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Column: A matter of time

WASHINGTON -- It was probably only a matter of time before some unbalanced person decided that he needed to take out a few members of the "fake news" media.

January 26, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Are you a sharp knife?

Here's a little quick quiz to test your knowledge of your neighboring and local communities, which may help you determine your place in the silverware drawer.

January 26, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: It’s almost that time of year

I've seen it once already, so I know more is on the way. The 'it' is what horticulturists, arborists and knowledgeable gardeners all across the country call crepe murder. This is a descriptive reference (that has been around for decades) that refers to the pruning practice of topping one of the South's most iconic trees -- the crepe myrtle.

January 26, 2018 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Tips for local businesses

It's a new year and there's a lot going on! I am very excited about 2018 and looking forward to all that the chamber is working on. With this sense of excitement, I want to do something a little bit different with my column this month: I want to share my top 10 tips for Kershaw County businesses in 2018.

January 23, 2018 | By Amy Kinard, KC Chamber president C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The sore thumb

In the summers of late, summers where I and not Mama tell myself what to do, it is the sore thumb I miss the most.

January 23, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Thoughts on the new tax bill

President Trump can rightly be accused of some serious "whoppers" in 2017. He's in good company though with Nancy Pelosi. Her infamous declaration, "you have to pass the bill to see what's in the bill" when referring to Obamacare will long be remembered. Her latest incredulous one-liner is calling the recently passed tax bill "the worst bill to come out of Congress in its entire history."

January 23, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: We’re seeking nominations

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but they share an electrifying passion to help others, even at their own risk of life. Beloved former Kershaw County fire fighter Katie Iseman had a passion for people and pets. She wanted to save lives and she did so in her career and in her volunteer time through fostering dogs for rescue organizations. That's why Fostering Foster Animal Rescue remembers Katie each year with the Katie Ard Iseman Hero for Paws Award. This annual award is presented to an individual who exhibits compassion for animals and is an advocate for animal ...

January 23, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: ‘…or of the press…’

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." -- the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Buckley, Trump and immigration

CAMDEN, S.C. - While recently perusing unread books gathering dust on my shelves, one tome caught my eye and, upon being loosed from the grip of neglect, fell open to a random page from which leapt the following sentence: "The ancestors of a critical and growing mass of present-day Americans existed in dung heaps of humanity amidst rotting vegetables."

January 19, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The EOC agenda

Last year, I wrote a column about the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) and why this superfluous group needs to be fundamentally reformed, or even better, eliminated completely. I haven't changed my position.

January 19, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Duncan and Mary 'Found in collection'

Museums and archives have coined a term for those unexplainable objects or documents they inevitably have in their care. They are labeled "Found in Collection." I would venture to say that every institution who collects has confronted this issue. We take pride in our meticulous record keeping and documentation of our collections -- but there is always that errant object or manuscript that creeps into the collection storage. It's that scrapbook, document, or photograph that someone brought in so we could make a copy and then never returned for it; the one that we neglected to do loan paperwork on ...

January 19, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Darwin is calling

As if I needed yet more proof that the idiocracy is here, now and firmly established as the new normal in our society and our world, along comes the latest bit of internet drivel, something called the Tide Pod Challenge.

January 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Gratitude in 2018

Hello 2018! A new year is upon us, and I am so excited about all the great things in store for our beautiful city! I know that many of you have made resolutions that you intend to stick to for the next 11 months. Or perhaps some of you have already broken your resolutions! (If that's you, it's okay.) In many instances, people start out positive and optimistic and then their old patterns sneak back into their day-to-day lives. Statistically, most people who come up with New Year's resolutions don't follow through on them long term ...

January 16, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


I couldn’t come up with anything, so…

(Remember "Noted and passed"? Let's go back six whole years to Jan. 9, 2012, when I had a little trouble -- like I am this week -- coming up with a column. Note: I did end up reading the original "Girl With the…" books and watching two different versions of the movie adaptations. They were all very good.)

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Cooking in Connecticut

It is well known, by this point, that I married a Yankee from Connecticut. One who never knew the joy of comfort foods until he came South.

January 12, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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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 ...

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 ...

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


Column: Put out the word

An elected official in Camden never wants to hear: "How come there's no place for kids to hang out?" One answer that doesn't ...

April 20, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The history of Monument Square

Monument Square developed as a part of the 1798 "extended plan" of the town of Camden which is credited to Col. Joseph Kershaw. It was ...

April 20, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The dogs of war are howling

WASHINGTON -- As sabers rattle ever louder across fields, plains, oceans and deserts, President Trump's words from earlier this year haunt the stable mind:

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


Column: Mark my words

From time to time, as my writing career grew, Mama would say, "I built you, little girl. Don't ever forget that."

April 17, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Foreign chit-chat

The "last chance" dance was when the Australian gentleman spied the cute blonde lass and took a chance and asked her to dance and soon ...

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


Column: School safety always a priority

The recent school shooting tragedy in Florida has obviously brought school safety to the forefront. From the day this tragedy occurred, I have very clearly ...

April 17, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: DSS claims it’s ‘making progress’

When we published my two-part "Orphaned and homeless" in-depth look at a teenager named "J.M." and how a jury found the S.C. Department ...

April 13, 2018 | | Columns


Column: My Atlanta angel

Writing amounts to solitary confinement. The hours alone reward you though when a book comes out: meeting folks who love books. When book events conclude ...

April 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Pride in city based on many aspects of life

The pride we feel for our city is based on many aspects of life. Chief among them -- loving people, generous businesses, dedicated community service organizations ...

April 13, 2018 | | Columns


Column: The downing of a president

WASHINGTON -- We've seen this movie before.

April 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: And they’re off and running

Actually, they have been for some time, now.

April 10, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: The graveled road

Several years before Tink and I married, I built a house that, eventually, would become our home together. This French Country cottage suits us very ...

April 10, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Kitchen remedy for stress

"How do I know what I want to eat on Wednesday?"

April 10, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent Clemson Extension Service | Columns


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