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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


I miss making videos

When I first entered college, my goal was to be the journalist everyone loves. I am interested in journalism because one of my pet peeves is that people do not know what is going on in the world around them, especially their local world. "Katrina I don't watch the news, it's too much bad news," folks tell me. "Katrina, Facebook keeps me updated on news" or "Who reads a newspaper anymore?" My goal as a journalist was to create profound news stories that I write that informed people what was going on around them and create videos that ...

September 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Trump’s truth sets us free

WASHINGTON -- At long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.

September 20, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fun with the family photo album

It's almost time for our annual family reunion, that one day of the year when you can go and actually see for yourself what some folks you barely know, even though they're family, actually do look like.

September 20, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The week that was...embarassing

WASHINGTON -- America has had better weeks than the one just past.

September 13, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Clowns to the left of me...

I have a confession to make, but these days, I'm not alone.

September 13, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


I need to do my research

I am confused! There are only about eight or nine weeks left until the Presidential election. Where has the time gone?

September 09, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


It works, sort of...

Dave Barry, one of my literary heroes and the guy who is making all the money I should have made if I were only a few years earlier and a lot funnier, once wrote a great piece called "Snuggle Bear Must Die." Basically, it was a hilarious screed about the commercials we all loved to hate back in the late '80s/early 90s and it is a subject I believe certainly bears some revisitation – especially because I find myself near deadline with no clear idea for this column and one "Get Out Of Jail Free" card already spent.

September 06, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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Say 'no' to H. 3931

Where does your tax money go?

March 28, 2017 | By Jay Bender, S.C. Press Association attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Governing by ultimatum

WASHINGTON -- In a week that felt like a month, Americans got a clear view of Donald Trump's governing style and also of his fabled ...

March 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Two strangers linked forever

Several years ago, an obituary in the Atlanta paper caught my eye and I clipped it out. I ran across it recently and, again as ...

March 28, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military veteran continues to save lives

"It takes a village" to save unwanted pets in our community and there are large and small roles available for everyone. Disabled army veteran Elizabeth ...

March 28, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


So, this is middle age?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, you are considered middle aged if you are between 45 and 65 years old.

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Asthma, allergies and tree sex...

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to ...

March 24, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Oh, if only I were king for a day

If only I were king for a day! That's a phrase declared by people who believe they can solve a problem if given the ...

March 24, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


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


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