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Power of the Ballot Box

I appreciated your thoughtful and instructive commentary in the February 25, 2013, issue of the Chronicle-Independent regarding the "Citizens United" situation. It is important for those of us who are struggling to pay our bills and to provide the necessary health insurance for our families to understand the consequences of the new attempts to help rig the democratic process in favor of those who can (because of their wealth) buy elections. The conservative activist, Shawn McCutcheon from Alabama, with the support of the Republican National Committee, is challenging how much individuals can contribute to candidates, parties and even to Political ...

March 06, 2013 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Join American Cancer Society study

It's often far too easy to underestimate the importance of cancer research … until you hear the words "you have cancer."

March 04, 2013 | Gail Kirkland Lugoff | Letters


Unemployment

Recently, unemployment rates for African-American communities rose. History has taught us where there is high unemployment, the community will be unstable and the standard of living relative to other communities is going to decline and the prison rate will rise.

March 01, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Miller Orchestra still going strong

Reading your article recently about Paul Tanner it appears from your last paragraph that you think the Glenn Miller Orchestra is no more. To the contrary. It is still the number one big band in the world. They travel worldwide. They were recently in Asheville N.C. at the Grove Park Inn's "Big Band Weekend" along with the Tommy Dorsey Band. Nick Hilscher is the current Director. Nick is from Atlanta, Georgia.

February 20, 2013 | Bob White Cassatt | Letters


Thank you for pondering

Re: The letter from Geraldine Stanley (Pondering) dated 15 February 2013. I would like to say "Thank You" for taking the time to write that letter.

February 20, 2013 | Becky Baird Lugoff | Letters


Pondering...

As a senior citizen I ponder a lot. It seems the older I get the more pondering I do. I watch the news, read a book or two, read the papers, read my Bible, and here are some things that cross my mind.

February 15, 2013 | Geraldine Stanley Camden | Letters


Republican obstructionism

An open letter to South Carolina U.S. 5th District Rep. Mick Mulvaney

February 08, 2013 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


CPO Association thanks community for support

The Camden Police Officers Association appreciates the generosity for our annual Christmas event for children and needy citizens with toys and food during the holidays. We also provided fruit bags for the Kershaw County Council on Aging a few days before Christmas.

February 06, 2013 | Officer Carl L. Smith Camden Police Department | Letters


Carolina and Clemson football

The college football season is over and many football widows are excited about that. Now on Saturdays the honey-do list may get a little more attention. For Carolina and Clemson fans, it's been a great season. Both teams were 11-2, won exciting dramatic bowl games and were ranked in the top 10 nationally in the final coaches' poll.

February 01, 2013 | Roger Smoak Camden | Letters


Moral and spiritual death

Once again we are faced with a horrible massacre at a school. This time it was a Connecticut elementary school. As frustrating to every American as they are devastating to those immediately involved, my prayers are with those suffering beyond my imagination.

February 01, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Thanks for support

On Friday, January 11, 2013, my brother, Dewitt Peake, was driving to work when he was killed in a collision with a car.

January 30, 2013 | Darlene Hudson Lugoff | Letters


Saddened by all of us

I never failed to get excited after coming home from my travels and seeing the Kershaw County line sign as I'm heading towards home. I have such fond memories of growing up here, being in elementary school in Pine Tree Hill and waiting for the Christmas parade on Broad Street, visiting the Kershaw County Library and being read to by the librarians there, playing tennis at Rectory Square and Hampton Park, swimming, boating and skiing at Lake Wateree, running at Scott Park, eating a burger at BSL or Little Midget or, if you're old enough to remember, even ...

January 25, 2013 | Bill Berthelette Lake Wateree | Letters


Officers need radar training

My son was recently pulled over and given a speeding ticket by a county officer for allegedly going 58 mph in a 45 mph zone. I don't dispute the fact that my son was speeding due to I wasn't in the car with my son, and children at 16 children don't often tell the truth to their parents. However, while in court my son refused to plead guilty due to he, as I do, believing in the justice system and that we live in a county where you will get a fair and impartial hearing. At my ...

January 23, 2013 | Pamela Hough Camden | Letters


Arming citizens a deterrent

Arming citizens is an evidence-based deterrent to crime.

January 23, 2013 | Sherri Few Lugoff | Letters


Grateful for KershawHealth

The year 2012 was a deeply challenging one for me and my family. We faced a number of life-changing events. From the beginning of the year to the end, KershawHealth -- in various ways -- was a part of our journey. There could be no better companion for the rough road we traveled.

January 23, 2013 | Martha Bruce Camden | Letters


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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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