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Few gives straight answers

Please tell me that I have just awoken from some bad dream. I have been researching the candidates running for S.C. House District 79, and I cannot believe what I am seeing.

October 22, 2010 | Shelby Price Lugoff | Letters


Of the people, by the people, for the people

The election in November is going to determine what kind of government and government philosophy we are going to have in 2011 and 2012, and probably beyond that.

October 22, 2010 | Benji L. Jackson Lugoff | Letters


Haley's focus on education questionable

As a public school educator for almost 50 years I am very concerned about the future of public education. We need someone in the governor's office who is really concerned about education in this state.

October 22, 2010 | J. Coke Goodwin Camden | Letters


There's too much uncertainty to add additional sales tax

On Nov. 2 our county leadership is asking you to vote "yes" for a penny sales tax referendum to fund projects throughout the county. Now, a lot of these projects are in fact worthwhile, but are they necessities? With our unemployment rate at 11.1 percent at the end of August 2010, and incomes way down for most of our citizens, is this the right time to increase sales tax for Kershaw County? Currently, South Carolina has a sales tax rate of 6 percent across the state but Kershaw County has a 7 percent sales tax rate and is asking ...

October 20, 2010 | Larry B. Risvold Elgin | Letters


New Elgin library a need well worth supporting

In considering any new tax during this economic climate, strong consideration should be given to what will be gained. The burden of the tax must be considered and weighed against the benefits.

October 20, 2010 | Allen Roberts Chairman, Kershaw County Library Board of Trustees | Letters


Diversity, tolerance as American as apple pie

The American public air waves have been dominated recently surrounding the controversy involving the proposed building of a Moslem mosque near Ground Zero. The controversy has been vigorously debated on both sides of the religious, racial and political spectrum. It appears that everyone has an opinion about whether the mosque should be built.

October 18, 2010 | Rev. Dr. P.W. Wise Pastor, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Camden | Letters


Teachers must make voices heard in election

In the spring of 2009, teachers in Camden and across South Carolina were faced with the prospect of losing their jobs when Governor Sanford rejected $511 million in stimulus funds intended for public education.

October 18, 2010 | Ann Marie Taylor 2008 S.C. Teacher of the Year | Letters


Sheheen needs to address critical questions

Mr. Sheheen has not answered questions regarding his positions on two critical issues: 1) How would you treat the attorney general's lawsuit to challenge the Obama health care issue? Would you de-fund the lawsuit moving forward or support it? and 2) Are you planning to reapply for the TARP funds that Gov Sanford refused? There are strings attached to the TARP funds: the states must spend it according to federal government prescription causing South Carolina to be "owned" by the federal government, thereby giving up states' rights?

October 18, 2010 | Ms. Keith C. Richardson Camden | Letters


State has problem with food stamp system

I am so amazed that people who apparently don't need food stamps for food can swap them for money, alcohol and apparently whatever they want, and even more amazed at the proprietors would exchange them illegally.

October 18, 2010 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters


Pierce, staff are caring, professional

A well known quote:

October 15, 2010 | Ponza Vaughan Camden | Letters


Vote 'solid no' for new taxes

Soon the registered voters of this county will go to the polls and cast a vote for an untimely proposition. This vote will determine whether the taxpayers and people that are in transit will have to begin paying an additional tax on everything that is bought in this country with the exception of food and related items. This is not a time in the history of this county for taxes to be raised for any reason. The uncertainty of the economy at this time is beyond predictable. With all of the backbiting that is taking place in this state and ...

October 13, 2010 | W.J. Haynes Lugoff | Letters


Sheheen a proven leader

Our state has suffered for too long because of a chief executive who has been unable to work with members of his own party, much less cross party lines to work for the best interests of South Carolina. According to most polls, we are on the threshold of continuing that trend.

October 08, 2010 | Glen Inabinet Camden | Letters


Minority publication brings new perspective to community

Mike McClendon's Minority Newspaper will be a welcome asset to the Camden-Kershaw Communities, focusing on State and National Issues

October 08, 2010 | Rev. Dr. P.W. Wise Pastor, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church | Letters


Choice for sheriff made clear

During the spring of 2009 my gravel road was in the process of being paved. The contractors engaged by the county made such a mess of the job that I was not surprised to learn that it was their first municipal road project. Parking lots and driveways were the extent of their previous experience. I decided to get someone in county government involved to sort out this mess so I attempted to contact my county councilman, Sammie Tucker. The Kershaw County website had no e-mail address (at the time) but listed a phone number, for Mr. Tucker, so I called ...

October 06, 2010 | Mike Greer Rembert | Letters


Tucker will stand up for voters

I was undecided initially about who would be the best candidate for Kershaw County sheriff. However, after reading the article I realized who would be the person with the character needed to represent the people of Kershaw County. It's my belief that despite these financial woes, Mr. Tucker is a man with the integrity and determination to represent the people.

October 01, 2010 | Willie "Chuck" Qualls Elgin | Letters


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Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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