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The wonder of Wonder Woman

Let's get something straight right from the start: I did not go see Wonder Woman because I wanted to ogle Gal Gadot's body. I certainly didn't take my teenage sons and two of their friends to see it so they could be titillated by her Amazon costume.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


From T.V. star to preacher

Mama was always proud for people who were able to pull themselves up and do well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them and delighted in their happiness and happenings.

June 09, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


“We’re just out walking...”

It was early in my relationship with my mother-in-law, Rose Mary, when I concluded the two of us were destined to be more like mother and daughter, or two loving friends who just happened to be smitten with the same guy. I remember telling her the title of "mother-in-law" didn't seem to genuinely describe the admiration I had for her. So from that moment on, I would introduce her, not as my "mother-in-law," but as my husband's mother, Rose Mary or as "Tete", the name used by her 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. At times, we would laugh ...

June 09, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


McMaster, Trump and saving the planet

On Saturday morning, the newspaper landed with its usual thud on my front porch. As I bent over to pick it up I saw the headline, "McMaster Backs Trump's Exit from Climate Accord."

June 09, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tech challenged -- and that’s OK

I recently read a pretty amusing story about a guy who went on vacation in Iceland.

June 06, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Hillary unbound

WASHINGTON -- Well, Hillary Clinton isn't going gently. That may be understandable, but it's not smart -- not for Clinton, not for her party and not for other female candidates.

June 06, 2017 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Death’s final scene

My husband, many times, had written of death and created numerous dying scenes in the make-believe world of television. Once he had won an Emmy for it. But death in Hollywood is often different than the way it is truly delivered.

June 06, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Images of the Kershaw/Cornwallis house

If you wanted to photograph a Camden building or scene before the Civil War, what would you photograph? We only know of three photographers chose to photograph: the Kershaw/Cornwallis House about 1858, the construction of the second town clock and King Haiglar tower about 1859 and the cadets in full uniform in front of Peck's Academy in early 1861.

June 06, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Memories of a modern bard

Across the vein of night/There cuts a path of searing light/Burning like a beacon/On the edges of our sight

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The janitor

The elementary school in which I received my 1st through 6th grade learning was a long, straight brick building with cement steps, an auditorium with heavy, red velvet drapes, a tiny library guarded by a grumpy, gray-headed spinster and a cafeteria that was in the basement down a flight of creaky wooden steps.

June 02, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CMA graduation a life memory

Did you experience a little more traffic on the weekend of May 19-21? Did you have to wait a little longer at your favorite local restaurant for Sunday lunch? That weekend, Camden Military Academy welcomed more than 300 families to campus for end of the year festivities, culminating with the graduation of 62 cadets on Sunday morning.

June 02, 2017 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 2, 2017

The story I would like to tell this week is not my own, but I believe it is one we can all embrace.

June 02, 2017 | | Columns


Memorial Day reflections

For several years now, I have displayed two American flags from my front porch on Memorial Day.

May 30, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


When push comes to shove

WASHINGTON -- The shocking thing about Greg Gianforte's assault on a journalist isn't that he body-slammed and punched a reporter but that it took so long for the inevitable to occur.

May 30, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Staying in bed

As I see it, because I've studied quite a bit on this, my day goes off the rails pretty much as soon as I get out of bed. Sometimes it is a kind day so I can get through a cup of coffee and morning news before things start a-changin' and my plans disappear like morning dew in the summer's heat.

May 30, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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A possible end to gerrymandering?

Two special elections grabbed headlines this week. There was the U.S. House District 5 special election here in South Carolina, the outcome of which ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Can words be lethal?

WASHINGTON -- Words matter, journalists are fond of saying.

June 23, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Water power

The Camden Archives and Museum will mount an exhibit about Camden's cotton mill era in late January 2018. Most museum exhibits take months to ...

June 23, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The best schools in the U.S. and S.C.

Did you ever wonder what a truly great school looks like?

June 23, 2017 | | Columns


The dream v. the reality

If you missed Ag&Art weekend in Kershaw County, you missed out on a truly unique, fun and interesting event.

June 20, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Our new life in the dugout

WASHINGTON -- Kelley Paul had gone to bed Tuesday night as usual, with her cellphone set on "Do Not Disturb," except for family and close friends ...

June 20, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Headless and history

Hobkirk Hill is named for a village and civil parish in Scotland.

June 20, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Seniors look back

One of the groups I meet with regularly is Student Cabinet, which is made up of student council officers from every grade from each of ...

June 20, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Behind the scenes

As you can probably imagine, it's impossible to, literally, include everything about a particular event, person or issue in a single article or even ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The unnecessary obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of ...

June 16, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


First responders are superheroes

When the call comes, they have the training, equipment and courage to respond. Be it during dinner or Sunday school, these superheroes work long hours ...

June 16, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The role of business in legislative affairs

Recently, I've been thinking about the role of businesses in legislative affairs. My perception has been that larger businesses are the ones who get ...

June 16, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Scratching my head, again

I swear, one of these days I'm going to either scratch my head completely bald -- I'm already more than halfway there -- or just ...

June 13, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rodney teaches

After Sunday dinner, while the others cleaned, talked or dealt with children, I sat down in a recliner matching the one that Rodney was in ...

June 13, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 13, 2017

One of the most exciting things to happen in NASCAR in a very long time didn't happen during a race. Rather, it happened when ...

June 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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