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Family thanks community

On Jan. 1, we lost our son, Matthew Boland, in a tragic car accident. Matt was a wonderful son, a loving husband and a doting father to his daughter, Charlotte. We continue every day to remember him and cherish the many memories that we created with him.

February 28, 2017 | Eric, Celia and Lauren Boland Camden | Letters


Reflections on Black History Month

The month of February is Black History Month. It's a remembrance of important people and events in the history of African-Americans. Since 1976 it is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada.

February 24, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Community blessed with volunteer spirit

As the director of this United Way, I see firsthand the incredible volunteer spirit and care so many have for our community. Rural counties have many challenges that face us and often limited resources as well. Kershaw County is unique in that we have a perfect storm but not in a bad way. Rather our perfect storm has come together in ways that make us better and stronger.

February 14, 2017 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


Writer troubled about DeVos confirmation

As a Kershaw resident who has had over 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator of independent (private) schools in the United states as well as being head of the American School in El Salvador, I am troubled by the vote of our two South Carolina senators for (Betsy) DeVos as Secretary of Education. Anyone familiar with the inequitable and painfully inadequate educational environment and opportunities of the students in rural areas of South Carolina and especially down the I-95 Corridor (known as the Corridor of Shame) is aware that the vote for Betsy DeVos was a vote ...

February 10, 2017 | Leslie I. Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Thank you, Kershaw County

This weekend The Annual Attic Sale benefitting the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County was held. Thanks to the hard work of our community $13,000 was raised to provide medical treatment and wellness education for those who have no insurance and cannot afford care. I would like to say thank you: to the volunteers who work all year collecting, sorting, pricing the donated items; to the individuals who volunteer their time to staff the shop during our four day sale; to our sponsors, Pink Stable, Wells Fargo Financial, Newman Furniture, and David Joseph Mini Storage; to those who did ...

February 07, 2017 | Sarah Reed Camden | Letters


U.S. Secret service and race relations

The U.S. Dept. of the Secret Service is one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and ranks among the most elite in the world.

January 31, 2017 | By Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Salvation Army thanks community

I'd like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation and thanks for making Christmas 2016 a wonderful success.

January 24, 2017 | Maj. Roger Coulson, Regional Coordinator The Salvation Army of the Midlands, Columbia | Letters


Thanks to KH Cardiovascular Lab

I recently spent a "delightful" morning in the cardiovascular lab at Kershaw Hospital (KershawHealth).

January 20, 2017 | | Letters


Celebrating Dr. King's legacy

Americans celebrate the third Monday in January to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

January 10, 2017 | | Letters


Political rhetoric can damage our country

I pray regularly for our leaders to catch up with the 21st century, and for President-Elect Donald Trump not to follow some of the paths of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

December 02, 2016 | | Letters


Why can't they coordinate road work?

I wish the city, county or state would get together on painting and gouging our streets. They are painting white lines and gouging the streets in so many ways and places. Some streets are done with the white line and the gouge two feet from the edge of the road. Another street is with the white line and the gouge are on the edge of the road. Some have the white line two feet from the edge and the gouge on the edge. This is in my opinion the best way. Some have the gouge two feet in and the ...

November 29, 2016 | Bob Dornblaser Camden | Letters


Writer calls out party divisiveness

In 1796, George Washington released his famous Farewell Address that admonished the citizens of the infant America of four primary things, but his arguably most famous warning is the one regarding the divisiveness of political parties, which he feared would incite internal conflicts, which is exactly what this election has caused.

November 22, 2016 | Ryan Kelly Camden | Letters


Thanks to all for a successful Blues Festival

Thanks to a huge effort by our community, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's 20th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival was an enormous success. I would like to express appreciation to our supporters, sponsors and patrons for making the festival so special, even in the face of the difficulties placed upon us by Hurricane Matthew. We are so fortunate to live among people who display great warmth and generosity, not only to each other, but toward visitors and guests.

October 14, 2016 | | Letters


Thanks to all for a good book sale

This past month I have realized just what an extraordinary effort is required to put on a major event. The Friends of the Kershaw County Library's annual book sale occurred this past two weeks. It would not have been the success it was without the contributions of a number of people and entities. We made thousands of dollars which will go to providing needed services for which the Kershaw County Library's budget simply does not allow. In particular, I want to thank:

October 11, 2016 | | Letters


Lions candy days kick off today

The Camden Lions Club was chartered on September 4, 1945. We have been fulfilling our motto of "We Serve" in Kershaw County for over 70 years. To give you an idea of what we do I am submitting the following information about our charitable services to the citizens of Kershaw County. Since July 1, 2009, we have spent $42,598 for eye care to Kershaw County citizens. We have made contributions of $9,350 to South Carolina Lions Charitable Services to fund major eye operations. These funds and more are spent in Kershaw County. We sponsor a youth baseball team ...

September 30, 2016 | | Letters


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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 ...

March 24, 2017 | Penry Gufstason Camden | Letters


Writer thanks KershawHealth caregivers

The family of Evelyn H. Swygert, would like to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and other caregivers of the Kershaw Health hospital, who took care ...

March 24, 2017 | Evelyn S. Russell Camden | Letters


GOP healthcare plan difficult to fathom

Recently, the U.S. GOP House leaders okayed legislation to restructure our nation's healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act, (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."

March 17, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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