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Celebrating my son's 'Big 1-0'

In the course of human events there comes a time when you realize you're old.

October 11, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Waiting for Super-Parents

As I pushed the book I wanted to purchase across the checkout counter, the cashier frowned as if it were a bowl of rotten fish.

October 11, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

So much more than 'his' highway

If most Kershaw County citizens were asked this question – "Who is John G. Richards? – a few may remember Highway 97 from Camden to Liberty Hill as the John G. Richards Highway but know little else. Perhaps that may be understandable since he died in 1941, long before most of us were born.

October 11, 2010 | Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Preventing a propaganda parade

Here's a pop quiz for you college students out there.

October 11, 2010 | Edwin Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns

The best burger battle

USA Today recently ran a story on what it claimed were the best hamburgers in the United States. The article listed one spot in each state where you can buy a boffo burger.

October 08, 2010 | Glenn Tucker Contributing editor | Columns

Justice Brennan changed court's architecture

Just in time for the opening of the Supreme Court's new term arrives a biography of one of history's most influential justices.

October 08, 2010 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Cyber bullying no childhood prank

If you mentioned "cyber bullying" to someone just five or six years ago, the words alone would have elicited a few giggles.

October 08, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Columns

A private matter of public concern

NEW YORK -- The suicide of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student following an unimaginable invasion of his privacy has launched an overdue examination of casual -- and possibly criminal -- disregard for others' personal space.

October 06, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Getting back to education

People in this country are struggling. This isn't news -- you read it in every paper and hear it on every news station.

October 06, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns

Rahm departs with mixed legacy

"Larger than life." That's how Rahm Emanuel's first grade teacher described him in a written evaluation, according to a March 2009 profile in The New Yorker. Smart teacher. The man widely known as simply "Rahm" or "Rahmbo" today apparently loomed large even then. His looming continues.

October 06, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Even digitally, we're your hometown newspaper

This week is National Newspaper Week.

October 04, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Religious ignorance hurts

A new poll finds atheist and agnostics know more about religion than believers do. Maybe the pollsters weren't asking the right questions.

October 04, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Rule of law in a recession

In 1776, John Adams published "Thoughts on Government." This document was highly influential in establishing the foundations and framework of our nation. Two very important concepts Adams promoted were that America ought to be a nation of laws, not of men, and the separation of powers between the executive, judiciary, and legislature.

October 04, 2010 | S.C. Rep. Larie Slade Funderburk Contributing columnist | Columns

How times have changed

Recently there was an interesting piece of information in a popular newspaper stating that less than 10 percent of the families in the United States had a member of the family who had served in the military. If you think about the experiences of the labeled "greatest" and "baby boomer" generations then that is an astonishing piece of news.

October 04, 2010 | Buster Beckham Contributing columnist | Columns

The silver lining

It is true what they say about attitudes and smiles -- they are infectious. They are capable of affecting the mind-set and emotions of others. As I checked out at the grocery store last week, the clerk asked me, "Have you had a good day?" It was the manner in which she posed her question that caught me off guard. She stood there waiting for my response with realness. Unless my naiveté was clouding my view, I saw the clerk's chat as genuine and instantly wanted to emulate her optimism. By following her lead, the crisis that had been bestowed ...

October 01, 2010 | Paula Joseph Contributing columnist | Columns

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Column: YOU have the right to know

It's Sunshine Week across the U.S., including right here in Kershaw County, S.C. This is the week the media -- newspapers, especially -- devote ...

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Column: A real character

Tink was away from home, working on a new drama series for Sony. He was leading the writers' room where a group of television scribes ...

March 16, 2018 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Column: Hillary, stop. Please.

WASHINGTON -- She can't let go.

March 16, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: A Republican to remember

In the progressive spirit that marked the Republican Party for more than a hundred years from Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to Dwight Eisenhower's ...

March 16, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: My mother’s lovely peach tree

The old folks planted fruit trees. Pear, apple, cherry, wild plum, and peach trees. Pecan trees too. Vineyards of wild grapes … scuppernongs and muscadines. Folks ...

March 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Off to the races -- again

WASHINGTON -- You may have missed the starting shot, but the midterm races officially began last week with the Texas primaries. This coming Tuesday, voters in ...

March 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: Just two phone calls

I am not a politician. In fact, my only personal experience in the political realm occurred in high school when I was elected class secretary ...

March 13, 2018 | By Janet Williams C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Flowers and your bucket list

This story is one of "small-towner" visits the "big city."

March 13, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: ‘Black Panther’ is everyone’s movie

I knew we were in for a very different movie experience while my sons and I waited in line to see "Black Panther."

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Column: Celebrating outstanding women

March is Women's History Month. As announced by the National Women's History Project, the theme for 2018 is Nevertheless She Persisted. The phrase ...

March 09, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Stop first, parse later

WASHINGTON -- At least they're doing something, which is about the most one can say about Florida's proposed gun bill.

March 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: From rear bumper to social media

Some folks collect stamps and coins. Others collect rare works of art.

March 06, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Column: A longing for pine pollen

Cold weather? Stay up North. My dash says it's 48 degrees as I drive by a swamp, yet singing frogs drown out my heater ...

March 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Easy doesn’t do it

He doesn't mean it.

March 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: Tidbits about Wateree River bridge

In 1841, Thomas Whitaker was president and William Lang was treasurer of the Bridge Company. From 1863-70, John M. Desaussure was president and Colin McCrae ...

March 06, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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