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The lighter side of the dark

Many years ago, possibly as far back as my college days, I had a conversation with a young lady with whom I had occasionally kept company at the time. As I recall, she asked me if I found humor in everything.

April 04, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


A tragic hero takes his leave

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- People who experienced the phenomenon of Charles D. "Pug" Ravenel can't have helped wondering what might have been -- if only he had won.

April 04, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


How it all caught up with 'em

We were cleaning up the dishes from Sunday dinner when Rodney called me into the living room where he was watching TV.

April 04, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The saga of Baron DeKalb's helmet

On August 16, 1780 Baron De Kalb received multiple mortal wounds at the Battle of Camden and three days later he succumbed from those wounds. At the time he was placed in a grave at the lower end of Camden on Meeting Street near Broad across from present day Historic Camden. In Historic Camden, Colonial and Revolutionary, Kirkland and Kennedy show this location on their "Diagram Four" which was a map of Camden in 1798.

April 04, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Pots of money, and fake news, too

After my report Tuesday ahead of that day's groundbreaking for the city of Camden's new tennis complex, I noticed that our link to the story on our Facebook page generated some comments showing there may be some misunderstanding about how money works in government.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rapunzel, let down your hair

WASHINGTON -- Though Republicans profess to despise Big Government, especially the federal kind, it seems that what they really don't like is Democracy -- and indeed prefer a monarchy.

March 31, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Judy, the sad girl

The other day, I took a short cut down a back road, the likes of which I had not seen since I was a child in petticoats and Mary Janes and rode the big, yellow school bus.

March 31, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The future of flipping hamburgers

Last week, I saw the future of flipping hamburgers -- and most every other type of fast food. It was at a restaurant called Eatsa at 1626 K Street in Washington, D. C.

March 31, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Say 'no' to H. 3931

Where does your tax money go?

March 28, 2017 | By Jay Bender, S.C. Press Association attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Governing by ultimatum

WASHINGTON -- In a week that felt like a month, Americans got a clear view of Donald Trump's governing style and also of his fabled dealmaking approach.

March 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Two strangers linked forever

Several years ago, an obituary in the Atlanta paper caught my eye and I clipped it out. I ran across it recently and, again as then, I found myself fascinated by how it summed up the man that died and what that summation says about our society.

March 28, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military veteran continues to save lives

"It takes a village" to save unwanted pets in our community and there are large and small roles available for everyone. Disabled army veteran Elizabeth Smith is a great example. She is part of our "animal rescue village" in Kershaw County.

March 28, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


So, this is middle age?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, you are considered middle aged if you are between 45 and 65 years old.

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Asthma, allergies and tree sex...

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 27 million Americans both adults and children have been diagnosed with asthma. Of those, more than half also suffer from allergies. Asthma and allergies are triggered by many factors such as cigarette and wood smoke, dust mites, pets, molds, insects, certain foods and plant pollen. These allergens cause trouble when they are inhaled, swallowed, injected or touched.

March 24, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Police work needs good sense of humor

Being a police officer is definitely a challenging and dangerous career path. This includes the dangers to the heart and mind. Arriving at fatal collision ...

June 13, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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