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Reaching for All-America City award

As the board chair for the PLAY Foundation, I am so excited about the collaboration and the support we are receiving in applying for the All-America City (AAC) Award. Through our focus groups, meetings and general conversations we have had with individuals, businesses and community leaders, there is one word that is always mentioned: Family.

October 06, 2017 | Laurey Carpenter, Board Chair PLAY Foundation | Letters


City has no accountability as electric provider

I am 80 years old and a widow. I have lived in Camden almost 25 years, volunteered with children, took of children and volunteered in many other ways.

September 29, 2017 | Carol McBee Camden | Letters


Thank you, Joey and Stacy Cobb

I would like to say "thank you" to Joey and Stacy Cobb and their staff for bringing back the historic Bethune Chicken Strut. The Strut was a successful event. I understand the work that it takes to put on such an event. My hat's off to all of you! Again, thank you for your hard work and dedication.

September 22, 2017 | John Heflin Bethune Town Council | Letters


Pat Wylie was a ‘man for all seasons’

With the passing of Pat Wylie this week, Camden has lost a true treasure. Many of us loved him and all of us respected him. He touched the lives of so many of us that his absence will be irreplaceable. To me, he was a mentor and a colleague. But, most of all, he was a dear friend.

September 15, 2017 | William 'Rusty' Major Camden | Letters


More testing is not the answer

A recent national survey done by Gallup and the respected education organization Phi Delta Kappa had some very enlightening things to say about the obsession with standardized testing that has gripped our country for the past 20-25 years.

September 15, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Writer, too, has a dilemma

I am glad to see that my good friend, Charlie Humphries, is still exercising his freedom of speech by using a member of the mass media that is part of the "most significant danger in 100 years."

September 15, 2017 | Buddy Clark Camden | Letters


Writer wants his money back

I bought $50 worth of lottery tickets for the recent huge, half-billion dollar lottery jackpot. The clerk said: "Good luck; I hope you win."

September 12, 2017 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters


Writer has a dilemma

I have a dilemma that hopefully some of you may have the solution to. We have a president that we duly elected by giving him our votes, or in some cases withholding them from Hilary Clinton. Either way, he is the one this nation legally chose to lead us. That being the case, you would expect the people to get behind him and support him in any way possible. After all, if he is successful, are we not the beneficiaries? By the same token, if he is not, are we not losers?

September 08, 2017 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Where does racism come from?

Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion stopper! If we say we are not racist in any way, shape or form, we're only kidding ourselves. Racism is alive and well. It lives on a continuum from minimally racist to extremely racist. If you ask a class of school children, "Where does racism begin?" They'll tell you, "At home, parents, family, the neighborhood, the playground." Out of the mouths of babes! Are we hard-wired to only be concerned about our own ...

September 08, 2017 | Vickie Porter Camden | Letters


Labor Day is a special day

Labor Day is a special time of year for this former union member and the Medicare system always comes to mind.

September 05, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Let’s maintain our existing tennis courts

One of the first and best impressions Camden made upon me when I moved back here in the '90s was the number of neighborhood parks and tennis courts that were available to its residents. Now, like your guest columnist, Phil Noble, I must make a "full disclosure": I am a tennis player. Shortly after I came to town, I started playing the game again for the first time since high school, tentatively at first, secretly hitting the ball for hours against the concrete wall at Scott Park, finally working up my courage to play a little doubles. I had fun ...

September 05, 2017 | Doug Rogers Camden | Letters


Thanks to officers who helped

I would like to thank the two city of Camden police officers who stopped to help me last Saturday (Aug. 19) in the 100-plus degree heat when my car overheated and died. One's name was Smith and the other I did not get, but thank you both!

September 01, 2017 | David Trimnal Rembert | Letters


It’s long past time to take back our highways

There is no justice in South Carolina for DUI victims!

September 01, 2017 | Darlene Hudson Lugoff | Letters


Scott’s overdue concern for Trump’s morality

My mouth dropped in disbelief when I watched S.C. Senator Tim Scott on Face the Nation, Sunday, August 20. Tim Scott has voted in lockstep accord with the [resident virtually every day of Trump's presidency. On Face the Nation, under the close interview by John Dickerson, Sen. Scott -- perhaps for the first time -- was able to find fault with the president's "moral compass" because of the president's initial refusal to condemn the Nazi and KKK element in Charlottesville who violently protested for white supremacy with weapons and torches in hand.

August 25, 2017 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Traffic lights needed on U.S. 521

I think lighting of the exit ramp at I 20 and US 521 is an excellent idea; however, there is another issue that needs to be addressed: traffic lights.

August 08, 2017 | | Letters


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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 ...

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 ...

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


‘Fake news’ at the NYT

My personal, hands-on experience is exactly opposite of Tom Reichert's claim when writing, "Regardless, newspapers are not the ones peddling fake news" (Good journalism ...

October 10, 2017 | J.F. Rench Camden | Letters


Writer thanks SCDOT for cleaning roadside ditches

I would like to thank the SC Dept. of Transportation for cleaning out our ditches. They look really nice and hopefully the water will flow ...

October 10, 2017 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters


Eliminating corruption best way to stop violent tragedies

Tragic incidents such as just happened in Las Vegas will not nor cannot be solved by more gun control laws. It can and will only ...

October 10, 2017 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


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