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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


State needs to meet legal obligations

I was very interested in the issue raised by Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford at the recent (Kershaw County) Chamber (of Commerce) legislative forum. Ms. Drakeford correctly stated that the state of South Carolina is not providing the legally required level of funding for local governments. I would point out that our state is also falling well short in terms of its legal obligation for the funding of public schools.

April 24, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan KCSD Superintendent | Letters


Handle with care

This is a particularly precarious time for health care; there are many uncertainties, many worries. The current antagonistic verbiage between members of Kershaw County Council and KershawHealth has added to my concerns about this community's health care future.

April 22, 2013 | Dr. Earl W. Bryant Camden | Letters


Jones’ actions are misguided

Beware residents of Kershaw County. We cannot be passive about what is happening in county council as we absolutely need to keep a hospital that takes care of everybody whether they are capable of paying their bill or not.

April 17, 2013 | Pat Watts Camden | Letters


At KershawHealth, patients come first

I would like to respond to the recent articles concerning KershawHealth's request for help with our EMS. I have lived all my life in Kershaw County. We have a good community with many caring people. This includes county council, KershawHealth's board of directors, and the leadership and employees at KershawHealth.

April 17, 2013 | Kim Price Camden | Letters


KershawHealth centennial

The newly-formed Camden Business Alliance wishes to formally congratulate a long-standing fixture in Kershaw County, our hospital, on its 100 years of service to the citizens of our community. As you are our largest employer in the city of Camden, we value your membership in our alliance and hope that we can learn from your experience and your record of achievement.

April 15, 2013 | Camden Business Alliance | Letters


Funding the sheriff’s office

On April 1 Sheriff Matthews spoke to the members of the American Legion Post 17. We were amazed that the sheriff's office was able to perform so many functions so well with so few on his staff.

April 12, 2013 | Walter Barron Camden | Letters


Sending our tax dollars outside of Kershaw County

A local businessman asked me the other day how things went for us at the Cup. I told him that we were told by the Camden Police Department that our services would not be needed so we concentrated on DUI enforcement after the race and the results were good. We only made two DUI arrests, but a lot of open container violations were cited and we wrote a lot of warning tickets.

April 10, 2013 | Jim Matthews, Sheriff Kershaw County Sheriff's Office | Letters


KershawHealth progress

Recently, Chairman Scott Ziemke and several of the senior members of the KershawHealth Board have been subjected to criticism that was harsh in tone, but somewhat vague and indistinct as to specific incidents wherein they had failed to discharge their duty as board members.

April 08, 2013 | John Wells Elgin | Letters


Technological wizardry

Is there anyone else out in this vast universe who is zero to non-astute in the world of technology? I felt on top of the game when I mastered the microwave oven. I'm on my third, and I've advanced to a "wild" 900 watts.

April 05, 2013 | Nancy G. Ewald Camden | Letters


Councilman Jones

So Councilman Jones Has questions about many issues at Kershaw Health but can't be bothered with attending a Board of Trustees meeting where he could possibly ask those questions and possibly get answers. Sounds like he doesn't want to engage in any dialogue and just wants to hear his own voice. Is it because he won't like the answers or maybe he just likes to hear his own voice and see his name in print.

April 03, 2013 | Marcia Brown Elgin | Letters


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Today’s workforce and God

Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.

August 22, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Vote ‘no’ for taxes

While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.

August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


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