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Reader urges compassion for Syrian refugees

A poem by Emily Dickinson invites us to consider the harsh rhetoric regarding Syrian refugees from various candidates for president and from many Republican members of the House and Senate.

February 26, 2016 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Reader thanks Boy and Cub scout troops

Thank you to Boy Scout Troops 303 and 348 and Cub Scout Troop 113 for braving the cold weather to collect food in the Lugoff and Camden areas on Saturday, Feb. 6 for the Christian Community Food Pantry and Food for the Soul.

February 23, 2016 | Robin McAlpine Camden | Letters


Reader writes about court ‘experiment’

Boy, did I learn something the other day! Dad gum it, education goes a long way and many things are not forgotten.

February 19, 2016 | Howard W. Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


New resident thanks city workers

The city of Camden is the best!

February 19, 2016 | Diana Wenman Camden | Letters


Reader puts cancer statistics in perspective for county

According to statistics published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer Facts and Figures 2015, the number of new cases of all types estimated in South Carolina is 25,550 and the number of estimated deaths in the state from all cancer types is 10,130.

February 16, 2016 | Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Black History Month: A different view

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for rememberance of important people and events in the history of the Black diaspora.

February 12, 2016 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader: City redid Rhame right

Most of us are ready, willing and able to take politicians and other leaders to task when things are less than our expectations would have them be. Unfortunately, all too often the criticism is warranted. Unfairly, we are less willing to be complimentary when plaudits are due.

February 12, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Reader asks county to stand behind community schools

The Mt. Pisgah and Bethune areas once again find ourselves in the same situation we were in less than two years ago. I appeal to everyone in the county to please stand behind our small communities and help our children to be able to stay in their communities to attend school.

February 12, 2016 | Nancy Seegars Kershaw (Mt. Pisgah) | Letters


Letter: A fond farewell to Nettles Cleaners

By listening to the local radio station, WPUB, and reading the Chronicle-Independent, people in Kershaw County are encouraged to trade locally. Having grown up in Camden and now living in Lugoff, I could not agree more, because we need the monies returning to Kershaw County. However, I find it a bit unusual and sad that a local business that operated for over 42 years has closed its door and little or nothing has been said as a note of deep appreciation for the years of service that Nettles Cleaners provided for the residents of Kershaw County.

February 09, 2016 | Rosemary Russell Lugoff | Letters


Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I am exhorting you good citizens of Bethune to awake from sleep and rise to a high calling facing us in our town and community.

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1/28/16 when home caught fire.

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


Reader thankful for care at hospital

Last week, my husband had to call 911 for me -- a Sunday night at 10 p.m. I was having trouble breathing. I was recovering from two spinal compression fractures which had occurred last fall. No surgery was required for these -- they would simply take time to heal. I was on a walker, not able to go to work, but doing OK. I was taken immediately to the ER at Kershaw Health/Capella. My heart rate was 170+ beats/minute and I had a blood clot on my lung. Dangerous stuff. And scary. I was terribly frightened and in serious ...

February 02, 2016 | Patricia Richardson Camden | Letters


Bethune Woman’s Club thanks merchants for help

I would like to express my thanks to the merchants of Bethune who so very graciously assisted with two projects sponsored by the Woman's Club of Bethune. They also supported a gift-wrapping project by the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Youth Group.

January 29, 2016 | Martha C. Stokes Bethune | Letters


Letters: Morgan says CCTC program huge step forward

Last week, an announcement was made about a program in partnership with Central Carolina Technical College which will provide a two-year scholarship to any graduate of a Kershaw County high school who meets some very reasonable requirements.

January 26, 2016 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Bethune resident upset with consolidation vote

The lights are dimmed, the curtains closed, the actors/actresses are in place, the stage is set and then the curtains open and the script begins to play. The well-rehearsed scene begins to unfold for the benefit of the ones in the audience.

January 22, 2016 | Suzanne West Gordon Bethune | Letters


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Thanks to local fire departments for FireFest

I am the daughter of a retired firefighter. I come to the FireFest to enjoy seeing the entertainment and watching the education about the danger ...

October 20, 2017 | Donna Mayer Wideman Kinston, N.C. | Letters


Education Oversight Committee needs major reality check

Imagine if the teacher of your child or grandchild or some other young person in your life told the class that no matter what grades ...

October 13, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


‘Fake news’ at the NYT

My personal, hands-on experience is exactly opposite of Tom Reichert's claim when writing, "Regardless, newspapers are not the ones peddling fake news" (Good journalism ...

October 10, 2017 | J.F. Rench Camden | Letters


Writer thanks SCDOT for cleaning roadside ditches

I would like to thank the SC Dept. of Transportation for cleaning out our ditches. They look really nice and hopefully the water will flow ...

October 10, 2017 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters


Eliminating corruption best way to stop violent tragedies

Tragic incidents such as just happened in Las Vegas will not nor cannot be solved by more gun control laws. It can and will only ...

October 10, 2017 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Reaching for All-America City award

As the board chair for the PLAY Foundation, I am so excited about the collaboration and the support we are receiving in applying for the ...

October 06, 2017 | Laurey Carpenter, Board Chair PLAY Foundation | Letters


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