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Richardson: Camden’s ‘Blue House’

Blue House became a part of the legend and lore of Camden not because of who lived there, but because of who died there. It was the place where Baron Johann DeKalb took his last breath before succumbing to the 11 wounds he received at the Battle of Camden on August 16, 1781. Taken as a prisoner of war at the battle, he was brought there by his British captors who held his demeanor in battle in esteem. He lingered near death for three days at Blue House, attended by another prisoner of the British, Dr. Isaac Alexander of Mecklenberg ...

November 20, 2015 | By Camden Archives & Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beckham: One-half of a century

One was married on Gibraltar while another lives in New Zealand. One classmate resides near Sarah Palin, while another could not attend church or school for a year due to a polio quarantine. More than 20 of the graduates of the Camden High class of 1965 had someone try to kill them.

November 20, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: ‘Life is hard ... harder when you’re stupid’

The late, great John Wayne, the Duke himself, is credited with the above quotation.

November 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: True Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa -- You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room.

November 17, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Dying before all is read and done

There is only one thing that scares me about dying. It is so momentous it rocks my heart with grief whenever I think of it. It is a tumultuous rocking resembling the Mississippi River in New Orleans when the ocean is signaling a vicious hurricane is headed that way.

November 17, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Shopping locally

Time flies … school starts in August and you blink a couple of times and it's Thanksgiving and then we're in the Christmas season. I had a conversation recently with a long-time member of the local business community, and he suggested I write something about how shopping locally benefits our schools and the community as a whole. I thought it was a pretty good idea. Given the shopping we're all going to be doing over the next few weeks, this seemed like an opportune time to do so.

November 17, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: We’re No. 1 in domestic killings

We're No. 1 !!

November 17, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: A bridge, SCDOT and a blocked road

There's a little story behind a photo I took which appeared on Tuedsay's front page. It's the one of Twenty-Five Mile Creek running under a bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Dr. Carson, I presume?

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.

November 13, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph: A blank check from our veterans

At the end of World War I, fighting ended when an armistice, or temporarily cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars." In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in ...

November 13, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Noble: S.C. and ‘national’ Democrats

With the recent Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum in Rock Hill with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, South Carolina was ground zero for Democratic presidential politics.

November 13, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Refrigerator rebellion

I'm doomed.

November 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Bushes unleashed

WASHINGTON -- If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops.

November 10, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Gunn: Building our future together

KershawHealth was envisioned and built by local philanthropy. It has been sustained for more than a century by the commitment of a community dedicated to caring for its own. And, even as it has grown, decade after decade, it has never lost that sense of purpose that comes from neighbors caring for neighbors. Now, we have joined with our neighbors to take another step on that journey.

November 10, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rich: The magazine cover

Here's what happened -- and I swear on Mama's cocoa-splattered chocolate cake recipe this is the gospel:

November 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Column: Florence in the age of ‘fake news’

When I think about Hurricane Florence, two images come to mind.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Campbell Street Corridor to be showcased

The African American Cultural Center of Camden opened its doors to the public on Feb 24. Located at 517 York St., the center is an ...

September 21, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson, Camden Archives and Museum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Change is good; you go first

As I craft my first article as the new Superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), replacing someone who dedicated 11 years to our ...

September 21, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger?

WASHINGTON -- In one of Brett Kavanaugh's responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge ...

September 21, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Reflections before the storm

OK, first I should apologize for last week.

September 18, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: The rest of the story

Now that I think back on it, I see how I was prepared and schooled at every turn to be a storyteller. Stories fascinated me ...

September 18, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Southern women love high heels

Recently, a friend was telling me that her mother, a most charming Southern woman, had to give up her high heels. She is 76 and ...

September 14, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Things left behind

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Tuesday morning, I did what millions of people have done in hundreds of places for centuries. I picked the few favorite ...

September 14, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: FireFest coming soon

Each fall, our Camden Fire Department (CFD) organizes a terrific, family-friendly event that is free and open to the community. If you have yet to ...

September 14, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Sometimes, I wonder...

Seventeen years ago, I strolled into the offices of the Beaufort Gazette around mid-morning. I had been up late covering some government meeting or another ...

September 11, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: No, I’m Spartacus!

WASHINGTON -- It was Day Three of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J,, launched his 2020 presidential bid as a Thracian gladiator.

September 11, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: ‘Going Bill’

I lost a very good friend three weeks ago. His name "is" Bill, not "was" as I find it too hard and too soon to ...

September 11, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Social media could destroy us

I am convinced that in less than 100 years, historians will conclude that the widespread adoption of social media was the catalyst that ended the ...

September 11, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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