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Writer disappointed in country’s conduct

I am badly disappointed in the conduct of my country since the last presidential election. Whether the populace wanted Trump, or did not want Hilary, is beside the point. We, the people, gave the position to Trump by our vote.

July 25, 2017 | Charlie Humphries Lugoff | Letters


A better response to potential abuse

The headlines read "Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case." Whether you read the details or not, you come away knowing that something went wrong. As a social service provider in Kershaw County for over 25 years, I have witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly and there is no denying this is bad and ugly. But there is also no denying that if we are to insure that our county responds better, we must address the underlying issues.

June 27, 2017 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


Writer thankful for Camden IGA 'angel'

Sometimes, an angel appears when you least expect it.

June 20, 2017 | Laura Thompson Camden | Letters


Long-term growth must be addressed

Now that all the budgets in Kershaw County have been adopted and we're a year away from the next budget process, there's merit in thinking about the budget issues facing Kershaw County moving forward.

June 16, 2017 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan KCSD Superintendent | Letters


Big thanks to VFW

As a guest, I found your recognition and celebration of this most important day, Memorial Day, held at the American Legion in Camden, to be very patriotic and impressive.

June 09, 2017 | Betty Smyrl Camden | Letters


Rotary singers 'knocked ball out of the park'

On Friday, May 19, our community was honored when the Camden Rotary Club Singers sang the National Anthem at Spirit Communications Park prior to the Fireflies baseball game. This night was designated as Rotary International Night and how appropriate to have our own honor America with the special rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

May 30, 2017 | Bart Mahoney Camden | Letters


Distemper in dogs is preventable

There have been multiple cases of distemper in dogs in North Carolina and South Carolina during the last six months. There has been one confirmed distemper case at the Kershaw County Humane Society and six other highly suspicious cases. The KCHS is an open admission shelter so no animal is turned away, but several steps are being taken to limit the spread of this horrible disease. All dogs entering the shelter are immediately vaccinated and placed in isolation within the shelter which has strict guidelines for disease control. With dogs that are surrendered to the shelter by their owner, the ...

May 26, 2017 | Cindy Prestage, president Kershaw County Humane Society | Letters


Writer encourages expression of opinion

Recently, a letter from Ms. Nancy Larsen was published entitled "Trump, Congress and Healthcare." My compliments to Ms. Larsen for a very well articulated post. She has a strong opinion and the ability to express it extremely well.

May 23, 2017 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Writer grateful for cardiac clinic

The Kershaw County community served by Providence South Carolina Heart Center is very blessed to have an exceptional group of doctors and employees who support and live out the mission and vision for patients and family members each day.

May 16, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reading does make you well rounded!

Right on, Mr. Cahn! I couldn't agree more with the May 5 column, "Reading makes you well-rounded."

May 12, 2017 | Amber Conger, Director Kershaw County Library | Letters


Writer’s column on opioids a ‘gem’

I am a conservative who wants the America I have spent 86 years enjoying alive and vibrant for my descendants. Patriotism, freedom of speech, capitalism, very limited socialism, and support of our elected government must be the priority of elected officials who are supposed to represent us. Strict allegiance to the Republican or Democratic Parties to whom they give allegiance must be prioritized below the wishes of the citizens who elect them. Incorrect voting to maintain a legacy for any human is hog wash. More later.

April 28, 2017 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters


Adequate healthcare for all Americans

As an American senior citizen, I have the privilege with Jehovah God's blessing to live, worship the Son of Man and work in this wonderful country under the Social Security and the Medicare systems.

April 21, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


The world needs ditch diggers, too

Jim Tatum's March 21 column was entertaining as well as informative. It certainly brought to light the need for qualified home repair professionals. This planet needs carpenters, electricians and plumbers. Scores of your readers are helpless without them. Many of us, like you, feel good when we repair or build something with our own hands. All of us are happy when we save money.

March 28, 2017 | William "Rusty" Majors Camden | Letters


Complain to THE STATE about circulars

I have received complaints from constituents regarding The State newspaper's delivery of The Extra, which is a circular periodically distributed via door-to-door delivery to the citizens of Kershaw County. The Extra is delivered by couriers who typically throw the circular, contained in a plastic bag, on the driveways of Kershaw County homes and on public rights of way in front of homes. Many times the circulars are not picked up. I am concerned about these complaints and what many citizens consider litter.

March 28, 2017 | Kershaw County Councilman Al Boazard District 1 | Letters


Writer not part of 'silent majority'

Mr. Jim Matthews, I will not be part of the silent majority. I loudly and proudly support your effort to increase the police force we crucially need for this community. So, we have a net increase of one deputy per shift -- over the last 27 years? Does this sound reasonable to anyone out there? Considering the increase in duties and area crime, our leaders need to seriously review Sheriff Jim Matthews' budget requests. He is right; so often the ones who support measures are quiet, stifled or intimidated by loud dissenters Mr. Matthews has called called "cave dwellers," citizens against ...

March 24, 2017 | Penry Gufstason Camden | Letters


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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