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High Flight

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,

September 05, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Radio Days

When I was 10 months into my 16th year, I encountered the most fortuitous opportunity. Back then, I always exclaimed of my extraordinary luck, but as I have grown older and more knowledgeable of such things, I now realize it was an enormous blessing.

September 05, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 5, 2017

I'm not even going to pretend to be unbiased on the subject of Darlington Raceway. "The Lady in Black" is simultaneously NASCAR's greatest and most flawed structural achievement, a lop-sided Southern belle with a mean streak 1.366 miles long.

September 05, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Revisiting Andrew Jackson in Camden

Recently, an undated and unsigned 47 page manuscript speech concerning Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) turned up at the South Caroliniana Library. I became intrigued with the possibility this manuscript might contain previously unknown information about Andrew Jackson in Camden. I immediately secured a copy for study.

September 05, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


What’s in a name?

Martin -- From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god Mars. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th century bishop who is the patron saint of France. An influential bearer of the name was Martin Luther (1483-1546), the theologian who began the Protestant Reformation. The name was also borne by five popes (two of them more commonly knonwn as Marinus). Other more recent bearers include ... the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King...

September 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


To brother Cromartie, with love

WASHINGTON -- There is something eternally bonding about a shared near-death experience, which is how I first met Michael Cromartie.

September 01, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - Sept. 1, 2017

As a municipality, we are fortunate to have a very green community. There are 20 parks and green-spaces totaling approximately 115 acres to manage and maintain. Therefore, the Parks and Trees Commission members visit our city parks every other year to check the condition of and make suggestions for improvements. City staff makes notes and incorporates many of the suggestions into budget requests for the upcoming year.

September 01, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


S.C.’s nuclear scandal and politicians

For a columnist like me, the state's nuclear scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. It is no exaggeration to say that there could be a column every week (or several times a week) on the growing scandal -- and it's likely to be so for months and even years to come.

September 01, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Communication breakdown

I got a pretty interesting phone call the other day.

August 29, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Robert Lee, no ‘E’

WASHINGTON -- You know we've reached a point of -- something -- when a sports announcer named Robert Lee is reassigned from calling a University of Virginia college football game because of his contemporaneously unfortunate name.

August 29, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Aug. 29, 2017

2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, nicknamed "Happy," didn't sound the least bit jolly when recently addressing the subject of NASCAR's deteriorating popularity, not to mention its dwindling fan base.

August 29, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dressing up

A couple of years ago, a national book tour dropped me in Oxford, Mississippi, on a Friday afternoon before an Ole Miss home football game against Texas A&M. After my signing at Square Books, I took advantage of the pretty October day by taking a bench and watching the stream of people around the town square.

August 29, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Fido stew and cannibals

Would you ever put the family dog in a stew? How would you protect your family?

August 25, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Charlottesville: what you can do now

Most everyone was outraged by what happened in Charlottesville. If you are in that tiny sliver of humanity that was not outraged, well…

August 25, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


I take Charlottesville personally

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a Socialist.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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That for which I’m thankful

(Due to our Thanksgiving deadlines, today's column was actually written Wednesday. The online version has been modified to reflect that, unfortunately, some plans -- even ...

November 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The memory of smell

It was after a speaking engagement in Chattanooga when I was signing books that an arm slipped over my shoulders from the back and a ...

November 24, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Abe Lincoln’s daddy

Abraham Lincoln is the biological son of John C. Calhoun. The Champion of States Rights is the father of the man who kept the union ...

November 24, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Moment of Nature - Nov. 24, 2017

The following information comes from my colleague Dena Whitesides and is reprinted with her permission and my edits.

November 24, 2017 | | Columns


Thankfully yours

I've said it before; I'll say it again; every day is, in fact, a miracle and a gift.

November 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Thanksgiving 2017

Last year marked the 25th anniversary that I have hosted Thanksgiving for family and friends. And, it's a really big deal for me.

November 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Nov. 21, 2017

Well, it's finally here; the last race of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season. Every year I complain about the length of the season ...

November 21, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The future is now!

I'm pretty darned proud of what our school district is able to accomplish with the resources available to us. While our funding is somewhere ...

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


National adoption month

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday was National Adoption Day. Both celebrate the loving option of adoption, spreading awareness of thousands of children in ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Albany, Ga., needs us

On the Rondarosa, we have such frequent phone and DSL problems, that we've become good friends with our repair guy, Mike. Such good friends ...

November 17, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


What did he say?

WASHINGTON -- Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: "I believe the women."

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


The Price House

The Archives and Museum recently applied for a South Carolina state historical marker for the Price House. Administered by the S.C. Department of Archives ...

November 17, 2017 | By Camden Archives Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


It’s a crock

Paint me insane, but if I was stranded on a deserted island, I believe the one thing I would want -- besides a couple of beers ...

November 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Pedophiles and polar bears, oh my!

WASHINGTON -- Desperation seems to be driving Republicans this grateful season as they seek to trade polar bears for tax cuts, while fervently praying that former ...

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


Celebrating our accomplishments

Autumn's crisp air and bright colors encourage us to venture out and enjoy our exquisite hometown. This delightful time of the year inspires us ...

November 14, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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