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Editorial: Memorial Day

We hope everyone has enjoyed a relaxing holiday weekend. Few things are nicer, especially in a place as lovely as Kershaw County, than having time to sit back and smell the roses.

May 29, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Failure to launch?

Until a few days ago, my familiarity with the phrase "Failure to Launch" extended to a vague memory of watching an utterly forgettable movie starring a couple of equally forgettable actors.

May 29, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Cooter speaks

When finally I was able to park at Cooter's Last Stand in Luray, Va., and wade through the mud, I discovered that the ticket line had more than 100 people waiting to purchase tickets.

May 29, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Philly’s war on Catholics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when more than 400,000 children are in foster care nationwide, the city of Philadelphia is threatening to cut ties with Catholic Social Services (CSS) because of the group's policy against placing foster children in same-sex households.

May 29, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Should KCSD raise own taxes?

As I sat in on last week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting (which I reported on Tuesday), a thought popped into my head:

May 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: ‘Honoring Unidentified Veterans in Quaker Cemetery’

For the last five years on the Saturday before Memorial Day, I have helped my grandfather, Glen Inabinet, and many of the members of American Legion Post 17, put out small American flags by the headstones of veterans in Quaker Cemetery. I enjoy spending time with these veterans and honoring the men and women who sacrificed so much for our country. My grandfather and Mr. Clay Carruth in particular know some very interesting stories that they share as we walk through the cemetery finding veterans' gravestones and adding the flags.

May 25, 2018 | By Daniel Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: We remember

Memorial Day. There is still much to say. As many have proclaimed, we honor our fallen soldiers who gave their lives to safeguard our democracy and our way of life. In my own family we lost one uncle in World War I and another in World War II. I say we "lost" them, because I never knew either one, but I was always aware of their sacrifice.

May 25, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The tour guide

In 1969, Richard W. Lloyd responded to a letter from George Kassabaum of The American Institute of Architects, who was surveying American cities regarding their design and review process for historic buildings. Mr. Lloyd replied, "There is no true Review Board in Camden. Instead, there is a "Joint Committee on Old Houses," which came about in this way: an old frame residence was bought by two young men of Camden to be converted into a business office, but it was found that under the existing fire district setup, a 12-inch masonry wall was required, which was obviously out of the ...

May 25, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The occasional double take

After 20-something years in this business, I can still occasionally put on what my old friend and musical partner in crime Frank Lee Johnson calls the "Carson Stare."

May 22, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Like the battle of the lost shoes

The faithful came. There were no church houses, no steeples, no pulpits, and no altars. But those who practice a secular gospel, a devotion to boys known as Luke and Bo, poured in and assembled themselves together.

May 22, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Pets and hot cars

Bring on the heat! It may just be May, but summer is here and it is hot. Already, people in the South are running the A/C, jumping in pools, and heading to the lake. Anything to stay cool. A lot of our summer activities involve our pets. With the heat comes danger and while it may seem pretty clear, some people just don't realize the dangers of the summer heat on our pets. We take extra steps to keep our pets cool, like making sure they have fresh, cool shelter and making sure they have access to shady ...

May 22, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A royal fantasy

WASHINGTON -- You can have your royal wedding, your princess bride, your pomp and your circumstance. For a real love story, I'm going with Thomas Markle.

May 22, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Covering Cooter -- Part I

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was a Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I was pitching.

May 18, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Sentimental journey

I was making my way from Greenville to Lincolnton one Saturday afternoon. I had to take a back road, a blessing. The light was bad at 3:45 p.m., but I had to photograph this old store on Hwy. 25 between Ware Shoals and Greenwood. I don't know who owns it, but I thank this kindred spirit for reminding us of days gone by.

May 18, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities.

May 18, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Column: A life filled with travels

I'm very lucky to have lived in and visited a number of places around the world and the U.S. during my 50-plus years ...

July 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The legacies

When Daddy and Mama died, there was no great wealth left behind -- though what they were able to leave was truly remarkable for two refugees ...

July 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Lyman Draper hits close to home

Last month's column discussed Lyman Draper and his manuscript collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. And as I wrote last month, "thank ...

July 20, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Helsinki hath no fury like a nation scorned

WASHINGTON -- Surely, now, we can concede that letting Trump be Trump has exhausted itself -- even among the smugly credulous.

July 20, 2018 | | Columns


Column: We’re not amused

Actually, we are. At least I am.

July 17, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Grilling safety tips

Now that summer is in full effect and the 4th of July has kicked off our official grilling season, there are some things you need ...

July 17, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Big hat Texan

Most Texans are good people, but you can unfortunately bump into one who has done it quicker, better, faster and had it cost more or ...

July 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Saving NATO from Donald Trump

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to President Trump, it's hard to pick his worst decision from the plethora he has provided.

July 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The kindness of a beauty queen

It is rarely the large kindnesses or generosities that are remembered (unless, of course, your name is on a building). It is generally the small ...

July 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: City making great progress

I have a friend who lives in New Hampshire. She says they have two seasons, "winter and road construction." She is always interested in what ...

July 13, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Amending the agenda

I was in Mount Pleasant recently. It had been years since I had driven north of Shem Creek on Coleman Boulevard. My drive north in ...

July 13, 2018 | By Jay Bender, SCPA Attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Optimism from Boys, Girls states

Each year, hundreds of South Carolina high schoolers get a close-up lesson in how government works as part of the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto ...

July 10, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: ‘Gotta serve somebody’

Bob Dylan's 1979 hit song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," is about a diverse group of people who have one simple truth in common. Here are ...

July 10, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: KC and the state superintendent

Recently, the General Assembly placed on the ballot in November the question of the state superintendent of education ceasing to be elected by the people ...

July 10, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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