In response to Josh Arrants' column, "The Impact of Cats," I was disappointed to read he calls cats "one of the worst ecological disasters I've ever seen." The study he referenced in his article by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been questioned for its accuracy and reliability since it was first released.
One of our South Carolina "leaders" in the United States House of Representatives (Mick Mulvaney) is committed to shutting down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood in spite of the fact that the organization does more than any other to prevent unwanted pregnancies (through education and counseling) and to help women and men and children who cannot afford health care otherwise. Mr. Mulvaney and 32 other Republicans are willing to shut down our government at huge expense to the tax payer -- while he and his colleagues in the House enjoy incredible health care at taxpayers' expense.
It seems that once again the trashing of our communities begins in earnest courtesy of The State newspaper sales circular, which is a fancy name for what amounts to a bunch of sales ads wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown from a passing vehicle. Once again, our citizens will be forced to clean up their own properties and county resources will be spent picking up the unclaimed litter that has made its way to our roadsides. Once again, our sheriff will have to pull deputies from their duties of protecting us from crime to respond to the flood of ...
Wouldn't you like to make a bank deposit in the amount of money it cost us taxpayers of Kershaw County to provide police escorts, including county, SLED (S.C. State Law Enforcement Division) and S.C. Highway Patrol for the "Black Lives Matter" walkathon? There were at least six county deputies with county cars, four state patrolmen with their highway patrol cars and a SLED vehicle I personally witnessed slowly proceeding on U.S. 1 Thursday, Aug. 27. I did not know a main highway could be commandeered and used as a walking path. As I drove very slowly ...
Labor Day is a special time of year for this senior citizen Black American with 30-plus years as a union delegate and with the blessing of Father God, 25 years of company and union benefits. I now call my era in the labor force cashing the America Dream.
A few weeks ago, on a 4-3 vote, county council approved first reading of a general obligation bond for economic development. The dollar amount of the bond was undecided. The shopping list the bond would cover could reach as high as $15 million. The bond issue appears to be on a fast track and gathering speed.
Thank you for your excellent coverage of local news. We are truly grateful to have enjoyed your newspaper all these years. We are truly a blessed community and wished to share a human interest item which you might enjoy.
I recently started to nominate a small group of employees at KershawHealth for a "Daisy" Award. I was stopped when I learned this prestigious award is only for individual nurses. Therefore, I decided to write a letter to the Chronicle-Independent to highlight this group's performance for our citizens.
Regarding our high electric bills this month, Camden City Manager Mel Pearson is right in part in attributing increased costs to record high temperatures ("Summer weather heats up utility bills," Aug. 25, 2015). What Mr. Pearson does not mention, however, is that the billing period in question was unusually long (36 days). This was the longest billing period I have experienced in my seven years as a customer of Camden utilities. Even when temperatures do not reach record levels, we here in South Carolina expect it to be very hot in July. This being the case, it seems to me ...
I am writing this letter in response to your "Viewpoint" section editorial article entitled, "School board almost gets exec sessions right." I would like to believe that your intentions are the same as mine, and that is informing our good citizens of Kershaw County with prudent and factual information on all matters.
I would like to take the time to write and ask why only one dentist in Kershaw County is in the Dental Health Network Military Tricare Retiree Dental Provider Program which accepts military Tricare patients.
Since Bethune has won their fight for a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Hwy. 341, maybe the same Kershaw County Legislative Delegation group can fight for the four flashing red lights which be left over and place them at the real needy four little old all-way stop signs at the truck route at the intersection of York and Mill streets in Camden.
My husband and I live on a single lane dirt road, Rush Road, where two cars have to pull over for the other to get past each other. For the last several months, my husband contacted every official he could think of to call about dump trucks and semis using our road. Each time he'd call someone, they'd tell him to call some other office.
I always enjoy reading letters by Mr. Charlie Humphries about education. In his August 14 letter in the Chronicle-Independent, he discussed "bang for the buck" in terms of education spending.
Franklin Roosevelt (D) took office in 1933, served three terms and died early in his fourth term. The nation was in a state of depression when he took office and vulnerable to, and receptive of, most anything he proposed to alleviate conditions. Thus, he initiated programs and a mindset which has resulted in radical changes in government persisting to today. His New Deal established theretofore unheard of transfers of power, control and authority out of the hands of states and into those of federal bureaucracies. It gave birth to the Welfare State and a recognition, through federal programs, the votes ...