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Phillips: A fresh start

As students in Kershaw County head back to school this week and others across the state and the nation have already returned or soon will, there is a certain anticipation as to what the 2015-2016 school year will bring.

August 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Noble: A simple life of virtue

It was announced this week Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don't know what will happen or if it will cut short his life -- though I'm not sure "cut short" applies to a man who is 90 years old.

August 19, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: A man for all seasons, sort of

So, another video of an elusive, mythical creature has hit the internet, this time someone's cellphone video of a possible Sasquatch, shot not too far away in the North Carolina mountains.

August 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: The South’s love for nicknames

For some reason Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

August 17, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Walker: Rescued by a bloodhound

A special delivery for Hailey recently showed up at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). A $100 check -- in the form of a donation -- for Hailey the bloodhound.

August 17, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Cahn: Don’t forget the sunblock

It's been a week, and my forehead is still peeling.

August 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: The meaning of Trump

WASHINGTON -- It is perhaps time to stop wondering what The Donald's got the others ain't got.

August 14, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Joseph: The most wonderful time of the year … or not

About this time every year, there are three words that mean different things to different people: "Back to school!" I noticed several days ago where someone on Facebook posted that very amusing Staples' back to school commercial, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." I have to say it's one of my favorites, though not necessarily because of the obvious. It's because of the manner in which the dad is frolicking through the aisles of Staples as he tosses miscellaneous school supplies into his shopping cart as his rather unhappy kids stand by and watch. Their faces are ...

August 14, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns

Parker: Making a good first impression

CLEVELAND -- Not to diminish the importance of the first Republican debate, but it felt like the first in a political survivor series.

August 12, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Phillips: Hey buddy, got a light?

I guess I'll have to admit I am a living contradiction. That could apply to a lot of aspects of my life, but what I am specifically referring to here is my love/hate relationship with modern technology. My regular readers are well aware of this.

August 12, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Noble: Wanted -- a hero for S.C.; apply here

I live in Charleston. Though my roots go many generations deep in the soil of the rural Upstate -- and I love the green rolling hills and blue mountains -- Charleston is the place I love the most.

August 12, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: Something to offend everyone

Oh, so you're offended? Well tough noogies -- I'm offended that you're offended. Get over it.

August 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: A ‘Southernly’ introduction

Back in the autumn, just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows and reds to come, we took a Monday off and headed to the state fair.

August 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Morgan: Families and success in school

We are officially one week away from the first day of school for students! One of the many blessings of working in education is you get to start fresh every year. (This is true for both students and the adults who work with them.)

August 10, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Cahn: A typhoon’s devastation

Many people in Kershaw County remember Hurricane Hugo. Hugo came ashore in the Lowcountry as a Category 4 Hurricane with its highest recorded wind gust of 120 mph. Hugo worked its way inland, reaching Kershaw County with 100 mph winds and torrential rains.

August 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

Cahn: ‘Disasters’ I’ve lived through, or missed

I've been very lucky.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: A Rose for racial reconciliation

OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago ...

October 09, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Joseph: The sun will shine

After the storm, comes the sun. No matter how dark it gets, the sun will shine again. Or perhaps we should say, no matter how ...

October 09, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns

Tatum: By the time you read this...

...I will be long gone. Out of sight; out of mind; not a moment too soon. It's vacation time and boy do My Beloved ...

October 06, 2015 | | Columns

Parker: The GOP (New) McCarthyism

WASHINGTON -- The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the ...

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

Rich: Collecting stories by talking to everyone

Southerners tend to collect stories. And, we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.

October 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Teal: Hard Times Café changes owners

A few months ago, Steven and Jessica Mooneyhan of Cassatt purchased the Hard Times Café from H.C. Robinson. H.C.'s customer base has ...

October 06, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Rogers: In age of misinformation, newspaper media shines

It's National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press.

October 06, 2015 | By Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


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