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Letter: A wonderful community ambassador

I recently encountered a wonderful, unheralded Ambassador for Kershaw County.

January 26, 2018 | Buddy Clark Camden | Letters

Letter: Souper Bowl of Caring a giving opportunity

Sunday, February 4 is fast approaching. While most folks will be thinking about the Super Bowl, many churches will make it a special collection day for the hungry and homeless in our community and around the nation. This giving opportunity is called the Souper Bowl of Caring.

January 23, 2018 | Donny Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters

Letter: Patient thankful for Bone & Joint Boot Camp

Recently I was a patient at KershawHealth. While there, I participated in their Bone and Joint Boot Camp and was introduced to the well-trained team of nurses and staff assigned exclusively to the Boot Camp under the direction of Dr. Andrew Piasecki. I received thorough instruction of what to expect during and after my knee replacement. What a great and informative service for all getting ready to have a joint repair. Dr. Piasecki of Camden Bone and Joint has raised the level of care at KershawHealth.

January 23, 2018 | Rebecca Touchberry Sumter | Letters

Letter: Intersection needs four-way stop

As a concerned citizen of Camden, I am writing this letter to bring awareness of a much needed 4-way traffic stop at the intersection of Lyttleton Street and Dicey Creek Road. There was another accident there just recently that resulted in a death.

January 19, 2018 | Helen Richards Camden | Letters

Letter: School traffic severely impedes area transportation

Obviously, educating the public and especially our children is probably the most important function of society.

January 19, 2018 | Larry Kincaid Elgin | Letters

Letter: A call for civility, moving forward

No one knows what the future holds. But we all know who holds the future. We trust in that higher power. And we have our wits about us to do what needs doing. People have every right to state with absolute certainty their opinions but there are none who are exactly right -- we should be more humble. We have an uncertain future and we don't even know yet if we have been right in hindsight.

January 16, 2018 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters

Letter: Councilman responds to chairman’s comments about Dec. meeting

I'd like to address the post meeting comments made by the chairman regarding my remarks at our last county council meeting. His comments were printed in the Dec. 22 issue of the Chronicle-Independent.

January 16, 2018 | Jimmy Jones Kershaw County Council District 4 | Letters

Letter: Unhappy with tax increase, county leadership

This week many of us will be paying our property taxes. My husband and I, like many other Kershaw County residents are not happy about the sizeable increase in tax bills over the last four years under the leadership of County Council Chairman Julian Burns. Chairman Burns ran as a conservative and still believes he is a conservative. We call him a trans-conservative; meaning his political philosophy is not aligned with his physical reality or his policies. Of course, our taxes didn't increase 22 percent over the last four years simply through his leadership. He needed the support of ...

January 16, 2018 | Sherri Few Lugoff | Letters

Letter: Best business for bad decisions

I now know what business one needs to be in to have your captured customers pay for some of the company's bad decisions, bad management, bad judgment and bad investments. Since the South Carolina legislature deflected the financial impact and outcome of such problems from the company and its stockholders to the customers, it is obvious that it is very advantageous to be in the electrical power generation and distribution business. What is going on with SCANA and Santee Cooper regarding the failed nuclear expansion project is very shameful – and maybe even criminal.

January 12, 2018 | Larry Kincaid Elgin | Letters

Letter: Regarding fake news...

According to Kathleen Parker's recent column (Facts and truth matter most of all in news), those of us who witness and report fake news are among, "...a volunteer class of arrogantly ignorant".

January 12, 2018 | J.F. Rench Camden | Letters

Salvation Army thanks Kershaw County

I'd like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation and thanks for making Christmas 2017 a wonderful success.

January 09, 2018 | Major Henry Morris, Area Commander The Salvation Army of the Midlands | Letters

Letter: Opioid crisis cannot be ignored

While I am clearly not an expert on opioids, I do have 44 years experience of professional insight and experience in managing pain.

December 26, 2017 | H.W. Hulteen, D.C., Managing Partner Camden Associated Physicians | Letters

Letter: Please remember the less fortunate

For some, the holidays are a celebration of life, religion, love and family. For others, the holiday season is a cruel reminder of personal misfortune.

December 22, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

Letter: Lost lagoon a lost opportunity

The Kershaw County Conservation District is extremely disappointed that the lagoon beside the wastewater treatment plant on Bramblewood Plantation Road has been mowed and appears to be being used for storage. This lagoon was a hidden treasure in Camden. The waterfowl and wildlife that could be seen there was extraordinary. Birders and nature lovers could see a variety of wildlife typically not found in a city setting. Several varieties of ducks frequented the lagoon; redhead, lesser scaup and ring-necked to name a few. Also there were great blue herons, American egrets, anhingas and occasionally a least tern and bald eagle ...

December 19, 2017 | Jeff Clark, chairman Kershaw Conservation District | Letters

Letter: Was land purchase a mistake?

Kershaw County property details are a matter of public record. One can go online and find a lot of interesting facts. In the matter of the proposed purchase by Kershaw County Council of the 35.23 acres in district 277F, parcel Number 283-00-00-016, bordering U.S. 1 north of the Wateree River bridge, I am inclined to believe that a clerical error may have been made in an entry of selling price several years ago that has been brought forward under normal process and that entry may have clouded or confused the issue.

December 15, 2017 | Robert Kershaw "Bob" Mays Camden | Letters

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Letter: Thanks to all who made Soulicious happen

The Price House Commission would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped make the Feb. 24 Soulicious Festival such a success. Sammie Tucker ...

March 16, 2018 | Polly Lampshire, Chair Price House Commission | Letters

Letter: Thanks for your letter, Rev. Wall

Thank you to Rev. Pickett Wall for his letter which takes issue with Palmetto State Armory's offensive advertising. If they truly want to have ...

March 16, 2018 | Sharon Fulmer Camden | Letters

Letter: Why MSC became a charter school

Most people know that education is not one-size-fits-all. But the teaching methods dating to century-old agrarian society that rely on this assumption aren't preparing ...

March 09, 2018 | Dr. John Moncure, Headmaster Montessori School of Camden | Letters

Letter: ‘Dreamers’ should be allowed to stay and become citizens

I truly agree with the majority of South Carolinians to see the so called "Dreamers" -- young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children ...

March 09, 2018 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

Letter: Living in Kershaw County

We chose to move to this community over 50 years ago because we wanted to live in or near a small SC town, with good ...

March 06, 2018 | Richard T. Lackey Camden | Letters

Letter: Run government like a good business

Most people, myself included, really don't pay a great deal of attention to the details of how our elected officials run our county government ...

March 06, 2018 | Bill Denton Camden | Letters

Letter: Firearm dealer’s advertising offensive

Palmetto State Armory recently released a statement in support of the Second Amendment. It included this sentence: "It is our hope that we can approach ...

March 06, 2018 | Rev. H. Pickett Wall Camden | Letters


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