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 ...
January 19, 2016|
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.
January 19, 2016|
Teresia Hayes, Camden
State President, American Legion Auxiliary
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.
January 12, 2016|
William Frank Lee and X. Willard Polk
(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.)
January 08, 2016|
Jimmy Jones, District 4
Kershaw County Council
In spring and early summer, I attended two city of Camden public hearings regarding the request by Ed Royall and Austin Sheheen on behalf of the owner of Beechwood for approval of a 254-unit "retirement" development on the 65-acre parcel at 100 Knights Hill Road. At both meetings, the first before the planning commission on May 19 and the second before city council on June 9, there was public opposition expressed by many regarding the housing density of the development plan which had the appearance of a subdivision rather than a retirement village.
After the Planning Commission and City Council's public hearings this past Spring I went on record supporting the development of the Beechwood property as a true continuous care retirement community, but also questioned whether or not potential developers would present a plan suitable for that purpose.
I want to express my thanks and appreciation for the tremendous community support of the Mid-Carolina Kershaw County Holiday Classic basketball tournament. It was particularly special to be able to hold the tournament in the newly renovated (Rhame) City Arena. I hope that this tournament will again become a community holiday season tradition. I also hope that our district can continue to collaborate with the community to bring other invitational athletic events to Kershaw County.
January 01, 2016|
Dr. Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent
Kershaw County School District
Allow me to introduce myself. I am the Reverend John L. Hallman III, the minister at Bethesda Presbyterian Church here in Camden. I am writing in response to Mr. Phil Noble's editorial entitled "Ban the Presbyterians," which appeared in the 18 December, 2015 issue of the Camden Chronicle-Independent. To say that I was shocked and insulted by this article would be an understatement. While I understand that Mr. Noble's piece was a parody of Donald Trump's political speech calling for a ban on Muslims, I also know that there are those in your reading audience who may ...
December 22, 2015|
Rev. John L. Hallman III
As we move closer toward the preesidential primaries here in South Carolina, I would like to encourage all readers to spend their God-given time thinking about our freedoms and our rights we have as Americans.
December 15, 2015|
Edward R. Allen