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Column: TV leeches prey on elderly

Miss Opal Puckett is 90 years old. She lives with her daughter, on a limited income.

October 09, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: Of war and superstition

Every family has superstitions. Bill Beck's was that every time you saw a white horse he licked two fingers and slapped his palm. This action was to bring you good luck.

October 09, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Probes of destruction

As we continue examining Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school and college life, it has been easy to forget what this was originally all about.

October 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Kavanaugh not suited for court

I wrote this Wednesday, and updated it Friday, just as a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inquiry into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh ended, but not knowing whether Kavanaugh himself or President Donald Trump has withdrawn his name from consideration.

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Heart patient knows miracle

My own heart surgery is two and a half years behind me now, but I never will forget my emotions after being told my aortic valve had to be replaced.

October 09, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The bi-vocational preacher

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving him around the curvy backroads and pointing out spots of various interest such as family farms, cemeteries, and birthplaces. I turned off the "blacktop" onto a graveled dirt drive.

October 09, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Time of the year, again

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I enjoy invasive contacts.

October 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: About time...

It may be a false feeling, but it sure seems like that God-awful humidity and stifling heat may finally be gone.

October 02, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: A twist of decision

Tink and I sat in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, one of the South's Grand Hotels. It was Christmas Day and for three hours, we sat on chairs covered in rich brocade and did what seems to have become something of the past -- people watching.

October 02, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: School bus experiences

On a morning in early September 1934, an older brother and I left our home on what is now Teal Road and walked one-half mile to Porter Road. There, we boarded a school bus headed for Midway School. A picture of that bus accompanies this column. The bus was a Model "T" Ford with pull down shades and its battery sitting on the running board. The driver was C. L "Buddy" McGuirt.

October 02, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: Stand up to bullies, don’t be one

Halfway through the first semester of the new school year, and I've been reminded that bullying happens, every school year, every day. Recently, and without going into detail, I read about an instance of bullying on Facebook and decided to respond.

September 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: In times of crises, heroes abound

While our state was largely spared the kind of Category 5 destruction that Hurricane Florence once threatened to bring our way, many people in the Pee Dee region are still reeling from the storm's impact.

September 28, 2018 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Moment of Nature - Sept. 28, 2018

Editor's note: Liz Gilland wanted to share this article with our readers. We are reprinting it by permission of the author, Dean Fosdick, and The Associated Press.

September 28, 2018 | By Camden Urban Forester LIz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Chamber will focus on workforce challenges

In meeting with and talking to chamber members and other businesses, I hear time and time again that their biggest challenge is workforce. Their challenges can range from finding people to fill open jobs to finding people who can meet expectations to stay on the job. Because of the significant need, the chamber is going to place greater focus on businesses' workforce needs this fiscal year.

September 28, 2018 | By Amy Kinard, KC Chamber of Commerce C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Mind(less) games

It's kind of funny, the lengths we guys go to hurt ourselves sometimes, all in the name of fun.

September 25, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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Column: The customer and the power company

When I was growing up on our family farm in the Cassatt Community, 1938-46, the Duke Power Company had high tension electric lines mounted on ...

November 06, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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