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Column: Trump’s believe it or not

WASHINGTON -- In a rare expression of self-awareness, President Trump admitted -- nay, boasted -- that he just makes stuff up.

March 20, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Finding Dumpy

The female staffers at the Camden Archives and Museum are all "dog people." Our homes are blessed with the companionship of our various breeds of canine family members. Sarah has two -- a beagle and a Jack Russel mix. Windy's little buddy is a miniature schnauzer. Rickie, who at times has had as many as four furry friends at her house, presently has what she calls "two mutts." One is a Labrador retriever mix and the other is a golden retriever and "something." At my house, two miniature "tweenie" dachshunds are my constant companions -- the "girlies." Don't tell any ...

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


Column: What really happens in public schools

Normally when I'm out driving between schools or going somewhere during the day, I listen to a '60s and '70s music CD, which reflects my advanced age. However, a couple of weeks ago, I started listening to a radio talk show. Education is a frequent topic on radio talk shows because the hosts are often "experts on education," given that they once attended school.

March 20, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: YOU have the right to know

It's Sunshine Week across the U.S., including right here in Kershaw County, S.C. This is the week the media -- newspapers, especially -- devote to reminding you, the public, that government information is yours to seek, not just ours in our professional lives as journalists.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: A real character

Tink was away from home, working on a new drama series for Sony. He was leading the writers' room where a group of television scribes gather to brainstorm and 'break" stories which is jargon that means they were laying out story lines for a season before the show starts shooting.

March 16, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Hillary, stop. Please.

WASHINGTON -- She can't let go.

March 16, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: A Republican to remember

In the progressive spirit that marked the Republican Party for more than a hundred years from Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to Dwight Eisenhower's Federal highway program, President Theodore Roosevelt (1858 -1919) created the U.S. Forest Service, took our navy from fifth place to second, and was the first to sound the alarm about corporate takeover of the government. He was the force behind the Panama Canal, the largest engineering project in history. He passed The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and The Pure Food and Drug Act. He sent the Great White Fleet on a world tour ...

March 16, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: My mother’s lovely peach tree

The old folks planted fruit trees. Pear, apple, cherry, wild plum, and peach trees. Pecan trees too. Vineyards of wild grapes … scuppernongs and muscadines. Folks in general don't do that anymore. Why should they? Just go to the store and buy fruit that's waxed and arranged in pretty rows. Nary a tree in sight. Dependent on strangers we are.

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


Column: Off to the races -- again

WASHINGTON -- You may have missed the starting shot, but the midterm races officially began last week with the Texas primaries. This coming Tuesday, voters in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District head to the polls for a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Republican Tim Murphy.

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


Column: Just two phone calls

I am not a politician. In fact, my only personal experience in the political realm occurred in high school when I was elected class secretary. Knowledge of the workings of government was, for me at least, primarily confined to my social studies textbook; it certainly had no relevance to my daily life. Only recently has my attitude changed. "Representative democracy," I finally see, is not just an answer to a test question; it's also a vital reminder that legislators work for us and that they can only do so effectively if we inform them of our views.

March 13, 2018 | By Janet Williams C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Flowers and your bucket list

This story is one of "small-towner" visits the "big city."

March 13, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: ‘Black Panther’ is everyone’s movie

I knew we were in for a very different movie experience while my sons and I waited in line to see "Black Panther."

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Celebrating outstanding women

March is Women's History Month. As announced by the National Women's History Project, the theme for 2018 is Nevertheless She Persisted. The phrase originated in February 2017 when Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced during Jeff Sessions' attorney general confirmation hearing. As Senator Warren was reading a letter, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reprimanded her and stated that her speech violated Senate Rule No. 19. Later, when referring to the incident, Senator McConnell said Senator Warren "appeared to violate the rule." He stated, "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."

March 09, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Stop first, parse later

WASHINGTON -- At least they're doing something, which is about the most one can say about Florida's proposed gun bill.

March 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: From rear bumper to social media

Some folks collect stamps and coins. Others collect rare works of art.

March 06, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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Column: An end to the evil of separation

On the surface, President Trump blinked.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The old courthouse

A road trip recently swung me down the back roads of Georgia and took me through a little town called Homer. I wouldn't have ...

June 22, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: He never wrote the book

Thank heavens Lyman C. Draper stayed away from Camden when he visited South Carolina in 1871! He got close, though, as close as Stateburg. I ...

June 22, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Life without fathers

There's something about being a writer that makes people confide in you. Why tell a writer, who uses life as raw material, your deepest ...

June 22, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Quiet heroes, silent icons

Father's Day was this past Sunday. I hope dads everywhere got a little love -- lord knows, they deserve it.

June 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Aunt Ozelle and the great magnolia

Frequently these days, my sister and I are brought together for a funeral or funeral home visitation of yet another family member, mostly those from ...

June 19, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Inhumanity rules the border

WASHINGTON -- Put yourself in the room with immigration officials and try to imagine exactly which argument would convince you that separating children from their migrating ...

June 19, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: All-America City awards

Since 1949, the National Civic League has recognized and celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious All-America City Award. The Award, bestowed ...

June 19, 2018 | By Laurey Carpenter C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Nobody lied; it was worse

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a small schools report given to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance committee showing it will take ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Learning from your Dad

As we approach Father's Day, I was thinking about how well great Dads listen. In fact, how well one listens can be life changing ...

June 15, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Art of the deal -- nukes for condos

WASHINGTON -- Well, it happened: The president and the dictator met, shook hands, looked each other in the eye, smiled for the cameras -- and lied through ...

June 15, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Final thoughts

One of the groups I have met with on a regular basis throughout my tenure is Student Cabinet, which is comprised of student class presidents ...

June 15, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A few observations

Today is an election day. For what it's worth, I have already voted. That means I feel free to screech, caterwaul and criticize to ...

June 12, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: My dear Charles

WASHINGTON -- Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which ...

June 12, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Let them torch the Chinese flag, instead

My father died in 1970 at the age of 58. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea.

June 12, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


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