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Column: The Wall -- Three county sons

One grew up in Bethune while the second played tennis for Camden High and the third was proud to call himself a "River Rat" from Lugoff.

May 04, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A forever moment

(I wrote this column, "Reflections from the long black wall," nearly 20 years ago, shortly after I visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. I believe what I had to say then remains true today. That is, one cannot visit it without being profoundly moved. With The Wall That Heals replica of the memorial coming to Camden this week, I hope everyone will take a moment to go pay your respects. Trust me; you will be moved in ways you cannot begin to imagine.)

May 01, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: I knowed that I knowed

Perhaps it's the Scotch-Irish mountain streak in me, but I love adding "ed" to words.

May 01, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The old three-seater

On the road again, Augusta, Ga. While giving a talk on Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It, my book about the past and how life has surely changed, outhouses came up and a fellow asked if I knew where any stood. "I can take you to a couple dozen," I told him. Maybe more, because some of the old church campgrounds still have a good many. One campground has about a dozen lined up as pretty as you please. And just two weeks ago, I came across a three-seater. While its exterior suffered exposure, the parts that count, all ...

May 01, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: When Dr. George Reynolds called

George Reynolds was born in Ireland in 1803. While on a sea voyage in 1820, he was shipwrecked near Cape Hatteras. He survived and made his way to the home of Joshua Reynolds, his uncle in Camden.

May 01, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: The Wall That Heals comes to Camden

A black 18-wheeler will soon roll into town with an escort. On the trailer's front end are the words "The War and the Wall," on its back end, "The Wall That Heals." Along the wall's route, those words and much more cause adults and kids to stand at attention.

April 27, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Oh, just stop already!

After reading this column, some of you who only tolerated me before will probably hate me now. Still, I've got to get what I have to say off my chest. I'm not so egotistical to believe that what I'm going to say will change Kershaw County for the better ... but one can hope?

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Theta Tau’s indecent expose

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Courage isn't required to condemn the Syracuse University chapter of the Theta Tau fraternity for simulating a sexual assault on a disabled student.

April 27, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Moment of Nature - April 27, 2018

For many, the allure of warm weather and blooming plants stirs us to be outside and get our hands in the dirt. If you haven't gotten outside yet to do your spring cleaning, sprucing and planting, let me offer some tips to ensure your trees provide you with decades of enjoyment.

April 27, 2018 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Column: My old friends Chuck and Will

This has been one of the weirder transitions from winter into spring. No doubt, that meme that's been making the rounds on social media -- the one with the groundhog with a condom up his nose and a Tide pod in his hand – has not seemed that farfetched from reality.

April 24, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Being corrected by others

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers which is free and primarily tells the stories behind the stories I write as well as a weekly insider's look at the tales I don't write in this column.

April 24, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: What CMA is and is not

Having lived in the area most of my life, I am continually amazed at how very little people know about Camden Military Academy (CMA). However, I am even more amazed at the myths and stereotypes that people associate with CMA and its cadets. Also, people sometimes question the importance of our military program and if its teachings are antiquated. As I write this article, I hope that I can help you understand what CMA truly stands for, as well as explain the value of our military program while simultaneously dismantling some of the "urban legends" that have perpetuated through our ...

April 24, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Drainage pipe puppies

Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a litter of puppies popping their heads up out of a drainage ditch or seen a litter of kittens scurrying to hide? It is not an uncommon sight in the South, and there is often the dilemma of what you should do to help them.

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


Column: Legislature needs to obey own law

On today's front page, I have an article looking back at the Kershaw County school board's April 10 meeting and a presentation on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 2018-19 budget.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Mark my words

The new book I've written about Mama is a compilation of past columns about her as well as new stories that give an insight into this remarkable woman and irrepressible, sometimes exasperating, Southern character.

April 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Column: Big hat Texan

Most Texans are good people, but you can unfortunately bump into one who has done it quicker, better, faster and had it cost more or ...

July 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Saving NATO from Donald Trump

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to President Trump, it's hard to pick his worst decision from the plethora he has provided.

July 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The kindness of a beauty queen

It is rarely the large kindnesses or generosities that are remembered (unless, of course, your name is on a building). It is generally the small ...

July 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: City making great progress

I have a friend who lives in New Hampshire. She says they have two seasons, "winter and road construction." She is always interested in what ...

July 13, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Amending the agenda

I was in Mount Pleasant recently. It had been years since I had driven north of Shem Creek on Coleman Boulevard. My drive north in ...

July 13, 2018 | By Jay Bender, SCPA Attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Optimism from Boys, Girls states

Each year, hundreds of South Carolina high schoolers get a close-up lesson in how government works as part of the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto ...

July 10, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: ‘Gotta serve somebody’

Bob Dylan's 1979 hit song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," is about a diverse group of people who have one simple truth in common. Here are ...

July 10, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: KC and the state superintendent

Recently, the General Assembly placed on the ballot in November the question of the state superintendent of education ceasing to be elected by the people ...

July 10, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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