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What is a ‘no kill’ shelter?

I often find myself engaged in conversation about the no-kill movement. The conversation can either be cringe worthy or one of enlightenment. The term no-kill is often used as a uniting cry to create a movement towards rejecting euthanasia of healthy or treatable pets due to lack of space or a seeming lack of options. No-kill is also used to define a new way of operating shelters and engaging communities in saving lives.

October 24, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


How I somehow lost my folks at the South Carolina State Fair

In 1955, at the tender age of 4, my parents decided to take me to my first S.C. State Fair. I remember most of what took place that evening. What I did not remember was comically retold at nearly every family gathering for a decade. One can imagine a tapestry of a young family, under the glitter of the lights. Norman Rockwell could easily have drawn such a scene as our parents watch us happily consume candy apples and cotton candy.

October 24, 2017 | By Rusty Major C-I guest columnist | Columns


My grandfather’s shirt

Recently, I got to thinking about my grandfather's shirt.

October 24, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Admit, apologize, do better

To my fellow men of Earth, of any age:

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


This is Lewis Grizzard

Before our dear friend, Ed Parks, died, he would invite us up to his house in Highlands on a Sunday and say, "We'll have supper then we'll go over to the Little Church in the Wildwoods and sing."

October 20, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Me too: how I found my outrage

WASHINGTON -- Depending upon one's distance from all things Twitter, recent revelations of sexual harassment in Hollywood are either the tipping point we've been waiting for -- or just another shark attack until the next one.

October 20, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


McRae’s Superfine Flour, continued

When I left you in the middle of the story of McRae's Mill in last month's column, I promised to continue this month. As you may recall, Camden's Duncan McRae and Gen. Zachariah Cantey formed a mercantile business partnership under the name of McRae and Cantey in 1782. In May 1796, the firm purchased a 3,203-acre tract of the late Joseph Kershaw's land which encompassed his beloved "Hermitage" plantation south of Big Pine Tree Creek and his old mill site on the north side of Big Pine Tree Creek. The old Kershaw grist mill used ...

October 20, 2017 | By Camden Archives Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Autumn leaves and woolly worms

With the advent of autumn comes yet another memory I'll never lose, no matter how much I imbibe.

October 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The death of hypocrisy

WASHINGTON -- Hypocrisy, one of the most damnable sins, has been rendered obsolete. When everybody's a skunk, nobody smells the stench. Or, more to the point, when everyone's slurping from the same trough, who's a pig?

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


CACCE meeting was enlightening, informative

I have recently returned from a Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the content of the learning sessions as well as time spent with other chamber leaders, most of whom have been working in this field from five to 35 years. There are a couple of topics that were discussed at the conference that I'd like to share with you.

October 17, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Schools can’t develop workforce alone

Every time there's a societal, economic or other crisis issue of some sort, public schools are usually expected to solve it … oftentimes without any additional funding or inadequate funding at best. The history speaks for itself. Name the problem, and public schools are tasked with fixing it.

October 17, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why I’m not watching new ‘Trek’

For those of you who follow the goings on in the entertainment world, you might have noticed that the first new Star Trek TV show in 12 years debuted earlier this month.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The big fish

Life hosts so many things to ponder. Have you ever pondered what 211 pounds of fish looks like, or better yet, what 1,540.08 pounds of fish looks like? Well, neither had I.

October 13, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Oct. 13, 2017

It's October, and only seven races remain in NASCAR's playoffs. (On a side note, I'm still stymied regarding the reason why NASCAR changed the name of its post-season competition. The Chase was a pretty cool moniker, once you got used to it. The Playoffs, well, that name is just done to death.)

October 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Steps toward solutions

"If I can't fix it, it ain't broke."

October 13, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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In a galaxy far, far away…

Tonight, or tomorrow afternoon, my sons and I will see "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." As father and sons, we are big Star Wars fans.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


An unchanging family

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I ...

December 15, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Season’s reason

More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could only find rest in a stable among cattle and ...

December 15, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Women’s rage unleashed

WASHINGTON - That special place in hell everyone keeps talking about is getting mighty crowded.

December 15, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The martyrdom of Al Franken

WASHINGTON -- With quavering voice and a tinge of stubborn denial, Sen. Al Franken announced that he would resign from office.

December 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A fondness for old gas pumps

Something about old gas pumps pleases me. I think of them as elder statesmen, as senior citizens left behind by the rush of time itself ...

December 12, 2017 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lead kindly light

Lead Kindly Light, amid th'encircling gloom, lead thou me on!

December 12, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Michael Smith, 10 years on

Yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, marked a grim 10th anniversary here in Camden and Kershaw County.

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The process worked

Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on December 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before ...

December 08, 2017 | By Jay Bender C-I guest columnist | Columns


Down by the Catawba River

Driving north on U.S. 21 toward a "very small town," I watch the land change. Hills rise into view. Large rocks protrude from the ...

December 08, 2017 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Holiday overload

A couple of weeks before Labor Day, I walked into a major big box store. I was amazed at how expensive the Halloween stuff was.

December 05, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Michael Flynn’s holiday cheer

WASHINGTON -- At least three people must have celebrated the news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about ...

December 05, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Keeping track of spending

Travel spending is one of those areas of government that can be difficult to size up. Obviously, public officials often need to travel to discharge ...

December 05, 2017 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns


Another look at WWI

In 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected President of the United States. Since Wilson spent much of his youth in Columbia and had relatives living there ...

December 05, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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