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During this past Tuesday evening's Camden City Council meeting, it was both refreshing and encouraging to see so many folks at the meeting and most particularly to hear from those who spoke during the public forum segment of the meeting. I certainly applaud all who were there. It is the right of every citizen to be able to speak about those things that affect their lives and their community.

April 15, 2011 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Snakes column a good hoax

I would like to thank your contributing editor, Glenn Tucker, for his brilliant article about the S.C. Department of Wildlife's proposal to release poisonous cotton-mouth moccasins into Lake Wateree. This was the best April Fool's joke ever! As I read the article, my blood starting boiling because I know there might possibly be someone out there fighting to preserve the snakes. Personally, I despise all snakes … so, I was really steaming! I was once told to make a lot of noise when walking down the ramp to our boat, so I even believed the part about snakes ...

April 13, 2011 | Jane Suthard Lake Wateree | Letters


Past sheriffs, deputies were devoted to service

I am writing this letter as a retired Kershaw County deputy, in reference to statements made by our new sheriff. First of all, I want to wish him the best in his new job. Sheriff Matthews has made several statements that the people in the past in Kershaw County did not do their job.

April 13, 2011 | Jerry W. Brown Camden | Letters


Celebrate children, those who ensure their well-being

Young children in Kershaw County deserve the best that we can give them.

April 08, 2011 | Lisa E. Wilson Director, St. John's Child Care Ministry, Lugoff | Letters


Councilman looking out for citizens' best interests

After reading the letter to the editor in the April 1 Chronicle-Independent praising Councilman Willard Polk for his immediate response to the request made by Paddy Bell, chairman of the Camden Garden Club, concerning the Joseph Kershaw gravesite project, I wasn't surprised.

April 08, 2011 | Mary Beth Schultz Camden | Letters


Keeping it green

Margot Rochester was a very special person. She was teacher, mentor, author, speaker, Master Gardener and friend to all who knew her. She wrote many gardening columns for various newspapers, including Kershaw County's Chronicle-Independent, and authored two books, "Earthly Delights" and "Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners." She was also a very special friend to me. We would often visit public and private gardens together. Every flower she saw was her "favorite," and she just had to have it in her garden. Because she lived close to me, I visit her garden often. Walking through her garden ...

April 08, 2011 | Janet M. Smith Kershaw County Master Gardener | Letters


Community and its people will be warm memory for pastor

After serving 12 years in the Camden Seventh-day Adventist Church, on Boykin Road, I bid fair Camden farewell.

April 04, 2011 | Robert J. Fekete Camden | Letters


Polk, Gilland quick to help with tending historic site

It has been my distinct pleasure and honor to serve for two years as chairman of the Camden Garden Club's project to restore and preserve the Joseph Kershaw Gravesite. Members of this hard-working committee have planted, mulched, pruned, weeded, monitored, and dedicated themselves to restoring this historically significant plot of land to the glorious state it deserves, as the final resting place of the founder of Camden, and one of the state's first patriots.

April 01, 2011 | Paddy Bell Chairman, Joseph Kershaw Gravesite Project, Camden Garden Club | Letters


Gambling story one-sided, 'uninspired'

When I read the headline in last Wednesday's paper, "Local skepticism, opposition greet gambling bill" I eagerly read Trevor Baratko's article to find out what the greater community was thinking.

March 30, 2011 | Arch Kingsley Camden | Letters


City needs to put brakes on spending

Wake up, citizens of Camden! Do you have any clue what Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council are doing? Probably not, we would all be at the council meetings protesting.

March 30, 2011 | Mary Beth Schultz Camden | Letters


Absence of funeral escort complicates stressful time

I attended a funeral this week and after the coffin was closed for the last time and the family was preparing to enter, the funeral director had to announce to those in attendance to be careful to obey all traffic laws because there would be no police escort as there had been in the past.

March 25, 2011 | Trancey Twitty Camden | Letters


Hold DUI traffic unit to self-sustainability

A common political tactic to increase spending is to use DUI fatalities and the victims' families to take more money from taxpayers.

March 23, 2011 | Shelby Price Lugoff | Letters


Stokes takes a brave stand

I wish to congratulate Christina Stokes on a great column on purity in the March 4 edition of the Chronicle-Independent.

March 23, 2011 | Leland LeGrand Lugoff | Letters


Are judges above the law?

OK, the sheriff told me he was a Constitutionalist but yet he allows his deputies to enforce unconstitutional laws. But, hey, maybe he doesn't understand the whole concept of due process. But wait a minute. Isn't it his duty to understand what he has sworn an oath to uphold?

March 16, 2011 | Patty M. Motley Elgin | Letters


Federal and state taxes and budgeting

Our tax code should be simplified. "Experts" have been saying taxes must be reduced to equal revenue, and then some, to deal with our trillion dollar debt. They are also saying we must reduce all expenditure by $40 billion, $6 billion, etc., and the way to accomplish this is to cut all expenditures as compared to previous expenses (both state and federal) by eliminating redundancies, duplications, and overlap. This is "water over the dam" and only prolongs the problem and increases time and effort expended, both direct and indirect.

March 16, 2011 | J. William Noeltner Camden | Letters


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Reader: we can’t afford ‘us vs. versus them’

Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.

October 01, 2014 | J. Allen Miller Camden | Letters


Reader delighted by Rhame Arena concept

It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."

October 01, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Reader supports Williams for city council

On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.

October 01, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Reader: Zemp answer raises questions

The Kershaw County School Board response in Monday's Chronicle-Independent to Scott Jordan's statement on Zemp Stadium is nothing if not informative. If you haven't been paying attention, the school district has proposed a facilities referendum for the November election which would, among other things, abandon Zemp Stadium while spending millions of additional taxpayer dollars on a new stadium on Ehrenclou Drive.

September 29, 2014 | Dwight deLoach Camden | Letters


Reader urges city residents to vote

The election for two new members of the Camden City Council is on the ballot for Nov. 4. Voters should be reminded to vote for two of the three candidates. Two of the three candidates will be elected. Candidates for the office include Bob Williams, life-long resident of Camden and owner of Bob Williams Auto Body Repair; Deborah Davis, manager of the Habitat for Humanity Store; and Jeffrey Graham of Graham Realty and former mayor. The new council members will replace Walter Long and Willard Polk who have provided excellent service to the citizens for many years.

September 26, 2014 | James E. Parrish Jr. Camden | Letters


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