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Keeping it green

Margot Rochester was a very special person. She was teacher, mentor, author, speaker, Master Gardener and friend to all who knew her. She wrote many gardening columns for various newspapers, including Kershaw County's Chronicle-Independent, and authored two books, "Earthly Delights" and "Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners." She was also a very special friend to me. We would often visit public and private gardens together. Every flower she saw was her "favorite," and she just had to have it in her garden. Because she lived close to me, I visit her garden often. Walking through her garden ...

April 08, 2011 | Janet M. Smith Kershaw County Master Gardener | Letters


Community and its people will be warm memory for pastor

After serving 12 years in the Camden Seventh-day Adventist Church, on Boykin Road, I bid fair Camden farewell.

April 04, 2011 | Robert J. Fekete Camden | Letters


Polk, Gilland quick to help with tending historic site

It has been my distinct pleasure and honor to serve for two years as chairman of the Camden Garden Club's project to restore and preserve the Joseph Kershaw Gravesite. Members of this hard-working committee have planted, mulched, pruned, weeded, monitored, and dedicated themselves to restoring this historically significant plot of land to the glorious state it deserves, as the final resting place of the founder of Camden, and one of the state's first patriots.

April 01, 2011 | Paddy Bell Chairman, Joseph Kershaw Gravesite Project, Camden Garden Club | Letters


Gambling story one-sided, 'uninspired'

When I read the headline in last Wednesday's paper, "Local skepticism, opposition greet gambling bill" I eagerly read Trevor Baratko's article to find out what the greater community was thinking.

March 30, 2011 | Arch Kingsley Camden | Letters


City needs to put brakes on spending

Wake up, citizens of Camden! Do you have any clue what Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council are doing? Probably not, we would all be at the council meetings protesting.

March 30, 2011 | Mary Beth Schultz Camden | Letters


Absence of funeral escort complicates stressful time

I attended a funeral this week and after the coffin was closed for the last time and the family was preparing to enter, the funeral director had to announce to those in attendance to be careful to obey all traffic laws because there would be no police escort as there had been in the past.

March 25, 2011 | Trancey Twitty Camden | Letters


Hold DUI traffic unit to self-sustainability

A common political tactic to increase spending is to use DUI fatalities and the victims' families to take more money from taxpayers.

March 23, 2011 | Shelby Price Lugoff | Letters


Stokes takes a brave stand

I wish to congratulate Christina Stokes on a great column on purity in the March 4 edition of the Chronicle-Independent.

March 23, 2011 | Leland LeGrand Lugoff | Letters


Are judges above the law?

OK, the sheriff told me he was a Constitutionalist but yet he allows his deputies to enforce unconstitutional laws. But, hey, maybe he doesn't understand the whole concept of due process. But wait a minute. Isn't it his duty to understand what he has sworn an oath to uphold?

March 16, 2011 | Patty M. Motley Elgin | Letters


Federal and state taxes and budgeting

Our tax code should be simplified. "Experts" have been saying taxes must be reduced to equal revenue, and then some, to deal with our trillion dollar debt. They are also saying we must reduce all expenditure by $40 billion, $6 billion, etc., and the way to accomplish this is to cut all expenditures as compared to previous expenses (both state and federal) by eliminating redundancies, duplications, and overlap. This is "water over the dam" and only prolongs the problem and increases time and effort expended, both direct and indirect.

March 16, 2011 | J. William Noeltner Camden | Letters


Consumers pay high price for credit

Credit card companies have long found their bread and butter in penalty fees and high interest rates paid by consumers.

March 16, 2011 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Student commended for taking a stand

I applaud Christina Stokes, Camden High School columnist, for her article stating that purity is a beautiful quality. Hopefully her speaking out will be the catalyst for many others to make the choice to remain pure in their lives.

March 16, 2011 | Pat Sims Camden | Letters


A story of praise and thanks

Our news media is so full of negatives, hopelessness and tragedy. This is a story praising the goodness of God through others. On Jan. 12 about 7:30 p.m., my husband came in the den and announced that he wasn't feeling real good. In questioning him all he could tell me was a bad case of indigestion -- no nausea, no pain or no sweating. We live at Lake Wateree next door to Vince (a Methodist minister) and Nancy (a nurse) Halter. I called Nancy, and Charles described his symptoms. Calmly she told him that it could just be ...

March 11, 2011 | Fran Cottingham Ridgeway | Letters


Concerned in Camden

As a former employee of the Wateree Community Actions I am compelled to write this letter in the disregards that the new Wateree Community Actions staff have for our small Camden community.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Y. Abercrumbie Camden | Letters


Quick response to fire saves property, lives

On Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, we experienced what could have turned into a catastrophic event if it had not been for a quick response from our local Blaney Fire Department, Doby's Mill, Lugoff, Columbia, and Pine Grove fire departments and the S.C. Forestry Commission. The wind was a major factor that day in trying to contain the fire and keep it from spreading.

March 09, 2011 | Sam King and Doris Kling Elgin | Letters


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Kershaw treasure

About two weeks ago, my son was married in Kershaw County. The Southern hospitality that was extended to our family was exceptional. I have been to weddings in many states and this location here was one of the best venues I have ever seen. The location was Rock Bottom Pond -- they have a great website (rockbottompondadventures.com) that shows what they have to offer. Instead of people going to Columbia, Florence or Charleston, spending their money in another county, I believe they would find it right here. George Speedy and his lovely wife, Donna, streamlined the process with Donna coordinating ...

September 10, 2014 | Carl and Jackie Smith Sumter | Letters


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