Early this AM (Friday), I picked up a copy of your paper and I was absolutely delighted that you wrote such a fine article detailing my proposal to bringing my collections back to Camden in the form of a local museum. It was an outstanding article. If we are successful in opening this downtown museum, it will be largely due to the article you wrote! I appreciated this more than you will ever know.
October 29, 2012|
Ross E. Beard Jr.
I feel compelled to bring to your reader's attention a slight correction regarding the photograph showing the dedication of the Patriot's Landing. The loyalist fort captured by troops commanded by Thomas Sumter was called Cary's Fort. It was located on the west side of the river fronting the old ferry. That ferry was located about one mile south of current highway bridge. The area designated as Patriot's Landing did not exist as a landing until the construction of the first bridge near that point in 1878. There is no historical significance with the spot dating back ...
October 24, 2012|
William “Rusty” Major
We have been hearing about the City of Camden and the Y. First of all, I would like to point out there is no binding agreement that I am aware of between these organizations. Next, let's look at the YMCA history for Camden.
In his campaign ad titled "Focusing on Our Future" in the Oct. 10 edition of the C-I, Mayor Graham takes credit for several items that bear correction. First, his ad states that he is responsible for bringing the Farmers Market to downtown Camden. If my recollection of the particulars is correct, this statement is patently false. The year was 2005 and it was Rep. Laurie Funderburk and Andy Rollins with the Clemson Extension Service who wrote a small grant, the Bank of Camden (now First Community Bank) loaned the market the use of the lot, somebody else donated the tables ...
I doubt there is a soul in this town who wouldn't agree that the YMCA is a wonderful institution. It is, but the miracles writers claim it will bring leave me wondering why every town hasn't built one yesterday!
(Editor's Note: the C-I was unable to print this letter prior to Kershaw County Council's Oct. 9 meeting. Despite the timing, we believe the author has the right for his opinion to be viewed by the public during this election season. The letter has been edited to reflect that council's meeting took place prior to publication.)
I am truly flabbergasted and ashamed. Some of the same people, including educators, who chastised county council for the way they treated students, for not putting students first, and telling them they (council) should be ashamed of themselves, were some of the same people who made a mass exodus during Councilman Bobby Gary's announcement of a "Proclamation for Amari Williams' Got Heart Day" after the millage increase for the school district failed.
My name is Kershaw County. I am located in the state of South Carolina and I possess approximately 740 square miles, and I claim to have approximately 60,000 citizens that live in me. I have a lot to boast about, so much that I cannot begin to tell of them. I am proud of my citizens and I depend on them to make me what I am. I am only as good as my people. That I know!
October 12, 2012|
I find perplexing the arrest of Charles Cushman (former Camden city attorney) for allegedly breaching his duties by "intentionally dismissing and/or Nolle Prossing criminal charges under the condition that a donation be made by the defense to the Camden City Drug Fund." If he is found guilty, there is no way I can condone such activity. However, I feel some amount of empathy toward Mr. Cushman. In part because I personally like him, but mostly because I feel he is being "thrown under the bus" by the city. Keep in mind, this has been allegedly going on for seven ...
October 10, 2012|