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Letter: Thanks from the Camden Lions Club

The Camden Lions Club wishes to thank all those who participated in the 2018 Candy Days fundraiser. This is our primary fundraising activity that supports our charitable projects each year. This year's effort was one of the most successful in history.

November 23, 2018 | Roger Smoak, Candy Day Chair Camden Lions Club | 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 along the southern border?

November 16, 2018 | Kip Elser Camden | Letters


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: 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 the difficulty with some of the machines malfunctioning, I was wondering why South Carolina couldn't follow Oregon's lead and have all mail ballots.

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 an amenity in Kershaw County, one that exists in many communities of our size and demographic, is an entire topic by itself.

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 to let the light from the lighthouse shine on Americans' daily lives.

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


Letter: Tips for a successful school year

As I have done every year, I offer these tips and ABC's of school life to help Kershaw County students realize and achieve a successful school year:

October 30, 2018 | Clifton H. Anderson Camden | Letters


Letter: No House 52 forum disappointing

It is disappointing that there will not be a public, non-partisan candidate forum for the South Carolina House 52 candidates. Such forums are very useful in terms of citizens being able to hear candidates dig deeper and more specifically into the issues.

October 30, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


Letter: Students in poverty need services to succeed

The latest version of our state's school report cards will be issued in the near future. This release will undoubtedly be accompanied by the usual finger-pointing and teacher shaming. There will also surely be calls to provide public funds to private schools that would not be subject to any formal accountability.

October 26, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


Letter: Public deserves accurate information

On Aug. 1, I requested economic development information as to created new industrial jobs since 2012. On Aug, 10, the county administrator told me he would compile as much information as he could in regard to new industrial jobs, but he was waiting for certain information from industries. At the Aug. 23 council meeting, I requested that the Kershaw County Economic Development Office update and correct its website to indicate new actual industrial jobs added. Duiring my briefing I stated that "what we have is a county department putting out information that the department knows it can't verify."

October 26, 2018 | Jimmy Jones, District 4 Kershaw County Council | Letters


Letter: Use KH FILOT for school safety (redux)

Several weeks ago, I wrote a letter to the C-I in which I respectfully suggested that Kershaw County Council consider allocating at least some of the revenue from the County's Fee in Lieu of Taxes (FILOT) agreement with KershawHealth to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

October 23, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


Letter: Power conceeds nothing without demands

Our children are growing up in times of economic uncertainty. Just as our grandparents and great grandparents learned vital lessons through economic adversity, what we learn now, in our present circumstances, can bless us and our posterity for generations to come in dealing with some of today's crises.

October 16, 2018 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Letter: New CES should have electronic marquee

The new Camden Elementary School is almost completed. This new facility is a tremendous achievement that will blend extremely well into the Historic District. I believe the new school will help to attract young families to live in downtown Camden and add greatly to the quality of life in the Camden community.

October 16, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


Letter: Midlands Women's Center changes name, direction

Since 1984, the Midlands Women's Center has been serving the needs of families in Kershaw County, most recently from a small office on Walnut Street in Camden. After several years of declining visits, the board of directors began a year-long evaluation to better understand the needs of those who find themselves pregnant and in need of help in Kershaw County. What they found were 20-year-old methods that no longer met the needs of a changing population.

October 12, 2018 | Todd Warnock, director of operations Wateree Pregnancy Network | Letters


Letter: McMaster really turning down fed $$?

Really, Gov. McMaster?

October 09, 2018 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


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Letter: Is sugar good or bad for us?

We actually need sugar -- it's our body's preferred fuel.

December 11, 2018 | David Wisehnunt BAS Troop 901 | Letters


Letter: What if...

What if your daughter, your sweet neighbor, your grandchild had been sexually abused, humiliated and had had her innocence destroyed? What if you had been ...

December 11, 2018 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Letter: Elgin Convenience Center pavement needs work

I've lived in Elgin for 13 years now, having moved back to S.C. after retiring in Florida. I've taken advantage of the ...

December 07, 2018 | Larry B. Kincaid Elgin | Letters


Letter: New state report cards a fiasco

The South Carolina Deptartment of Education recently chose to delay the release of the "new and improved" school report cards due to a problem with ...

December 04, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


Letter: Facts are facts

FACT: Having served for quite a few years on the city of Camden Parks and Streets Commission (now Parks and Trees Commission), the Camden Tree ...

November 30, 2018 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Letter: Confidential jobs, investment?

In August, I requested that the Kershaw County Economic Development Office (KCEDO) provide correct information to council, and Kershaw County citizens, as to location and ...

November 30, 2018 | Jimmy Jones, District 4 Kershaw County Council | Letters


Letter: Be consider for parades

Soon, the Christmas parades will be rolling through our city streets proclaiming the birth of Christ and featuring many colorful floats, marching band and Santa ...

November 30, 2018 | Janet M. Smith Lugoff | Letters


Letter: Elgin Toy Roundup and Caring Hands

'Tis the season of giving, and there are many wonderful opportunities to give back to our community this time of year. Stover Middle School, Blaney ...

November 30, 2018 | Kim Stokes Stover Middle School | Letters


Letter: Not the time to criticize Trump

It is not this African-American and senior citizen's desire, nor is it the time, to criticize President Trump's conservative movement. There is a ...

November 30, 2018 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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