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"You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!" - Maya Angelou

February 24, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


A failure to communicate

WASHINGTON -- To sum up President Trump's first month in office, he has exceeded everyone's expectations.

February 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


We need to tone down the hysteria

Is anyone else hearing Michael Stipe from REM singing, "It's the end of the world as we know it?" The reaction to President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees has this 1987 hit ringing in my ears.

February 21, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


Chamber plan identifies goals

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." – Antoine De Saint Exupery

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


What happens in Columbia matterse

I feel like a broken record (there's an archaic cultural reference for you) every year when I say this, but what happens in the domed building in Columbia every year when the South Carolina General Assembly convenes has tremendous impact on the quality of education we can provide for our children. Funding, curriculum, calendar, personnel law and discipline policy are just a few of the educational areas that the General Assembly can and does control. Several areas in particular bear watching this year.

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


Dispatchers, EMS are heroes, too

After writing up my recent stories on 3-year-old Brayden, the little boy who survived a drowning incident several weeks ago, I received an email from Kershaw County Emergency Management Services (EMS) Deputy Director Gerald Blanchard.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Meet Rick. Meet the football. Hike!

WASHINGTON -- By now a few million Americans have met "Rick," the aide-de-camp who carries the nuclear "football" for President Trump, and Richard DeAgazio, a Mar-a-Lago club member who posted a selfie of the two on his Facebook page.

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


World War II in Camden

of another world war. The First Army held their second 1941 field maneuvers in Camden. Their first attempt to prepare the Army for the possibility of war was a dismal failure in the summer of 1940. The Army and the National Guard held those maneuvers with outdated equipment and troops who had outdated training. The world had changed since the days of World War I and the Army had been downsized during the 1920s and 1930s. Correspondents who covered the first maneuvers reported to a shocked American nation that the National Guard and the Army were woefully unprepared to defend ...

February 17, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mayor forms econ development task force

For more than 300 years, together as one, we have successfully addressed numerous challenges here in our beautiful and historic city of Camden. We have celebrated wonderful times, survived difficult events and rebuilt after natural disasters. As our city has evolved, our economic base has diversified and changed. As we look forward, the global economy has created great challenges and opportunities for cities and towns around the world. Right here at home, we will continue to meet every challenge and build a better, stronger tomorrow.

February 17, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cupid, take back your bow

Here we go again.

February 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Gator

A while back, we were in Canada for a movie that was filming there. One night, the shooting lasted until late so it was about midnight when we got back to the room. Trying to key down from the day, I started surfing the channels when, suddenly, I squealed with delight.

February 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


What’s gonna happen in 2000s?

Ever since the 1980s began, I've been counting down to the new century.

February 14, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Tracking trends, identifying problems

This past Thursday afternoon I met with my team of supervisors to review the 2016 Statistical Report for the department. This is an annual occurrence that allows us to identify trends in our community and tackle any problems head-on. We began by examining the number and types of criminal offenses reported within the city, which totaled 3,039. This number is only of incidents reported to our agency and does not indicate the number of people arrested or the number of actual crimes committed, as some reported incidents turn out to be something other than criminal. This total number also ...

February 14, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


If I chose my ‘People of the Year’ today

For many of my 16 years here at the C-I, I have picked out people and/or organizations I believe to be worthy of praise for the year.

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Uncertainty is sweeping the globe

WASHINGTON -- The United States isn't the only country that's a complete basket case right now. Basically the entire world has reached record levels of political chaos and uncertainty.

February 10, 2017 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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S.C. is 50th in education

Some will think this is too strong. I don't. Just read on and make up your own mind.

March 10, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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