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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 another shallow reason. It was my day to watch my favorite animated movie, "Our Friend Martin." It was an amazing movie where a preteen black American male had friends who were white and Hispanic. He never showed reverence for Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. Because of a field trip to a museum -- and a mishap -- he somehow was transported to the time when Dr. King was a kid. He then happens to follow Dr ...

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 Reaper's patience was rewarded with the jury's return of the death penalty for Dylann Roof.

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 Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya.

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


Loner/loser syndrome

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As convicted murderer Dylann Roof prepares to defend himself in the sentencing phase of his trial, a clearer understanding of his motives in gunning down nine African-Americans during Bible study prayer has begun to emerge.

January 06, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Grinning and scratching my head

It's kind of funny looking back at 2016.

January 03, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Fear thee well to 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As usual, the year's end brings reflections and ruminations on what was and what is to be. This time around, however, it feels as though an era is coming to an end.

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


Reflections

While everybody is at watch night service on Saturday night, I will probably be eating sushi with my boyfriend as I prepare for the ball to drop. Does this make me a heathen? I will go to watch night someday (I have not been in years), but not this weekend.

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


Do not paint a picture of perfection

One of my best friends graduated from Francis Marion University on Saturday. She is the last one in our small group to graduate. We are all FMU alumni. When we first entered Francis Marion we swore we were all going to be class of 2016. As I have a cocky moment and brush this dirt off my shoulder, we did it!!

December 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dear Mr. Trump

WASHINGTON -- You won. Welcome to hell.

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


My Saturday rarely goes as planned

My weekends have been free as of late, and I have enjoyed them. For some odd reason though, my body wakes up at the same time every day. If I go to bed at 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I will wake up the next morning at 7 a.m. like I would during the work week.

December 16, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Trump, the movie

WASHINGTON -- In the Trump movie now playing in the American theater, connecting all the dots requires the artistry of a mapmaker and the insight of a psychic.

December 16, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Such evil as this

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A deep stillness settled over the federal courtroom as graphic photos were shown of the nine people murdered last year at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

December 13, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Is it still there for us?

Here we go again.

December 13, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Saving S.C.'s natural treasures: the Edisto River

Recently, I was invited to speak to the Friends of the Edisto and I met Hugo Krispyn who lives on the headwaters of the North Fork of the Edisto. He wrote this about the dangers facing the Edisto and other S.C. rivers.

December 02, 2016 | Phil Noble | Columns


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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 ...

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 ...

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


Bob Vila does not live here ...

And I can prove it.

March 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Workforce is number one business concern

The number one concern of businesses considering coming to central South Carolina, and therefore, Kershaw County, is workforce. Mike Briggs, President and CEO of the ...

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


The downtown duck pond

In 1798, a committee composed of James Kershaw, John Kershaw, William Lang, James Chesnut and Samuel Mathis surveyed the land which would be called "The ...

March 21, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing 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 ...

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


Rereading makes for ‘Goodreads’

If you've never heard of it, allow me to introduce you to Goodreads. It is a website, mobile app and Facebook page devoted to ...

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The Irish among us

As the first Grand Marshall of the -- I hope annual -- Montessori Leprechaun Parade, I'm thinking today might offer an opportunity to comment on the ...

March 17, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


A perfect place to enjoy S.C.

If ever there is a perfect place to enjoy South Carolina, it is here, right here in Camden. Our hometown is quintessential Southern. We have ...

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


The silent majority needs to help the sheriff

It's budget time in Kershaw county and agency heads are required to submit their budget requests to county council. For the past six years ...

March 17, 2017 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns


Same old, same old

Will we ever get out of this spiral of polarization? Has Big Brother finally won?

March 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Congress's grizzly betrayal

WASHINGTON -- In its zeal to repeal, the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to overturn a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule forbidding ...

March 14, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The dimestore

As best I can recall – and I've been thinking hard about this – I have only written one fan letter in my life.

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


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