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Trump and Putin’s do-si-do

WASHINGTON -- It's a given that political candidates will target each other with as much oppositional propaganda as they can get away with. But with the Kremlin now playing a third-party shadow role in U.S. elections, the usual game seems to be shifting from blood sport to cold war.

August 07, 2018 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Lay-by?

One often finds references to the term "lay-by" in historical works, in literary writings, in songs, in educational materials, etc. What is its origin and what does it mean? Does it have present day meaning and significance?

August 07, 2018 | Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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 1950s, long before the bricks came along, we'd scratch a circle into the ground, fill it with marbles, and shoot 'em out. We didn't complicate things with fancy words. We just threw our marbles into the ring and took turns shooting. If a buddy knocked your marble out, it was his. We played for keeps.

August 07, 2018 | Tom Poland | Columns


Column: Under the roadbed

About 15 years ago, former Camden City Councilman Nick Lampshire asked me to meet him in the KFC parking lot on East DeKalb Street. It was a little of an unusual request -- he usually dropped into our offices on the other side of downtown when he wanted to talk about something.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Spirit invades body, wreaks havoc

The channelization business, where the spirit of somebody who has been dead for thousands of years moves into your body and starts talking out of your mouth, may be new and exciting to people like Shirley MacLaine, but not to me.

August 03, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The pulse, the beat

I would have to say I believe the most precious assets in our lives are living in ways and by actions that fill us with love, happiness and good health. We don't all use the same formula responsible for securing these valuable commodities, but I imagine we rank them extremely important. Regardless of what we accomplish and accumulate over the course of our time on earth, we are unable to take it with us. We all know this. Is it not our relationships with others, our human connectedness that strongly contribute to this wealth? Our personal bonds bring profound ...

August 03, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Uncle Rudy rattles the rafters

WASHINGTON -- Thank God for Uncle Rudy.

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


Column: What Irma wrought

When Hurricane Irma was closing in on coastal Georgia, it never occurred to us that the Rondarosa, located more than an hour's drive north of Atlanta, would be vulnerable to its viciousness.

July 31, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: It wasn’t plastic

The year was 1958. On a cutting board beside a white enamel sink, Mom pounded fresh red cube steak with a green Coca Cola bottle, tenderizing a tough cut of meat. On other days she used that bottle capped with a perforated top to sprinkle water across white cotton shirts. As she ironed, the crisp fragrance of steaming cotton filled the kitchen. And you can bet your bottom dollar that Coke bottle wasn't going to end up in a stream, lake, or the sea.

July 31, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Still waiting on some answers

Since the news broke in May of former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Sam Connell's arrest for allegedly embezzling no more than $10,000 from a sex offender registry fund, I've been trying to get answers to all sorts of questions.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: S.C. looks good on fiscal transparency

My office was pleased to receive national attention recently for our efforts to shed light on how your tax dollars are spent.

July 27, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: The sing song of cicadas

This job affords me the luxury of being outside, which I enjoy. During these past eight years, I've had the opportunity to observe and capture many moments of nature up close as I prune young trees, perform tree exams and/or water our newly planted trees.

July 27, 2018 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: In defense of poodles

WASHINGTON -- It didn't take long after the Helsinki summit for European and American media publications to declare Donald Trump Vladimir Putin's pet dog.

July 27, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Some day, soon

I don't know that I remember exactly where I was the moment Neil Armstrong jumped off the ladder, landed on the moon and uttered his iconic line, but I do remember watching it.

July 24, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Born to fly, bound to run

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Republican Ashley Nickloes is the only woman in a seven-way primary race to fill a congressional seat held by one family for five decades. She's also the only military pilot in the race, running against a litany of odds, including the strong possibility that she'll lose to a popular career politician who hunts Bigfoot and made it easier for Tennesseans to eat their roadkill.

July 24, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Column: Meeting Mr. Conroy

It was my senior year of high school and Pat Conroy was coming to town. Pat Conroy, for an aspiring Southern writer like me, is ...

October 30, 2018 | By Stuart Pennebaker C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Avenatti’s white man offense and red-hot lies

WASHINGTON -- At last, Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in hoping that Michael Avenatti, the wannabe progressive president, will soon disappear.

October 30, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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