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Finding good in the bad times

Since Labor Day, my mother has been at KershawHealth. At 3 a.m. September 2, I received a call from Morningside Assisted Living that my mother had fallen and possibly broken her hip. I met and followed the ambulance to KershawHealth, so my first interaction in this journey that has lasted six weeks now, was with the KershawHealth EMT who transported her to the KH emergency room. The ER doctor, nurses and support staff were nothing less than incredible. Within minutes we saw that it was not a broken hip as suspected, but rather a stroke in progress. Within an ...

October 30, 2013 | Donny Supplee Camden | Letters


Against the Common Core

A recent editorial featured local school district leadership touting the benefits of the new Common Core Standards. I offer the opposing argument, all of which can be verified by visiting www.scpie.org. Furthermore, I offer solutions for South Carolina's failing education system.

October 30, 2013 | Sherri Few Lugoff | Letters


Thanks for support

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended and those who so generously supported the 1920s "Wolf's Lair" Speakeasy in Camden in early September. I know money is very precious to a lot of people today, and to spend your hard-earned money by attending the event means a lot. I know profit margins for businesses are small and for you take your money from your sales to support this event also means a lot. My only way to give back my appreciation is to have given you the best performance RAH Productions could give.

October 23, 2013 | Richard Holmes Camden | Letters


Enemies of the working class

There are 16 states refusing the Affordable Care Act, and many (of these) states are former Confederacy slave states with poor economic stability and controlled by Republican governors and Republican state legislatures.

October 23, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Replace recreation office

As a long-time citizen of Kershaw County, I am embarrassed by the condition of our recreation department office. The present condition is one of stained and sagging overhead tiles in the ceiling, years of built-up grime, carpet pieces (replaced due to water damage) which overlap causing a tripping problem, etc. I would not be surprised if there is not also a mold problem. I have spoken to some people who state they do not attend the recreation center because it agitates their breathing. I would question whether or not all the members of county council have visited this center in ...

October 18, 2013 | Linda York Lugoff | Letters


Open up to possibilities

It's time for us to expand our mindsets about the political situation in Washington. In a recent New York Times article, Russ Douthat said that politics is hard business and failure is normal enough, but that sensible people, "Republicans included," should have seen that shut down fever would blow up in the Party's face. Why? Because they had no method in place to deal with what could arguably be seen as basically a worthy objective.

October 16, 2013 | Nancy Larson Lugoff | Letters


Local, but honest, smart hospital

I read a letter Wednesday from an Elgin resident in favor of KershawHealth staying local and not being purchased by a Charlotte-based company. I agree it would be best to have a local hospital, but her last statement "the KershawHealth system needs to stay exactly as it is" shows many people still don't know how much money they have squandered on upper management salaries and unnecessary property investments. A local hospital is good, but an honest and smart local hospital is better.

October 14, 2013 | Craig Harvey Lugoff | Letters


‘Equine’ part of marketing equation

Having been involved in the equine activities in Camden since 1952, I read with great interest and disappointment Martin Cahn's article on the front page of the Sept. 20 Chronicle-Independent entitled "Arnett Muldrow Kickoff." The article covered a meeting of Camden citizens and the representatives of the marketing company that has been hired by the city to market Camden. I am extremely enthusiastic about the project. It is something Camden has needed for a long time. My disappointment: only once did the words horse, equine or equestrian appear in connection with Camden.

October 14, 2013 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


‘You helped save my life’

My name is Deidra Nelson. I have been living in Camden for about a year now. I think it's a wonderful town. I was looking forward to the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival this past weekend; I even made arrangements to spend a night at a friend's house so that I could enjoy the festival.

October 11, 2013 | Deidra Nelson Camden | Letters


Resounding ‘no’ to KershawHealth takeover

I have read with interest and dismay both of the letters from Mr. Schaffer encouraging the takeover of KershawHealth by a Charlotte based company.

October 09, 2013 | Marcia Brown Elgin | Letters


KershawHealth staff

This is an issue I have been going to write about and, for me, it is long overdue.

September 30, 2013 | Carolyn Johnson Cassatt | Letters


Lottery doesn’t benefit schools

I read (recently) where one of our South Carolina citizens won a whopping lottery of $399.4 million. I also saw that our state was getting $15 million and only $2 million was going for education -- what a small part of the jackpot is going to the education program it was suppose to benefit.

September 27, 2013 | B.J. Livingston Lugoff | Letters


The mobile home state

Recently, Miss South Carolina said at the Miss America contest, "I am from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that's how we roll."

September 25, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


The KershawHealth difference

I have had the opportunity to experience surgical procedures at two of our area's most prominent hospitals -- Providence and KershawHealth. My first surgery was at Providence, the hospital noted for performing surgical procedures, and my doctor was located in the city of Columbia. My experience at Providence was exceptionally good. The hospital was first class with excellent facilities, professional personnel and an attitude of the patient being the No. 1 priority. Everything went according to plan.

September 20, 2013 | John W. Kelly Jr. Camden | Letters


A dedicated nurse

Much has been written negatively regarding the upper management at KershawHealth. This does not reflect the wonderful job by staff here at our hospital. Here is my perspective on a first-hand basis.

September 18, 2013 | Maryellen Pfohl Camden | Letters


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