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Rich: Pondering and learning

Someone I know but who is not a reader of this column wrote to ask a question the other day. She had just finished reading my last book and was curious to know, "When these people or situations cross your life, do you take notes of what you're learning from them?"

March 15, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: The looming teacher shortage

Parents talk with me about a variety of concerns during the course of a normal school year. A lot of these conversations (and for that matter, a lot of social media patter) relate in one way or another to perceived teacher quality. Every parent wants his or her child to have an excellent teacher, and rightfully so. The research is very clear: teacher quality is the most significant factor in student achievement.

March 15, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: ‘Open government is good government’

Next week is Sunshine Week across the country, the week where newspapers and other media focus on why -- as stated on the Reports Committee for Freedom of the Press' Sunshine Week website -- "open government is good government."

March 11, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Farewell, prince of tides

WASHINGTON -- Soon after "The Prince of Tides" became a blockbuster movie in 1991, People magazine put the film's leading man, Nick Nolte, on its cover as the "Sexiest Man Alive."

March 11, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - March 11, 2016

The first week in March marked the 112th anniversary of the birth of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name of Dr. Seuss, and the 19th running of the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 11, 2016 | | Columns


Noble: Five good ideas for a better S.C.

One of the most fun and interesting things about writing this column is all the feedback I get from folks. I especially like the good ideas to improve our state people send me.

March 11, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Then play on

Today, I am the bearer of sad news, at least for me.

March 08, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: The party’s (almost) over

WASHINGTON -- So it has come to this: A brokered convention or President Hillary Clinton.

March 08, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The melody of our words

It has taken a while but I have come to know writers are shaped dramatically by the places from which we come. Those places -- the ones we call home -- are the underlining, unsung melody to our words. It enlivens the compositions we create.

March 08, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - March 8, 2016

Jimmie Johnson's victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 28 perfectly illustrated the fact, even though 15 years have passed since a tragic accident at Daytona International Speedway took his life, all roads still lead to Dale Earnhardt.

March 08, 2016 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: I, Google

Have you ever "Googled" yourself? Yes, I have just enough of an ego to do so now and then, just to see if any of my articles have ended up where I least expect them.

March 04, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Inoculated against truth

WASHINGTON -- By now it's obvious lecturing Donald Trump supporters about why they shouldn't vote for him only confirms their convictions.

March 04, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Choosing not to run for second term as mayor

After much deliberation, I have chosen not to run for a second term as mayor. The last three and a half years have offered me the singular privilege of serving this community. The people of Camden humble me with their kindness and support, and above all, their concern for the city.

March 04, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Who are S.C. Democratic and Republican voters?

Politics is all about opinions and everyone has one. When it comes to partisan politics, our opinions are often based on what we read or see on TV, stereotypes and prejudice and sometimes facts. But not, too often, facts.

March 04, 2016 | | Columns


Tatum: Out of the blue

It is said paradox is the way of the world. One cannot have good without evil; light without darkness; fresh dog doots without clean Sunday shoes -- OK, that's a stretch, but you get the point.

March 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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Cahn: Where’s our white knight?

Folks, we're in trouble, with a capital T, which stands for Trump -- Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president of these United States.

May 06, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Ted Cruz’s fall from grace

WASHINGTON -- When Shakespeare wrote the "truth will out," he must have had Ted Cruz in mind.

May 06, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Loaves and fishes

"I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send ...

May 06, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The tech sector is exploding in Charleston

The title of this column is not a wish or an aspiration -- it's a statement of fact.

May 06, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Simple answers

There comes a time when you find yourself just kind of over everyone and everything.

May 03, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: In his own words

WASHINGTON -- One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer ...

May 03, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: What lies ahead

The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted ...

May 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: A potpourri of KC journalism history

In 1896, the South Carolina Press Association requested Charleston newspaperman Yates Snowden to prepare a sketch of newspapers published in South Carolina to that date ...

May 03, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Cahn: What ‘The Artist’ meant to me

Unless you are much older or much younger than I am or have been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you should ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Roadmap to Easy Street

Is the American Dream dead? Are the rags to riches myths just that?

April 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Black votes matter

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.

April 26, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The crazy Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter he sent to the newspaper where he ...

April 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A ‘no-kill’ future for our county

Call her a "no-kill" champion. Cindi Prestage, DVM has accepted the challenge to turn the animal shelter in Kershaw County into a no-kill facility. Pretty ...

April 26, 2016 | | Columns


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