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Reader: Labor Day a special time

Labor Day is a special time of year for this senior citizen Black American with 30-plus years as a union delegate and with the blessing of Father God, 25 years of company and union benefits. I now call my era in the labor force cashing the America Dream.

September 07, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Councilman invites residents to hear bond alternative

A few weeks ago, on a 4-3 vote, county council approved first reading of a general obligation bond for economic development. The dollar amount of the bond was undecided. The shopping list the bond would cover could reach as high as $15 million. The bond issue appears to be on a fast track and gathering speed.

September 04, 2015 | Councilman Jimmy Jones Kershaw County District 4 | Letters


Reader appreciates kind grocery bagger

Thank you for your excellent coverage of local news. We are truly grateful to have enjoyed your newspaper all these years. We are truly a blessed community and wished to share a human interest item which you might enjoy.

September 04, 2015 | Alexa Bates Lugoff | Letters


Letter: Reader praises PT group

I recently started to nominate a small group of employees at KershawHealth for a "Daisy" Award. I was stopped when I learned this prestigious award is only for individual nurses. Therefore, I decided to write a letter to the Chronicle-Independent to highlight this group's performance for our citizens.

September 02, 2015 | Walter B. Clark Camden | Letters


Letter: Electric billing cycles

Regarding our high electric bills this month, Camden City Manager Mel Pearson is right in part in attributing increased costs to record high temperatures ("Summer weather heats up utility bills," Aug. 25, 2015). What Mr. Pearson does not mention, however, is that the billing period in question was unusually long (36 days). This was the longest billing period I have experienced in my seven years as a customer of Camden utilities. Even when temperatures do not reach record levels, we here in South Carolina expect it to be very hot in July. This being the case, it seems to me ...

September 02, 2015 | Jean Morgan Camden | Letters


School board chairman responds to FOIA column

I am writing this letter in response to your "Viewpoint" section editorial article entitled, "School board almost gets exec sessions right." I would like to believe that your intentions are the same as mine, and that is informing our good citizens of Kershaw County with prudent and factual information on all matters.

August 28, 2015 | Ron Blackmon, Chairman Kershaw County Board of Trustees | Letters


Letter: Veteran asks why dentists not part of Tricare plan

I would like to take the time to write and ask why only one dentist in Kershaw County is in the Dental Health Network Military Tricare Retiree Dental Provider Program which accepts military Tricare patients.

August 26, 2015 | Melvin S. Simpson SFC (ret.), U.S. Army Camden | Letters


Reader wants stoplight at York and Mill streets

Since Bethune has won their fight for a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Hwy. 341, maybe the same Kershaw County Legislative Delegation group can fight for the four flashing red lights which be left over and place them at the real needy four little old all-way stop signs at the truck route at the intersection of York and Mill streets in Camden.

August 24, 2015 | Blanche K. Scott Camden | Letters


Letter: Elgin resident wants trucks off her road

My husband and I live on a single lane dirt road, Rush Road, where two cars have to pull over for the other to get past each other. For the last several months, my husband contacted every official he could think of to call about dump trucks and semis using our road. Each time he'd call someone, they'd tell him to call some other office.

August 19, 2015 | Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Blackwell Elgin | Letters


Letters: Morgan responds to education funding criticism

I always enjoy reading letters by Mr. Charlie Humphries about education. In his August 14 letter in the Chronicle-Independent, he discussed "bang for the buck" in terms of education spending.

August 17, 2015 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Reader tackles education funding

Franklin Roosevelt (D) took office in 1933, served three terms and died early in his fourth term. The nation was in a state of depression when he took office and vulnerable to, and receptive of, most anything he proposed to alleviate conditions. Thus, he initiated programs and a mindset which has resulted in radical changes in government persisting to today. His New Deal established theretofore unheard of transfers of power, control and authority out of the hands of states and into those of federal bureaucracies. It gave birth to the Welfare State and a recognition, through federal programs, the votes ...

August 14, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Reader promotes upcoming blood drive

How many times have you walked past posters promoting a blood drive and not realized this was an opportunity for you to give someone another chance at life or, perhaps, save a life?

August 12, 2015 | Helen Young Camden | Letters


Letter: Thanks, KershawHealth

On the evening of July 30, I had an attack of kidney stones. I was in tremendous pain, and at 10:30, I asked my wife to take me to the hospital. When arriving at the hospital, I was greeted by a kind, caring person. Throughout my time at the hospital, everyone was courteous and caring. In fact, the lady who checked me in came and found me in my room to see how I was doing. I am greatly impressed with the degree of caring and professionalism displayed by the staff at KershawHealth. As a new resident of Camden ...

August 12, 2015 | Gregg Riley Camden | Letters


Letter: Lowering the flag

I witnessed first-hand the thousands of people who clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate (battle) flag. The flag was put in place in the era where Black Carolinians still tried to unwrap the bondage of segregation and our elected leaders were still bitter over Reconstruction.

August 12, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Montessori School director thanks legislative delegation

I want to thank State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk for cutting bureaucratic red tape on behalf of the Montessori school.

August 10, 2015 | John Moncure, Headmaster Montessori School of Camden | Letters


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Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I ...

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1 ...

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


Reader thankful for care at hospital

Last week, my husband had to call 911 for me -- a Sunday night at 10 p.m. I was having trouble breathing. I was recovering ...

February 02, 2016 | Patricia Richardson Camden | Letters


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