I was saddened by the choice of the senior(s) of the graduating class in (the) Lexington (school) district, but rejoice with the students who chose to include the "Invocation" in their program. But even more saddened hearing and reading in the Chronicle (that) Camden High chose to omit prayer and the "National Anthem" during their graduation ceremonies.
Our Governor Nikki Halley, U.S. Sen. Jim Demint and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham do not appear to understand the benefits that unionization has bestowed upon the nation by expanding democracy, humanizing the work place and improving our national standard of living.
Those voters, aka taxpayers, that attended the Kershaw County Council meeting to protest the idea that the Sheriff's Department would be downgraded to Kershaw County Police astounded the members of council to the extent this idea was abandoned. This is not to be left laying around. Don't be surprised if this move becomes a part of another move or to be brought before council to vote on again.
We at the Dusty Horseman Gallery and Deltiology in Camden donate our unsold magazines to the KershawHealth hospital in Camden. The staff is always appreciative when we bring those copies of magazines for it helps inpatient status patients to spend their time reading. It started me thinking that if the staff at KershawHealth is appreciate of this little gesture, how appreciative if people donate their used magazines and books or even board games that they no longer play, or even more important, their time.
Regarding graduation high school class 2012 in Camden, S.C. and all the other schools in the state: I attended the affair and was appalled that there was no prayer or that the National Anthem was not played. I know that some think they can't have prayer because of the law. The way I see it, someone has to be brave enough to stand up to the law and be willing to take the consequence. I know that there may be a few that would complain about having a prayer, but I assure you that there are 10 times ...
June 13, 2012|
Belton J. Livingston Jr.
Mr. Ulmer, I take you to be an intelligent man, otherwise the Camden Independent would not employ you as a staff reporter. Having said that, I compliment you on a well-expressed article in the May 30th issues. But while I think it well expressed, I wish to comment on some of your conclusions.
I was dismayed to see an unfair and inaccurate characterization of our old historic neighborhood of Boogertown on the front page of the Friday, June 1st issue of the C-I. The caption that appeared under the "Brick by Brick: The Walls Tumbled Down" photo, which depicted the demolition of the band room at the old Camden Middle School (and old Camden High School), falsely portrayed our neighborhood's efforts to propose an alternative to the proposal to extend Jordan Street to Laurens as having been responsible for the property being "vacant for years and subject to vandalism." The implication was ...
I would like to voice my endorsement of Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones. I've known Mr. Jones a long time on a professional level and I cannot tell you strongly enough how impressed my family and I have been with him as a servant of the county. He has always been available to me or a member of my family and if he could not pick up the phone at the very moment I called, he would promptly return the call and he always would find a solution to our dilemma.
Sometimes things cross your mind that you feel just need to be said to bring encouragement to those that have been a part of your life. I worked for the city of Camden and Kershaw County for many years in the Special Services Department under the direction of Jimmy Jones. Throughout those years we were constantly taught to be servants of the community and put their needs first. This principle has gone on to be a part of my life now and it has paid huge dividends. I am thankful for the input into my personal life of principles that ...
The Memorial Day weekend is approaching and drivers should expect more traffic on the road. Memorial Day is the start of the "100 deadly days of summer." Our fatalities tend to rise during this time because of more vehicles traveling across our state. This year alone in Troop 1 which covers Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter and Clarendon counties, our communities have experienced 63 traffic fatalities. These fatalities are the result of speed, alcohol, and occupants not wearing seatbelts, pedestrians and motorcyclists. Memorial Day weekend of 2011 there was one fatality in Troop 1.
May 25, 2012|
L/Cpl. Brent Kelly
S.C. Highway Patrol