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Who’s an ‘illegal immigrant’?

On Tuesday's front page, we published a story I wrote about 42-year-old Gheorge Iordache, who pleaded guilty in late August to 60 of 97 counts of criminal conspiracy in connection with ATM "skimming" incidents in and around Camden during the past year or so.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Shouting for joy

On occasion when I was child, we traveled up into the mountains to visit what Mama called her "home church," meaning it was the church in which she had grown up.

September 15, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


McRae’s Superfine Flour

Camden has long been known for its wheat flour production during the pre-Revolutionary period and for several decades after the war. "Fine Carolina flour" was produced by Joseph Kershaw's mills on Pine Tree Creek according to the "South Carolina Gazette" and Kirkland and Kennedy in Volume 2 of "Historic Camden." Kershaw had three mill locations on Big and Little Pine Tree creeks. Perhaps the earliest were the grist and saw mills on Factory Pond, which we now know as Kendall Lake. On a plat for a deed from Samuel Wyly to Joseph Kershaw in 1762, the mill pond was ...

September 15, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Disasters and such

As Irma bore down on the U.S. mainland, the hysteria got more and more pronounced. It's only Friday as I write this -- she's not supposed to even be anywhere near South Carolina until today -- and everyone was quickly losing their minds.

September 12, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The worst is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It has become axiomatic that when Donald Trump says or does something over the top or below the belt, beware the unseen.

September 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 12, 2017

Labor Day weekend 2017 at Darlington Raceway was the best of times … and then it got better or, depending on where your personal driver allegiances lie, it got worse.

September 12, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Scandal, corruption, accountability

The current scandal of SCANA's (S.C. Electric and Gas parent company) and Santee Cooper's nuclear debacle is arguably the biggest scandal in our state's history during the last 100 years.

September 12, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FOIA report could have been better

One of the agenda items during this week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting was a report from Trustee Shirley Halley on topics covered during an Aug. 19 S.C. School Board Association School Law Conference.

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Storytelling songs

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no stranger to country music and the great stories told in its songs.

September 08, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The real America

I believe it to be a reasonable assumption that lately in our country there has been a state of division, if you will. What we have seen many would describe as not a minor division, but rather a gross separation of our citizens. It would be nearly impossible to walk by a working television or computer screen without seeing groups from the left and the right fighting in the streets and flashing signs promoting hate and violence. If we only follow the sensationalism on social media or in the news, we will begin to buy into the concept America is ...

September 08, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The new downtown

There's a revolution brewing and it's not what you think.

September 08, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


High Flight

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,

September 05, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Radio Days

When I was 10 months into my 16th year, I encountered the most fortuitous opportunity. Back then, I always exclaimed of my extraordinary luck, but as I have grown older and more knowledgeable of such things, I now realize it was an enormous blessing.

September 05, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 5, 2017

I'm not even going to pretend to be unbiased on the subject of Darlington Raceway. "The Lady in Black" is simultaneously NASCAR's greatest and most flawed structural achievement, a lop-sided Southern belle with a mean streak 1.366 miles long.

September 05, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Revisiting Andrew Jackson in Camden

Recently, an undated and unsigned 47 page manuscript speech concerning Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) turned up at the South Caroliniana Library. I became intrigued with the possibility this manuscript might contain previously unknown information about Andrew Jackson in Camden. I immediately secured a copy for study.

September 05, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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The landscape of the soul

"The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them….Ill fares the race which ...

November 10, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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