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Death’s final scene

My husband, many times, had written of death and created numerous dying scenes in the make-believe world of television. Once he had won an Emmy for it. But death in Hollywood is often different than the way it is truly delivered.

June 06, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Images of the Kershaw/Cornwallis house

If you wanted to photograph a Camden building or scene before the Civil War, what would you photograph? We only know of three photographers chose to photograph: the Kershaw/Cornwallis House about 1858, the construction of the second town clock and King Haiglar tower about 1859 and the cadets in full uniform in front of Peck's Academy in early 1861.

June 06, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Memories of a modern bard

Across the vein of night/There cuts a path of searing light/Burning like a beacon/On the edges of our sight

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The janitor

The elementary school in which I received my 1st through 6th grade learning was a long, straight brick building with cement steps, an auditorium with heavy, red velvet drapes, a tiny library guarded by a grumpy, gray-headed spinster and a cafeteria that was in the basement down a flight of creaky wooden steps.

June 02, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CMA graduation a life memory

Did you experience a little more traffic on the weekend of May 19-21? Did you have to wait a little longer at your favorite local restaurant for Sunday lunch? That weekend, Camden Military Academy welcomed more than 300 families to campus for end of the year festivities, culminating with the graduation of 62 cadets on Sunday morning.

June 02, 2017 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 2, 2017

The story I would like to tell this week is not my own, but I believe it is one we can all embrace.

June 02, 2017 | | Columns


Memorial Day reflections

For several years now, I have displayed two American flags from my front porch on Memorial Day.

May 30, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


When push comes to shove

WASHINGTON -- The shocking thing about Greg Gianforte's assault on a journalist isn't that he body-slammed and punched a reporter but that it took so long for the inevitable to occur.

May 30, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Staying in bed

As I see it, because I've studied quite a bit on this, my day goes off the rails pretty much as soon as I get out of bed. Sometimes it is a kind day so I can get through a cup of coffee and morning news before things start a-changin' and my plans disappear like morning dew in the summer's heat.

May 30, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Leapfrog progress for S.C.?

For hundreds of years, we in Western society have thought about things with a lineal and increment mind set. Progress -- in society, commerce, science, engineering, etc. -- was believed to be something that happens sequentially, usually slowly, with one step leading to another. This mindset is embedded in how we think about things and express ourselves "steady as she goes … one step at a time … the tortoise wins the race, etc."

May 30, 2017 | | Columns


The missing

Thursday marked a tragic sixth anniversary for the people of Saipan, the principal island of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where I lived during my high school years.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


An orb, a sword and a slap

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- By now you're exhausted by all the head-swiveling news -- the terrorist slaughter in Manchester; the president's trip to Everywhere; and investigation upon investigation of the possible collusion with Russia, obstruction of justice, and liars by the dozen.

May 26, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Pinto beans, cornbread and buttermilk

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four times a week.

May 26, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Pine tree pests and their characteristics

The unofficial start of summer is upon us and with it will come months of high temperatures, periods of no rain and occasional storms accompanied by lightning. What do these things have in common with pine trees? Pine beetles.

May 26, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Chamber has much to celebrate

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center has a lot to celebrate! On May 12, the chamber hosted its Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony and Gala. This event is held to celebrate our community leaders, member businesses, and chamber accomplishments. During the event, the chamber honored five businesses and two individuals for their outstanding leadership and support of our community.

May 23, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Lessons from the critters

A pretty funny thing happened just the other day. I won't say where, because that doesn't really matter, but the upshot of it ...

September 19, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


How Democrats won the presidency

WASHINGTON -- Rarely, if ever, have so many presidential winners and losers been so incessantly chatty.

September 19, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 15, 2017

Dear Danica Patrick,

September 19, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School construction projects update

Last November, voters in Kershaw County approved a two-question $129 million referendum to move forward with a number of critical school construction projects. These projects ...

September 19, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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