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Camden's Florida Connection

The Archives received an e-mail back in June from Melanie Barr, the Secretary of the Pleasant Street Historic Society in Gainesville, Florida. Attached was the newsletter for the organization containing an article on the Smith-Griffin House in Gainesville. The society is raising money to restore the house to be used as a museum. The Smith-Griffin House stands in a historic African American neighborhood in the heart of Gainesville known as the Pleasant Street Historic District.

October 21, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Columns


The new South Carolina: Part 2 – the economy

This is the second of a three-part series on how new demographics, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.

October 21, 2016 | | Columns


Let the wickedness begin

I wish I could scribe this column piece so eloquently that it would send chills down your spine. I wish I could write this piece so eloquently that, if Vincent Price read it, it would send chills down your spine. But for now, let the wickedness begin.

October 14, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Who's the worst person in the world?

WASHINGTON -- It should surprise no one that this presidential election -- the first ever to involve a female nominee from a major party in the top spot -- has devolved into a contest of man's ultimate metaphor.

October 14, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Post Matt musings

A few years ago, when I was working in the Lowcountry, we had yet another whirling messy storm steaming up from the Bahamas. Forgot that one's name, but it was right large and was projected, with the usual pinpoint accuracy of all the weather channel nabobs, to make landfall somewhere between Miami and New York.

October 11, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Thinking dangerously

ELON, N.C. -- When I first heard that some Elon University students were protesting my invitation to speak on campus and saying my thoughts were "dangerous," I was, of course, thrilled and immediately amended my bio.

October 11, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My “luck” with hurricanes

I have enjoyed hurricane season ever since I was a mere lass. I know it sounds weird that the woman with a hurricane named after her loves hurricane season, but hurricanes always had an effect on my life one way or another.

October 07, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Whither, comma

ELON, North Carolina -- My favorite bumper sticker I've never seen: Commas matter.

October 07, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A few random autumnal thoughts…

Welcome to October and the love/hate relationship I have with it.

October 04, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Permission to dissent

WASHINGTON -- Only in the strangest-ever presidential election could a former beauty queen's weight be considered a deal-breaking issue of, if I may, gargantuan proportions.

October 04, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Childhood goals come true

September 30, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Sniffles and The Cyber go to town

WASHINGTON -- My heart went out to Donald Trump Monday night when it appeared that he was under the weather.

September 30, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Many questions, few answers

The late, great George Carlin was a man of many inspired observations on our society. One of many things he noted, and rightfully skewered, is the fact that you don't really see many class clowns any more – because their parents put them all on Ritalin.

September 27, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Eyes wide open on debate night

September 27, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The Trump letters

WASHINGTON -- As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

September 23, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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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


What scares you?

Everyone has something that frightens them. For some it's stinging insects or snakes, for others large bodies of water, flying on a plane, or ...

March 14, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


South Carolina without the FOIA

(Sunday is the beginning of Sunshine Week, a national celebration through March 18 of access to public information.)

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Not your daddy’s marines

WASHINGTON -- An old Marine told me that Marines guard Marines from the other side. And when one of their brothers is being threatened, the Devil ...

March 10, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My brain on NASCAR

I watched the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 with my hands covering my face, peeking though my fingers like a skittish teenage girl at a ...

March 10, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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