In 1896, the South Carolina Press Association requested Charleston newspaperman Yates Snowden to prepare a sketch of newspapers published in South Carolina to that date. He solicited information from editors across the state and the information he received was placed in a scrapbook which is now at the South Caroliniana Library. In 1896, he spoke at the Press Association meeting held in Sumter on the journalism history project. Nine years later, he would become the head of the history department at the University of South Carolina.
May 03, 2016|
By Harvey S. Teal
Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society
Unless you are much older or much younger than I am or have been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you should remember the few years when Prince Rogers Nelson, usually referred to just as Prince, changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol. For people like me who were in the radio broadcasting industry at the time, he became known as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince."
Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go "To everything, turn, turn, turn. There is a season, turn, turn, turn. And a time to every purpose under heaven."
April 29, 2016|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
Call her a "no-kill" champion. Cindi Prestage, DVM has accepted the challenge to turn the animal shelter in Kershaw County into a no-kill facility. Pretty easy you think? No way. Transitioning to a no-kill format is a daunting challenge given our community's track record at spaying and neutering pets, but if anyone can do it, Dr. Prestage can.
Some states are known for things they produce in abundance. Idaho has potatoes, Maine has lobsters and South Carolina seems to have more than our fair share of politicians with loopy, if not downright embarrassing, ideas.
Watching this year's presidential campaign has been interesting, to say the least. There's obviously a lot of pent-up citizen anger about "Washington" and "the Establishment." A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center indicated only 19 percent of those surveyed indicated trust in the federal government. There was a lot of the same kind of anger about when I voted in my first presidential election back in 1972. The famous humorist Will Rogers made a career out of poking fun at Washington, even back in the 1930s. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I ...
April 19, 2016|
By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent
C-I contributing columnist
Once upon a time, there was this annoying little kid named Jimmy who loved to fly. He wasn't crazy about wearing his Sunday best to board a plane, but he loved the adventure and especially the attention the hot stewardesses gave him.