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Column: An assassin in Wolf’s clothing

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, S.C. -- When I moved to Washington several years ago, a D.C. veteran whispered a warning that she had learned from her father: New York is tough, but Washington is mean.

May 04, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Dating ... on Facebook?

So, as part of its response to the privacy controversies that have cropped up lately, Facebook has decided to get into the dating game.

May 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Kids who work hard

It had been a lovely summer afternoon. My niece, Nicole, was visiting the Rondarosa with a brood of kids in tow and we all were enjoying a lazy, country afternoon.

May 04, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The Wall -- Three county sons

One grew up in Bethune while the second played tennis for Camden High and the third was proud to call himself a "River Rat" from Lugoff.

May 04, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A forever moment

(I wrote this column, "Reflections from the long black wall," nearly 20 years ago, shortly after I visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. I believe what I had to say then remains true today. That is, one cannot visit it without being profoundly moved. With The Wall That Heals replica of the memorial coming to Camden this week, I hope everyone will take a moment to go pay your respects. Trust me; you will be moved in ways you cannot begin to imagine.)

May 01, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: I knowed that I knowed

Perhaps it's the Scotch-Irish mountain streak in me, but I love adding "ed" to words.

May 01, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The old three-seater

On the road again, Augusta, Ga. While giving a talk on Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It, my book about the past and how life has surely changed, outhouses came up and a fellow asked if I knew where any stood. "I can take you to a couple dozen," I told him. Maybe more, because some of the old church campgrounds still have a good many. One campground has about a dozen lined up as pretty as you please. And just two weeks ago, I came across a three-seater. While its exterior suffered exposure, the parts that count, all ...

May 01, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: When Dr. George Reynolds called

George Reynolds was born in Ireland in 1803. While on a sea voyage in 1820, he was shipwrecked near Cape Hatteras. He survived and made his way to the home of Joshua Reynolds, his uncle in Camden.

May 01, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: The Wall That Heals comes to Camden

A black 18-wheeler will soon roll into town with an escort. On the trailer's front end are the words "The War and the Wall," on its back end, "The Wall That Heals." Along the wall's route, those words and much more cause adults and kids to stand at attention.

April 27, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Oh, just stop already!

After reading this column, some of you who only tolerated me before will probably hate me now. Still, I've got to get what I have to say off my chest. I'm not so egotistical to believe that what I'm going to say will change Kershaw County for the better ... but one can hope?

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Theta Tau’s indecent expose

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Courage isn't required to condemn the Syracuse University chapter of the Theta Tau fraternity for simulating a sexual assault on a disabled student.

April 27, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Moment of Nature - April 27, 2018

For many, the allure of warm weather and blooming plants stirs us to be outside and get our hands in the dirt. If you haven't gotten outside yet to do your spring cleaning, sprucing and planting, let me offer some tips to ensure your trees provide you with decades of enjoyment.

April 27, 2018 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Column: My old friends Chuck and Will

This has been one of the weirder transitions from winter into spring. No doubt, that meme that's been making the rounds on social media -- the one with the groundhog with a condom up his nose and a Tide pod in his hand – has not seemed that farfetched from reality.

April 24, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Being corrected by others

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers which is free and primarily tells the stories behind the stories I write as well as a weekly insider's look at the tales I don't write in this column.

April 24, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: What CMA is and is not

Having lived in the area most of my life, I am continually amazed at how very little people know about Camden Military Academy (CMA). However, I am even more amazed at the myths and stereotypes that people associate with CMA and its cadets. Also, people sometimes question the importance of our military program and if its teachings are antiquated. As I write this article, I hope that I can help you understand what CMA truly stands for, as well as explain the value of our military program while simultaneously dismantling some of the "urban legends" that have perpetuated through our ...

April 24, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Column: Covering Cooter -- Part I

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was a Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I ...

May 18, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Sentimental journey

I was making my way from Greenville to Lincolnton one Saturday afternoon. I had to take a back road, a blessing. The light was bad ...

May 18, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities.

May 18, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Work paths

Ever stood on Holy ground? Read on.

May 15, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Tips for protecting taxpayers

Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many ...

May 15, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: A teacher walk-out in SC?

Teachers have generally been taken for granted for about as long as history has been recorded. Teachers are the very best of people. They want ...

May 15, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Making hay with horse sense

WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump said, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," it's ...

May 15, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: More stories from The Wall That Heals

There were a few stories and pictures from The Wall That Heals a week ago we were unable to include in Tuesday's edition.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Squatters

Looking back, I realize they lived like frontiersmen. A squirrel-hunting boy who skirted their wooded encampment, I considered them bums. Looking back that seems harsh ...

May 11, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Can mom be a hero?

Call her by any name: Mother, Mom, Mommy. Can she be a hero? Perhaps someone fulfilled the role of Mother in your life other than ...

May 11, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: They slaughter horses, don’t they?

CAMDEN, S.C. -- When Justify barreled across the finish line to win the rain-drenched Kentucky Derby on Saturday, he was notably clean -- free of the ...

May 11, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Can we get it back?

I sort of remember the actual day, but didn't understand its significance until many years later.

May 08, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Muddy jeans

Back in the early spring, Tink had spent several days of hard labor cutting up fallen trees and piling limbs into six bunches. Alternate bouts ...

May 08, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The love that built us

She was ready. She was not afraid. She spoke not of the fear of death, but of the glorious anticipation of eternal life. Her assurance ...

May 08, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Paul Ryan’s failed exorcism

WASHINGTON -- Given the cornucopia of issues Americans have to select from each day, the recent firing and rehiring of the House of Representatives' chaplain may ...

May 08, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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