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Lizards need love, too

It's been more than 20 years ago, but I've never forgotten the pretty blonde girl who sat next to me in a class I had at the University of Georgia.

December 26, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Our sheriff and his ‘rescue squad’

We've all probably cringed at some time in life when blue lights flashed in your rear view mirror, but near Boykin those blue lights prompt a howl-fest of "welcome home" to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews. Known as a tough law man, this long time law enforcement officer and his wife, Heather, are huge supporters of animal rescue organizations. In fact, they have five rescue animals of their own. Boomer is a 100-lb Bloodhound/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix adopted from SQ Rescue; Jill is a delightful Terrier mix from the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center; The Outlaw Josie Wales (appropriately named says ...

December 26, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dave Brubeck was a master

I can't believe that, in my more than 17 years with this newspaper, I've never written about jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

December 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Recipe for a more humane world

As we approach the time of year that demands big changes and major resolutions, how about committing to one small, seemingly insignificant change? Instead of worrying about transforming our bodies, personalities, and entire ways of life, let's put into practice one change one day a week that will help transform the world. Just eat differently on Monday. By choosing vegetarian options just one day a week -- on Meatless Monday -- we can foster positive change for animals (and for ourselves as well) and make the next year a more humane one.

December 22, 2017 | Janet Williams C-I guest columnist | Columns


Three lives of Christmas trees

I've always liked Christmas tree farms. There's something nostalgic about them, plus I've always liked the way they look. Comparable to toy soldiers standing at attention, Christmas trees are stately, orderly, dressed for service and have a presence in the landscape. They may also have as many as three lives.

December 22, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Words that weren’t banned

WASHINGTON -- The recent excitement over an incredible story about the government trying to ban certain words reminded me of all the words and phrases I despise and wish were banned.

December 22, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Battling the holiday willies

There's not much good about getting older. In fact, there are exactly two things I find good about it: one, I'm not dead yet and two, I feel completely free to loudly indentifying those things that displease me.

December 19, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Collateral damage of ‘credibly accused’

WASHINGTON -- As the #MeToo movement gained momentum the past several weeks -- and more than a dozen powerful men accused of sexual misconduct were suspended, fired or banished into the outer darkness, it was reasonable to wonder where it would all end.

December 19, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Water power: part II

We needed video of a serene mill pond where Boykin Spaniels might be trained to retrieve water fowl -- and the Boykin Mill Pond had been drained, as many ponds are during the autumn months of the year in our parts. So, Rickie Good and I headed out to Goodale State Park to film Adams Mill Pond since it was not on private property. Neither of us had ever been there before. I was surprised as we strolled toward the banks of the pond to increasingly hear the rush of falling water. The gates on the dam were open and the ...

December 19, 2017 | By Camden Archives Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Thankfulness

At this time of year, I tend to think backwards versus forward. I find myself reflecting a lot about people from my past and how they affected me. While tackling the yard work over Thanksgiving, I started thinking about teachers who helped direct my life in a positive way, even though I didn't appreciate them as much as I should have at the time.

December 19, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


In a galaxy far, far away…

Tonight, or tomorrow afternoon, my sons and I will see "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." As father and sons, we are big Star Wars fans.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


An unchanging family

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I saw a last name I recognized and wondered if he might be kin to a man I once knew of. I hadn't heard the name in years. It is a surname known primarily in the Appalachians.

December 15, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Season’s reason

More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could only find rest in a stable among cattle and sheep. This miraculous birth of an infant son caused the angels to rejoice and attracted shepherds and kings from afar. The holy newborn was no ordinary child: He was Jesus Christ, a manifestation of God's love. As time progressed, Christ led with a servant's heart and taught us that we should love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. We have learned that regardless of our circumstances or worship practices, we are all ...

December 15, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Women’s rage unleashed

WASHINGTON - That special place in hell everyone keeps talking about is getting mighty crowded.

December 15, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The martyrdom of Al Franken

WASHINGTON -- With quavering voice and a tinge of stubborn denial, Sen. Al Franken announced that he would resign from office.

December 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Column: Unsportsmanlike conduct

On Wednesday, February 7, I drove down to Columbia to watch my older son play in his last JV basketball game -- perhaps his last basketball ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Small newspapers make big difference

Of the many factors that contribute to a community's quality of life, one that's often under-appreciated is the local newspaper.

February 16, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Reflections

We all had that special teacher or coach who inspired us to believe and achieve while we were in school. Take a minute and think ...

February 16, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Invasion of the bots

WASHINGTON -- If you want to know whether Democrats will take back the House and/or Senate in November, just ask Russia.

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


Column: Whispered prayer

Life experiences fuel writing, which is a mysterious thing. Something happens and it sends your mind to places long forgotten. Writing's beautiful. You startle ...

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


Column: Do-er or dow-er

Since the beginning of our time together, Tink and I have discovered that we pronounce words differently.

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


Column: Karma loves football

WASHINGTON -- The delirium over the Philadelphia Eagles' victory over the New England Patriots seems to have been matched by delight in Tom Brady's defeat ...

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


Column: I wrote about it, then suffered it

I've written about the flu here in Kershaw County twice. It seems only fitting I should experience it, right? Well, no, actually I don ...

February 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: #Fairness

WASHINGTON -- Just minutes before the start of President Trump's State of the Union address, Hillary Clinton dumped a mea culpa onto her Facebook page ...

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


Column: Jazz

In 1903, when historian and sociologist W.E.B. DuBois heralded the Negro spiritual as the most beautiful expression of human experience born this side ...

February 09, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A call to civility

"I'm sorry."

February 09, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Creeping up on a creepy holiday

Valentine's Day will soon be here and chances are, hapless guys all over America will be in the doghouse one way or another on ...

February 06, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: The legend of Bobby Baker

Bobby Baker was the most memorable kid in my first grade class. I spent 12 years matriculating with Bobby, but it was in the first ...

February 06, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Teach them to be loud...

Last week, a former physician for the American gymnastics team, who is not worthy of being named, was sentenced to up to 175 years in ...

February 06, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Connections between Thomas X Roads and Camden

If you journey north out of Camden on Stagecoach Road, you pass Goodale State Park. About 10 miles farther, you will cross a road that ...

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


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