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Reader says immigrants, others get more help

I am a 70-year-old single lady who lives on Social Security. I have been a caregiver since I was 12 years old, but I can no longer work due to health problems. Wow, so much for the golden years and don't let me forget to mention the wonderful Medicare that we have to get whether we want it or not.

April 08, 2016 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters


Reader: remove illegal immigrants

It is my opinion all illegal immigrants should be removed from our country. I believe, however, it "ain't" going to happen. Some say, "How can you remove 20 million people?" My answer is, "One at a time," if necessary. But it does become more difficult by the day because more are coming in every night. Let's face it: we are making no real effort to stop it.

April 08, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Asheville resident thankful for puppy from Camden

Nineteen years ago in March, we purchased a Jack Russell Terrier puppy at a steeplechase in Pinehurst, N.C. The breeder was said to be from Camden, S.C., but I do not remember the name.

April 05, 2016 | Eleanor Jones Asheville, N.C. | Letters


Resident unhappy with The State newspaper

As I drive through my neighborhood in north Camden and other areas around the city, I find plastic bags with The State newspaper advertising in them lying on the open road, in driveways and on the side of the roads. These bags with their contents have been there for days now. They are waterlogged, driven over and generally trash.

April 05, 2016 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


Letter: Honoring Vietnam veterans

On March 29, 2016, a glorious blue sky welcomed early morning gatherers to the front lawn of Camden City Hall for a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary on the ending of the Vietnam War. The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution had been recognized as a partner in the commemoration of the Vietnam conflict, receiving a certificate from Secretary of the Department of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff J. L Danford Jr. The chapter also was presented with a Vietnam War Commemorative flag, signifying that the Vietnam veterans take their ...

April 01, 2016 | Ponza Vaughan, regent; Paddy Bell, veterans chairman Hobkirk Hill DAR | Letters


Reader: James’ death leaves void not easily filled

I am truly saddened by the death of Andrew James, a long time Kershaw County school administrator, school board member, and church and civil pillar in Kershaw County. His passing leaves a void which will not be easily filled.

March 29, 2016 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader remembers Duke Brown

Duke Brown: civil rights activist, past chairman of the Kershaw County Black Caucus. Some called him a troublemaker; a few even called him a rabble-rouser. But he was a hero to me.

March 25, 2016 | Ann Hagan Camden | Letters


Reader: Politics, who likes them?

First, let me say there are some good politicians out there, but I'm not sure they overweigh the poor ones. When you speak with me, you know where you stand. I don't sugarcoat and I'm not going to tell an untruth. However, the folks from the Kershaw County school board seem to forget there is more to Kershaw County than Camden and Lugoff. They need to learn more about the rest of the county they represent.

March 22, 2016 | Suzanne West Gordon Bethune | Letters


Reader shares story of adopting shelter dog

It was Saturday. The birds were singing, the sun was shining bright and the sky was clear blue. It was the perfect day for a drive. So, I grabbed the keys and my sunglasses and we headed out the door. I strapped him in the seat belt and we were off. We both loved the fresh air, so of course the windows were down. He stuck his head out the window and his tongue would flap around in the wind. This was always my favorite part of our ride together; something that would make me smile. Gopher loved to swim ...

March 22, 2016 | Summer Bratsos Camden | Letters


Reader on life if referendum passes

Should the (Kershaw County School District facility upgrades) referendum be successful:

March 18, 2016 | Nancy Seegars Kershaw (Mt. Pisgah) | Letters


Reader still against school referenda

Surprise, surprise, the school board is going to be back in November asking us to approve a $138 million debt to finance the building of new schools and modifications of existing ones. That's correct: $138 million, not $130, which we voted down the first time.

March 15, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Reader doesn’t want U.S. to be ‘lifeboat’

The United States is the lifeboat for illegal immigrants. Refugees cost taxpayers millions of dollars. They have paid no taxes. Social services provide housing, cash, medicine and jobs for them.

March 15, 2016 | Nate Green Cassatt | Letters


Reader: Citizens should rescue canal area

Lon Outen, local author/historian, recently presented to the Kershaw County Historical Society a program entitled "The Wateree Back Before the Dams." He shared some of his research on his third book now in progress. Some excerpts from his talk:

March 11, 2016 | Betty Smyrl Camden | Letters


Reader: Education key to reducing prison population

Strong family values will surely reduce America's prison rate. We must remedy this problem beginning with providing better education, jobs and preventitive programs.

March 08, 2016 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader urges compassion for Syrian refugees

A poem by Emily Dickinson invites us to consider the harsh rhetoric regarding Syrian refugees from various candidates for president and from many Republican members of the House and Senate.

February 26, 2016 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


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Political rhetoric can damage our country

I pray regularly for our leaders to catch up with the 21st century, and for President-Elect Donald Trump not to follow some of the paths ...

December 02, 2016 | | Letters


Why can't they coordinate road work?

I wish the city, county or state would get together on painting and gouging our streets. They are painting white lines and gouging the streets ...

November 29, 2016 | Bob Dornblaser Camden | Letters


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