After learning of the four civil lawsuits filed against our newly elected Sheriff Jim Matthews I decided to research some of the facts. I discovered that Sheriff Matthews has a very distinguished career in law enforcement serving this state and this country. He was a peace officer with the city of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County, and was one of the first three South Carolina law officers to be selected to serve with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration. He was an instructor for many years at the FBI academy on several subjects; he taught classes on surveillance, undercover surveillance ...
For several months I have followed the debate about a new YMCA in Camden. To date, however, only City Council and the director of the YMCA in Columbia have formulated a plan to build and operate a new facility here. There are possible alternatives. Therefore, I am proposing the following as a means to accomplish the same objective:
Camden was at its finest last weekend when the Steeplechase Museum put on a very successful antique show bringing in dealers from seven states, buyers from as far away as Ohio and Alabama and visitors who stayed at our hotels, ate at our restaurants and supported what Camden has to offer. The antique show was held at the Rhame Arena that was transformed into a beautiful exhibition building. Everyone was impressed with what was done to a building that has been utterly neglected and is now is being cast aside for something newer that can't be used for events ...
For those who knew her, our hearts are saddened at the loss of the one of God's faithful servants. Clarice Steele came to Camden as a preacher's wife back in the 1960s and 1970s when her husband was pastor at Hermitage Baptist Church. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1974 that left her a widow taking care of her family and she decided to make Camden her home.
On Sept. 15, I had the misfortune of falling in a parking lot. I tripped over some broken pavement. I damaged both knees, knocked my front tooth out (partially, which required a root canal), busted my nose, injured my right hand which required stitches, and bruised my arm. I was bleeding profusely from my nose and hand. Two ladies came to my aid. They called an ambulance. We waited 25 minutes for its arrival. Then a man came up to us and demanded they move me out of his way. He wanted me moved immediately. "This woman may have broken ...
October 21, 2011|
Geraldine R. Stanley
I would like to thank the Camden Police Department and the Kershaw County Sherriff's Office for their support of the Tour de Camden bicycle ride. The ride was this past Saturday, Oct. 15, with approximately 150 cyclists. The City Police got us off to a safe start and through the first two busy left-hand turns. The Sheriff's Office got us across Highway 34 and on our way to more rural areas.
Watching the goings-on with this suggested TIF tax revenue project, I would like to remind the Camden council and the citizens of Camden of the efforts of their forefathers in just about the same situation.
Let Freedom Ring, even though our focus on national and national security issues, would like to support the Paddy Bell letter to the editor Citizens Won't Be Silenced By Actions, Words of City Leaders dated September 16, 2011 in which she spoke about the procedures that occurred during the City Council meeting on September 13, 2011. The members of the council need to remember they are elected members by the people which mean they are answerable to the people not each other as was cleverly devised by the founding fathers. Elected officials at all levels work for the people ...
October 14, 2011|
Let Freedom Ring
Camden and Bakersfied, Calif.
Recently, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis for the killing of police officer Mark MacPhail. Seven out of nine witnesses of the Davis trial recanted or contradicted their testimony against Troy Davis. Texas inmate Michael Mortor was convicted on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to life in prison. Also recently, DNA tests proved that Mortor was wrongly convicted for murder after serving 25 years in prison. I truly believe the future belongs to the one who holds the pen and the future holds us hostage for interpretation. Like Jefferson, I trembled, but not with fear because the Bible tells us ...
Thank you, Kershaw County Councilmen, for your service to the citizens of our county. It's a sometimes thankless task, but one that consumes much time and energy which, fortunately, you are willing to extend.
October 10, 2011|
Our great country has won many of its battles and countless wars, but the never-ending war we can't seem to win is the war on drugs. This war was embarked upon some several years ago, when the president at the time, community leaders, and citizens of the general public became alarmed at the impact these said drugs were imposing on society.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big "thank you" to the Trivetts, owners of the Little Theatre in Camden. They very generously reduced the price of tickets for the movie "Courageous" and also donated tickets to all law enforcement officers in Kershaw County. "Courageous" was not just another Hollywood movie. A church in Georgia puts it on and the actors are actually members of the congregation and staff. Now that in itself might keep some people from going. A "Christian" movie with regular people doing the acting. Sounds to some like a low B grade movie ...
October 05, 2011|
Kershaw County sheriff
Mr. Cain was my presidential pick well before the Florida straw vote. He strikes me as genuine, intelligent, honest, and he knows his business stuff. He will give us the hope and change we need in this country. He will repeal punishing regulations and open up markets for energy independence and trade. He will lead in making the business climate friendly and inclusive so they will know what their long-range goals are and they will hire again. He will be a uniter, not a divider. His leadership will encourage Congress to work together to establish his 9-9-9 Tax Plan transitioning ...
October 05, 2011|
Keith C. Richardson