Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for rememberance of important people and events in the history of the Black diaspora.
Most of us are ready, willing and able to take politicians and other leaders to task when things are less than our expectations would have them be. Unfortunately, all too often the criticism is warranted. Unfairly, we are less willing to be complimentary when plaudits are due.
The Mt. Pisgah and Bethune areas once again find ourselves in the same situation we were in less than two years ago. I appeal to everyone in the county to please stand behind our small communities and help our children to be able to stay in their communities to attend school.
By listening to the local radio station, WPUB, and reading the Chronicle-Independent, people in Kershaw County are encouraged to trade locally. Having grown up in Camden and now living in Lugoff, I could not agree more, because we need the monies returning to Kershaw County. However, I find it a bit unusual and sad that a local business that operated for over 42 years has closed its door and little or nothing has been said as a note of deep appreciation for the years of service that Nettles Cleaners provided for the residents of Kershaw County.
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 am exhorting you good citizens of Bethune to awake from sleep and rise to a high calling facing us in our town and community.
My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1/28/16 when home caught fire.
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 from two spinal compression fractures which had occurred last fall. No surgery was required for these -- they would simply take time to heal. I was on a walker, not able to go to work, but doing OK. I was taken immediately to the ER at Kershaw Health/Capella. My heart rate was 170+ beats/minute and I had a blood clot on my lung. Dangerous stuff. And scary. I was terribly frightened and in serious ...
I would like to express my thanks to the merchants of Bethune who so very graciously assisted with two projects sponsored by the Woman's Club of Bethune. They also supported a gift-wrapping project by the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Youth Group.
Last week, an announcement was made about a program in partnership with Central Carolina Technical College which will provide a two-year scholarship to any graduate of a Kershaw County high school who meets some very reasonable requirements.
The lights are dimmed, the curtains closed, the actors/actresses are in place, the stage is set and then the curtains open and the script begins to play. The well-rehearsed scene begins to unfold for the benefit of the ones in the audience.
Last Friday, this newspaper headlined "Beechwood retirement center contract terminated." Is anyone really surprised the project was killed? There are elements of our populace that would like nothing better than to see no growth or progress in Camden. They are very happy with things as they are. In fact, they think we have already progressed too far beyond the idolized Revolutionary War times. While giving lip service to growth and progress, they put so many limitations on it that what they visualize is of no value. When your interest in growth is restricted to things horse related, antiques and tourism ...
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American icon whose legacy many of us choose to honor by volunteering in our communities. King was a man who taught the world that passivity does not make a better community -- active, concerned citizens are the ones to enact change.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Americans should honor the legacy of Dr. King by enacting policies which can narrow the condition of humanity and the working class division and bring opportunity for all to prosper in America.
About a year ago, we were desperately seeking information about how the proposed Kershaw Health merger with Capella and MUSC was progressing and what would be the impacts on the community and on health care within the hospital's service area. The first that the public actually knew about this pending transaction was from a Chronicle-Independent article published in October 2014.
(Editor's note: District 4 Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones requested the following letter, which he wrote to The State Publisher and President Sara Johnson Borton on Jan. 4, be reprinted as a letter to the editor in today's Chronicle-Independent.)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Recently, the U.S. GOP House leaders okayed legislation to restructure our nation's healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act, (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."
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