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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


Few a 'woman of accomplishment, vision'

Your Friday, Sept. 24, edition ran a front-page article on the results of the special Democrat primary explaining that the next State House representative for District 79 will be either Democrat Mia Butler of Columbia or Republican Sheri Few from Lugoff.

October 01, 2010 | Larry Risvold Elgin | Letters


Is Haley an advocate of violence?

One of Haley's recent television ads shows a picture of Sheheen, her opponent in the governor's race, and asks if he is whom the voters should select.

October 01, 2010 | Jean Pruett Camden | Letters


Senior citizens all 'has-beens' to Haley

"Has-been." This is the quote of Tim Pearson, campaign manager of gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, referring to John Rainey, a South Carolinian from Anderson and a conservative Republican for many years. This remark has yet to be repudiated by Ms. Haley.

October 01, 2010 | Ann L. Hagan Camden | Letters


Matthews is best suited for sheriff

Two candidates are in the race for sheriff of Kershaw County. James O. Matthews and Sammie Tucker Jr. The names are in alphabetical order. Let us compare the known facts about the candidates.

October 01, 2010 | David Dean Lugoff | Letters


Moped rider responds

My dog is in my arm; I have both hands on the steering -- it is just as safe as not riding with her at all.

September 24, 2010 | David S. "Scotty" Howle Camden | Letters


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Vote ‘no’ for taxes

While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.

August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Reader upset over ‘massacred’ tree

Recently, a moron driving a green tractor, S.C. highway department, I suppose, mutiliated a beautiful tree in a couple's front yard while they were at work.

August 15, 2014 | Mary Moak Brown Elgin | Letters


Dealing with depression

There is help, there is healing. Many descriptions describe the downward plunge; the things that hold you down and the things that take you out. The common known things are drugs, alcohol -- addictions to things with chemical reactions that are bad for the body. The body is a chemical reaction chamber; all it needs is a catalyst and it's a brand new chemical which can put that nail in your coffin. The reactions or side effects are the worst. It's reaction and then interaction and reaction and maybe interaction again.

August 15, 2014 | Linda Sutton-Dutton Camden | Letters


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