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Column: And they’re off and running

Actually, they have been for some time, now.

April 10, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: The graveled road

Several years before Tink and I married, I built a house that, eventually, would become our home together. This French Country cottage suits us very well other than closet space for Tink has been modest and challenging.

April 10, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Kitchen remedy for stress

"How do I know what I want to eat on Wednesday?"

April 10, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent Clemson Extension Service | Columns


Column: To mock or to mentor

WASHINGTON -- There are few sympathetic characters in the landmark lawsuit between Marquette University and a suspended professor that's heading later this month to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

April 10, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The man for whom I’m named

Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Lewis Grizzard’s favorite hymn

When I wrote about the night that a woman arose at a little church we were visiting in Highlands, N.C., and proclaimed that her favorite hymn was also the favorite hymn of Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard, the mail poured in.

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


Column: Leaving your mark

Of all the trees down South, beeches and white birches gets picked on the most. The love sick, the egotistical, the passerby and all manner of folk love to carve sentiments into the trees' vulnerable white bark. Arboreal graffiti, I call it. The temptation's just too much. People feel compelled to leave their mark. I've yet to do that, though if I have, I don't recall it.

April 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Fake news vs. ‘Fake news’

WASHINGTON -- When fake news blasts traditional media for being "fake news," how does one respond?

April 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Random thoughts

I read a piece from the Daily Gamecock regarding the Carolina Cup and the demise of College Park.

April 03, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: When two worlds blend

It is no secret that when John Tinker arrived in the rural heartland of the Deep South, he was thrust into a cultural environment as different as custom-made wrought iron gates are from barbed wire.

April 03, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Timber titan appeals to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- When the country's second-largest lumber producer tries to take the U.S. Justice Department to the Supreme Court over a forest fire that started under the distracted gaze of a watchtower forester -- who at the time was reportedly peeing on his own bare feet -- you can expect a few sparks to fly.

April 03, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The ‘Bibles’ of local history

In 1905, Kirkland and Kennedy had completed the "Old Testament" of local history with the publication of Historic Camden, Colonial and Revolutionary, Volume One. Twenty years later the "New Testament" of local history was completed when they wrote Historic Camden, Nineteenth Century, Volume Two. For about 100 years Historic Camden, Volumes One and Two served as the "Bible" of local history.

April 03, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: A little numerology, please

Eighteen years ago Wednesday, I celebrated my 35th birthday. I had not yet joined the Chronicle-Independent, but had already been living in Kershaw County for several months.

March 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Easter 2018

Over a decade ago, we were happily looking forward to Easter and the warmth it would bring after a challenging winter of bitter cold.

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


Column: The shame of it all

WASHINGTON -- "Shaming," the modern if tedious trend of shaming the shamer for criticizing anyone, has rendered us incapable of making rational judgments or speaking freely.

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


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Column: Drainage pipe puppies

Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a litter of puppies popping their heads up out of a drainage ditch or seen ...

April 24, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Legislature needs to obey own law

On today's front page, I have an article looking back at the Kershaw County school board's April 10 meeting and a presentation on ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Mark my words

The new book I've written about Mama is a compilation of past columns about her as well as new stories that give an insight ...

April 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Put out the word

An elected official in Camden never wants to hear: "How come there's no place for kids to hang out?" One answer that doesn't ...

April 20, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The history of Monument Square

Monument Square developed as a part of the 1798 "extended plan" of the town of Camden which is credited to Col. Joseph Kershaw. It was ...

April 20, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The dogs of war are howling

WASHINGTON -- As sabers rattle ever louder across fields, plains, oceans and deserts, President Trump's words from earlier this year haunt the stable mind:

April 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Mark my words

From time to time, as my writing career grew, Mama would say, "I built you, little girl. Don't ever forget that."

April 17, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Foreign chit-chat

The "last chance" dance was when the Australian gentleman spied the cute blonde lass and took a chance and asked her to dance and soon ...

April 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: School safety always a priority

The recent school shooting tragedy in Florida has obviously brought school safety to the forefront. From the day this tragedy occurred, I have very clearly ...

April 17, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: DSS claims it’s ‘making progress’

When we published my two-part "Orphaned and homeless" in-depth look at a teenager named "J.M." and how a jury found the S.C. Department ...

April 13, 2018 | | Columns


Column: My Atlanta angel

Writing amounts to solitary confinement. The hours alone reward you though when a book comes out: meeting folks who love books. When book events conclude ...

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


Column: Pride in city based on many aspects of life

The pride we feel for our city is based on many aspects of life. Chief among them -- loving people, generous businesses, dedicated community service organizations ...

April 13, 2018 | | Columns


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