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Phillips: Thank you, Kershaw County

I mentioned this in my column two weeks ago, but I now want to go into more detail on what's happening in my professional life. As we announced a few weeks back, the Chronicle-Independent is shifting from three days a week to two. As part of these changes I am being promoted to the position of editor for The Country Chronicle in Blythewood.

September 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Noble: Electing the King (or Queen) - Part 2

My last column served as an introduction to the upcoming election for mayor of Charleston. Beaufort's Mayor Billy Keyserling coined the phrase "King of the Coast" to describe the outsized influence the mayor of Charleston -- whoever it may be -- will have on coastal South Carolina and indeed the state as a whole.

September 23, 2015 | | Columns

Rich: What Mama taught

There's not a day goes by I don't think of Mama and do something the way she taught me to do it.

September 21, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Morgan: Priorities

One of the things I spent a lot of time doing over the summer is thinking about and mapping out what I see as the most critical priorities for the coming 12 months. Where do we need to be as a district at the end of the 2015-16 school year? What needs to be accomplished? This is a particularly challenging task nowadays because the pace of change in the education landscape is faster than ever; however, organizations which don't keep working to move ahead in this environment are liable to get run over.

September 21, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: Three rings and a tent

Remember the early '80s movie "Top Secret?" It was a sleeper, brought to us by the zany folks who brought us such classics as "Airplane!" and "Kentucky Fried Movie."

September 21, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Cahn: When science is mistaken for terrorism

Ahmed Mohammed.

September 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Fairy tales in paradise

WASHINGTON -- Once upon a time in a twinkling city on a hill, little boys and girls were taught anyone could grow up to become president.

September 18, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Richardson: In pursuit of freedom

Jim Capers, a South Carolina-born slave, fought with the Patriots at the Battle of Camden. When he enlisted in the Patriots' service he did so with his master, John White. Jim was a drummer of merit. He served as a drum major and drummer during the war. The fife and drums were an essential part of a military unit during the Revolutionary War. Used in military functions as we know them since the 15th century, they transmitted orders for the troops. The different cadences of the drum were used to position the troops and relate movements in the field during ...

September 18, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: Electing the King (or Queen) of the Coast

Billy Keyserling has been mayor of Beaufort since 2008 and he knows a lot about both politics and coastal South Carolina. He recently said the upcoming mayoral election in Charleston is about electing the "King of the Coast."

September 18, 2015 | | Columns

Phillips: A dog’s life

Since my weekly column came out two weeks ago telling the story of how I met my dog, I have had several people ask me how he is doing, so an update feels very appropriate at this time.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Parker: Cretins and squirrel heads

WASHINGTON -- Some in the media were quick to dismiss Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's speech attacking Donald Trump as the opportunistic rant of a 1 percenter.

September 16, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Tatum: My name is Tatum and I approved this message

So I see where once again, some politicians attempted to whoop up the masses with something which didn't belong to them.

September 14, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: Being out-snuckered

It is a blessing of life to know common man philosophers -- those people, though not formally educated, who are plenty smart when it comes to sizing up life.

September 14, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Cahn: Record copying fees revealed

Recently, we offered our opinion on government agencies charging not simply for copies of public records, but the time it takes to make those copies.

September 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Ode to joy

WASHINGTON -- It's no longer enough to be a happy warrior; now our candidates must be joyful!

September 11, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

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Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

Cahn: ‘Disasters’ I’ve lived through, or missed

I've been very lucky.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: A Rose for racial reconciliation

OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago ...

October 09, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Joseph: The sun will shine

After the storm, comes the sun. No matter how dark it gets, the sun will shine again. Or perhaps we should say, no matter how ...

October 09, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns

Tatum: By the time you read this...

...I will be long gone. Out of sight; out of mind; not a moment too soon. It's vacation time and boy do My Beloved ...

October 06, 2015 | | Columns

Parker: The GOP (New) McCarthyism

WASHINGTON -- The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the ...

October 06, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: Collecting stories by talking to everyone

Southerners tend to collect stories. And, we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.

October 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Teal: Hard Times Café changes owners

A few months ago, Steven and Jessica Mooneyhan of Cassatt purchased the Hard Times Café from H.C. Robinson. H.C.'s customer base has ...

October 06, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Rogers: In age of misinformation, newspaper media shines

It's National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press.

October 06, 2015 | By Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


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