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Camden's Florida Connection

The Archives received an e-mail back in June from Melanie Barr, the Secretary of the Pleasant Street Historic Society in Gainesville, Florida. Attached was the newsletter for the organization containing an article on the Smith-Griffin House in Gainesville. The society is raising money to restore the house to be used as a museum. The Smith-Griffin House stands in a historic African American neighborhood in the heart of Gainesville known as the Pleasant Street Historic District.

October 21, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Columns


The new South Carolina: Part 2 – the economy

This is the second of a three-part series on how new demographics, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.

October 21, 2016 | | Columns


Let the wickedness begin

I wish I could scribe this column piece so eloquently that it would send chills down your spine. I wish I could write this piece so eloquently that, if Vincent Price read it, it would send chills down your spine. But for now, let the wickedness begin.

October 14, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Who's the worst person in the world?

WASHINGTON -- It should surprise no one that this presidential election -- the first ever to involve a female nominee from a major party in the top spot -- has devolved into a contest of man's ultimate metaphor.

October 14, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Post Matt musings

A few years ago, when I was working in the Lowcountry, we had yet another whirling messy storm steaming up from the Bahamas. Forgot that one's name, but it was right large and was projected, with the usual pinpoint accuracy of all the weather channel nabobs, to make landfall somewhere between Miami and New York.

October 11, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Thinking dangerously

ELON, N.C. -- When I first heard that some Elon University students were protesting my invitation to speak on campus and saying my thoughts were "dangerous," I was, of course, thrilled and immediately amended my bio.

October 11, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My “luck” with hurricanes

I have enjoyed hurricane season ever since I was a mere lass. I know it sounds weird that the woman with a hurricane named after her loves hurricane season, but hurricanes always had an effect on my life one way or another.

October 07, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Whither, comma

ELON, North Carolina -- My favorite bumper sticker I've never seen: Commas matter.

October 07, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A few random autumnal thoughts…

Welcome to October and the love/hate relationship I have with it.

October 04, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Permission to dissent

WASHINGTON -- Only in the strangest-ever presidential election could a former beauty queen's weight be considered a deal-breaking issue of, if I may, gargantuan proportions.

October 04, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Childhood goals come true

September 30, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Sniffles and The Cyber go to town

WASHINGTON -- My heart went out to Donald Trump Monday night when it appeared that he was under the weather.

September 30, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Many questions, few answers

The late, great George Carlin was a man of many inspired observations on our society. One of many things he noted, and rightfully skewered, is the fact that you don't really see many class clowns any more – because their parents put them all on Ritalin.

September 27, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Eyes wide open on debate night

September 27, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The Trump letters

WASHINGTON -- As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

September 23, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Heavyweight match: Lewis v. Trump

WASHINGTON -- A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come."

January 20, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Once a sinner...

Why is it that even now, as a middle aged adult, I have a difficult time keeping a straight face in church?

January 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Hosea, can you see?

WASHINGTON -- Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"? This phrase ...

January 17, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Celebrate MLK for the right reasons

When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Talking about the weather...

Wow – I thought I lived in South Carolina, not South Dakota.

January 10, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


President-elect Trumpschenko

WASHINGTON -- First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack ...

January 10, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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