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State has problem with food stamp system

I am so amazed that people who apparently don't need food stamps for food can swap them for money, alcohol and apparently whatever they want, and even more amazed at the proprietors would exchange them illegally.

October 18, 2010 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters


Pierce, staff are caring, professional

A well known quote:

October 15, 2010 | Ponza Vaughan Camden | Letters


Vote 'solid no' for new taxes

Soon the registered voters of this county will go to the polls and cast a vote for an untimely proposition. This vote will determine whether the taxpayers and people that are in transit will have to begin paying an additional tax on everything that is bought in this country with the exception of food and related items. This is not a time in the history of this county for taxes to be raised for any reason. The uncertainty of the economy at this time is beyond predictable. With all of the backbiting that is taking place in this state and ...

October 13, 2010 | W.J. Haynes Lugoff | Letters


Sheheen a proven leader

Our state has suffered for too long because of a chief executive who has been unable to work with members of his own party, much less cross party lines to work for the best interests of South Carolina. According to most polls, we are on the threshold of continuing that trend.

October 08, 2010 | Glen Inabinet Camden | Letters


Minority publication brings new perspective to community

Mike McClendon's Minority Newspaper will be a welcome asset to the Camden-Kershaw Communities, focusing on State and National Issues

October 08, 2010 | Rev. Dr. P.W. Wise Pastor, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church | Letters


Choice for sheriff made clear

During the spring of 2009 my gravel road was in the process of being paved. The contractors engaged by the county made such a mess of the job that I was not surprised to learn that it was their first municipal road project. Parking lots and driveways were the extent of their previous experience. I decided to get someone in county government involved to sort out this mess so I attempted to contact my county councilman, Sammie Tucker. The Kershaw County website had no e-mail address (at the time) but listed a phone number, for Mr. Tucker, so I called ...

October 06, 2010 | Mike Greer Rembert | Letters


Tucker will stand up for voters

I was undecided initially about who would be the best candidate for Kershaw County sheriff. However, after reading the article I realized who would be the person with the character needed to represent the people of Kershaw County. It's my belief that despite these financial woes, Mr. Tucker is a man with the integrity and determination to represent the people.

October 01, 2010 | Willie "Chuck" Qualls Elgin | Letters


Few a 'woman of accomplishment, vision'

Your Friday, Sept. 24, edition ran a front-page article on the results of the special Democrat primary explaining that the next State House representative for District 79 will be either Democrat Mia Butler of Columbia or Republican Sheri Few from Lugoff.

October 01, 2010 | Larry Risvold Elgin | Letters


Is Haley an advocate of violence?

One of Haley's recent television ads shows a picture of Sheheen, her opponent in the governor's race, and asks if he is whom the voters should select.

October 01, 2010 | Jean Pruett Camden | Letters


Senior citizens all 'has-beens' to Haley

"Has-been." This is the quote of Tim Pearson, campaign manager of gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, referring to John Rainey, a South Carolinian from Anderson and a conservative Republican for many years. This remark has yet to be repudiated by Ms. Haley.

October 01, 2010 | Ann L. Hagan Camden | Letters


Matthews is best suited for sheriff

Two candidates are in the race for sheriff of Kershaw County. James O. Matthews and Sammie Tucker Jr. The names are in alphabetical order. Let us compare the known facts about the candidates.

October 01, 2010 | David Dean Lugoff | Letters


Moped rider responds

My dog is in my arm; I have both hands on the steering -- it is just as safe as not riding with her at all.

September 24, 2010 | David S. "Scotty" Howle Camden | Letters


Moped rider responds

My dog is in my arm; I have both hands on the steering -- it is just as safe as not riding with her at all.

September 24, 2010 | David S. "Scotty" Howle (and Scooter, the dog) Camden | Letters


Letter: IRS offers one-time special filing relief program for small charities

In a community such as ours, odds are that the Chronicle-Independent's readers are associated with one or more small nonprofit organizations. We would like to get the word out that some small nonprofit organizations are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they have not filed required returns with the Internal Revenue Service for 2007, 2008 and 2009. It is important that they act now to preserve their status by filing returns by Oct. 15, 2010.

September 17, 2010 | Jane M. Peacock, CPA - Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin LLP Camden | Letters


Letter: Educational straw man nothing but chaff

It is an accepted truth that one of the best ways to win or influence a debate is to frame the issue in your own terms.

September 17, 2010 | Jeff Mattox Elgin | Letters


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The road diet boon-doggle mistake

The road diet -- what a mistake. Even the mayor admits it could be a mistake. When the mayor was running for office he led me to believe that he was against the Broad Street diet. Two years later, he has flipped his opinion about the diet project. The mayor's vote, along with two of the previous council members, is what placed this mistake in motion. The urgency for the vote was to apply for a grant. A grant is federal tax dollars and not free money as some believe. This type of attitude is one of the reasons our ...

April 14, 2014 | John E. Durai Camden | Letters


Thanks from Historic Camden

The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.

April 11, 2014 | Historic Camden Foundation Board of Trustees | Letters


Gullible and guilty

Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...

April 11, 2014 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


What companies look for

An article in your March 28 edition covered (Ben) Connell's entry into the Kershaw County Council chairmanship race. He seems like a respectable, capable and credible young man. However, I would like to reflect on a statement credited to him in the article. He supposedly said premium recreation areas attract industries and the professionals who operate them. Further, these young professionals would be drawn to the area because you have something for their kids to do.

April 09, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


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