our violent crimes, the whole nation has to stop ignoring the needs of mentally ill people. We, as a nation, have to stop the bullying, which I feel is the reason why lots of gangs are formed and lots of suicides and mass murders are committed.

January 09, 2013 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Black Heritage and America

Recently, as I tarried the ground of the estate of President Thomas Jefferson, the first 18 United States presidents and this coming February 2013 Black History month came to mind.

January 09, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


‘Thank you’ from the FRC

The board of trustees, executive director, staff and volunteers of the Family Resource Center are still celebrating our successful annual meeting and fundraiser event held at the Robert Mills Court house on November 29th.

December 28, 2012 | FRC board and executive director | Letters


Swearing-in a sign of hope

When one explores the hall of memories, some moments cannot be forgotten or dimmed by the passage of time.

December 21, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Gratitude for funeral home

I would like to write a letter expressing my gratitude and thanks for Powers Funeral Home and family for the memorial service they provided to the community on Sunday, December 2, 2012. It was so amazing, filled with precious memories and love. It was a service given to those people who have lost loved ones throughout the year of 2012. It was very meaningful and so full of God's presence and love.

December 21, 2012 | Margaret Griswold Camden | Letters


No ‘Detroit’ here!

Hopefully there are no echoes of a "little Detroit" here in Kershaw County and never will be any time ever. May we never get that low to assume that just because of a vote that a bailout is owed or is coming to save you. Can you imagine voting for someone just so you can use your vote against them? Amazingly, some councilwoman on the Detroit City Council thinks her Obama vote will cast her area a granted "bailout" vote. This news segment was aired by Fox News December 5, 2012. Some people with positions do forget just where they ...

December 19, 2012 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Memory of Christmas past

I enjoyed watching this year's Christmas parade with (Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr.) Frank Morgan standing in front of Greenleaf Villa. Reflecting on it now, I must share with your readers the fact that there is nothing like a small town Christmas parade. Having personally participated in a more than a dozen, I can honestly speak of the joy and excitement of being in such a parade.

December 19, 2012 | William “Rusty” Major Camden | Letters


Glad DeMint is gone

Thank you, thank you! About time it was said. You always have the courage to do that. Arial added just the right touch to your piece. So glad DeMint is gone. Haley says we won't find another.... How great is that? But she will try hard. Thank you again!

December 17, 2012 | Louann R. Nunnery Camden | Letters


Lugoff Optimist Club says thanks

It's absolutely awesome! It's incredibly unbelievable! That's what your support year after year means to the Lugoff Optimist Club. Each year we send out a letter asking for your financial help in order that elementary students can attend a play that teaches a lesson that is crucial to their school years. This year's play taught a lesson on anti-bullying.

December 17, 2012 | Larry Patrick Lugoff | Letters


More on SS/HS grant

I wish to thank the Chronicle-Independent for its recent series of articles and columns surrounding the anniversary of Michael Smith's murder and the community reaction which followed. As the Project Director of the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Initiative, I'd like to commend your excellent coverage as well as add a few items:

December 14, 2012 | Kevin Rhodes, KCSD Project Director Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative | Letters


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