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Letter: Will the new schools being built be safe?

I see beautiful new school buildings being built in our school district. Will these schools have limited access points, bullet proof glass and other safety features?

March 02, 2018 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters

Letter: Please, park somewhere besides Cedars Cemetery

I would like to know that this is not a race issue. I have lived in Camden my entire life and one thing that works my nerves is seeing people go and park their trucks and cars in Cedars Cemetery. I truly find that rude. They run over the graves and tombstones.

February 27, 2018 | Lavonne Jones Camden | Letters

Letter: Gun control, gun violence, assault rifles

After this latest, sad, school shooting in Florida, the cries from the gun-grabbers has grown ever louder. And, they have even enrolled the children to speak on the issues of gun control and taking assault rifles off the market.

February 27, 2018 | Stephen Sarafin Camden | Letters

Letter: Writer concerned about the #MeToo movement

I, for one, am getting somewhat provoked at the #MeToo movement.

February 27, 2018 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters

Letter: Due process, civil rights absent in family court

Having been dealing with Kershaw County Family Court for more than two years now, I find it amazing how judges and lawyers who practice family law have immunity from lawsuits or wrong doing. We all know that family courts are considered a he said/she said court. And that a person's due process or civil rights do not count in family court. But we never ask, "What about the children's rights?" Are our children's rights protected and are their best interests really being considered?

February 27, 2018 | Clint Doran Lugoff | Letters

Letter: Jones questions econ dev expenditures

I commented and made a motion at the Jan. 29, meeting of county council as to cost effective means I believe can and should be used to address the problems and issues that were identified by staff, consultants, and department of commerce as to economic development in Kershaw County in 2014. My motion was to limit costs incurred by the citizens of Kershaw County going forward as to the $17.2 million bond by not spending anymore of the proceeds not already spent or committed. To date, approximately $3.6 to $4 million of $17.2 million bond have been ...

February 23, 2018 | Jimmy Jones Kershaw County Councilman | Letters

Letter: A beautiful memory of the Price House

We were children. My sisters and I walked from Mulberry Plantation to Jackson School in Camden. The Price House was then in the same location it is now on Broad Street. The children walked country miles to school in the cold and sometimes rain.

February 23, 2018 | Verdell Kelly Camden | Letters

Letter: ‘So, what the hell do we do now?’

We live in a culture filled with violence in real life, in the movies, in video games and in posted YouTube videos. Fixing the breakdown of the family unit, complete with love and discipline and structure, will be the first step to bringing our social relationships into a realm of sensitivity and togetherness.

February 20, 2018 | Keith Richardson Columbia (former Camden resident) | Letters

Letter: Resist evil

So many men are so insecure, so pitiful, that they have to hold women or Muslims or blacks or Mexicans or LGBTQ people down so they can feel powerful. We have seen too much evidence of that. All you men who are not like that, (and there are many) need to confront your fellow men in and out of Congress face to face -- not just on Facebook or with your friends. We are all reeling from the most recent shooting. Seventeen more young people are dead.

February 20, 2018 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters

Letter: We have a college town in Kershaw County

We said emphatically that "Kershaw County is open for business," when we cut the ribbon on Thursday on the new college campus in the county seat; and, we acted decisively on Vision 2030 with the courage to invest in a better future.

February 13, 2018 | Julian Burns, Chairman Kershaw County Council | Letters

Letter: Family’s deepest thanks to ‘Camden’s Finest’

This picture was taken today during my sister's son's funeral procession on February 7, 2018, from Lugoff to Forest Lawn Cemetery.

February 13, 2018 | Jimmy Garner Camden | Letters

Letter: 'Fake news' is becoming self-sustaining

Apparently the "fake news" issue is becoming self-sustaining.

February 02, 2018 | By J.F. Rench Camden | Letters

Letter: Owners to blame for feral dogs

Seeing packs of feral dogs running loose on their property and watching them attacking their animals and children is a frightening situation for the people of Elgin to experience. Frankly, I'm surprised they put up with it as long as they have without doing something themselves.

February 02, 2018 | Marcia Brown Lugoff | Letters

Letter: Jones proposes alternative to 2015 bond

I would like to make some comments about the discussion regarding the $17.2 million economic development bond that was issued in 2015. Since not everyone sitting here was present then, let me briefly remind everyone how that came about.

January 30, 2018 | Jimmy Jones Kershaw County Councilman | Letters

Letter: What does ‘school choice’ really mean?

For decades "school choice" has been the education policy mantra of the conservatives. Now we have a market for school choice and it appears even some former foes are embracing and perhaps co-opting the term. This causes one to question the continued reverence of "school choice" as the panacea to mend education.

January 26, 2018 | April Few, Communications Director U.S. Parents Involved in Education, Lugoff | Letters

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Letter: Thanks to all who made Soulicious happen

The Price House Commission would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped make the Feb. 24 Soulicious Festival such a success. Sammie Tucker ...

March 16, 2018 | Polly Lampshire, Chair Price House Commission | Letters

Letter: Thanks for your letter, Rev. Wall

Thank you to Rev. Pickett Wall for his letter which takes issue with Palmetto State Armory's offensive advertising. If they truly want to have ...

March 16, 2018 | Sharon Fulmer Camden | Letters

Letter: Why MSC became a charter school

Most people know that education is not one-size-fits-all. But the teaching methods dating to century-old agrarian society that rely on this assumption aren't preparing ...

March 09, 2018 | Dr. John Moncure, Headmaster Montessori School of Camden | Letters

Letter: ‘Dreamers’ should be allowed to stay and become citizens

I truly agree with the majority of South Carolinians to see the so called "Dreamers" -- young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children ...

March 09, 2018 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

Letter: Living in Kershaw County

We chose to move to this community over 50 years ago because we wanted to live in or near a small SC town, with good ...

March 06, 2018 | Richard T. Lackey Camden | Letters

Letter: Run government like a good business

Most people, myself included, really don't pay a great deal of attention to the details of how our elected officials run our county government ...

March 06, 2018 | Bill Denton Camden | Letters

Letter: Firearm dealer’s advertising offensive

Palmetto State Armory recently released a statement in support of the Second Amendment. It included this sentence: "It is our hope that we can approach ...

March 06, 2018 | Rev. H. Pickett Wall Camden | Letters


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