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Invisible Involvement and “Backpack Dumps”

With the beginning of a new school year, I often get asked how parents can help students to be successful in school. Over the years, my thoughts on this topic have evolved quite a bit. As a result, I have come to be a big proponent of what I call "invisible involvement."

September 16, 2013 | Frank Morgan | Columns


Gun Rights

The issue of second amendment gun rights will be a major talking point in next year's national elections, following the recall in Colorado of two state legislators who had played a prominent role in passing gun restrictions in that state. Two senators, both Democrats, lost their seats when Republicans rose up against the new laws. And the results have prompted Democrats in Colorado to step back and assess their policies for the future.

September 13, 2013 | | Columns


Old Obama would question new war plans

President Barack Obama surprised many by deciding to turn to Congress for approval before he fires missiles at Syria, but his decision makes sense. When proposing military action that almost nobody wants to wage, it is best to find someone with whom to share the blame.

September 13, 2013 | Clarence Page | Columns


No more quiet zones

We have become a nation addicted to noise.

September 13, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


A little bit of war

WASHINGTON -- Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant.

September 11, 2013 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Why we must go after Assad

I'm going to head some folks off at the pass right from the start with this column because I know they'll be fuming just from reading my headline.

September 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


American credibility

WASHINGTON -- Undoubtedly you've heard that American credibility is on the line, thanks to President Obama's vacillation on what to do about Syria.

September 09, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Employees, volunteers play important role at KH

One of the things about being a healthcare CEO is that you become the very visible face of the organization. In many cases, the public believes you are closely involved with everything that happens within the walls of the organization. Unfortunately, that does a great disservice to the hundreds of employees and volunteers and the difference they make in the lives of people every day. CEOs provide vision, leadership and support of the organization's mission, but it's everyday employees who execute that mission.

September 09, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


A Localife/Sports criss-cross returns

Back in the day, when I was newspapering full-time at the C-I and Sheila McKinney was Localife editor, she was a whiz at putting wedding stories together.

September 06, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


When talk isn’t cheap

At the outset, let me stipulate that 99.999 percent -- or more -- of all the words uttered by politicians are thoroughly forgettable, and that they usually are forgotten nearly as soon as they are spoken.

September 06, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Is the man with the chainsaw real?

Perhaps I should give Miley Cyrus all the credit for my column this month. Besides, she is the proverbial straw I've been waiting for. Suffice it to say I believe Miss Cyrus' repugnant performance on the recent VMA's acted as a wake-up call of sorts for many parents including myself. If you missed the show, don't spend the time viewing it on YouTube or some other social media. It will only add to the number of hits she's received and help prove her notion she was "making history." It's truly worthy of nothing. More, I ...

September 06, 2013 | Paula Joseph | Columns


High school newspaper ink drying up

I was thumbing through my old "Class of 1965" high school yearbook one day when I was stopped dead cold by an autograph left by one of my teachers: "Dear Clarence: All I ask is that you mention my name when you win your first Pulitzer Prize. Don't forget. Mary Kindell."

September 06, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


District staff should get out the vote

I really applaud the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees for taking the initiative to get its school faculty and staff registered to vote and informed about the issues affecting public K-12 education.

September 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


The pain of writing … and dating

There are so many adages about writing -- write what you know, write from the heart, show them don't tell them and the list goes on, ad nauseum. I took a fair share of writing classes as an undergrad and I loved those classes. That's the most fun I've ever had as a student in a learning scene, I have no doubt.

September 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Giving back

Business news: in the second quarter, South Carolina outpaced the nation in manufacturing growth -- 2.7 percent, above the national average of 2.5 percent and the Southeast average of 2.1 percent, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. Columbia is now the hottest high-tech city in the South, recently ranked No. 2 in the U.S in high-tech employment growth.

September 04, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Parker: You know what they say

CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.

July 22, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Looking back at highlights of a year of achievement

After the school year ends and the dust settles, it's always fun and gratifying for me to look at the accomplishments of our students ...

July 19, 2016 | Frank Morgan C-I Contributing Columnist | Columns


I don't want to

As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing ...

July 19, 2016 | Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Parker: Who will keep us safe?

WASHINGTON -- Nice, France.

July 19, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Looks like this is the end

And with those famous words from the old Underdog cartoon show, I bid you all a fond adieu.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Tatum: So long, and thanks for all the fish

I met the guy -- seems just like yesterday -- one day when I was home from the Lowcountry visiting the office. I think I had met ...

July 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: America’s killing fields

WASHINGTON -- Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.

July 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: A holler of desperation

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion, the deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

July 12, 2016 | | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - July 12, 2016

I was talking with Darlington (S.C.) County Treasurer Belinda Copeland last week and we were having a bit of fun over some of the ...

July 12, 2016 | | Columns


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