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School board chairman responds to FOIA column

I am writing this letter in response to your "Viewpoint" section editorial article entitled, "School board almost gets exec sessions right." I would like to believe that your intentions are the same as mine, and that is informing our good citizens of Kershaw County with prudent and factual information on all matters.

August 28, 2015 | Ron Blackmon, Chairman Kershaw County Board of Trustees | Letters

Letter: Veteran asks why dentists not part of Tricare plan

I would like to take the time to write and ask why only one dentist in Kershaw County is in the Dental Health Network Military Tricare Retiree Dental Provider Program which accepts military Tricare patients.

August 26, 2015 | Melvin S. Simpson SFC (ret.), U.S. Army Camden | Letters

Reader wants stoplight at York and Mill streets

Since Bethune has won their fight for a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Hwy. 341, maybe the same Kershaw County Legislative Delegation group can fight for the four flashing red lights which be left over and place them at the real needy four little old all-way stop signs at the truck route at the intersection of York and Mill streets in Camden.

August 24, 2015 | Blanche K. Scott Camden | Letters

Letter: Elgin resident wants trucks off her road

My husband and I live on a single lane dirt road, Rush Road, where two cars have to pull over for the other to get past each other. For the last several months, my husband contacted every official he could think of to call about dump trucks and semis using our road. Each time he'd call someone, they'd tell him to call some other office.

August 19, 2015 | Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Blackwell Elgin | Letters

Letters: Morgan responds to education funding criticism

I always enjoy reading letters by Mr. Charlie Humphries about education. In his August 14 letter in the Chronicle-Independent, he discussed "bang for the buck" in terms of education spending.

August 17, 2015 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters

Reader tackles education funding

Franklin Roosevelt (D) took office in 1933, served three terms and died early in his fourth term. The nation was in a state of depression when he took office and vulnerable to, and receptive of, most anything he proposed to alleviate conditions. Thus, he initiated programs and a mindset which has resulted in radical changes in government persisting to today. His New Deal established theretofore unheard of transfers of power, control and authority out of the hands of states and into those of federal bureaucracies. It gave birth to the Welfare State and a recognition, through federal programs, the votes ...

August 14, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters

Reader promotes upcoming blood drive

How many times have you walked past posters promoting a blood drive and not realized this was an opportunity for you to give someone another chance at life or, perhaps, save a life?

August 12, 2015 | Helen Young Camden | Letters

Letter: Thanks, KershawHealth

On the evening of July 30, I had an attack of kidney stones. I was in tremendous pain, and at 10:30, I asked my wife to take me to the hospital. When arriving at the hospital, I was greeted by a kind, caring person. Throughout my time at the hospital, everyone was courteous and caring. In fact, the lady who checked me in came and found me in my room to see how I was doing. I am greatly impressed with the degree of caring and professionalism displayed by the staff at KershawHealth. As a new resident of Camden ...

August 12, 2015 | Gregg Riley Camden | Letters

Letter: Lowering the flag

I witnessed first-hand the thousands of people who clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate (battle) flag. The flag was put in place in the era where Black Carolinians still tried to unwrap the bondage of segregation and our elected leaders were still bitter over Reconstruction.

August 12, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

Montessori School director thanks legislative delegation

I want to thank State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk for cutting bureaucratic red tape on behalf of the Montessori school.

August 10, 2015 | John Moncure, Headmaster Montessori School of Camden | Letters

Reader: Local party chairman hits homerun

When a slugger swats a baseball 400-plus feet into the fan stands, it is known to be a homerun. A big hit! Perhaps the best hit of the ballgame. A homerun brings the team together and unites its players so they may do even better. It may move them out of a slump and help them rise to even higher standards. The players feel good and think better of themselves and their team.

August 05, 2015 | Howard W. Buckholz Jr. Cassatt | Letters

Letter: Reader enjoyed Rich’s ‘barefoot’ column

Dear Rhonda: I really enjoyed your (column about going barefoot) published in the Chronicle-Independent on July 20 and the West Wateree Chronicle on July 21.

July 29, 2015 | Susanne Bacchetta Lugoff | Letters

Clemson supporter doesn’t want Tillman Hall renamed

There is no debating the fact the Charleston murders were uncalled for, inexcusable and totally heinous. And there are few words to adequately describe the graciousness and forgiving nature in which the survivors and other persons through the state have reacted. But, unfortunately, it's not the end of the story. Demonstrations by outsiders and the pursuit of political correctness has begun to surface.

July 22, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters

Reader: Volunteer at New Day

My heart broke when I heard about a woman who was living in a car in the Walmart parking lot because she didn't have anywhere else to stay. She had placed her children with a friend. This woman is just one of the many homeless residents in our community who could use our help. They might not look like the homeless living on the streets of a big city, but their needs are just as great.

July 20, 2015 | Becky Shealy Lofe Rembert | Letters

Jones: Exigent or not exigent, that is the question

(Editor's Note: Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones submitted this letter to the editor as his remarks from council's meeting Tuesday night. The letter has been edited only for purposes of clarity.)

July 17, 2015 | Councilman Jimmy Jones Kershaw County District 4 | Letters

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Letter: CBA president lauds new businesses

Wonderful strides have been made in our fair city in the past year or two! The city itself is in the middle of a tremendous ...

October 06, 2015 | Patricia Richardson, pres. Camden Business Alliance | Letters

Letter: The price of a life

What is a person's life worth? Not so much in monetary value, but in years on this earth?

October 02, 2015 | Darlene Hudson, Lugoff Sister of drunk driving victim DeWitt Peake | Letters


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