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'Y' signs

In response to "YMCA Not a Cure-All," printed Monday, September 13, I feel that it is necessary to clarify how the "Yes to the Y" signs came to be. Camden for the Y is a group of local citizens who independently came together to rally support for establishing a YMCA. [Editor's note: Mrs. Long identified herself to the C-I as a member of Camden for the Y.] Like any other political movement, we discussed ways in which our information could be shared and to raise awareness about the important decision voters face in the November election regarding recreation in ...

September 26, 2012 | Betsy Long Camden | Letters

‘No’ to using hospitality taxes for ‘Y’

Like Mr. James, I have been reading about and discussing the issue of the "Y" over the last year. I have come to the conclusion that this is not about the "Y" as much as it is about how that building will be funded. Sadly, the way the city proposes to fund this, using "H taxes," forces me to come down on the side of "No to the Y."

September 26, 2012 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters

Editor’s column shows bias

I don't care you worked in talk radio. You are evidently like the mainstream media. Bias!

September 24, 2012 | Robert Bullock Lugoff | Letters

“Until then, No”

The citizens must be able to trust their elected officials. Where there is basic mistrust, conflict results. The citizens and registered voters in Camden signed a petition in great numbers to have a petition statement placed on the ballot.

September 24, 2012 | James E. Parrish Camden | Letters

‘Road diet’ doesn’t have to be perfect

This is the third letter I have written and we have had three meetings about the road diet. You said that nothing will be done until it was resolved on all sides.

September 24, 2012 | Penny Brown Camden | Letters

Support existing rec facilities

Camden is a special small town for families, churches, and public schools. The basic building blocks for a fruitful education are the involved families, church youth organizations and mentors.

September 21, 2012 | Ms. Keith C. Richardson Camden | Letters

America needs to 'man up'

To evaluate the present, and make any kind of intelligent prediction for the future, one must have a knowledge of and appreciation for the past. I have lived 82 years in this ever-evolving United States of America, greatest nation on the face of the earth, and I believe that provides me a perspective, one that tells me we are rapidly changing, and not for the better I fear.

September 19, 2012 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters

Former school trustee supports 'Y'

As a former elementary school principal and school board member in Kershaw County, I strongly support the building of the proposed Camden Sports Complex and contracting with the YMCA to operate it. I have been reading about and discussing this issue over the past few months. I have reached the conclusion that the pros are greater than the cons to having a vibrant sports complex in Camden. As many of your readers know, " a healthy community starts with the people and the place where we live. The depth and strength of our relationship with family, friends and neighbors is the ...

September 19, 2012 | M. Andrew James Camden | Letters

Reader wants to know 'the rest of the story'

Camden's public relations firm, Columbia-based McKay Public Affairs, issued the following press release which was published in the Chronicle-Independent as part of an article on Friday 9-7-12.

September 17, 2012 | Rick Trott Camden | Letters

'Y' not a cure-all

After a reading a recent letter regarding the YMCA in this column, and with other recent circumstances that have occurred, I found a need to write a response.

September 17, 2012 | Stephen Sarafin Jr. Camden | Letters

Wants street signs back up, more

I want to address this letter to the people who have changed the stop lights at the intersections of DeKalb and Fair Street, the intersections of DeKalb and Lyttleton Street, the intersection of DeKalb and Broad Street, and the intersection of DeKalb and Battleship Road. Why have the road names not been put back up near the stop lights?? It was always easy to give directions to someone with the road names up, but now they would not be able to find Fair, Lyttleton, Broad Street, or Battleship Road.

September 14, 2012 | Don Roberts Kershaw | Letters

More 'Y' support

Being in a working family in this age is very difficult without the help of others. As a father of three, there is hardly ever enough time or resources close to me to create the healthy environment I would like for my family. As a former Camden high athlete, I know how important staying in touch with your health and your community really is, and that is why I am proud to support the effort for a Camden YMCA!

September 12, 2012 | Brenden Hinton Camden | Letters

Voter suppression laws (bills) threaten true equality

I am appalled by the number of states across America who have introduced "voter suppression bills." About a dozen states are actively pushing legislation that would make it more difficult for college students, the elderly, disabled, and minorities to vote. It is sad that these state legislators have abandoned a real concern to ensure that all Americans are afforded the right to vote. Instead, these legislators are introducing measures to make the voting process more difficult.

September 10, 2012 | Reverend Dr. P.W. Wise, Pastor, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Camden | Letters

Supports sports complex, YMCA

I support building the proposed Camden Sports Complex and contracting with the YMCA to operate and manage it for many reasons, some of which benefit me and some because others in Camden would benefit from having a YMCA in the city. My wife and I are Senior Citizens who still happen to be working (as many more of us have to do). Working beyond age 65 means we must be fit and healthy to remain viable employees. Some of the facilities proposed for the new YMCA, including an air-conditioned walking track, aerobic and fitness machines and, we hope soon, an ...

September 07, 2012 | Max Bonek Camden | Letters

CRRC: city ignoring your request on sports complex

Election Tuesday is only eight weeks away, and as we approach these days leading up to the opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote, I want to update you on the Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition (CRRC) issue and the city of Camden. Many of you have been asking about the status of the ballot-question and if the petition, signed by over 1,700 of you, has been recognized as valid by Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council. The answer is no -- as a matter of fact, the city of Camden through attorney Charles Cushman and Columbia attorney Danny Crowe ...

September 07, 2012 | Paddy M Bell, President, CRRC Camden | Letters

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