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The future of flipping hamburgers

Last week, I saw the future of flipping hamburgers -- and most every other type of fast food. It was at a restaurant called Eatsa at 1626 K Street in Washington, D. C.

March 31, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Say 'no' to H. 3931

Where does your tax money go?

March 28, 2017 | By Jay Bender, S.C. Press Association attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Governing by ultimatum

WASHINGTON -- In a week that felt like a month, Americans got a clear view of Donald Trump's governing style and also of his fabled dealmaking approach.

March 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Two strangers linked forever

Several years ago, an obituary in the Atlanta paper caught my eye and I clipped it out. I ran across it recently and, again as then, I found myself fascinated by how it summed up the man that died and what that summation says about our society.

March 28, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military veteran continues to save lives

"It takes a village" to save unwanted pets in our community and there are large and small roles available for everyone. Disabled army veteran Elizabeth Smith is a great example. She is part of our "animal rescue village" in Kershaw County.

March 28, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


So, this is middle age?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, you are considered middle aged if you are between 45 and 65 years old.

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Asthma, allergies and tree sex...

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 27 million Americans both adults and children have been diagnosed with asthma. Of those, more than half also suffer from allergies. Asthma and allergies are triggered by many factors such as cigarette and wood smoke, dust mites, pets, molds, insects, certain foods and plant pollen. These allergens cause trouble when they are inhaled, swallowed, injected or touched.

March 24, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Oh, if only I were king for a day

If only I were king for a day! That's a phrase declared by people who believe they can solve a problem if given the authority. I admit that I have used that phrase before, but unlike some other people who bear the initials DJT, I would use that kingly authority to implement a logical, less-political approach to solving difficult issues, such as the controversial subject of healthcare reform.

March 24, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


Paying for enrollment growth

Kershaw County is growing, to be sure. The County's "Vision 2030" Plan, a very thorough and visionary document, contains a projection that the population of Kershaw County will increase to 72,000 people by 13 years from now. Most of this growth is expected to occur along the I-20 corridor between Elgin and Cassatt, although there is also indication of unforeseen growth in the North Central area.

March 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Bob Vila does not live here ...

And I can prove it.

March 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Workforce is number one business concern

The number one concern of businesses considering coming to central South Carolina, and therefore, Kershaw County, is workforce. Mike Briggs, President and CEO of the Central South Carolina Alliance (a not-for-profit organization that promotes central South Carolina as a valuable business location) shared this point at a recent Kershaw County Council meeting. We've heard this before, from our own Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns: "trained and ready workforce." I have also heard concerns about workforce voiced by existing local businesses, primarily from the perspective of: how can they find dedicated and reliable employees.

March 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The downtown duck pond

In 1798, a committee composed of James Kershaw, John Kershaw, William Lang, James Chesnut and Samuel Mathis surveyed the land which would be called "The Extended Plan of Camden." Before he died in 1791, Joseph Kershaw had a grand new vision for Camden, just as he had for the original site of the town south of York Street. Kershaw had drafted the plan to extend the town limits north from its original northern boundary of York Street up to present day Chesnut Street. As the survey committee laid out the bounds of the new streets and lots, James Chesnut paused ...

March 21, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rereading makes for ‘Goodreads’

If you've never heard of it, allow me to introduce you to Goodreads. It is a website, mobile app and Facebook page devoted to the love of reading. Via the website and app, you can share what you're reading with others, review the books you've read and more. Goodreads' Facebook page celebrates reading in all kinds of, usually fun, ways.

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The Irish among us

As the first Grand Marshall of the -- I hope annual -- Montessori Leprechaun Parade, I'm thinking today might offer an opportunity to comment on the Irish among us.

March 17, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


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A teacher, a family and a state

This column is about three stories -- about a teacher, a family and a state. They are both historic and modern. But they are really about ...

April 14, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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