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The only perks of the holidays

By the time you guys put on your peepers to read this, I will be in Summerville either sleeping hard or my mother will be dragging me across Summerville to buy new clothes or giving me advice about being an adult. That is one of the things that I hate about the holiday season, going home to hear my parents drag on about topics like that.

November 25, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


The meaning of Mitt

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change into an evolving administration that could use some.

November 25, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Truth and consequences

WASHINGTON -- Of all the losers in this season of discontent, the mainstream media top the list. I don't say this lightly and sincerely fear that loss of faith in journalism ultimately will cause more harm to the nation than any outside enemy could hope to.

November 22, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Grateful to so many for so much

We're coming into that season where being thankful is allegedly supposed to be front and center in our thoughts and deportment. I like to think that I am doing just that. After all, it's indeed a miracle that after all the dumb things I've said and done in my more than half a century of blindly fossicking about this planet I'm still alive and ambulatory and have a few marbles left in the hat rack attached to my shoulders.

November 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Feel free to join my party

There's an old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."

November 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


On hallowed ground

WASHINGTON -- Witnesses who tuned in to Donald Trump and Barack Obama's post-election get-together can't have missed the change in the president-elect's demeanor and affect.

November 15, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Frustrations of a journalist

I hate the stigma associated with journalists. I realize why people do not talk to me when I go to events in town. They are worried the wrong information will go into the story I write. But I want to tell people every journalist is not the same.

November 11, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


The mourning after

WASHINGTON -- When I opened my front door Wednesday morning after little sleep and numb from a bad dream that wasn't a dream, a dreary rainfall glazed the sidewalk as two neighbors gazed blankly in my direction.

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


America: Still great

WASHINGTON -- You can feel the tension. Strolling down the street, shopping at the corner market, stopping for a bite at the local tavern, friends and neighbors greet each other as usual but avoid the elephant sauntering around like he owns the place.

November 08, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Clearing up any misunderstandings

Lately, I've been just a little chafed with what I see as an uptick in invasive contacts.

November 08, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


People like me?

I am on social media and Google every day, and I witness people like me either being triumphant or dealing with the everyday horrors of life. But who are people like me? Women, humans, or those brown skinned people who look like me?

November 04, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Perverting the presidency

WASHINGTON -- The last place -- and I do mean the very last place -- any candidate wants to be is in the frame with Anthony Weiner.

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


How Trump could still win

As the final presidential debate looms like a Halloween pinata full of October surprises, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate than the numbers suggest.

October 21, 2016 | | Columns


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


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A failure to communicate

WASHINGTON -- To sum up President Trump's first month in office, he has exceeded everyone's expectations.

February 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


We need to tone down the hysteria

Is anyone else hearing Michael Stipe from REM singing, "It's the end of the world as we know it?" The reaction to President Trump ...

February 21, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


Chamber plan identifies goals

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." – Antoine De Saint Exupery

February 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What happens in Columbia matterse

I feel like a broken record (there's an archaic cultural reference for you) every year when I say this, but what happens in the ...

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


Dispatchers, EMS are heroes, too

After writing up my recent stories on 3-year-old Brayden, the little boy who survived a drowning incident several weeks ago, I received an email from ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Meet Rick. Meet the football. Hike!

WASHINGTON -- By now a few million Americans have met "Rick," the aide-de-camp who carries the nuclear "football" for President Trump, and Richard DeAgazio, a Mar-a-Lago ...

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


World War II in Camden

of another world war. The First Army held their second 1941 field maneuvers in Camden. Their first attempt to prepare the Army for the possibility ...

February 17, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mayor forms econ development task force

For more than 300 years, together as one, we have successfully addressed numerous challenges here in our beautiful and historic city of Camden. We have ...

February 17, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cupid, take back your bow

Here we go again.

February 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Gator

A while back, we were in Canada for a movie that was filming there. One night, the shooting lasted until late so it was about ...

February 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


What’s gonna happen in 2000s?

Ever since the 1980s began, I've been counting down to the new century.

February 14, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Tracking trends, identifying problems

This past Thursday afternoon I met with my team of supervisors to review the 2016 Statistical Report for the department. This is an annual occurrence ...

February 14, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


If I chose my ‘People of the Year’ today

For many of my 16 years here at the C-I, I have picked out people and/or organizations I believe to be worthy of praise ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Uncertainty is sweeping the globe

WASHINGTON -- The United States isn't the only country that's a complete basket case right now. Basically the entire world has reached record levels ...

February 10, 2017 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ghost of the Wateree

The eerie cry can be heard on Lake Wateree on many foggy and misty spring nights.

February 10, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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