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EOC: overdue for reform or elimination

In addition to other weighty issues, this year's General Assembly is discussing whether or not the state superintendent of education should be appointed by the governor and what the qualifications for the superintendent should be. It appears that in 2018, citizens will be asked to vote on whether or not to appoint the state superintendent of education.

April 18, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Small papers can do big things

As of 2015, there were 1,331 daily newspapers. That includes dailies in smaller communities, but the vast number of "small" communities is where weekly, twice-weekly and thrice-weekly newspapers like ours live and breathe.

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Low rent for big bucks

WASHINGTON -- Despite recent revelations that Fox News and anchor Bill O'Reilly had settled five complaints of sexual harassment against him to the tune of millions -- his ratings went up.

April 14, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Going off the grid

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer. An hour later with still no answer, I was pacing the floor and debating whether or not to jump in the car and take the 22- minute drive to her house.

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


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 one very simple but very powerful idea -- expectations.

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


'You will be assimilated...'

If you watched 60 Minutes Sunday, you might have seen the latest scare piece about how Silicon Valley is working very hard to warp and control minds across the planet via phone apps and social media.

April 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The tractor

It was time for spring cleaning around the Rondarosa which seems to always start with a ton of limbs, twigs and branches that have fallen during the winter. For the past several years as the climate varies between too much rain and drought conditions, the trees have suffered terribly. A few huge oaks have uprooted while others gave up the ghost by breaking in half and falling over.

April 11, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My brain on NASCAR

It is an awful feeling, and in the manner of grim surprises since the beginning of time, you never see it coming.

April 11, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My experience at the FBI National Academy

The most frequent questions asked of me since returning from the FBI National Academy: "Are you now an FBI Special Agent?" and "Are you leaving the Camden Police Department?" No, I am not an FBI Special Agent. No, I am not leaving the Camden Police Department. The National Academy takes place at the same FBI Academy in Quantico where the FBI Special Agent training takes place. A lot of the instructors at the National Academy are FBI Special Agents and we received some training very similar to an agent. The training is accredited through the University of Virginia for both ...

April 11, 2017 | By Lee Boan, Capt., CPD Operations C-I guest columnist | Columns


I only write fiction at home

(Today's column is an extension of a Facebook post I wrote on Sunday, April 2.)

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The obfuscation game

WASHINGTON -- If there is one operative rule in this city's left-right paradigm, it is to shift the focus of any conversation that seems at risk of revealing something approximating truth -- a game at which the current administration and its media surrogates happen to excel.

April 07, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The devil lives in our phones

My husband gave me the push I needed to take the leap and finally put down on paper how I really feel about the more than popular phone app Snapchat. I'm not even sure that's the correct way to spell it but we're going with it. Besides, the little respect I have for the app itself and its developers doesn't exactly warrant me to worry over trivial details as its correct spelling. I imagine now my sentiments for Snapchat are becoming evident. My older children, now in their early 20s, were just a tad over the ...

April 07, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pug: the tragedy of what might have been

Pug Ravenel died last week. He was 79. Most people living in South Carolina today don't know who he was or what he did. But they should learn

April 07, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The lighter side of the dark

Many years ago, possibly as far back as my college days, I had a conversation with a young lady with whom I had occasionally kept company at the time. As I recall, she asked me if I found humor in everything.

April 04, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


A tragic hero takes his leave

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- People who experienced the phenomenon of Charles D. "Pug" Ravenel can't have helped wondering what might have been -- if only he had won.

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


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What I wish my graduation speaker had said

At the end of this month, our high school seniors will be walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. High school graduation is a ...

May 16, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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