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Column: Moment of Nature - March 27, 2018

Holy Week starts on Sunday and I thought it a good time to share about trees of Biblical times. Trees not only played a critical role for food, fuel and building in ancient times, but were particularly associated with spiritual happenings, ceremonial rituals and celebratory feasts. Trees identified with holy places were permitted to flourish and atonement sacrifices were often offered under trees.

March 27, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Another side of the equation

In today's edition, we are taking a deep dive into economic development, specifically the industrial sector.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Women to the swamp

WASHINGTON -- How many times have we heard that this is the year of the woman?

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


Column: There be monsters

It seems I spend most of my time trying to make sense of all the noise these days.

March 20, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Trump’s believe it or not

WASHINGTON -- In a rare expression of self-awareness, President Trump admitted -- nay, boasted -- that he just makes stuff up.

March 20, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Finding Dumpy

The female staffers at the Camden Archives and Museum are all "dog people." Our homes are blessed with the companionship of our various breeds of canine family members. Sarah has two -- a beagle and a Jack Russel mix. Windy's little buddy is a miniature schnauzer. Rickie, who at times has had as many as four furry friends at her house, presently has what she calls "two mutts." One is a Labrador retriever mix and the other is a golden retriever and "something." At my house, two miniature "tweenie" dachshunds are my constant companions -- the "girlies." Don't tell any ...

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


Column: What really happens in public schools

Normally when I'm out driving between schools or going somewhere during the day, I listen to a '60s and '70s music CD, which reflects my advanced age. However, a couple of weeks ago, I started listening to a radio talk show. Education is a frequent topic on radio talk shows because the hosts are often "experts on education," given that they once attended school.

March 20, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: YOU have the right to know

It's Sunshine Week across the U.S., including right here in Kershaw County, S.C. This is the week the media -- newspapers, especially -- devote to reminding you, the public, that government information is yours to seek, not just ours in our professional lives as journalists.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: A real character

Tink was away from home, working on a new drama series for Sony. He was leading the writers' room where a group of television scribes gather to brainstorm and 'break" stories which is jargon that means they were laying out story lines for a season before the show starts shooting.

March 16, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Hillary, stop. Please.

WASHINGTON -- She can't let go.

March 16, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: A Republican to remember

In the progressive spirit that marked the Republican Party for more than a hundred years from Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to Dwight Eisenhower's Federal highway program, President Theodore Roosevelt (1858 -1919) created the U.S. Forest Service, took our navy from fifth place to second, and was the first to sound the alarm about corporate takeover of the government. He was the force behind the Panama Canal, the largest engineering project in history. He passed The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and The Pure Food and Drug Act. He sent the Great White Fleet on a world tour ...

March 16, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: My mother’s lovely peach tree

The old folks planted fruit trees. Pear, apple, cherry, wild plum, and peach trees. Pecan trees too. Vineyards of wild grapes … scuppernongs and muscadines. Folks in general don't do that anymore. Why should they? Just go to the store and buy fruit that's waxed and arranged in pretty rows. Nary a tree in sight. Dependent on strangers we are.

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


Column: Off to the races -- again

WASHINGTON -- You may have missed the starting shot, but the midterm races officially began last week with the Texas primaries. This coming Tuesday, voters in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District head to the polls for a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Republican Tim Murphy.

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


Column: Just two phone calls

I am not a politician. In fact, my only personal experience in the political realm occurred in high school when I was elected class secretary. Knowledge of the workings of government was, for me at least, primarily confined to my social studies textbook; it certainly had no relevance to my daily life. Only recently has my attitude changed. "Representative democracy," I finally see, is not just an answer to a test question; it's also a vital reminder that legislators work for us and that they can only do so effectively if we inform them of our views.

March 13, 2018 | By Janet Williams C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Flowers and your bucket list

This story is one of "small-towner" visits the "big city."

March 13, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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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


Column: The downing of a president

WASHINGTON -- We've seen this movie before.

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


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 ...

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


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