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The Little Red-Haired Girl lives in Boston

She didn't know before I wrote this, but there's a woman in Boston who I've long thought of as my Little Red-Haired Girl. (My mother nicknamed me Charlie Brown for a while, so...)

November 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Can we do it again?

Several years ago, I struck up a friendship with a reader named LaTrelle. It began because she was on the mailing list of my weekly newsletter so she'd often reply with her thoughts and comments on what I had written.

November 03, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


We will never forget

Regardless of the small percentage called to serve and protect our nation, it is probably reasonable to assume that most of us know someone who has served or is serving in our military, whether the service member is part of our family, our neighborhood, our circle of friends. Because Veterans Day this year falls on a Saturday, the national holiday will be observed on November 10, a week from today.

November 03, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


How politically correct can you be?

In my continuing quest to be politically correct, I've been trying to decide what sort of American I am.

November 03, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Happy All Hallows, or some such

Today is Halloween and what better time of the year than now to trot new and exciting banalities at which to become offended?

October 31, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Statuary brawl

WASHINGTON -- Latest to the vandals goes Teddy Roosevelt, whose bronze likeness astride a horse in front of New York's American Museum of Natural History recently received a splash of red paint upon its base.

October 31, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Our fears

In the last month or so, local and national weathermen hourly and daily chronicled over television and in print the paths of hurricanes across portions of the United States, the Caribbean basin and the Gulf of Mexico. One of these hurricanes became very personal for me. You see. It was given my first name, Harvey!

October 31, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Sports programs at CMA

I am often asked if Camden Military Academy offers sports since we are such a small, private school. The answer is an emphatic YES! CMA uses sports to help fill some of the free time of the cadets. In fact, the academy requires all cadets to participate in some type of sports! Cadets have the choice to participate in either interscholastic or intramural sports. It is a belief of Camden Military Academy that in order for a young man to develop fully, participation in athletics is as essential as academic, military and spiritual development.

October 31, 2017 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Sorry, but taxes are necessary

Life, death, taxes. You know the saying. Taxes are nearly as old as civilization, with historians pointing back to ancient Egypt between 3000 and 2800 BC in the form of either forced labor or tithes. The Persian Empire had a taxation system back around 500 BC. European governments have collected taxes since at least the 17th century, many of which are still in use today.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The cousins

It was a typical Sunday family dinner, all of us fresh from our churches and gathered together for the sake of being together. Conversation bubbled over in six or seven different conversations, a cacophony of various pitches. No one really listens to anyone at these dinners.

October 27, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Oct. 27, 2017

Like different types of music, conversations can have their own distinctive rhythm.

October 27, 2017 | | Columns


What’s in a name?

WASHINGTON -- If there's any redeeming news this week, it's that no one will ever forget La David Johnson's name.

October 27, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Donald, dearest

WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush's speech last week at a forum hosted by his eponymous institute might as well have been titled "Dear Donald." The 43rd president all but called out the current president by name as he lamented the tone and character of today's political rhetoric.

October 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


What is a ‘no kill’ shelter?

I often find myself engaged in conversation about the no-kill movement. The conversation can either be cringe worthy or one of enlightenment. The term no-kill is often used as a uniting cry to create a movement towards rejecting euthanasia of healthy or treatable pets due to lack of space or a seeming lack of options. No-kill is also used to define a new way of operating shelters and engaging communities in saving lives.

October 24, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


How I somehow lost my folks at the South Carolina State Fair

In 1955, at the tender age of 4, my parents decided to take me to my first S.C. State Fair. I remember most of what took place that evening. What I did not remember was comically retold at nearly every family gathering for a decade. One can imagine a tapestry of a young family, under the glitter of the lights. Norman Rockwell could easily have drawn such a scene as our parents watch us happily consume candy apples and cotton candy.

October 24, 2017 | By Rusty Major C-I guest columnist | Columns


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National adoption month

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday was National Adoption Day. Both celebrate the loving option of adoption, spreading awareness of thousands of children in ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Albany, Ga., needs us

On the Rondarosa, we have such frequent phone and DSL problems, that we've become good friends with our repair guy, Mike. Such good friends ...

November 17, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


What did he say?

WASHINGTON -- Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: "I believe the women."

November 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The Price House

The Archives and Museum recently applied for a South Carolina state historical marker for the Price House. Administered by the S.C. Department of Archives ...

November 17, 2017 | By Camden Archives Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


It’s a crock

Paint me insane, but if I was stranded on a deserted island, I believe the one thing I would want -- besides a couple of beers ...

November 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Pedophiles and polar bears, oh my!

WASHINGTON -- Desperation seems to be driving Republicans this grateful season as they seek to trade polar bears for tax cuts, while fervently praying that former ...

November 14, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Celebrating our accomplishments

Autumn's crisp air and bright colors encourage us to venture out and enjoy our exquisite hometown. This delightful time of the year inspires us ...

November 14, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Nov. 14, 2017

NASCAR's playoffs -- which I'm still stubbornly calling the Chase just because I think it's a better name -- are nearly finished, and I ...

November 14, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Election 2017 a better reflection

There were no votes to be cast Tuesday here in Kershaw County, S.C. Nonetheless, looking at the outcome of Election 2017 across the country ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Charlie, the patriot

It was on the eve of our national election that I ran upstairs to file a couple of things in my office. As I started ...

November 10, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


One year ago

WASHINGTON -- 'Tis the season of looking back, which brings us inevitably to Election Day 2016.

November 10, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The landscape of the soul

"The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them….Ill fares the race which ...

November 10, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Some gave all

Veterans Day is Saturday and no doubt there will be a number of opportunities to commemorate that special day this week.

November 07, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


A quarter century of Clintons

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 3, 1992, William Jefferson Clinton was elected president of the United States -- and Hillary Clinton is still trying to ...

November 07, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Nov. 7, 2017

There's a giant billboard currently on display at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) proclaiming that "Chase Elliott is the People's Champion."

November 07, 2017 | | Columns


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