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"Swanging"

About halfway through my morning run, just about the time droplets of "dew" were running down my face and I wasn't looking none too good for the wearing, a red Ford Ranger pick-up truck pulled up beside me, stopped and a man, gray in hair and weathered in face, rolled down his window.

August 08, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columns


The long and winding roads

Starting this afternoon, I am on vacation, taking my sons to see my father up in Maryland for a week.

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


What the world needs to know

WASHINGTON -- Insidious is the force that causes us to dream of things we wish (or don't wish) were so.

August 04, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Do you know her?

"Before my brain became a tangled web of amyloid plaques, I could read for hours. Before my words became merely an alphabet of ashes, I loved conversations with my friends and family. Before I felt so agitated and sad, I enjoyed laughing and telling silly jokes. Before an illness took my motor skills, I liked to walk around the block. Before my mind became a dark forest of forgotten memories, I knew your name.

August 04, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Is American Dream dead in S.C.?

If you stop and really think about it, this is the most fundamental question one could ask about our state and nation.

August 04, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Chamber holds business roundtable

On June 28, the chamber held a business roundtable with our members to specifically talk about state regulations that are hindering businesses in Kershaw County. This roundtable was prompted by Gov. Henry McMaster's request to hear from chamber businesses around the state in an effort to support Governor's Executive Order No. 2017-09. We had great feedback from our members who attended and, from the discussion and comments, the chamber sent a letter and report to the Governor's office for review.

August 01, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Trump’s curtain call?

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump had his worst day since he was elected president -- we'll just call it Friday -- and his worst week since the last one.

August 01, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A few pearls of wisdom

"That man is so crooked he could crawl through a barrel of fishhooks and not get a scratch on him." --Troy Stevenson

August 01, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Historical nuggets from an account book

About two decades ago, an inquiry came to the Kershaw County Historical Society from the public library of Farmington, Conn., concerning a 1790s Camden account book in its collection. They wished to know if we knew of any connection with Farmington that might explain why they would have this book in their collection. The letter was given to me to answer.

August 01, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Beware of sloppy journalism

Elsewhere on this website is our editorial about the Zemp Stadium scoreboard.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Poor everyone

WASHINGTON -- Eventually, everyone in this town seems to wind up with the word "poor" in front of his or her name.

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


Summer at CMA

The temperature is rising and vacations have commenced, which signals that summer is in full swing. That leads some to believe that school is out and Camden Military Academy (CMA) is closed. Nothing could be further from the truth. CMA offers both summer school and summer camp each year to enhance academics and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.

July 28, 2017 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Moment of Nature - July 28, 2017

Having received positive feedback to last month's column regarding tree questions, I thought it appropriate to continue the series, as there are lots of questions about trees!

July 28, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Jumping the shark

P.J. O'Rourke, the editor of American Consequences and one of my heroes of journalism -- one of the funniest writers on the planet and possibly the only right wing humorist in existence today -- asked a very simple but vital question recently.

July 25, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Homage to a great editor

WASHINGTON -- Behind every great column is a great editor -- a truism never more so than when Alan Shearer puts highlighter (not red pen) to copy.

July 25, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Thankfully yours

I've said it before; I'll say it again; every day is, in fact, a miracle and a gift.

November 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Thanksgiving 2017

Last year marked the 25th anniversary that I have hosted Thanksgiving for family and friends. And, it's a really big deal for me.

November 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Nov. 21, 2017

Well, it's finally here; the last race of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season. Every year I complain about the length of the season ...

November 21, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The future is now!

I'm pretty darned proud of what our school district is able to accomplish with the resources available to us. While our funding is somewhere ...

November 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


National adoption month

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday was National Adoption Day. Both celebrate the loving option of adoption, spreading awareness of thousands of children in ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Albany, Ga., needs us

On the Rondarosa, we have such frequent phone and DSL problems, that we've become good friends with our repair guy, Mike. Such good friends ...

November 17, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


What did he say?

WASHINGTON -- Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: "I believe the women."

November 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The Price House

The Archives and Museum recently applied for a South Carolina state historical marker for the Price House. Administered by the S.C. Department of Archives ...

November 17, 2017 | By Camden Archives Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


It’s a crock

Paint me insane, but if I was stranded on a deserted island, I believe the one thing I would want -- besides a couple of beers ...

November 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Pedophiles and polar bears, oh my!

WASHINGTON -- Desperation seems to be driving Republicans this grateful season as they seek to trade polar bears for tax cuts, while fervently praying that former ...

November 14, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Celebrating our accomplishments

Autumn's crisp air and bright colors encourage us to venture out and enjoy our exquisite hometown. This delightful time of the year inspires us ...

November 14, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Nov. 14, 2017

NASCAR's playoffs -- which I'm still stubbornly calling the Chase just because I think it's a better name -- are nearly finished, and I ...

November 14, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Election 2017 a better reflection

There were no votes to be cast Tuesday here in Kershaw County, S.C. Nonetheless, looking at the outcome of Election 2017 across the country ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Charlie, the patriot

It was on the eve of our national election that I ran upstairs to file a couple of things in my office. As I started ...

November 10, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


One year ago

WASHINGTON -- 'Tis the season of looking back, which brings us inevitably to Election Day 2016.

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


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