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Tatum: Something to offend everyone

Oh, so you're offended? Well tough noogies -- I'm offended that you're offended. Get over it.

August 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: A ‘Southernly’ introduction

Back in the autumn, just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows and reds to come, we took a Monday off and headed to the state fair.

August 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Families and success in school

We are officially one week away from the first day of school for students! One of the many blessings of working in education is you get to start fresh every year. (This is true for both students and the adults who work with them.)

August 10, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: A typhoon’s devastation

Many people in Kershaw County remember Hurricane Hugo. Hugo came ashore in the Lowcountry as a Category 4 Hurricane with its highest recorded wind gust of 120 mph. Hugo worked its way inland, reaching Kershaw County with 100 mph winds and torrential rains.

August 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Conception deception

WASHINGTON -- It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the videos "disturbing."

August 07, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Happy trails

Most people want recreational walking and hiking trails in the city and county. Many are not aware of the 2013 Greenways Plan (Kershaw County Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Plan) which envisions a county-wide network of safe, well-planned walking and biking trails for the whole family, trails to eventually connect with the statewide, 425-mile Palmetto Trail.

August 07, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beckham: A first class program

It was a perfect fall Friday night in October of 1962 and Zemp Stadium was packed as fans eagerly waited for the contest between the two best programs in the state. Unfortunately the fans had to sit through the first half of a football game between two less than mediocre teams before seeing the Brooklyn-Cayce and Camden bands perform. B-C and Camden would soon clash in the state's band championship for the first place trophy, but an ugly incident at the end of the first half caused the football coach to be fired that night.

August 07, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Pre-debate excitement soars

WASHINGTON -- No doubt you have butterflies just thinking about Thursday's first GOP debate.

August 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: Can you see the future?

There are so many aspects of our lives we have practically no control over. It makes us feel better to think we're in control, but the truth is we very seldom are. Even when we do have some measure of control over our fate, there are other factors and forces which can have just as great, or even more, influence on us.

August 05, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Tatum: Not in my back yard

I think I may have a new hero.

August 03, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: When Mama planned on dying

For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week -- and sometimes not a day -- went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.

August 03, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: Historical research pitfalls

When researching almost any topic, no matter how mundane or limited in scope, one faces the problem of determining the accuracy of information he finds in historical sources. This column will explore some of the more common problems and pitfalls one may encounter.

August 03, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Cahn: This column may already be obsolete

There's an old joke claiming a new computer is obsolete by the time you buy it.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Obama’s truth out of Africa

WASHINGTON -- It is good to be President Barack Obama these days.

July 31, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Parker: Before we lose our minds

WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out -- will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.

July 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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