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Column: It wasn’t plastic

The year was 1958. On a cutting board beside a white enamel sink, Mom pounded fresh red cube steak with a green Coca Cola bottle, tenderizing a tough cut of meat. On other days she used that bottle capped with a perforated top to sprinkle water across white cotton shirts. As she ironed, the crisp fragrance of steaming cotton filled the kitchen. And you can bet your bottom dollar that Coke bottle wasn't going to end up in a stream, lake, or the sea.

July 31, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Still waiting on some answers

Since the news broke in May of former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Sam Connell's arrest for allegedly embezzling no more than $10,000 from a sex offender registry fund, I've been trying to get answers to all sorts of questions.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: S.C. looks good on fiscal transparency

My office was pleased to receive national attention recently for our efforts to shed light on how your tax dollars are spent.

July 27, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: The sing song of cicadas

This job affords me the luxury of being outside, which I enjoy. During these past eight years, I've had the opportunity to observe and capture many moments of nature up close as I prune young trees, perform tree exams and/or water our newly planted trees.

July 27, 2018 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: In defense of poodles

WASHINGTON -- It didn't take long after the Helsinki summit for European and American media publications to declare Donald Trump Vladimir Putin's pet dog.

July 27, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Some day, soon

I don't know that I remember exactly where I was the moment Neil Armstrong jumped off the ladder, landed on the moon and uttered his iconic line, but I do remember watching it.

July 24, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Born to fly, bound to run

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Republican Ashley Nickloes is the only woman in a seven-way primary race to fill a congressional seat held by one family for five decades. She's also the only military pilot in the race, running against a litany of odds, including the strong possibility that she'll lose to a popular career politician who hunts Bigfoot and made it easier for Tennesseans to eat their roadkill.

July 24, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Everybody’s dog

In many cases, who rescued who is a pretty good question, but in the case of one recent rescue dog, the better question is how many people did it take to get a dog to safety. Calls, emails, and texts were all pouring into my phone. All about a dog that was roaming around at one of Kershaw County's recycling and trash convenience centers or as some people refer to it, "The Dump." Lots of people were seeing her, a few were feeding her, some could pet her, and others she was following around as they unloaded their trash ...

July 24, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A folk artist preserves the past

Every community needs a Harold Branham. In a time when things old and quaint fall to modern ways, it's good to have someone with heart, talent, and memories preserve the past. That would be my friend, Harold Branham, a true folk artist. I first heard of Harold from Michele Jackson, the editor of the Blythewood Leader, back in 2008.

July 24, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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 on this planet.

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 from mountain poverty: a few pieces of property, including a small farm, some money in the bank, and not one penny of debt. Neither had ever possessed a credit card.

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 heavens Draper never came to Camden." Draper crisscrossed the South from the 1838 until the 1880s "borrowing" original manuscripts and documents from the descendants of Revolutionary War veterans and early settlers, telling their descendants he was going to write their ancestor's history. Unfortunately, he never got to the writing phase -- he just kept talking about it and convinced many hundreds of families to allow him to take their documents as research for his books ...

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 to know. Summer grilling safety is vital to ensure that there are no visits to the emergency room due to fire or a foodborne illness. Think about it: Who wants the local fire department crashing your gathering or for a guest to end up in the emergency room due to food poisoning?

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


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Column: Things left behind

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Tuesday morning, I did what millions of people have done in hundreds of places for centuries. I picked the few favorite ...

September 14, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: FireFest coming soon

Each fall, our Camden Fire Department (CFD) organizes a terrific, family-friendly event that is free and open to the community. If you have yet to ...

September 14, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Sometimes, I wonder...

Seventeen years ago, I strolled into the offices of the Beaufort Gazette around mid-morning. I had been up late covering some government meeting or another ...

September 11, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: No, I’m Spartacus!

WASHINGTON -- It was Day Three of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J,, launched his 2020 presidential bid as a Thracian gladiator.

September 11, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: ‘Going Bill’

I lost a very good friend three weeks ago. His name "is" Bill, not "was" as I find it too hard and too soon to ...

September 11, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Social media could destroy us

I am convinced that in less than 100 years, historians will conclude that the widespread adoption of social media was the catalyst that ended the ...

September 11, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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