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How it all caught up with 'em

We were cleaning up the dishes from Sunday dinner when Rodney called me into the living room where he was watching TV.

April 04, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The saga of Baron DeKalb's helmet

On August 16, 1780 Baron De Kalb received multiple mortal wounds at the Battle of Camden and three days later he succumbed from those wounds. At the time he was placed in a grave at the lower end of Camden on Meeting Street near Broad across from present day Historic Camden. In Historic Camden, Colonial and Revolutionary, Kirkland and Kennedy show this location on their "Diagram Four" which was a map of Camden in 1798.

April 04, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Pots of money, and fake news, too

After my report Tuesday ahead of that day's groundbreaking for the city of Camden's new tennis complex, I noticed that our link to the story on our Facebook page generated some comments showing there may be some misunderstanding about how money works in government.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rapunzel, let down your hair

WASHINGTON -- Though Republicans profess to despise Big Government, especially the federal kind, it seems that what they really don't like is Democracy -- and indeed prefer a monarchy.

March 31, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Judy, the sad girl

The other day, I took a short cut down a back road, the likes of which I had not seen since I was a child in petticoats and Mary Janes and rode the big, yellow school bus.

March 31, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The future of flipping hamburgers

Last week, I saw the future of flipping hamburgers -- and most every other type of fast food. It was at a restaurant called Eatsa at 1626 K Street in Washington, D. C.

March 31, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Say 'no' to H. 3931

Where does your tax money go?

March 28, 2017 | By Jay Bender, S.C. Press Association attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Governing by ultimatum

WASHINGTON -- In a week that felt like a month, Americans got a clear view of Donald Trump's governing style and also of his fabled dealmaking approach.

March 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Two strangers linked forever

Several years ago, an obituary in the Atlanta paper caught my eye and I clipped it out. I ran across it recently and, again as then, I found myself fascinated by how it summed up the man that died and what that summation says about our society.

March 28, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military veteran continues to save lives

"It takes a village" to save unwanted pets in our community and there are large and small roles available for everyone. Disabled army veteran Elizabeth Smith is a great example. She is part of our "animal rescue village" in Kershaw County.

March 28, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


So, this is middle age?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, you are considered middle aged if you are between 45 and 65 years old.

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Asthma, allergies and tree sex...

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 27 million Americans both adults and children have been diagnosed with asthma. Of those, more than half also suffer from allergies. Asthma and allergies are triggered by many factors such as cigarette and wood smoke, dust mites, pets, molds, insects, certain foods and plant pollen. These allergens cause trouble when they are inhaled, swallowed, injected or touched.

March 24, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Oh, if only I were king for a day

If only I were king for a day! That's a phrase declared by people who believe they can solve a problem if given the authority. I admit that I have used that phrase before, but unlike some other people who bear the initials DJT, I would use that kingly authority to implement a logical, less-political approach to solving difficult issues, such as the controversial subject of healthcare reform.

March 24, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


Paying for enrollment growth

Kershaw County is growing, to be sure. The County's "Vision 2030" Plan, a very thorough and visionary document, contains a projection that the population of Kershaw County will increase to 72,000 people by 13 years from now. Most of this growth is expected to occur along the I-20 corridor between Elgin and Cassatt, although there is also indication of unforeseen growth in the North Central area.

March 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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The missing

Thursday marked a tragic sixth anniversary for the people of Saipan, the principal island of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI ...

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


An orb, a sword and a slap

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- By now you're exhausted by all the head-swiveling news -- the terrorist slaughter in Manchester; the president's trip to Everywhere; and ...

May 26, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Pinto beans, cornbread and buttermilk

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

May 26, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Pine tree pests and their characteristics

The unofficial start of summer is upon us and with it will come months of high temperatures, periods of no rain and occasional storms accompanied ...

May 26, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Chamber has much to celebrate

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center has a lot to celebrate! On May 12, the chamber hosted its Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony ...

May 23, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Good luck, Mr. President?

PALM BEACH - So the pope, the president, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a bar ...

May 23, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Nimblewill

As the road twisted and turned while rising up through the elevation of the tree-smothered mountain, I slowed the car and looked at the place ...

May 23, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Horses, history and a call for help

A Sunday afternoon sitting on the porch talking history, horses and dogs with Janson Cox was almost more than I could ask for. Mr. Cox ...

May 23, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


S.C. FOIA is better now

The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) recently underwent some surgery. Things were a little dicey there for a while, but it's doing ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


FOIA reform

It's been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.

May 19, 2017 | By S.C. Press Executive Director Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


The future of Camden

Former elected officials, namely me, probably have no business writing columns about the city, but many people continue to imagine I can still address what ...

May 19, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


The forgotten fort

Camden is proud of her Revolutionary War heritage. The Battle of Camden and the Battle of Hobkirk Hill play pivotal roles in the history of ...

May 19, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Doctor, doctor: part tres

I really dislike going to the doctor.

May 16, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


A Trumpian world of shifting reality

WASHINGTON -- Facts aren't facts; truth isn't true; reality isn't real.

May 16, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


City committed to strong infrastructure

Good government is forever working to sustain future prosperity and building for tomorrow. The city budget must always include infrastructure, just as our vision must ...

May 16, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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