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Column: My dear Charles

WASHINGTON -- Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which he says he can't claim victory.

June 12, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Let them torch the Chinese flag, instead

My father died in 1970 at the age of 58. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea.

June 12, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The beauty of old bridges

File this column under "Progress." I guess. I remain a skeptic of much that is new and better and that includes the new bridges going up across Georgialina. Better is not always beautiful. On both sides of the Savannah, you'll see detour markers. Somebody found a big pot of gold evidently because old bridges have been razed to make way for new ones. Bridge rehabitation they call it. Bridge replacement, too.

June 12, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Three bad apples

If you've ever watched CBS' Criminal Minds, you're probably familiar with its opening credits during which a montage of mugshots are shown. Look closely at the center and you'll see Susan Smith, the Union County woman who, in October 1994, let her car roll into a lake, drowning her 3-year-old and 11-month-old sons.

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The legend known as Red Farmer

When I stopped by to visit Talladega Superspeedway, my drive took me past the wildly popular Talladega Short Track, a one-third mile, red clay oval that is located within spitting distance of the big track.

June 08, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Homegrown ’maters are best

I decided, after a 30-year absence from any sort of involvement with agriculture, to attempt to grow my own tomatoes.

June 08, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: A Bee in Barr’s bonnet

WASHINGTON -- Call me naive -- I've been called worse -- but it never occurred to me that Roseanne Barr's firing would be viewed by some as a political statement.

June 08, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Worth almost a penny, maybe

Just in case anyone has a penny or two they wish to toss at something besides a wishing well, here are a couple of random thoughts regarding everyone who has made the headlines via hoof and mouth disease.

June 05, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Planet of the racists

WASHINGTON -- Roseanne Barr's appeal has so long eluded me that her further fall from disgrace has failed to dislodge even the slightest pebble of pity, though pitiful she is.

June 05, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Chinaberry

A lovely shade tree, I played beneath its canopy; rolled its berries in my palm. It stood seven yards beyond an old hand-dug well. I sucked nectar from delicate tubes in yellow-green tangles of fragrant honeysuckle just beyond the tree. Little did I know Mom and Dad considered that perfumed vine a pest. They tried and tried to get rid of it. Nothing worked until Granddad Poland brought in goats. They chewed it right to the ground and into oblivion.

June 05, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Photos of first Timrod school found

Several weeks ago, while examining a few items from her grandmother, retired local public school teacher Ann Martin identified a photograph of the first Timrod School House (first photo), a one-story building with 58 students in front of it. Ann Horton, her grandmother, had related to her family that the school had only one story when she first attended it.

June 05, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: The disappeared

Monday, Lifetime retold the story of Elizabeth Shoaf. For those who don't know the story, in September 2006, a horrid, Gollum-like man named Vinson Filyaw kidnapped then 14-year-old Elizabeth and held her captive in an underground bunker he'd built for 10 days and sexually assaulted her.

June 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The missing mandolin player

Not long ago, I went to the funeral of a man I did not know. I had never even seen him or heard him speak a word. Saddest of all, I had never heard the talented musician play a single bluegrass note on his mandolin or banjo.

June 01, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Complications of war

Have you ever slept with your boots under your arms?

June 01, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Victory lap

For my family the last six weeks has put us on quite the roller coaster of emotions to say the least. My mother's passing was followed by two graduations. We celebrated my son's college graduation in May and my oldest daughter will walk across the gym at Camden High one final time on Saturday. This swarm of ups and downs has certainly been a mixed bag of sorts; an ebb and flow of many sentiments -- the good, the bad, and a few ugly cry faces.

June 01, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Column: A life filled with travels

I'm very lucky to have lived in and visited a number of places around the world and the U.S. during my 50-plus years ...

July 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The legacies

When Daddy and Mama died, there was no great wealth left behind -- though what they were able to leave was truly remarkable for two refugees ...

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


Column: Lyman Draper hits close to home

Last month's column discussed Lyman Draper and his manuscript collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. And as I wrote last month, "thank ...

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


Column: Helsinki hath no fury like a nation scorned

WASHINGTON -- Surely, now, we can concede that letting Trump be Trump has exhausted itself -- even among the smugly credulous.

July 20, 2018 | | Columns


Column: We’re not amused

Actually, we are. At least I am.

July 17, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Grilling safety tips

Now that summer is in full effect and the 4th of July has kicked off our official grilling season, there are some things you need ...

July 17, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Big hat Texan

Most Texans are good people, but you can unfortunately bump into one who has done it quicker, better, faster and had it cost more or ...

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


Column: Saving NATO from Donald Trump

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to President Trump, it's hard to pick his worst decision from the plethora he has provided.

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


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The kindness of a beauty queen

It is rarely the large kindnesses or generosities that are remembered (unless, of course, your name is on a building). It is generally the small ...

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


Column: City making great progress

I have a friend who lives in New Hampshire. She says they have two seasons, "winter and road construction." She is always interested in what ...

July 13, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Amending the agenda

I was in Mount Pleasant recently. It had been years since I had driven north of Shem Creek on Coleman Boulevard. My drive north in ...

July 13, 2018 | By Jay Bender, SCPA Attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Optimism from Boys, Girls states

Each year, hundreds of South Carolina high schoolers get a close-up lesson in how government works as part of the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto ...

July 10, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: ‘Gotta serve somebody’

Bob Dylan's 1979 hit song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," is about a diverse group of people who have one simple truth in common. Here are ...

July 10, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: KC and the state superintendent

Recently, the General Assembly placed on the ballot in November the question of the state superintendent of education ceasing to be elected by the people ...

July 10, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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