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Richardson: African-American ‘Photo Scan Days’ at the Archives

In 2010, Camden resident Barbara Brown was strolling through a yard sale when she spied something she could not pass up. What she discovered was a collection of Brownie photos and assorted older photographs from about the 1910s through the 1940s featuring an African-American family. In it were old formal portraits, school photos from Mather Academy, and candid shots of families posing in front yards and living rooms, on bicycles and in front of prized rose bushes. They are loving and lovely photographs of an active family as they journeyed through the generations -- 98 images in all. She bought the ...

April 15, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Step back and take a deep breath

A few items from this week's newspapers, two from South Carolina and two national:

April 15, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Revisting Uncle Jimmy’s 5-second finances

So, lately we've been hearing a lot of cheery news. The economy is turning around. The crime rate is dropping. Retail sales are rising. Houses are selling. Prosperity is just around the corner.

April 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Pope Bernie

WASHINGTON -- Imagine emerging from a rocky political week only to announce, as Bernie Sanders did, oh, by the way, the Vatican called. Actually, it was the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, but close enough, I suppose.

April 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The names on a wall

On a day that I was visiting someone in a nursing home, angels, disguised as caregivers, came in and requested I step out while they worked. I walked down the hall, observing a life which caused me to ponder the circle of life.

April 12, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - April 12, 2016

It certainly isn't famous faces in Victory Lane. In the six races so far this season, we have seen Winner's Circle celebrations for Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Jimmie Johnson (twice). Flags have flown, crowds have cheered and confetti has drifted down like rain.

April 12, 2016 | | Columns


Cahn: The right taxes for the right reasons

On today's front page, I report on Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting during which "alternatives" -- scenarios, really -- regarding the impact of this November's construction-related referenda.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: The people’s race

WASHINGTON -- The spectacular strangeness of this presidential election may require a new display in Ripley's Odditorium of believe-it-or-nots.

April 08, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph: Politics and kids are a tough duo

I thought explaining the birds and the bees to my children was difficult and unpleasant enough, but compared to the current presidential campaign tossed up with a little mud, dirt and the color orange, discussing how babies are made is a cake walk to say the least. Good grief!

April 08, 2016 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Noble: Ten ideas to improve higher ed

We all know the success of our higher education system is vital to the success of our state -- both today and in the future.

April 08, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: My half-full glass

Over the years, I've been accused of being an optimist, a pessimist, an idealist, a realist, a nihilist and God knows how many other "ists."

April 05, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Trump learns thinking is hard

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is learning how hard it is to pretend to be something he's not.

April 05, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Mama comes around again

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things. Not because she was sentimental, but because she had grown up Scotch-Irish poor so any little bit of something might be valuable down the road.

April 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: Memorable sounds

Last month, our column dealt with a sound from the late 1860s in Kershaw County, the sound of the auctioneer's gavel at a tax or bankruptcy sale as he hammered it down and said "sold" for a piece of county property. It was an unforgettable sound, especially if it were your property being sold.

April 05, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Cahn: An alternate internet history

(Martin Cahn is on vacation this week but re-offers this April 2012 column, edited for space.)

April 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Cahn: ‘The (political) talk’ with my Dad

During a recent phone conversation with my father, we talked about a lot of different things. He was actually driving (hands-free, don't worry) to ...

July 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Double-trouble for Trump

Watching Hillary Clinton beaming sidewise on stage as Elizabeth Warren taunted Donald Trump brought the Wrigley twin ditty to mind: Double your pleasure, double your ...

July 01, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Scully: The Rosies

Several weeks ago, we planted a pink dogwood in Monument Square to honor the women who worked in the defense industry during World War II ...

July 01, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - July 1, 2016

I know I am not alone in saying, perhaps, the most exciting thing about the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season so far has been watching ...

July 01, 2016 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Walker: 20 dogs, 80 paws and 3 friends

How about taking a relaxing walk with 20 dogs on a Sunday morning in Kershaw County? Does the thought of it make you wonder if ...

June 28, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rich: Investing in people is not snooping

During the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same ...

June 28, 2016 | By Rhonda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Cahn: Once again, the people lose

Monday proved to be a watershed moment in the gun control debate. Unfortunately, it was the wrong watershed moment, but, perhaps, something good can come ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Trump’s pivot to Damascus

WASHINGTON -- If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing, saying he doesn't have a clue why ...

June 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - June 24, 2016

One of the many challenges in community tree management is balancing the need for economic development with the desire to retain trees. Conserving trees within ...

June 24, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Emanuel -- The end of the beginning

In the early days of World War II, the British, standing nearly alone, suffered a number of huge defeats. And then in November 1942, they ...

June 24, 2016 | | Columns


Tatum: The more things change

I was reading something the other day about yet another internet scam thing -- it even has a catchy, groovy name. All the young, in-the-know hipsters ...

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

WASHINGTON -- The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate.

June 21, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Father’s Day 2016

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 21, 2016 | | Columns


Morgan: Seniors remember

Throughout the school year, I meet with student government leaders from our three high schools. At the last meeting, I ask the seniors in the ...

June 21, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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