School is out for the summer and students and teachers are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. The students have enjoyed another safe and successful year of school. There are many people responsible for this who deserve our thanks. These include parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, school crossing guards and bus drivers among others. The one group which probably deserves the most credit for our students' safety, but seldom receive it, is our bus drivers.
During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...
Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.
I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.
Words fail me to express just how proud I am of the people in Charleston for the class they have exhibited in handling a senseless, tragic act of violence committed by a psychologically impaired individual. In this day and time, when our society seems to be seeking lower and lower morals and displaying less belief in God, it is the first and most encouraging sign of hope for salvation of our society I have seen in a number of years.
It appears the Confederate battle flag will soon be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds and placed in a museum where it belongs. What many believe to be a symbol of Southern heritage has now become a symbol of division. Only the flag of one sovereign nation should fly over the Capitol grounds. I endorse its removal in honor and wishes of my great-grandfather, a former Confederate soldier who wrote in his diary from Shanghai, Chine, on September 17, 1886:
June 24, 2015|
J. Kennedy DuBose Jr.
The account of the KershawHealth's (KH) Board of Trustees June 9th meeting as reported in this past Friday's (June 12, 2015) issue could stand some clarification with respect to my comments during the public forum.
The Beechwood development process which has been ongoing for years proceeded on Tuesday, June 9, when Camden City Council approved the Planning Commission recommendation to rezone the Knights Hill Road property, thereby permitting the development of a 254-unit retirement community. This outcome was very predictable, given coordinated deliberations behind the scene well prior to the supposed open meeting to consider citizen input and then vote.
June 15, 2015|
Daniel W. Burger Jr.
Our family was blessed to grow up in the Wateree (Kendall) mill village. The Kendall Mill played a very important role in our lives as it provided, through the hard work of our father, food for the table and clothes (what few there were) on our back. We were a happy crew – seven children plus Mama and Daddy – in that little mill village home that is still our gathering place today. How wonderful it is to still call it "home".
As a property owner of land contiguous to Beechwood and also as a citizen interested in seeing Camden move forward, I appreciate the opportunity to express my views via our local newspaper. I am not opposed to an upscale retirement community being developed on the Beechwood property. I think it could add value to our city, if properly executed, and be a good business proposition for the developers and future residents.