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Column: Tips for protecting taxpayers

Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many will talk of "protecting the taxpayers," or offer some similar claim in pursuit of your vote.

May 15, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: A teacher walk-out in SC?

Teachers have generally been taken for granted for about as long as history has been recorded. Teachers are the very best of people. They want to do right by their students, regardless of circumstances. Politicians take advantage of this. They pay them poorly, underfund their classroom needs, underfund their schools and continually pile more and more standardized tests and mandates on them.

May 15, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Making hay with horse sense

WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump said, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," it's a good thing he didn't say horses.

May 15, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: More stories from The Wall That Heals

There were a few stories and pictures from The Wall That Heals a week ago we were unable to include in Tuesday's edition.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Squatters

Looking back, I realize they lived like frontiersmen. A squirrel-hunting boy who skirted their wooded encampment, I considered them bums. Looking back that seems harsh. Down on their luck some would say. Poor decision-makers others might say.

May 11, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Can mom be a hero?

Call her by any name: Mother, Mom, Mommy. Can she be a hero? Perhaps someone fulfilled the role of Mother in your life other than your birth mother. Can that person be a hero? Perhaps it was your grandmother or an adopted mom or your dad who fulfilled the role of mother. Is that your hero?

May 11, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: They slaughter horses, don’t they?

CAMDEN, S.C. -- When Justify barreled across the finish line to win the rain-drenched Kentucky Derby on Saturday, he was notably clean -- free of the mud that covered the faces of his 19 competitors. Justify won by two-and-a-half lengths.

May 11, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Can we get it back?

I sort of remember the actual day, but didn't understand its significance until many years later.

May 08, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Muddy jeans

Back in the early spring, Tink had spent several days of hard labor cutting up fallen trees and piling limbs into six bunches. Alternate bouts of rain, droughts, and ice have taken their toll on our family of trees. It's a continuous clean-up on the Rondarosa.

May 08, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The love that built us

She was ready. She was not afraid. She spoke not of the fear of death, but of the glorious anticipation of eternal life. Her assurance, her faith brought us great peace in her final days. The long goodbye linking nearly 10 years was over. My mother's battle with Alzheimer's Disease came to an end on April 13. For a minute, I imagined the amyloid plaques cheering in victory, boasting over yet another one of their victims in this sinister illness. But quickly, I switch back to what is real. Alzheimer's is not the winner. Mother of four ...

May 08, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Paul Ryan’s failed exorcism

WASHINGTON -- Given the cornucopia of issues Americans have to select from each day, the recent firing and rehiring of the House of Representatives' chaplain may not have bestirred many to form an opinion.

May 08, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: An assassin in Wolf’s clothing

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, S.C. -- When I moved to Washington several years ago, a D.C. veteran whispered a warning that she had learned from her father: New York is tough, but Washington is mean.

May 04, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Dating ... on Facebook?

So, as part of its response to the privacy controversies that have cropped up lately, Facebook has decided to get into the dating game.

May 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Kids who work hard

It had been a lovely summer afternoon. My niece, Nicole, was visiting the Rondarosa with a brood of kids in tow and we all were enjoying a lazy, country afternoon.

May 04, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The Wall -- Three county sons

One grew up in Bethune while the second played tennis for Camden High and the third was proud to call himself a "River Rat" from Lugoff.

May 04, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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They never had their marbles

I can stand on the brick patio Dad laid down in the 1980s and show you right where we boys shot marbles. There in the ...

August 07, 2018 | Tom Poland | Columns


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