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Why libraries are still important

When discussing whether libraries will weather shifts in technology, librarians who have been on the scene longer (OK, only slightly longer) than I have like to mention how everyone was predicting our demise when the Internet came along in the '90s Instead, libraries added free access to the Internet to their missions, and in the process have helped millions bridge the digital divide. Anyone who's been in a library recently will likely attest that they are busy, vital places. Nonetheless, whether libraries are obsolete is a question that is perennially raised. I think the necessity of public libraries will ...

June 03, 2011 | Amy Schofield Kershaw County Library Director | Columns


Bringing back the lash

When Peter Moskos' new book landed on my desk, I wasn't sure if it was going to be a treatise on crime and punishment or some sort of kinky sex manual.

June 03, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Entitled to be a cad

WASHINGTON -- I write often about the problem of entitlement spending. Today's topic is the problem of entitlement behavior.

June 01, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Flushing New York

NEW YORK -- In a slender essay titled "Here Is New York," E.B. White wrote about the implausibility of the great city, mentioning among other things the millions of gallons of water needed each day just so people could brush their teeth.

June 01, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Don't count Federer out

No athlete can outrun the aging process as even the greatest of stars succumb to worn-out knees or a broken-down back or any of the other ailments that can sideline a player.

June 01, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Make college worth the cost

It's hard to say which is more remarkable about Kayla Heard, that she is graduating this spring from Washington State University at age 16 or that she earned her degree without ever entering a classroom.

May 30, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Back to the real world...

Well, we made it back.

May 30, 2011 | Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Squeaky gets the blues

Yea, Squeaky's got 'em all right; any red-blooded American knows "The Blues" denote rhyme, rhythm, lyrics and notes picked, strummed, sung or whined, and in a minor key if possible. Squeaky, alias William H. VanDeaver the IV, Yankee panhandler come lately to Edisto Beach, saved from hunger and heat stroke by a single mom, waitress Cindy who was working at Whalen's restaurant and bar. If you read the local papers, you may remember Squeaky and Cindy striking up a friendship, Squeaky cleaning up his act, his story climaxing when Cindy revealed him to be the father of her ...

May 30, 2011 | Johnny Roland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


'Health care reform'

Welcome to "Health Care Reform" at our community level.

May 27, 2011 | Tray Dunaway, MD | Columns


Taking 'bullying' to an extreme

This teenage girl, you see, was thinking of having her oversized ears pinned back against her head in a surgical procedure.

May 27, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Lessons from a failed doom

Harold Camping, the religious broadcaster who said Judgment Day would come last weekend, now says he doesn't want to talk about that anymore. I'm sure he doesn't. But I don't believe he has received enough ridicule.

May 27, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Eat, drink and watch out

NEW YORK -- Once upon a time, Ma would say: "Sit up and eat your vegetables." Pa said: "Don't talk with your mouth full."

May 25, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


NBA draft: the known vs. the unproven

Every year around the time of the NBA Draft, the top sports outlets like Sports Illustrated and ESPN try to predict which players in high school, college and overseas will be the next stars of the NBA.

May 25, 2011 | Michael Ulmer C-I (Camden, S.C.) staff reporter | Columns


Republicans vs. invisibility

Donald Trump departed from the 2012 presidential race, which he never actually entered, in typical Trump style, supremely confident that he would have won if only he actually had run.

May 23, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Local footprints of history

The S. C. Confederation of Local Historical Societies held its 2011 annual convention in Walterboro April 14-16. Its conventions consist of a business meeting, presentations on historical topics, tours of local historic sites, and an awards banquet. The theme of this convention was the Revolutionary War.

May 23, 2011 | | Columns


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Column: No halfway needed on tax reform

The newly-found political buzzphrase among the South Carolina legislative class is "tax reform."

December 11, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The freckled hands

She just came to mind, tripping through the years that lay between now and the time we buried her so long ago.

December 11, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Camden holiday greetings

It is such an honor to bring you holiday greetings again this year from the city of Camden, South Carolina. May you and your family ...

December 11, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Thank you

I would like to start my first column out by saying "thank you." This election has consumed the majority of my life for the past ...

December 11, 2018 | By Sheriff-elect Lee Boan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Epstein accusers deserve due process

WASHINGTON -- Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's sweetheart deal with government prosecutors -- thanks to a cadre of all-star defense attorneys who basically ...

December 11, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Top stories of the year (so far)

2018 is almost over. For us at the C-I, that recently meant going back and looking at stories, columns and other articles to submit to ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Mama’s Singer sewing machine

Back around 1965, a fashion craze swept through high school. Cranberry, button-down shirts emerged as "the" shirt to have and, like other young bucks, I ...

December 07, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: CAVU

As of late I have been mourning the passing of several significant people in my life, all of whom I loved profoundly. We all know ...

December 07, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: #Me Too’s unintended consequences

WASHINGTON -- A recent Bloomberg News headline came as no surprise: "Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost."

December 07, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Holiday stress

Ah, holiday stress.

December 04, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Power for the people

There's a huge disconnect going on with electricity in South Carolina.

December 04, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Lies, lies -- and dadgum lies

WASHINGTON -- Michael Cohen's guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's interests in building a Moscow tower comes as little ...

December 04, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The story of the little ones

Tom Brokaw has given the name "the Greatest Generation" to those who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in WWII. Most of this ...

December 04, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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