Ever since the Karesh wing was established as a nursing home, after the old Camden Hospital closed, it has been a great service to Kershaw County. My grandmother was one of the first residents of the long-term care center, 42 years ago, and my mother has resided there for almost four years, after a debilitating stroke. I look upon the compassionate and skillful care she receives there as a blessing, and our family is able to sleep at night, secure in the knowledge mother is in such loving and capable hands.
Wonderful strides have been made in our fair city in the past year or two! The city itself is in the middle of a tremendous undertaking -- the street, alley, utilities and Arena projects are gradually improving our appearance and our actual quality of life. Have you noticed how beautiful the many parks are? That alone is no small effort. And, as for the business community -- take a look at this list of new businesses which have been added to our commercial districts:
What is a person's life worth? Not so much in monetary value, but in years on this earth?
Nothing profound or reflected is intended in these brief comments. Rather, a simple observation and a prediction. The observation is simply that our local populace (we) have some of our priorities wrong.
It's deer hunting season again and many folks in this area consider this much more important than USC and Clemson Football. But this sport has an ongoing problem which really needs the attention of our lawmakers, and that is to address the issues between those who hunt with dogs and those who "still hunt."
My wife and I enjoy eating lunch numerous times a month below the bridge at the (Lugoff) boat landing. It was a relaxing place to sit and eat. We would watch fish jumping, many types the waterfowl and occasionally see a bald eagle fly along the river.
In a world where people shoot each other for sport -- blacks in church, whites on the interstate -- I wonder what happened to the world I grew up in.
In the Sept. 9 issue of the C-I, a Cassatt resident shared his view about the NAACP's peaceful march, "America's Journey for Justice -- a journey with our eyes fixed on a better future for all Americans, not just the select few." His views contained a great deal of emotionalism and very few facts regarding the event.
The Camden Lions Club was chartered on Sept. 4, 1945. We have been fulfilling our motto of "We Serve" in Kershaw County for 70 years. To give you an idea of what we do, I am submitting the following information about our charitable services to the citizens of Kershaw County.
In response to Josh Arrants' column, "The Impact of Cats," I was disappointed to read he calls cats "one of the worst ecological disasters I've ever seen." The study he referenced in his article by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been questioned for its accuracy and reliability since it was first released.
One of our South Carolina "leaders" in the United States House of Representatives (Mick Mulvaney) is committed to shutting down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood in spite of the fact that the organization does more than any other to prevent unwanted pregnancies (through education and counseling) and to help women and men and children who cannot afford health care otherwise. Mr. Mulvaney and 32 other Republicans are willing to shut down our government at huge expense to the tax payer -- while he and his colleagues in the House enjoy incredible health care at taxpayers' expense.
It seems that once again the trashing of our communities begins in earnest courtesy of The State newspaper sales circular, which is a fancy name for what amounts to a bunch of sales ads wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown from a passing vehicle. Once again, our citizens will be forced to clean up their own properties and county resources will be spent picking up the unclaimed litter that has made its way to our roadsides. Once again, our sheriff will have to pull deputies from their duties of protecting us from crime to respond to the flood of ...
Wouldn't you like to make a bank deposit in the amount of money it cost us taxpayers of Kershaw County to provide police escorts, including county, SLED (S.C. State Law Enforcement Division) and S.C. Highway Patrol for the "Black Lives Matter" walkathon? There were at least six county deputies with county cars, four state patrolmen with their highway patrol cars and a SLED vehicle I personally witnessed slowly proceeding on U.S. 1 Thursday, Aug. 27. I did not know a main highway could be commandeered and used as a walking path. As I drove very slowly ...
Labor Day is a special time of year for this senior citizen Black American with 30-plus years as a union delegate and with the blessing of Father God, 25 years of company and union benefits. I now call my era in the labor force cashing the America Dream.
A few weeks ago, on a 4-3 vote, county council approved first reading of a general obligation bond for economic development. The dollar amount of the bond was undecided. The shopping list the bond would cover could reach as high as $15 million. The bond issue appears to be on a fast track and gathering speed.
Americans celebrate the third Monday in January to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
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