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Column: College travel costs merit scrutiny

The cost of attaining a higher education is a major concern for parents and students in the Palmetto State. And understandably so, as South Carolina now has the nation's ninth-highest tuition bills, according to the most recent annual ranking.

November 27, 2018 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns

Column: Turkey strutting on the Potomac

WASHINGTON -- Strutting isn't just for turkeys anymore.

November 27, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: Spend surplus funds wisely

The state of South Carolina has won the lottery. It has a billion dollars in surplus funds in the coming year that can be used to address generational problems left lingering for far too long.

November 27, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Eder family example of serving

It's the time of year that we all try to do a little extra giving and serving and it's a time for reflecting. There are so many amazing people right here in our county who go out of their way to make life better for all of us. The Eder family is a true example of that.

November 27, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: The fourth Thursday in November

I spent part of yesterday with my sons, their mom and their stepfather for Thanksgiving. Yes, we all get along fairly well and can be there for our boys. One thing that helps is living close enough to each other to make that happen.

November 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Column: My boyhood blacksmith

Here's a tale of a horseshoe that cracked yours truly in the head, a tale that began long ago near a handsome old shack. Cap Dunn, a blacksmith, lived there. There was a big oak -- one that looked like it could be 300 years old. Cap's shop stood near it. Inside it was dark and the coals glowed red-yellow. Cap hammered molten metal into shape in that small shop, long gone now.

November 23, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Woodmason’s Letter -- Part II

You may remember that last month I introduced you to Charles Woodmason, the itinerant Anglican minister to the Backcountry settlements of St. Mark's Parish in South Carolina. Camden, as the largest established settlement in his territory, became a major focus of activity for him. Not that he approved of much here, except his friendship with Joseph Kershaw, Camden's founding father and outstanding entrepreneur. As a review of Woodmason's scorn for his surroundings in the hinterland of South Carolina's frontier region we recall editor Richard Hooker's description of him.

November 23, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson, Camden Archives and Museum C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: ‘New normal’ isn’t normal

WASHINGTON -- Across much of media lately, the phrase "new normal" keeps cropping up to describe what is, in fact, not normal, as most sane adults have understood its meaning.

November 23, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: Grateful for so much and to so many

We're coming into that season where being thankful is allegedly supposed to be front and center in our thoughts and deportment.

November 20, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Column: The blessings of trials and tribulations

Sometimes, it'll come up in conversation among family. We'll repeat it. We'll remember it. But we'll still struggle to understand it.

November 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Column: STEAM important to K-12 education

I recently had a conversation with one of our county council members and the director of the Santee Lynches Regional COG (Council of Governments). Part of our discussion was how we can partner to improve the local workforce for the needs of both current and future employers. In that discussion, we talked about the importance of STEAM (formerly STEM) education in today's society.

November 20, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Tonics to soothe an unhappy America

The big takeaway from a month-long trip to 13 states during the midterm elections might sound simplistic, but it has a deeper meaning: the United States of America is an unhappy country.

November 20, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Archery needs help to hit target

Athletics is an important part of school life, from elementary school all the way through college. That is certainly true at Kershaw County's three high schools, including Camden High School (CHS), which -- full disclosure -- both my sons attend.

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Column: The fashion designer wannabe

To be truthful, I was 'agin' it from the beginning. To tell the unvarnished truth, I was quite a brat about it.

November 16, 2018 | | Columns

Column: Paula’s journey -- Part 3

Today, art joins cooking as one of Paula's passions. "There's a lady in town -- the 'Shell Lady,' who shelled our gas lanterns on the patio, and I went to her house because my magazine was doing a story on her. I thought 'I can do that because it's easy.' So, one day, my husband, Mike, took Aunt Peggy, me, and Bubbles (sister-like friend Susan Greene) out to an oyster bed. We were like pigs in the sunshine, honey. I just had on tennis shoes. I didn't think to take any gloves. I was stupid, but I ...

November 16, 2018 | | Columns

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Column: Sports success at CMA

Leaves are falling. We all just enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast. We are preparing for Christmas and the start of a new year. Fall sports are ...

November 30, 2018 | By Casey Robinson, CMA admissions director C-I contributing columnist | Columns

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