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Column: The old three-seater

On the road again, Augusta, Ga. While giving a talk on Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It, my book about the past and how life has surely changed, outhouses came up and a fellow asked if I knew where any stood. "I can take you to a couple dozen," I told him. Maybe more, because some of the old church campgrounds still have a good many. One campground has about a dozen lined up as pretty as you please. And just two weeks ago, I came across a three-seater. While its exterior suffered exposure, the parts that count, all ...

May 01, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: When Dr. George Reynolds called

George Reynolds was born in Ireland in 1803. While on a sea voyage in 1820, he was shipwrecked near Cape Hatteras. He survived and made his way to the home of Joshua Reynolds, his uncle in Camden.

May 01, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: The Wall That Heals comes to Camden

A black 18-wheeler will soon roll into town with an escort. On the trailer's front end are the words "The War and the Wall," on its back end, "The Wall That Heals." Along the wall's route, those words and much more cause adults and kids to stand at attention.

April 27, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Oh, just stop already!

After reading this column, some of you who only tolerated me before will probably hate me now. Still, I've got to get what I have to say off my chest. I'm not so egotistical to believe that what I'm going to say will change Kershaw County for the better ... but one can hope?

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Theta Tau’s indecent expose

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Courage isn't required to condemn the Syracuse University chapter of the Theta Tau fraternity for simulating a sexual assault on a disabled student.

April 27, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Moment of Nature - April 27, 2018

For many, the allure of warm weather and blooming plants stirs us to be outside and get our hands in the dirt. If you haven't gotten outside yet to do your spring cleaning, sprucing and planting, let me offer some tips to ensure your trees provide you with decades of enjoyment.

April 27, 2018 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Column: My old friends Chuck and Will

This has been one of the weirder transitions from winter into spring. No doubt, that meme that's been making the rounds on social media -- the one with the groundhog with a condom up his nose and a Tide pod in his hand – has not seemed that farfetched from reality.

April 24, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Being corrected by others

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers which is free and primarily tells the stories behind the stories I write as well as a weekly insider's look at the tales I don't write in this column.

April 24, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: What CMA is and is not

Having lived in the area most of my life, I am continually amazed at how very little people know about Camden Military Academy (CMA). However, I am even more amazed at the myths and stereotypes that people associate with CMA and its cadets. Also, people sometimes question the importance of our military program and if its teachings are antiquated. As I write this article, I hope that I can help you understand what CMA truly stands for, as well as explain the value of our military program while simultaneously dismantling some of the "urban legends" that have perpetuated through our ...

April 24, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Drainage pipe puppies

Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a litter of puppies popping their heads up out of a drainage ditch or seen a litter of kittens scurrying to hide? It is not an uncommon sight in the South, and there is often the dilemma of what you should do to help them.

April 24, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Legislature needs to obey own law

On today's front page, I have an article looking back at the Kershaw County school board's April 10 meeting and a presentation on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 2018-19 budget.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Mark my words

The new book I've written about Mama is a compilation of past columns about her as well as new stories that give an insight into this remarkable woman and irrepressible, sometimes exasperating, Southern character.

April 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Put out the word

An elected official in Camden never wants to hear: "How come there's no place for kids to hang out?" One answer that doesn't necessarily translate well: "Kids who plan to get anywhere need to go home and do their homework!" The next best solution for supervised learning and recreation is the Jackson Teen Club at the Boys and Girls Club. And there's something else: For boys 11-18 in particular, don't forget the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts provide a time-tested opportunity for learning and growth. (NB: The Cub Scouts are for boys 6-11. The Girl Scouts ...

April 20, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The history of Monument Square

Monument Square developed as a part of the 1798 "extended plan" of the town of Camden which is credited to Col. Joseph Kershaw. It was planned as a central public square at the intersection of Broad and Laurens streets. The square is located on a broad plane north of DeKalb Street in a part of town known as Log Town. Before the Revolutionary War, there was a settlement of seven buildings, presumably houses, with associated garden plots situated along Broad Street there.

April 20, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The dogs of war are howling

WASHINGTON -- As sabers rattle ever louder across fields, plains, oceans and deserts, President Trump's words from earlier this year haunt the stable mind:

April 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Column: The beauty of old bridges

File this column under "Progress." I guess. I remain a skeptic of much that is new and better and that includes the new bridges going ...

June 12, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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