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Beckham: Christmas during war

December 24, 2015 | | Columns

Cahn: First responders my People of the Year

Choosing my person, or in this case, people of the year was a very easy task. Really, there was no question: Kershaw County's first responders -- from police and deputies to firefighters and paramedics -- are definitively this year's heroes. They are every year, of course, but 2015 showed us why and in a big way.

December 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Trump’s embarrassment of riches

WASHINGTON -- The biggest political news is Donald Trump may be doing even better than polls have suggested. Yikes.

December 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Gilland: The Christmas plant

No plant says Christmas like the beautiful Poinsettia and while technically not a tree, it can attain heights of up to 20 feet in its native Mexico and Guatemala. There it is known as "La Flor de la Nochebuena" (Flower of the Holy Night).

December 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: Christmas spirit in all ways, shapes, forms

There have been many memorable Christmases celebrated in my 51 trips around the sun.

December 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Parker: Can we talk?

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama addressed the nation following the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, he reiterated the call to resist animus toward Muslims.

December 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: Christmas on the Mississippi

Several years ago, I was hired to speak on a few occasions for riverboat cruises on the Mississippi. Paddle boats hearkening back to the days of Mark Twain moved lazily yet with determined purpose through the waters of my favorite large river.

December 22, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Walker: Gracie enjoys visit to music class

If dogs could talk, Gracie would be singing the praises of the students at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. Gracie the Aussie mix is the current foster dog of Doby's Mill music teacher Helen Walker.

December 22, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Cahn: Where has the year gone?

In just two short weeks, it will be 2016.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Donald Rodham Trump?

WASHINGTON -- Gee, wonder what Hillary Clinton has been up to?

December 18, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Richardson: Where the real American Christmas began

We Southerners know how to party. We don't need much of an excuse to throw a rollicking get-together either. One of the earliest party spots in Camden was Dinkins Tavern which stood across from Blue House on lower Broad Street. Mrs. Dinkins was a renowned party hostess who was able to pull together a ball or tea party on a day's notice. Music for dancing and good food attracted Camden's town folks to Dinkins year round. Since the settlement period of America we have been partying at Christmas and we made the Christmas celebration last for days ...

December 18, 2015 | By Camden Archives & Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: Ban the Presbyterians

There is a dangerous, revolutionary group which has a long history of violence and is driven by a fanatical religious belief they were chosen by God. They have infiltrated our state and country and are a threat to our way of life and our very existence. We must, at a minimum, make those who are here register, establish surveillance on their places of worship and keep others from coming to our country.

December 18, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: Joys of middle age -- Part Deux

It's fun to dream, eh?

December 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Parker: Women in combat put men at risk

WASHINGTON -- Crickets.

December 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: Enough to bury me

My people, long-suffering and ever faithful, spent their lives toiling while looking forward to heavenly rest when death finally called.

December 15, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

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Tatum: Those critters of mine

Lately, I've been thinking: If there's anything to reincarnation, then I want to come back as one of my critters.

February 09, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Parker: Hillary’s golden tongue

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1 ...

February 09, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: Hollywood gets it wrong again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...

February 09, 2016 | | Columns

Rampell: Low-wage Senate workers get a raise -- and then the shaft

This story was supposed to have a happy ending.

February 09, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Cahn: Feds give orcas, dolphins new protections

I'm a sucker for orcas (a/k/a killer whales), dolphins and whales. I just love them. Depending on the species, they are, in ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Scully: The heart and mind of Bud Ferillo

During Black History Month, one particular white man is worth talking about. A descendent of the founders of Charleston, Bud Ferillo embodies a singular vantage ...

February 05, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: Paper or plastic and ‘glocal’ issues

A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative internet and new technology strategies. Both ...

February 05, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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