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Rampell: The 2016 field is full of deadbeats

There's a certain demographic in this country -- it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name -- which has no sense of personal responsibility.

August 26, 2015 | | Columns


Phillips: The good, the bad and the ugly

Here at the Chronicle-Independent we are charged with the task of reporting the news. Way to state the obvious, right? But, simply put, it's what we do.

August 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Burns: Control our destiny; invest in our future

Open for Business! Recently Kershaw County had wonderful news in Economic Development with expansions at Suominen and Haier. Our leaders on the Kershaw County Council, in Elgin, Camden, Bethune, and the School Board, as well as in the State Government, won't stop there; we will strive to bring more. We are "the Great Place", and we must work to keep it so through sustainable growth. There is more work to do.

August 26, 2015 | By Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns C-I guest columnist | Columns


Jenkins: Camping with kids

This summer was a busy one. Among other trips, we made our annual pilgrimage to Table Rock State Park to camp and commune. We've camped lots over the years, beginning when the kids were a few months old. However, this year's trip was the first where I felt fully organized. I thought I'd offer a few tips we've learned from experience. Primitive, backcountry campers can stop reading here. You'll either be disgusted or bored. While we camp in a tent, we don't compromise many other comforts. Just getting in the woods is a great ...

August 26, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: It’s a pretty theory, but…

So I read where a company called Snake River is now marketing a product called Dronemunition.

August 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: A renegade way of life among the righteous

One day over lunch, a friend and I were talking about the murderous felons we know as Tink quietly listened.

August 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Rampell: China lets the market decide

Washington has finally found an issue which can unite both left and right: big, bad, currency-manipulating China.

August 24, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Cahn: School board almost gets exec sessions right

Back in June, I told you about a S.C. Supreme Court ruling in a North Augusta case concerning public bodies entering executive sessions. As I've mentioned time and time again in this space, we still have a problem with the way certain public bodies here in Kershaw County go into executive session.

August 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rampell: ‘Advice’ for candidates plagued by economic delusion

WASHINGTON -- Forget Jeb Bush's bold promise of 4 percent economic growth, which Chris Christie subsequently matched. Never mind Scott Walker's attempt to one-up them both, with a pledge of (wait for it) 4.5 percent growth. And ignore Mike Huckabee's slightly higher ambition, recently offered in Iowa, of a whopping 6 percent growth.

August 21, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: South Carolina during the Revolutionary War

Catawba Chief King Hagler is a beloved symbol of Camden. His image made in iron has crowned the town's successive clock towers since 1824. Today, he stands atop the third clock tower in the center of downtown. He also graces the cupola on city hall and the numerous historical markers at historic sites around town. His image has pointed the direction the wind blows in Camden for 191 years.

August 21, 2015 | | Columns


Parker: Time to think

WASHINGTON -- It is that sane and glorious time when the nation's capital dispenses its human cargo to places of origin and locations of respite.

August 19, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: A fresh start

As students in Kershaw County head back to school this week and others across the state and the nation have already returned or soon will, there is a certain anticipation as to what the 2015-2016 school year will bring.

August 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Noble: A simple life of virtue

It was announced this week Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don't know what will happen or if it will cut short his life -- though I'm not sure "cut short" applies to a man who is 90 years old.

August 19, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: A man for all seasons, sort of

So, another video of an elusive, mythical creature has hit the internet, this time someone's cellphone video of a possible Sasquatch, shot not too far away in the North Carolina mountains.

August 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: The South’s love for nicknames

For some reason Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

August 17, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Marcus: Trump’s brash ‘platform’

WASHINGTON -- We're going to have Donald Trump around for a while, which prompts the question: What is Trumpism? Or, to put it more tartly ...

September 02, 2015 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: Fate stepped in

Isn't it funny -- by that I mean strange -- how things have a way of working out? Call it fate, destiny, karma, luck, a blessing ...

September 02, 2015 | | Columns


Noble: Can you name S.C.’s most famous song?

What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?

September 02, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Of Ashley Madison and fame

What's up with this Ashley Madison thing?

August 31, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: Those old sports guys

Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.

August 31, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Cahn: When journalism is dangerous

Wednesday morning, a Roanoke, Va., TV news reporter and her videographer died, murdered -- during a live report -- by a man described as a disgruntled former ...

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rampell: N.Y.’s bizarre uproar over topless women

NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps has good reason to remain sleepless these days. A new terror imperils New York, threatening to destroy all ...

August 28, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - Aug. 28, 2015

If I were creative enough to write a song about the weather conditions this summer and how they have impacted our public trees, I would ...

August 28, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The Promise Zone

One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our ...

August 28, 2015 | | Columns


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