Nothing profound or reflected is intended in these brief comments. Rather, a simple observation and a prediction. The observation is simply that our local populace (we) have some of our priorities wrong.
September 28, 2015|
It's deer hunting season again and many folks in this area consider this much more important than USC and Clemson Football. But this sport has an ongoing problem which really needs the attention of our lawmakers, and that is to address the issues between those who hunt with dogs and those who "still hunt."
September 25, 2015|
Charles H. Hurst
My wife and I enjoy eating lunch numerous times a month below the bridge at the (Lugoff) boat landing. It was a relaxing place to sit and eat. We would watch fish jumping, many types the waterfowl and occasionally see a bald eagle fly along the river.
September 25, 2015|
David S. Pryor
In the Sept. 9 issue of the C-I, a Cassatt resident shared his view about the NAACP's peaceful march, "America's Journey for Justice -- a journey with our eyes fixed on a better future for all Americans, not just the select few." His views contained a great deal of emotionalism and very few facts regarding the event.
September 21, 2015|
Reverend Rosalind Watson and Elder Angela Newman
The Camden Lions Club was chartered on Sept. 4, 1945. We have been fulfilling our motto of "We Serve" in Kershaw County for 70 years. To give you an idea of what we do, I am submitting the following information about our charitable services to the citizens of Kershaw County.
In response to Josh Arrants' column, "The Impact of Cats," I was disappointed to read he calls cats "one of the worst ecological disasters I've ever seen." The study he referenced in his article by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been questioned for its accuracy and reliability since it was first released.
September 16, 2015|
One of our South Carolina "leaders" in the United States House of Representatives (Mick Mulvaney) is committed to shutting down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood in spite of the fact that the organization does more than any other to prevent unwanted pregnancies (through education and counseling) and to help women and men and children who cannot afford health care otherwise. Mr. Mulvaney and 32 other Republicans are willing to shut down our government at huge expense to the tax payer -- while he and his colleagues in the House enjoy incredible health care at taxpayers' expense.
September 16, 2015|
Nancy A. Larsen
It seems that once again the trashing of our communities begins in earnest courtesy of The State newspaper sales circular, which is a fancy name for what amounts to a bunch of sales ads wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown from a passing vehicle. Once again, our citizens will be forced to clean up their own properties and county resources will be spent picking up the unclaimed litter that has made its way to our roadsides. Once again, our sheriff will have to pull deputies from their duties of protecting us from crime to respond to the flood of ...
September 11, 2015|
Kershaw County Council
Wouldn't you like to make a bank deposit in the amount of money it cost us taxpayers of Kershaw County to provide police escorts, including county, SLED (S.C. State Law Enforcement Division) and S.C. Highway Patrol for the "Black Lives Matter" walkathon? There were at least six county deputies with county cars, four state patrolmen with their highway patrol cars and a SLED vehicle I personally witnessed slowly proceeding on U.S. 1 Thursday, Aug. 27. I did not know a main highway could be commandeered and used as a walking path. As I drove very slowly ...
September 09, 2015|
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
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
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.
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
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 ...