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Small town papers have local role

HILLSBORO, Ohio – I don't read many of the online comments following my op-eds because I'm an old-fashioned journalist who prefers signed letters to the editor, or even phone calls or emails. But friends and family told me that my last Washington Post op-ed apparently inspired a lot of responses ridiculing me and, by extension, editors of smalltown newspapers everywhere.

August 11, 2017 | By Gary Abernathy, editor (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette | Columns


S.C.'s nuclear meltdown: what next?

Here's the issue: SCANA (the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas) and Santee Cooper (the state-owned utility that provides power for 11 local electric co-ops) tried to build two nuclear reactors and failed. They just pulled the plug on the projects costing $9 billion and 5,000 jobs -- so far.

August 11, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Monday, Monday...

Note: this happened awhile back. But it still smarts...

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Cosmopolitan with a twist

WASHINGTON -- What better way to usher in the hissingly hot dog days of summer, otherwise known as August, than with a high-wire verbal duel between CNN senior White House correspondent (and well-known cosmopolitan) Jim Acosta and White House sniper (and senior adviser) Stephen Miller.

August 08, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Try to be that good example of a safe driver

Like every summer, people across the nation have been enjoying vacations and outdoor activities. This is a great time of year (as it usually increases my pre-storm fishing trips!) and even though we're moving toward football, fall activities, and the start of school, I'd like to talk about something quite noticeable to all of us: the traffic. Regardless of the time of year, or an increase or decrease in traffic overall, we are definitely seeing an increase in aggressive or dangerous driving. I know I have. We all get angry driving on the interstate, passing cars with texting ...

August 08, 2017 | Joseph M. Floyd | Columns


"Swanging"

About halfway through my morning run, just about the time droplets of "dew" were running down my face and I wasn't looking none too good for the wearing, a red Ford Ranger pick-up truck pulled up beside me, stopped and a man, gray in hair and weathered in face, rolled down his window.

August 08, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columns


The long and winding roads

Starting this afternoon, I am on vacation, taking my sons to see my father up in Maryland for a week.

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


What the world needs to know

WASHINGTON -- Insidious is the force that causes us to dream of things we wish (or don't wish) were so.

August 04, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Do you know her?

"Before my brain became a tangled web of amyloid plaques, I could read for hours. Before my words became merely an alphabet of ashes, I loved conversations with my friends and family. Before I felt so agitated and sad, I enjoyed laughing and telling silly jokes. Before an illness took my motor skills, I liked to walk around the block. Before my mind became a dark forest of forgotten memories, I knew your name.

August 04, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Is American Dream dead in S.C.?

If you stop and really think about it, this is the most fundamental question one could ask about our state and nation.

August 04, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Chamber holds business roundtable

On June 28, the chamber held a business roundtable with our members to specifically talk about state regulations that are hindering businesses in Kershaw County. This roundtable was prompted by Gov. Henry McMaster's request to hear from chamber businesses around the state in an effort to support Governor's Executive Order No. 2017-09. We had great feedback from our members who attended and, from the discussion and comments, the chamber sent a letter and report to the Governor's office for review.

August 01, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Trump’s curtain call?

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump had his worst day since he was elected president -- we'll just call it Friday -- and his worst week since the last one.

August 01, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A few pearls of wisdom

"That man is so crooked he could crawl through a barrel of fishhooks and not get a scratch on him." --Troy Stevenson

August 01, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Historical nuggets from an account book

About two decades ago, an inquiry came to the Kershaw County Historical Society from the public library of Farmington, Conn., concerning a 1790s Camden account book in its collection. They wished to know if we knew of any connection with Farmington that might explain why they would have this book in their collection. The letter was given to me to answer.

August 01, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Beware of sloppy journalism

Elsewhere on this website is our editorial about the Zemp Stadium scoreboard.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Just a guy and the search for meaning

WASHINGTON -- The horror, the horror.

October 06, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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