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Fire follows drought

Kershaw County is currently 6-8 inches behind the average rainfall for the year. The rest of the state, for the most part, is experiencing the same or worse conditions. Extended periods of dry weather continually make more forest fuels available to be burned. For example, a fallen log or large limb would typically not be much of a concern during a prescribed burn or when fighting a wildfire. However, these larger fuels have had ample time to dry to a point where they will readily ignite. As you can imagine this makes controlling fires much more difficult as fires will ...

December 02, 2016 | | Columns


No tears for Fidel

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.

December 02, 2016 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Garbage on television

How are cable companies maintaining stability in this present day? I am curious because a few of my friends from college and even the ones back in Summerville barely watch television. They watch television on their phones with apps like Netflix and Hulu.

December 02, 2016 | | Columns


Garbage on television

How are cable companies maintaining stability in this present day? I am curious because a few of my friends from college and even the ones back in Summerville barely watch television. They watch television on their phones with apps like Netflix and Hulu.

December 02, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


No tears for Fidel

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.

December 02, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Some thoughts on the "biased media"

As we dig out from the aftermath of a bizarre election season, I have noticed the screaming, gloating and finger pointing never ends. One continuing rant, common from all sides, is this vilification of "the media." The brainwashed, navel gazing, commie pinko liberal media doesn't tell you this. The goose stepping, rabble rousing right wing media doesn't tell you that. The media is biased this that and the other.

November 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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


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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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