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Parker: Speech abuse

WASHINGTON -- The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.

May 13, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Tatum: Never again -- and this time I really, really mean it

How many times have I chanted this mantra over the years?

May 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Cahn: Crescent City, here I come!

Well, it's happening. That trip to New Orleans I've always wanted to take -- the one I mentioned in a column a while back? I'm actually going.

May 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rich: Mama B -- a most memorable mother

It was at lunch after a morning revival service last summer when a few of us sat around, munching on Southern casseroles and talking about one of the most memorable mothers any of us had ever known.

May 11, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Celebrating excellence at KershawHealth

KershawHealth is joining healthcare systems around the country to celebrate National Hospital Week -- a time to recognize the enormous skill, dedication, and compassion our employee team brings to their jobs every day.

May 11, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tucker: ‘Murses’ not same as women’s handbags

I read recently purses for men -- "manbags," or "murses," as they've been humorously termed in the past -- are becoming hot sellers.

May 08, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Parker: Matters of perception

WASHINGTON -- Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges -- perception.

May 08, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: Community service

There are a great many people around here, and indeed the world over, who genuinely care about their communities and their neighbors and do whatever they can to make their community and neighborhood a better place to live and work. We have numerous people like those right here in Kershaw County, many of whom are perfectly content to remain behind the scenes and quietly do good work not for the glory or accolades, but rather for the satisfaction they feel knowing they're making a difference.

May 08, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Joseph: The heart knows

I've been a parent for just shy of 21 years. I only blinked once, OK, maybe twice in that time, but still proceeded to fast-forward 20 years and at breakneck speed. I never can find that pesky "pause" button and, believe me, I've tried.

May 08, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Parker: Wife of the party

WASHINGTON -- The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing.

May 06, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Tatum: The world keeps turning

If I were a bit more of a religious man, I might be seriously worrying about the end of the world here.

May 06, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Cahn: What now, Baltimore?

Six Baltimore, Md., police officers are facing charges in the death of Freddie Gray, an African-American resident who died a week after suffering a spinal cord injury while being arrested April 12.

May 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Historical Society Column - May 4, 2015

When the 15th and 17th Corps of Sherman's Army entered Kershaw District on February 23, 1865, at Peay's Ferry on the Wateree River west of Liberty Hill, then crossed the district in three days, and were poised to exit it on Lynches River at Young's Bridge, Tillers Ferry and Kelly's Bridge, locally the war was all but over.

May 04, 2015 | | Columns


Rich: Tink and the chainsaw

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get him out of my hair.

May 04, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Tucker: The raw boys of summer

Baseball and cursing have been a pair since the first days of the game.

May 01, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


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Tucker: Waylon’s advice hits the mark

My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County called me, all hot and bothered, about the big outlaw gang biker shootout a couple weeks ago in Waco, Texas.

May 29, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Mischner: Glenn Tucker, a helluva newspaperman

After many, many years, today may be Glenn Tucker's final column with the Chronicle-Independent (hopefully, he may choose to periodically write one from time to time when he gets the urge). Additionally, he has written the lion's share of this newspapers editorials and that important duty will now be handled by others at the newspaper.

May 29, 2015 | Mike Mischner | Columns


Phillips: ‘To protect and serve’

Every now and then I revisit a topic I've already written about here, especially when there's new information to pass along or a new observation I've made or conclusion I've reached. Such is the case this week.

May 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Parker: Being Bill Kristol

WASHINGTON -- One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.

May 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Parker: Who’s the studliest of them all?

WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

May 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: S.C. profiles in courage

As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life -- literally.

May 27, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Note to self…

The great comedian Bill Engvall coined the catch phrase, "Here's your sign."

May 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Cahn: The news from next door

I don't often get the chance, simply due to my work schedule, but every now and then I like to see what our sister paper in Bishopville, the Lee County Observer, has on its front page.

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rich: The wealth of being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

May 25, 2015 | | Columns


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