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Stage etiquette: reprise

The following came to me several years ago from a fellow musician. It sums up what every band out there has experienced at one time or another. Happily, these situations don't happen too often around here.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


City slickers

Bree, my niece, Nicole's, 8-year-old daughter, was riding shotgun with me one day in Tink's pick-up truck. We were in foothills of the mountains headed to a Sunday afternoon baptizing in the Chattahoochee River.

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


My Brain on NASCAR - Aug. 15, 2017

In a bizarre NASCAR twist that I never saw coming, the relationship between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch has taken a turn for the nice.

August 15, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The grit to say ‘Watch me!’

In my old age, I've been re-asking myself questions that I asked myself a lot when I was younger. Meaning of life kinds of stuff. The question I've been asking myself again recently has to do with actual purpose of public education, and education in general. What are we trying to do? What's our end game? What should students leaving us after 13 years be prepared to do in the 21st century that is now almost 17 years gone?

August 15, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cleaning out, looking back

One of the things about cleaning out, as you know, is the emotional path it leads you down to remembering days passed that have disappeared like a vapor unto the mountain tops.

August 11, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columns


NIP underway in the city

The city of Camden has many projects underway, including utility infrastructure, the new tennis/pickleball complex, launch of a Main Street SC program and many more.

August 11, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Small town papers have local role

HILLSBORO, Ohio – I don't read many of the online comments following my op-eds because I'm an old-fashioned journalist who prefers signed letters to the editor, or even phone calls or emails. But friends and family told me that my last Washington Post op-ed apparently inspired a lot of responses ridiculing me and, by extension, editors of smalltown newspapers everywhere.

August 11, 2017 | By Gary Abernathy, editor (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette | Columns


S.C.'s nuclear meltdown: what next?

Here's the issue: SCANA (the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas) and Santee Cooper (the state-owned utility that provides power for 11 local electric co-ops) tried to build two nuclear reactors and failed. They just pulled the plug on the projects costing $9 billion and 5,000 jobs -- so far.

August 11, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Monday, Monday...

Note: this happened awhile back. But it still smarts...

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Cosmopolitan with a twist

WASHINGTON -- What better way to usher in the hissingly hot dog days of summer, otherwise known as August, than with a high-wire verbal duel between CNN senior White House correspondent (and well-known cosmopolitan) Jim Acosta and White House sniper (and senior adviser) Stephen Miller.

August 08, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Try to be that good example of a safe driver

Like every summer, people across the nation have been enjoying vacations and outdoor activities. This is a great time of year (as it usually increases my pre-storm fishing trips!) and even though we're moving toward football, fall activities, and the start of school, I'd like to talk about something quite noticeable to all of us: the traffic. Regardless of the time of year, or an increase or decrease in traffic overall, we are definitely seeing an increase in aggressive or dangerous driving. I know I have. We all get angry driving on the interstate, passing cars with texting ...

August 08, 2017 | Joseph M. Floyd | Columns


"Swanging"

About halfway through my morning run, just about the time droplets of "dew" were running down my face and I wasn't looking none too good for the wearing, a red Ford Ranger pick-up truck pulled up beside me, stopped and a man, gray in hair and weathered in face, rolled down his window.

August 08, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columns


The long and winding roads

Starting this afternoon, I am on vacation, taking my sons to see my father up in Maryland for a week.

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


What the world needs to know

WASHINGTON -- Insidious is the force that causes us to dream of things we wish (or don't wish) were so.

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


Do you know her?

"Before my brain became a tangled web of amyloid plaques, I could read for hours. Before my words became merely an alphabet of ashes, I loved conversations with my friends and family. Before I felt so agitated and sad, I enjoyed laughing and telling silly jokes. Before an illness took my motor skills, I liked to walk around the block. Before my mind became a dark forest of forgotten memories, I knew your name.

August 04, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Six seconds to live

What we didn't know at the time, and only learned a couple of days later after I wrote a summary and submitted both Yale ...

November 07, 2017 | John F. Kelly C-I guest columnist | Columns


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