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Column: Autumn days

With cooler temperatures and shorter days finally here, it¹s time once again for me to engage in a little nature worship.

October 30, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Bob McDill

The other day, Tink forwarded a story link to me. In an effort to know all things Southern and to love better this different life he has chosen, he often checks things online then forwards interesting pieces.

October 30, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Meeting Mr. Conroy

It was my senior year of high school and Pat Conroy was coming to town. Pat Conroy, for an aspiring Southern writer like me, is a big deal. He wrote books such as The Great Santini and The Water is Wide, novels which transformed the way I thought about South Carolina, my home state. He wrote about places such as Charleston and Isle of Palms; waxed poetic about street names I recognized, bridges I'd driven over. He made my home come alive and read like a work of art, which it is, and this author helped me realize it.

October 30, 2018 | By Stuart Pennebaker C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Avenatti’s white man offense and red-hot lies

WASHINGTON -- At last, Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in hoping that Michael Avenatti, the wannabe progressive president, will soon disappear.

October 30, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The long game of justice

When news broke a week ago that the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office had arrested two people -- a man and his wife -- for the murder of Bethune resident Adam Davis, people reacted in pretty inevitable ways: "I told you so," "It's about time," and, a few, "No, it couldn't be them."

October 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Being rescued

Several years ago, a soldier serving in Afghanistan, wrote me a fan letter. I believe, though I am not certain, that his admiration came from having read my book, My Life In the Pits.

October 26, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: What’s new?

In this climate of national division, with character assassination and name calling rampant in the political vocabulary, Buckminster Fuller's dictum, "Politics follows invention" comes to mind. Fuller (1895-1983) an American architect, author, designer, inventor, and futurist, famously the promoter of the Geodesic dome, advocated practical solutions rather than argument to real-world problems and needs.

October 26, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Woodmason’s letter to John Chesnut

My colleague, Ricky Good, said, "Katherine, I wouldn't write that article -- there are too many descendants here." My rationale is that they need to know what Charles Woodmason said about Camden (and its people), even though he may not have liked their ancestors one bit! Truth be told, when one analyzes Charles Woodmason's writings as a whole, you can't really be offended by what he said about people in the Backcountry of South Carolina, because he simply couldn't help himself. He was a product of his times and place -- and we are fortunate that he wrote ...

October 26, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson, Camden Archives and Museum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The details of stories and lives

When Rev. Billy Graham passed away, there were wonderful tributes that poured forth from people who knew him or had been inspired by his life and preaching.

October 23, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Partisan behavior just plain wrong

Many people believe engineers are inclined to be opinionated. I doth protest! In my defense, I try to form an opinion from facts and think that I must be able argue both sides of an issue in order to have an educated opinion. That philosophy can be applied to just about any major issue or decision.

October 23, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A dog named Merlin

In February, Camden native Lisa Berry was at work at the Camden Training Center when she first spotted the dog she now calls Merlin. Her friend and boss, Donna Freyer, who had been watching horses train in the woods called her and asked if she saw a stray dog wandering along the track. Since Lisa was out riding her horse, she set out to see if she could find the dog. She caught a glimpse of him, and what she saw concerned her. This handsome Golden Retriever mix was trailing a long rope behind him that seemed to be wrapped ...

October 23, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: This column is CBD infused

WASHINGTON -- As a new-product junkie, it was foregone that I'd swap a C-note for something called CBD, a cannabis extract promising relief from pain and anxiety, the twin banes of baby boomers recently awakened to the realization that, though their spirits be forever young, their joints definitively are not.

October 23, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: News deserts

I'm going to ask you to do something. The funny thing is, if you're reading this column, you're probably already doing it, but I'm going to ask anyway: Support this newspaper.

October 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The sense of common sense

The other day I was at Mama's house, digging through kitchen cabinets trying to find a cast iron skillet that had once been there, when I stumbled across a large blue glass jar filled with various utensils that Mama had long used.

October 19, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The hike

Last Saturday, I took part in the South Carolina State Guard's eighth annual Hurricane Hike. This was my fifth hike and, each year, participating always brings me back to my first -- the year an extraordinary occurrence changed my thinking forever. There are no coincidences in life, just reminders of a greater purpose. In honor of this year's event, I'd like to share a column I wrote about what happened on my first hike.

October 19, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Column: Weird news is the new normal

It's like they say: No matter where you go, there you are.

November 13, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Rural Route One

When I was a child growing up, our address was simply Rural Route One. Our road had no proper name and, for the first five ...

November 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Relief is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning ...

November 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part Two

Paula suffered agoraphobia early in life. This anxiety disorder makes you fear and avoid places or situations that might induce panic and feeling trapped, helpless ...

November 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Consider Antigua

Summer vacation may be over, but it is always the right time of year to travel somewhere new. For a long weekend, we're lucky ...

November 09, 2018 | By Stuart Pennebaker C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Remember Khashoggi

WASHINGTON -- The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got -- Donald Trump is still president.

November 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Paula's journey, Part One

When you see glistening oyster beds what comes to mind? An oyster roast? A mucky, perilous place? A driveway white with sun-bleached shells? Well, some ...

November 09, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Today is the day

For what it's worth, today is the big day. Election day. A moment for major change, a repudiation of an evil direction and intent ...

November 06, 2018 | | Columns


Column: The praying place

It was back in the summer, when the sun hung high and hot in the sky and the droplets of humidity fell like unwanted drops ...

November 06, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Our prince of scribes

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- As the famed author Pat Conroy began his journey from this earth two years ago, he might have dreamed of weekends like ...

November 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker | Columns


Column: The customer and the power company

When I was growing up on our family farm in the Cassatt Community, 1938-46, the Duke Power Company had high tension electric lines mounted on ...

November 06, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: Shalom

I was born Jewish, but haven't been in a synagogue since at least the 1990s. I've considered myself a secular Jew: someone who ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Southern Doo Dads

The female mosquito is the one which bites you and she is attracted to carbon dioxide. Have you ever put Windex on a bug bite ...

November 02, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: That hidden beach world

I just returned from eight days at what some call the North Coast. That would be the stretch of coastline along Highway 17 that runs ...

November 02, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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