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Letter: Opioid crisis cannot be ignored

While I am clearly not an expert on opioids, I do have 44 years experience of professional insight and experience in managing pain.

December 26, 2017 | H.W. Hulteen, D.C., Managing Partner Camden Associated Physicians | Letters


Letter: Please remember the less fortunate

For some, the holidays are a celebration of life, religion, love and family. For others, the holiday season is a cruel reminder of personal misfortune.

December 22, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Letter: Lost lagoon a lost opportunity

The Kershaw County Conservation District is extremely disappointed that the lagoon beside the wastewater treatment plant on Bramblewood Plantation Road has been mowed and appears to be being used for storage. This lagoon was a hidden treasure in Camden. The waterfowl and wildlife that could be seen there was extraordinary. Birders and nature lovers could see a variety of wildlife typically not found in a city setting. Several varieties of ducks frequented the lagoon; redhead, lesser scaup and ring-necked to name a few. Also there were great blue herons, American egrets, anhingas and occasionally a least tern and bald eagle ...

December 19, 2017 | Jeff Clark, chairman Kershaw Conservation District | Letters


Letter: Was land purchase a mistake?

Kershaw County property details are a matter of public record. One can go online and find a lot of interesting facts. In the matter of the proposed purchase by Kershaw County Council of the 35.23 acres in district 277F, parcel Number 283-00-00-016, bordering U.S. 1 north of the Wateree River bridge, I am inclined to believe that a clerical error may have been made in an entry of selling price several years ago that has been brought forward under normal process and that entry may have clouded or confused the issue.

December 15, 2017 | Robert Kershaw "Bob" Mays Camden | Letters


Letter: Pickleball is a great game

Pickleball, if you haven't heard of it, you most likely will. It's the up and coming racket ball game for all ages and abilities. I've heard many different stories as to how the game began; so, I won't go there. What I do know is that pickleball is a racket ball game that may be less demanding to participate in as the body gets older. The aging process often brings on shoulder, elbow, knee and other physical conditions that preclude continuing the wonderful game of tennis. Many who play pickleball once played or still play tennis ...

December 12, 2017 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


County is an efficient team

I write to commend our fine county staff. Team Kershaw, led by Mr. Carpenter, delivered a formidable one-two punch Tuesday night that foretells good things yet to come. It was clear that county staff stepped up to the task in budget years 2016-17 as challenging "years of project execution".

December 05, 2017 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters


Writer has questions for city, county councils

Kershaw County has announced plans to purchase 35 acres of riverfront property on the Lugoff side of the Wateree River (north of the bridge) for more than $11,000 per acre.

December 01, 2017 | Robert Kershaw "Bob" Mays Camden | Letters


Help needed in Elgin community

The Elgin Toy Round Up and Caring Hands Project serves Elgin families and the elderly at Christmas time. They began serving families in 2005, thanks to Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown and his wife, Mrs. Kathy Brown. They have been wonderful role models and community members. Last year, the project assisted more than 65 families with 142 children and distributed 25 food boxes for Christmas meals, which included a ham and canned goods. They also provided fruit baskets and food boxes to more than 25 senior citizens. All candidates are screened for need. They must not receive assistance from other ...

November 24, 2017 | Kim Stokes Elgin | Letters


Physical exercise vital to life worth living

Recently, I read in the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) that Scott Park Trail is to be paved. Apostle James' waiting tells all of us that all good and perfect gifts come from heaven.

November 24, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Writer expresses concerns about Republican tax plan

Do we want this?

November 21, 2017 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Thanks to community for Candy Day success

The Camden Lions Club would like to thank all of our underwriters from many businesses and individual donations with our project – Candy day. This money collected helps countless people who need assistance with eyeglasses and an exam in Kershaw County.

November 14, 2017 | Ben Tobias, president Camden Lions Club | Letters


KCSD Superintendent disappointed with article

I would like to take this opportunity to express disappointment with an article published in the October 31, 2017, edition of the Chronicle-Independent concerning a lawsuit filed against Kershaw County School District.

November 03, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Writer warns of ‘huge’ tax increase coming

Warning! Huge propoerty tax increase coming!

November 03, 2017 | Vic Dabney, chairman Kershaw County Republican Party | Letters


Thanks to local fire departments for FireFest

I am the daughter of a retired firefighter. I come to the FireFest to enjoy seeing the entertainment and watching the education about the danger of fires. Thousands of people, especially children, learn a lot about the importance of fire safety.

October 20, 2017 | Donna Mayer Wideman Kinston, N.C. | Letters


Education Oversight Committee needs major reality check

Imagine if the teacher of your child or grandchild or some other young person in your life told the class that no matter what grades were made on a given test, 30 percent of the class would fail. I feel very certain in saying that this would be viewed as unfair and arbitrary, and with good reason.

October 13, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


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Letter: Concerns regarding economic development

I would like to expand upon my remarks at our last meeting about my significant concerns about the failure of our economic development efforts.

November 16, 2018 | Jimmy Jones, District 4 Kershaw County Council | Letters


Letter: Just wondering...

Would it possibly be a better use of resources and manpower to send troops to reinforce firefighters in California rather than waiting for asylum seekers ...

November 16, 2018 | Kip Elser Camden | Letters


Letter: Why not cast ballots by mail?

After reading about the long lines at the midterm election, and the difficulty with counting all of the votes (in some states), as well as ...

November 13, 2018 | Wilma R. Allen Elgin | Letters


Letter: Do eyesores hurt us economically?

Although I live in Kershaw County, I belong to the Lake Carolina YMCA because it has an indoor, year-round swimming pool. The lack of such ...

November 13, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


Letter: Mid-term election a special time of year

This coming mid-term election is a special time of year for this African-American and senior citizens. I pray regularly and ask Father God to continue ...

November 06, 2018 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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