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Column: In times of crises, heroes abound

While our state was largely spared the kind of Category 5 destruction that Hurricane Florence once threatened to bring our way, many people in the Pee Dee region are still reeling from the storm's impact.

September 28, 2018 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Moment of Nature - Sept. 28, 2018

Editor's note: Liz Gilland wanted to share this article with our readers. We are reprinting it by permission of the author, Dean Fosdick, and The Associated Press.

September 28, 2018 | By Camden Urban Forester LIz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Chamber will focus on workforce challenges

In meeting with and talking to chamber members and other businesses, I hear time and time again that their biggest challenge is workforce. Their challenges can range from finding people to fill open jobs to finding people who can meet expectations to stay on the job. Because of the significant need, the chamber is going to place greater focus on businesses' workforce needs this fiscal year.

September 28, 2018 | By Amy Kinard, KC Chamber of Commerce C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Mind(less) games

It's kind of funny, the lengths we guys go to hurt ourselves sometimes, all in the name of fun.

September 25, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: An offensive headline

The news story was very offensive.

September 25, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Florence isn’t finished yet

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- From dark and stormy to clear and breezy, the coastline that a million or so of us evacuated two weeks ago now looks like any other perfect day at the beach.

September 25, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Saving lives together

Last week, South Carolina was confronted with the threat of devastating weather as Hurricane Florence took an angry path straight towards the Carolinas. There is nothing like the threat of a natural disaster to bring a community together, and Kershaw County residents proved just that. Hundreds of people were affected, leaving countless numbers of homeless animals in need of urgent care. Thanks to an army of caring people, Fostering Foster was able to answer the desperate plea from Horry County Animal Care and Control to help them evacuate their shelter. As a result, today there are 25 canine evacuees that ...

September 25, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Florence in the age of ‘fake news’

When I think about Hurricane Florence, two images come to mind.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Campbell Street Corridor to be showcased

The African American Cultural Center of Camden opened its doors to the public on Feb 24. Located at 517 York St., the center is an annex of the Camden Archives and Museum and each year displays two changing exhibits featuring Camden's African American history. The center is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 1 until 4:30 and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (closed on holidays). During our first six months we have had 512 visitors come to explore our opening exhibit -- the history of Camden's own Baseball Hall of Famer ...

September 21, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson, Camden Archives and Museum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Change is good; you go first

As I craft my first article as the new Superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), replacing someone who dedicated 11 years to our schools, I could think of no better way to begin than by starting with the subject of change. When you think about it, no one really enjoys change, but in the world of education, change is inevitable and fast moving. In many of our school districts across the country, the use of technology is one example of this paradigm shift in the classroom. The decreased time for feedback, increased collaboration and increased student engagement are ...

September 21, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger?

WASHINGTON -- In one of Brett Kavanaugh's responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge he has denied "categorically and unequivocally," he suggested that, perhaps, this was a case of mistaken identity.

September 21, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Reflections before the storm

OK, first I should apologize for last week.

September 18, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: The rest of the story

Now that I think back on it, I see how I was prepared and schooled at every turn to be a storyteller. Stories fascinated me. I listened to those who told them and practiced telling them myself.

September 18, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper's editorial cartoon about Serena Williams' interactions with a tennis umpire during the U.S. Open. Vox's second post actually served as an advertisement for an episode of the outlet's relatively new Netflix series, Explained, titled "Why Women Are Paid Less."

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Southern women love high heels

Recently, a friend was telling me that her mother, a most charming Southern woman, had to give up her high heels. She is 76 and the loss for her has been immense.

September 14, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Column: Grateful for so much and to so many

We're coming into that season where being thankful is allegedly supposed to be front and center in our thoughts and deportment.

November 20, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: The blessings of trials and tribulations

Sometimes, it'll come up in conversation among family. We'll repeat it. We'll remember it. But we'll still struggle to understand it.

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


Column: STEAM important to K-12 education

I recently had a conversation with one of our county council members and the director of the Santee Lynches Regional COG (Council of Governments). Part ...

November 20, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Tonics to soothe an unhappy America

The big takeaway from a month-long trip to 13 states during the midterm elections might sound simplistic, but it has a deeper meaning: the United ...

November 20, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Archery needs help to hit target

Athletics is an important part of school life, from elementary school all the way through college. That is certainly true at Kershaw County's three ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The fashion designer wannabe

To be truthful, I was 'agin' it from the beginning. To tell the unvarnished truth, I was quite a brat about it.

November 16, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part 3

Today, art joins cooking as one of Paula's passions. "There's a lady in town -- the 'Shell Lady,' who shelled our gas lanterns on ...

November 16, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Elections should be more competitive

There's a big lesson in the 2018 elections for the S.C. House of Representatives: The more competitive that elections are, the more likely ...

November 16, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Weird news is the new normal

It's like they say: No matter where you go, there you are.

November 13, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Rural Route One

When I was a child growing up, our address was simply Rural Route One. Our road had no proper name and, for the first five ...

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


Column: Relief is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning ...

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


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part Two

Paula suffered agoraphobia early in life. This anxiety disorder makes you fear and avoid places or situations that might induce panic and feeling trapped, helpless ...

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


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Consider Antigua

Summer vacation may be over, but it is always the right time of year to travel somewhere new. For a long weekend, we're lucky ...

November 09, 2018 | By Stuart Pennebaker C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Remember Khashoggi

WASHINGTON -- The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got -- Donald Trump is still president.

November 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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