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Shutdown, schmutdown

WASHINGTON -- In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else.

October 07, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A father’s loss

"For everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." In our lives, there will be circumstances that play out like a well-orchestrated melody, executed in exactly the way we had envisioned; others will leave us in wonderment of their clear purpose. There is no perfect formula to decipher all of life's events. Some will leave us thinking we know the experience occurred for the right reasons, leaving us feeling content and whole. Some will be unexpected and beyond our understanding. I imagine events in our lives (good and bad) are not as random ...

October 04, 2013 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Standing at the sorority house door

Students at the University of Alabama (UA) demonstrated recently for the end of segregated sororities at the school. Several hundred students rallying to integrate the Pan-Hellenic Council (PHC) at the school held a sign alluding to Gov. George Wallace's "Stand at the Schoolhouse Door." Fifty years ago, in 1963, Wallace led a protest for continued segregation, as UA had just let its first two black students enroll and attend classes.

October 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


The etiquette of … belching?

Belching is a manly art, says my friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County.

October 04, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Where did she go?

When Peggy Sue went away, just fell off the face of the earth with no warning or even a holler, we all wondered where she had gone.

October 04, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Plain water for me

I have never been a fan of Kool-Aid. I just don't think it tastes very good. I also have never been able to get into the trend of adding sugar-free flavor enhancer packets to my bottled water. I honestly don't see how that fake sweet taste could ever be preferable to the taste of pure water.

October 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


The GOP’s lose-lose proposition

(Today's column by Kathleen Parker was written prior to Tuesday's government shutdown.)

October 02, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the children

Parents often say to me, "Camden's got nothing for kids." Suggestions and solutions reference skating rinks, bowling alleys, swimming pools, and sports tourism facilities. Some people believe the activities in question should be free.

October 02, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The pontiff who doesn’t pontificate

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis continues to delight and surprise as he pursues his radical pilgrimage across the global psyche -- inspiring with his humility while also sending shock waves with his subversive spirit.

September 30, 2013 | | Columns


The militarization of the police

Over the last four decades, local police forces across the nation have been enthusiastically adopting military weapons and tactics. Whether and to what extent this alarming trend poses a threat to South Carolinians' civil liberties is a question that deserves attention.

September 30, 2013 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Watch that acetaminophen dosage

Did you know that if you follow the first line of directions on a bottle of extra strength acetaminophen (the primary ingredient in Tylenol and its generic copies) you can actually exceed the safe amount you can take in 24 hours?

September 30, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


How myths wage war against the hungry

A California surfer dude has become the new "welfare queen."

September 30, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Can these trees be saved?

Through research, site evaluations and help from structural engineers, arborists are learning more and more about the how's and why's of a tree's ability to stand and fall. Many different factors are at work affecting the strength and structure of trees. A tree falls over or a branch breaks due to one basic fact: the force affecting it is greater than the strength of it. For example, when the force of the wind is stronger than the strength of the root system which holds the tree in place, it will fall.

September 27, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The cattle call of beauty pageants

Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller, got in a bit of hot water recently while competing in the Miss America pageant, linking the Palmetto State and mobile homes in a manner that some people found offensive.

September 27, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Stay focused on fire safety, prevention

In 1923, at a small school house near Camden known as the Cleveland School, more than 300 people gathered for a graduation night celebration and play. At 9 p.m., one of the oil lanterns fell onto the stage and within minutes the school was engulfed in flames. Seventy-seven people lost their lives that night. During the past 100 years, we have made great strides in implementing fire codes and regulations to protect our citizens; but we must remain diligent.

September 27, 2013 | CFD Chief John Bowers C-I guest columnist | Columns


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Tatum: Parking it with a quickness

Ah, holiday travel.

May 31, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Obama’s legacy of a pre-post-racial era

WASHINGTON -- As Barack Obama's presidency takes a backseat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his ...

May 31, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: For the people

It didn't surprise me it was him. Although such had never crossed my mind, it was, of course, just the kind of thing he ...

May 31, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - May 31, 2016

After much deliberation and soul searching, I have decided that I have no choice: I need to sue Chase Elliott.

May 31, 2016 | | Columns


Cahn: Parsing the Foster v. Chatman ruling

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against lower courts in Foster v. Chatman, finding Georgia prosecutors purposely used what are known as "preemptive strikes ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: A trump too far?

WASHINGTON -- If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either.

May 27, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 27, 2016

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Contrast this with the official start of hurricane season just a week away. The 2016 Atlantic ...

May 27, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Come here and talk about guns

The papers this week had big stories about Donald Trump speaking to the National Rifle Association convention and accepting their endorsement. Among his promises to ...

May 27, 2016 | | Columns


Tatum: Let the colors fly

I have two large flags I will be displaying this week. Pretty pieces of cloth, indeed, few things are more beautiful than the flag of ...

May 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Election disaffection

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity -- a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during ...

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The stones of life

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris, Ga., was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie" while her ...

May 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A fun destination in Kershaw County’s ‘backyard’

Right outside of Camden is a farm which plays home, restaurant, store, bed and breakfast and community learning center. Old McCaskill's Farm is quite ...

May 24, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Mid-life romance in the digital age

It is very, very weird to be 51 and single in the second decade of the 21st century.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Hillary’s viral nightmare

WASHINGTON -- You could say it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, it's hell to have a public record.

May 20, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: The view from here

In working on the next changing exhibit at the archives, I have had to research the Battle of Hobkirk Hill pretty extensively. I am the ...

May 20, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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