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Truth and the Zimmerman verdict

The George Zimmerman not guilty verdict brought to mind two men: Pope Benedict XVI and Marcus Tullius Cicero (146-43 B.C.)

July 17, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Renovate county pool

The recent letter concerning our recreation department pool was correct in many areas. However, I would like to contribute to the observations.

July 12, 2013 | Dan Outlaw Camden | Letters


We depend on deputies

It happened again. Our sheriff, Jim Matthews, spoke before Kershaw County Council the evening of June 25. After witnessing the sheriff addressing council, I now believe the only thing left he can do is to get on his knees and beg. Throw his hands up. He has tried so hard, yet his deputies are underpaid and his department is understaffed.

July 10, 2013 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Adopt a Highway

My family and I just went through one of the toughest moments any family will have to endure. We lost our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, aunt, sister and dear friend, Sandra Anderson, on May 6, 2013, to cancer. We as a family were devastated and wanted to do something to commemorate the passion and love she had for people and life. We decided to Adopt a Highway in her honor. We chose Elliott Hunter Road in Cassatt as our road of choice, since this was on the way to our Mom's house.

July 08, 2013 | Billy and AnneMarie Newman Cassatt | Letters


Turn old CMS into park

So after having to look at the old Camden Middle School (CMS) property on Laurens Street for a couple of years, it is finally torn down. At least two plans were brought forth to build upscale houses there and add to the neighborhood, but those ideas were shot down by the residents.

June 21, 2013 | Chris Anderson Camden | Letters


New swimming facilities needed

I am concerned about the future of the recreation facilities in Kershaw County. Much has been said and many things have been proposed. The county and the city must work together for a better Kershaw County.

June 19, 2013 | Jane Hannon Camden | Letters


It’s always a good time to say thank you

A few days ago I had the honor of attending a memorial service for Marlene Tolleson, a quiet servant at the Kershaw County Council on Aging. For more than 20 years, she worked tirelessly on behalf of those who needed her most, our seniors. An advocate, a counselor and sometimes firm encourager, the folks she served knew that they had a friend and advocate in Marlene.

June 07, 2013 | Donald P. Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


Deputies need salary increases

When you compete in something and you hit the bull's-eye square in the middle, you feel on top of your game. Great achievements can happen then. The opposite feeling occurs when your arrow veers way off target and gets stuck in a rut or something. You then have a feeling of discouragement and failure. Failure is a very bad feeling.

June 05, 2013 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


A time to think

Maybe it is time to think. Think about the importance of our lives and what we are all bout. Do we do the "same old, same all" or do we interact with who we are and what life is all about and how all this has to do with the creative spirit and the freedom to explore and act upon the validity of ourselves.

May 31, 2013 | Kay Roberson Lugoff | Letters


Broad Street’s trees

I am constantly hearing that the trees on downtown Broad Street obscure the signs on the stores and for that reason should be cut down and replaced. This has happened entirely too many times, and it would be a matter of time before we repeated the same problem again. My suggestion, following the example of downtown Sumter and downtown Greenville, would be to let the trees grow even higher and remove the bottom branches, thus offering a clear view of the store signs and in the meantime providing the shade and beauty that tall trees offer a city. Have the ...

May 29, 2013 | Louise Burns Camden | Letters


Be safe this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays that are celebrated in our state. We saw an influx of traffic this weekend due to families traveling for the holiday weekend and an increase in motorcycles traveling back and forth to Myrtle Beach for the annual memorial weekend bike rally. Memorial Day is the start of the 100 deadly days of summer. This is the time that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In the past we have seen an increase in fatalities due to more traffic on the highway. In 2012, we had a total of 217 fatalities during ...

May 27, 2013 | Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly S.C. Highway Patrol | Letters


‘A positive difference’

I would like to take a few minutes and write a brief letter suggesting that our community take some time to concentrate on all the good things our hospital has stood for the past 100 years.

May 10, 2013 | Doug Murray Heath Springs | Letters


A son’s reflection on his mother

When I was a child, it seemed that nothing was fair. In fact, I would say many times that things were not fair.

May 08, 2013 | Jim King Camden | Letters


Enough is enough

I don't want to make a habit of getting publicly involved in issues, but enough is enough. Every time I read the paper or listen to someone talk, it's about how much more money the government or some agency wants to take from me and the rest of Kershaw County.

May 03, 2013 | Diann Keuhner Lugoff | Letters


Medicaid expansion a moral issue

The Republican state legislators in our state should take the lead in expanding Medicaid, the government-run health insurance program. Our governor, Nikki Haley, should do the same.

May 01, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | 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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