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Column: Amending the agenda

I was in Mount Pleasant recently. It had been years since I had driven north of Shem Creek on Coleman Boulevard. My drive north in search of lunch put into context the Save Shem Creek movement and the desire of many residents to slow development in the town.

July 13, 2018 | By Jay Bender, SCPA Attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Marquette conservatives wrong

WASHINGTON -- Free speech won; decency lost.

July 10, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Optimism from Boys, Girls states

Each year, hundreds of South Carolina high schoolers get a close-up lesson in how government works as part of the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State programs.

July 10, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: ‘Gotta serve somebody’

Bob Dylan's 1979 hit song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," is about a diverse group of people who have one simple truth in common. Here are the words to the chorus. "You're gonna have to serve somebody. Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord, But you're gonna have to serve somebody." Bob Dylan wrote this song during his "Christian gospel period," so it was an intentionally spiritual song. The song received mixed reviews, but was blasted by John Lennon who said, "No, you have to serve yourself."

July 10, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: KC and the state superintendent

Recently, the General Assembly placed on the ballot in November the question of the state superintendent of education ceasing to be elected by the people but becoming an appointed cabinet position under the governor. Some historical background on that office and its relationship to Kershaw County over time might be of value to county voters in deciding how to vote on this question.

July 10, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: 18 years and counting

Thursday marked my 18th anniversary with the C-I. I celebrated by doing what I usually do on Thursdays: polish up my latest article (in this case, my interview with new Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins); proofread some pages (including this one, so if you find any mistakes ... uh ... talk to the editor); and load up today's articles, columns, obituaries, etc., on the C-I's website.

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Grandma’s petunias

Vintage petunias. I had forgotten them, those flowers grandma loved. Surely I saw them in youth. As I sort through my mental album I think I recall them. Pale colors, pastel petals of white and pink, possibly lavender, and a delicate softness. Seems Grandmother Walker grew them on her porch, a wide, columned porch destined to burn. There, on that doomed veranda, they grew in pots, over-spilling, upside down, their blooms a bit like inverted antebellum skirts. In the flowers' throats, dark veins converged, a floral case of perspective.

July 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Message in a bottle

As I walked down the beach on this July 4th admiring all the spirited displays of American pride, my mind kept wandering to thoughts of our Founding Fathers. Looking down at the surf, I imagined seeing a glass bottle rolling in with the surf. Of course, this bottle contained a message, a note of sorts from George and friends. It would tell us the United States was not born in peace but in conflict. They would be speaking from their own experiences inside Independence Hall almost two and a half centuries ago where our Constitution was debated and, in 1788 ...

July 06, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Supreme hysteria

WASHINGTON -- If Chicken Little and Cassandra had a baby, they'd name him Jeffrey Toobin.

July 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: My July 4 reflections

I occasionally am accused of repeating myself, but, hey, some things bear repeating.

July 03, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Mama and the clothesline

As we all know, any large project will always have glitches. I learned this during my days of sports marketing and, thus, formed one of my enduring philosophies: No matter how well you plan, there is always somebody waiting to jump in and mess it up.

July 03, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Annapolis

On Friday, I felt ready to write about what happened in Annapolis, Md., the day before. I needed to wait at least 24 hours, in order to know as much as I could about the senseless murder of five people working at The Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday. Friday, though, I went on Facebook and posted a draft version of this column -- admitting that parts of it could have ended up being outdated almost as soon as I wrote it -- with the intention of publishing it as my column for this Friday.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Fearing the worst

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It was far too easy to assume the worst -- that the inevitable, finally, had come to pass.

July 03, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Is your economy doing ‘very well’?

During the last two years, have you:

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Talledega Days

The sight of Exit 173 on I-20, between Anniston and Birmingham, always brings a smile to my face -- the kind of smile that is irrepressible and makes me feel good all over.

June 29, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Column: Time -o- the year, again...

A few years back, I was in my kitchen making coffee, the better to clear some cobwebs out of my head, when I heard this ...

October 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Neva’s peace and joy

There was a woman and her husband I loved most of my life. Many people loved them because they were merry, kind and loving to ...

October 16, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: How important are state assessments?

Tests and school go hand-in-hand, but that is not necessarily bad. Let me shed some light on why I think state assessments are important.

October 16, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: National Newspaper Week 2018

This week, Oct. 7-13, is National Newspaper Week, the 78th such observance. This year's slogan is "Now More Than Ever," coming on the heels ...

October 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Nikki Haley’s comet has a long tale

WASHINGTON -- Seated next to President Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday, Nikki Haley did not look like a woman who had tortured herself over whether ...

October 12, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Cheerful giving

Arriving with autumn are falling leaves, playful spirits and a sense of cheerful giving. Each brings familiar feelings that surface each year during this beautiful ...

October 12, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: CMA’s international presence

How do students from China and Russia find out about Camden Military Academy? Why do they choose a small boarding school in South Carolina? These ...

October 12, 2018 | By Casey Robinson, CMA admissions director C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: What is Food For the Soul?

Every community has a population of homeless individuals and Kershaw County is no exception. Unemployment, poor mental or physical health, drug or alcohol addiction, domestic ...

October 09, 2018 | Michelle Hinson Food for the Soul board member | Columns


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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