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Phillips: The stuff some people pay for

Although the "official" first day of summer is still a few days away, around here we don't need the calendar to announce the arrival of the season.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Rogers: Cell phones best option for police oversight

Hardly a week goes by now without the surfacing of a cell-phone video of police abuse, often of minorities.

June 17, 2015 | By Bill Rogers, SCPA Executive Director C-I guest columnist | Columns


Noble: S.C. education -- buckets, fires and computers

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire," said the Irish poet William Butler Yeats.

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


Tatum: Governing the passions...

The next time I am within earshot of an individual who uses the phrase "I have a passion for…" to describe anything other than the first moment he or she met their significant other, I'm very likely to passionately beat them senseless with a five pound bag of oranges.

June 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: When a man finds his destiny

Sometimes a man, despite his best efforts, doesn't find his destiny. Try as he might, down through the earnest years of his life, he chases it and can even believe he has it, only to awaken one morning and discover he doesn't. That what he has is an illusion, a mirage he tried to turn into reality.

June 15, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: A year of great accomplishments

It's hard to believe that the 2014-15 school year is over. The longer I work in this profession, the faster the school years seem to go. June is a month that I try to both reflect on the past year and set my sights on everything that needs to be done during the coming school year. In looking back at the past school year, I can say without any hesitation whatsoever that 2014-15 has been a year of great accomplishments. Here are some of our highlights:

June 15, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: More to fix when it comes to agendas

A week ago, this newspaper applauded both the S.C. House and Senate for unanimously passing a bill requiring governing bodies to publish agendas and to require a two-thirds majority vote before amending those agendas during and up to 24 hours before such meetings.

June 12, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Pool party mayhem

WASHINGTON -- Video imagery doesn't get much worse than a white police officer throwing an African-American girl in a bikini to the ground, kneeling on her back as she cries, and drawing his gun on other teens.

June 12, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Phillips: What now?

Every year around this same time, early June, a certain thought occurs to me. The timing is simply because this is graduation time at high schools, colleges and universities all through our area and the entire United States.

June 10, 2015 | | Columns


Parker: Caitlyn Jenner’s politics

WASHINGTON -- Barring a terror strike or an Ebola outbreak to distract us, the 2016 presidential election seems headed for a gender identity showdown.

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


Noble: Andy Griffith is stopping progress in South Carolina

OK, the headline got your attention, so now hopefully you will read the whole column -- and no, it's not technically true. Andy Griffith died in 2012 and he was from North Carolina, not South Carolina.

June 10, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Elliott: Red, white and true blue

There are times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR and I find myself at a loss for words -- which is the rarest of occurrences, believe me -- and then there are other times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR, and I can't say enough.

June 09, 2015 | | Columns


Tatum: A cunning plan

Whoever said "money can't buy happiness" either never had it or just took it way too seriously. With enough money, you can, in fact, buy a lot of happiness, or rather, peace of mind, which is a very clearly marked and well-paved route to happiness.

June 08, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: How fast rumors go

Carrie called the other day and I grabbed the phone just as I was coming in from the garage. I dropped my purse at the foot of the stairs and sat down on a step to talk. No conversation with Carrie is ever short. Even her voicemails run three to four minutes.

June 08, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Journey to nursing excellence

Healthcare is undergoing a fundamental transformation, and nurses are in the midst of many of the changes taking place. Recognizing it is critical to engage nurses throughout the process, KershawHealth has developed our Journey to Nursing Excellence initiative, a three-pronged approach encompassing shared governance, workforce development and staff recognition.

June 08, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Marcus: Trump’s brash ‘platform’

WASHINGTON -- We're going to have Donald Trump around for a while, which prompts the question: What is Trumpism? Or, to put it more tartly ...

September 02, 2015 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: Fate stepped in

Isn't it funny -- by that I mean strange -- how things have a way of working out? Call it fate, destiny, karma, luck, a blessing ...

September 02, 2015 | | Columns


Noble: Can you name S.C.’s most famous song?

What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?

September 02, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Of Ashley Madison and fame

What's up with this Ashley Madison thing?

August 31, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: Those old sports guys

Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.

August 31, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Cahn: When journalism is dangerous

Wednesday morning, a Roanoke, Va., TV news reporter and her videographer died, murdered -- during a live report -- by a man described as a disgruntled former ...

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rampell: N.Y.’s bizarre uproar over topless women

NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps has good reason to remain sleepless these days. A new terror imperils New York, threatening to destroy all ...

August 28, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - Aug. 28, 2015

If I were creative enough to write a song about the weather conditions this summer and how they have impacted our public trees, I would ...

August 28, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The Promise Zone

One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our ...

August 28, 2015 | | Columns


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