Under the title of "The Iron Man", authors Kirkland and Kennedy in Chapter XIX of Historic Camden, Nineteenth Century chronicled the story of dueling in Kershaw District. They began with an 1804 grand jury presentment lamenting the prevalence of dueling at that time and concluded with the story of the last duel in S. C., that of Cash and Shannon in 1880.
During a recent phone conversation with my father, we talked about a lot of different things. He was actually driving (hands-free, don't worry) to my sister's house in Virginia and I think he kept me on the phone as long as he did so he could pass most of the nearly three-hour drive a little more pleasantly.
Watching Hillary Clinton beaming sidewise on stage as Elizabeth Warren taunted Donald Trump brought the Wrigley twin ditty to mind: Double your pleasure, double your fun, with double good, double good, Doublemint gum.
Several weeks ago, we planted a pink dogwood in Monument Square to honor the women who worked in the defense industry during World War II. Among others, Brenda and Joe Sullivan attended the ceremony, because, as Joe said, his grandmother worked in the torpedo plant in Newport, Rhode Island during the War. Many Rosies from the Midlands, as well as women who served in the War, are long gone. I include my remarks from that ceremony.
I know I am not alone in saying, perhaps, the most exciting thing about the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season so far has been watching young drivers Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson race to the front of the field (or earn starting spots there with strong qualifying efforts) week after week.
How about taking a relaxing walk with 20 dogs on a Sunday morning in Kershaw County? Does the thought of it make you wonder if I've eaten one too many dog biscuits? It's a sight to behold and I recently got to do just that, take a walk with 3 women and 20 dogs on a Sunday morning in the Charlotte Thompson community.
During the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same time, dreading the bad. I can clearly remember moments of time suspended by a pounding fear resounding in my ears, like a thunderous cannon firing relentlessly.
Monday proved to be a watershed moment in the gun control debate. Unfortunately, it was the wrong watershed moment, but, perhaps, something good can come of it.
WASHINGTON -- If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing, saying he doesn't have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager.
One of the many challenges in community tree management is balancing the need for economic development with the desire to retain trees. Conserving trees within a development project is often at odds due to limited space and all of the many facets of the construction process.
In the early days of World War II, the British, standing nearly alone, suffered a number of huge defeats. And then in November 1942, they won a major victory defeating Gen. Rommel's forces in North Africa. In reporting this victory to the House of Commons, Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
I was reading something the other day about yet another internet scam thing -- it even has a catchy, groovy name. All the young, in-the-know hipsters call it "catfishing."
WASHINGTON -- The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate.
Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my bed nightly to pray, where homemade biscuits buttered and sprinkled with sugar were a favorite treat, is a little shed which, to the outside world, is noted for its ugliness.
Throughout the school year, I meet with student government leaders from our three high schools. At the last meeting, I ask the seniors in the group to talk about their plans, their favorite teachers and memories from their school careers. I'm always both touched and inspired by what they say. I think what these young people shared with me is worth sharing with the entire community.
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump. Would that it were unnecessary to mention his name except, say, as a Viagra pitchman.
WASHINGTON -- When I wrote the headline "Hillary's heel," I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range ...
I am pretty sure you all have realized that I am a "young 'un". But I have a confession: underneath these 173 pounds of cuteness ...
I'm trying recall the last time I actually took the time to dispense a load of good advice to people I barely know. It ...
WASHINGTON -- When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don't you have anyone over there who can write something positive ...
I have been without a television set for a few days, but I know that the Olympics are the thing right now. I watched the ...
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