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Teal: Memorable sounds

Last month, our column dealt with a sound from the late 1860s in Kershaw County, the sound of the auctioneer's gavel at a tax or bankruptcy sale as he hammered it down and said "sold" for a piece of county property. It was an unforgettable sound, especially if it were your property being sold.

April 05, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Cahn: An alternate internet history

(Martin Cahn is on vacation this week but re-offers this April 2012 column, edited for space.)

April 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: What now?

WASHINGTON -- So what are we to do?

April 01, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Scully: The glass is more than half full

In the last few weeks I have listened to so many crepe hangers telling me the world is falling apart (or is it the sky that's falling?) I want to talk about the good news, at least in our state.

April 01, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


‘Etc’ for S.C. – It’s not what you think

Etc are three little letters we run across most every day -- we hardly notice them. But when it comes to South Carolina and our future, 'etc' can be a real disaster or it can be our great hope.

April 01, 2016 | Phil Noble | Columns


Tatum: Yummy, yummy, Kool-Aid is good....

I used to blame our plunging collective national IQ on the internet, particularly social media.

March 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Sinking to old lows

WASHINGTON -- When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does America look ridiculous, but we diminish our moral standing to denounce other cultures' marginalization of women.

March 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rich: Where the stories begin

A few years back, I was interviewing Celia Rivenbark, a noted Southern humorist and a friend of mine, on public radio. We were in a discussion about her latest book when I asked, "Are you funny every day?"

March 29, 2016 | Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - March 29, 2016

I like a good trend as much as the next girl, but this superhero thing is starting to confuse me.

March 29, 2016 | By Cathy Elliot C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Talking about Briana

I am not a television star, nor do I want to be. I have a good voice, which is how I managed to work in radio for 14 years. I consider myself a good writer, which is why I think I've been able to work for this newspaper for nearly 16 years. As a youngster, I acted in children's musicals.

March 25, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: What did you do to stop him, Daddy?

WASHINGTON -- With Donald Trump having spoken before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, Americans have learned the following:

March 25, 2016 | | Columns


Rich: The seersucker suit and the Book of Life

From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit. While men in big cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville wear the lightweight, airy suits in the hot, humid Southern summers, it is the men of the Delta who favor them most and keep them trendy.

March 25, 2016 | | Columns


Noble: Politics the way it’s supposed to be

Politics -- it's become a dirty word.

March 25, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Right back atchoo!

There's something about Bradford Pear in full bloom which gives me a feeling in my chest and a lump in my throat.

March 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rampell: Trump not only candidate playing with tax returns

MARCH 12 -- Didya hear? Ted Cruz released his tax returns. So did Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders and even the famously opaque Hillary Clinton.

March 22, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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Cahn: What ‘The Artist’ meant to me

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 ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

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 ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Roadmap to Easy Street

Is the American Dream dead? Are the rags to riches myths just that?

April 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Black votes matter

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.

April 26, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The crazy Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter he sent to the newspaper where he ...

April 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A ‘no-kill’ future for our county

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 ...

April 26, 2016 | | Columns


Cahn: Members of Congress are people, too

As I was running through my Facebook feed, a post someone shared or liked caught my eye: a proposal to offer a 28th amendment to ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: A trans-ient dilemma

WASHINGTON -- As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet.

April 22, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: An idea for bathroom checkers

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 ...

April 22, 2016 | | Columns


Beckham: Flopeye and one vote

One vote.

April 22, 2016 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Happy landings

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 ...

April 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Karma tastes rich in new, humane economy

WASHINGTON -- As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ...

April 19, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The ethics of moonshining

When the Chattanooga Better Business Bureau hired me as the keynote speaker for its annual luncheon, the president and CEO was very specific on what ...

April 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Not the Fed

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 ...

April 19, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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