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Column: A Bee in Barr’s bonnet

WASHINGTON -- Call me naive -- I've been called worse -- but it never occurred to me that Roseanne Barr's firing would be viewed by some as a political statement.

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


Column: Worth almost a penny, maybe

Just in case anyone has a penny or two they wish to toss at something besides a wishing well, here are a couple of random thoughts regarding everyone who has made the headlines via hoof and mouth disease.

June 05, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Planet of the racists

WASHINGTON -- Roseanne Barr's appeal has so long eluded me that her further fall from disgrace has failed to dislodge even the slightest pebble of pity, though pitiful she is.

June 05, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Chinaberry

A lovely shade tree, I played beneath its canopy; rolled its berries in my palm. It stood seven yards beyond an old hand-dug well. I sucked nectar from delicate tubes in yellow-green tangles of fragrant honeysuckle just beyond the tree. Little did I know Mom and Dad considered that perfumed vine a pest. They tried and tried to get rid of it. Nothing worked until Granddad Poland brought in goats. They chewed it right to the ground and into oblivion.

June 05, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Photos of first Timrod school found

Several weeks ago, while examining a few items from her grandmother, retired local public school teacher Ann Martin identified a photograph of the first Timrod School House (first photo), a one-story building with 58 students in front of it. Ann Horton, her grandmother, had related to her family that the school had only one story when she first attended it.

June 05, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: The disappeared

Monday, Lifetime retold the story of Elizabeth Shoaf. For those who don't know the story, in September 2006, a horrid, Gollum-like man named Vinson Filyaw kidnapped then 14-year-old Elizabeth and held her captive in an underground bunker he'd built for 10 days and sexually assaulted her.

June 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The missing mandolin player

Not long ago, I went to the funeral of a man I did not know. I had never even seen him or heard him speak a word. Saddest of all, I had never heard the talented musician play a single bluegrass note on his mandolin or banjo.

June 01, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Complications of war

Have you ever slept with your boots under your arms?

June 01, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Victory lap

For my family the last six weeks has put us on quite the roller coaster of emotions to say the least. My mother's passing was followed by two graduations. We celebrated my son's college graduation in May and my oldest daughter will walk across the gym at Camden High one final time on Saturday. This swarm of ups and downs has certainly been a mixed bag of sorts; an ebb and flow of many sentiments -- the good, the bad, and a few ugly cry faces.

June 01, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Memorial Day

We hope everyone has enjoyed a relaxing holiday weekend. Few things are nicer, especially in a place as lovely as Kershaw County, than having time to sit back and smell the roses.

May 29, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Failure to launch?

Until a few days ago, my familiarity with the phrase "Failure to Launch" extended to a vague memory of watching an utterly forgettable movie starring a couple of equally forgettable actors.

May 29, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Cooter speaks

When finally I was able to park at Cooter's Last Stand in Luray, Va., and wade through the mud, I discovered that the ticket line had more than 100 people waiting to purchase tickets.

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


Column: Philly’s war on Catholics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when more than 400,000 children are in foster care nationwide, the city of Philadelphia is threatening to cut ties with Catholic Social Services (CSS) because of the group's policy against placing foster children in same-sex households.

May 29, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Should KCSD raise own taxes?

As I sat in on last week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting (which I reported on Tuesday), a thought popped into my head:

May 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: ‘Honoring Unidentified Veterans in Quaker Cemetery’

For the last five years on the Saturday before Memorial Day, I have helped my grandfather, Glen Inabinet, and many of the members of American Legion Post 17, put out small American flags by the headstones of veterans in Quaker Cemetery. I enjoy spending time with these veterans and honoring the men and women who sacrificed so much for our country. My grandfather and Mr. Clay Carruth in particular know some very interesting stories that they share as we walk through the cemetery finding veterans' gravestones and adding the flags.

May 25, 2018 | By Daniel Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


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Column: Florence in the age of ‘fake news’

When I think about Hurricane Florence, two images come to mind.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Campbell Street Corridor to be showcased

The African American Cultural Center of Camden opened its doors to the public on Feb 24. Located at 517 York St., the center is an ...

September 21, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson, Camden Archives and Museum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Change is good; you go first

As I craft my first article as the new Superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), replacing someone who dedicated 11 years to our ...

September 21, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger?

WASHINGTON -- In one of Brett Kavanaugh's responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge ...

September 21, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Reflections before the storm

OK, first I should apologize for last week.

September 18, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: The rest of the story

Now that I think back on it, I see how I was prepared and schooled at every turn to be a storyteller. Stories fascinated me ...

September 18, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Southern women love high heels

Recently, a friend was telling me that her mother, a most charming Southern woman, had to give up her high heels. She is 76 and ...

September 14, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Things left behind

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Tuesday morning, I did what millions of people have done in hundreds of places for centuries. I picked the few favorite ...

September 14, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: FireFest coming soon

Each fall, our Camden Fire Department (CFD) organizes a terrific, family-friendly event that is free and open to the community. If you have yet to ...

September 14, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Sometimes, I wonder...

Seventeen years ago, I strolled into the offices of the Beaufort Gazette around mid-morning. I had been up late covering some government meeting or another ...

September 11, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: No, I’m Spartacus!

WASHINGTON -- It was Day Three of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J,, launched his 2020 presidential bid as a Thracian gladiator.

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


Column: ‘Going Bill’

I lost a very good friend three weeks ago. His name "is" Bill, not "was" as I find it too hard and too soon to ...

September 11, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Social media could destroy us

I am convinced that in less than 100 years, historians will conclude that the widespread adoption of social media was the catalyst that ended the ...

September 11, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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