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Beckham: A first class program

It was a perfect fall Friday night in October of 1962 and Zemp Stadium was packed as fans eagerly waited for the contest between the two best programs in the state. Unfortunately the fans had to sit through the first half of a football game between two less than mediocre teams before seeing the Brooklyn-Cayce and Camden bands perform. B-C and Camden would soon clash in the state's band championship for the first place trophy, but an ugly incident at the end of the first half caused the football coach to be fired that night.

August 07, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Parker: Pre-debate excitement soars

WASHINGTON -- No doubt you have butterflies just thinking about Thursday's first GOP debate.

August 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Phillips: Can you see the future?

There are so many aspects of our lives we have practically no control over. It makes us feel better to think we're in control, but the truth is we very seldom are. Even when we do have some measure of control over our fate, there are other factors and forces which can have just as great, or even more, influence on us.

August 05, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Tatum: Not in my back yard

I think I may have a new hero.

August 03, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: When Mama planned on dying

For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week -- and sometimes not a day -- went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.

August 03, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Teal: Historical research pitfalls

When researching almost any topic, no matter how mundane or limited in scope, one faces the problem of determining the accuracy of information he finds in historical sources. This column will explore some of the more common problems and pitfalls one may encounter.

August 03, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Cahn: This column may already be obsolete

There's an old joke claiming a new computer is obsolete by the time you buy it.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Obama’s truth out of Africa

WASHINGTON -- It is good to be President Barack Obama these days.

July 31, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Parker: Before we lose our minds

WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out -- will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.

July 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Phillips: The best medicine

The world, and life in general, is filled with sadness, despair, hopelessness, hatred, evil, negativity and sorrow of all kinds. Sorry to be such a downer, but it's simply a fact. There's a lot of bad feelings, attitudes and emotions we all face every day, from others and even from within ourselves.

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Noble: Doing the near impossible -- quickly

What's your favorite pet: dog or cat? What do you prefer on your hot dog: mustard or ketchup? Who do you like for president: Hillary or Jeb?

July 29, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: Eavesdropping on E.T.

I read the other day Stephen Hawking is leading a new effort to look for extraterrestrial life.

July 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: It goes so fast

A friend said something the other day which has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She's soon to turn 70 and this is what she said:

July 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Walker: Cat-tastrophe

America is No. 1 in the world for the number of cats with an estimated 74 million felines. Experts believe there are millions of unspayed, unneutered, unwanted and uncared for cats. They roam our streets and are multiplying at lightning speed.

July 27, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: Abbeville case key to S.C.'s future

There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix it. The question is will we?

July 27, 2015 | | Columns

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Articles by Section - Columns

Column: YOU have the right to know

It's Sunshine Week across the U.S., including right here in Kershaw County, S.C. This is the week the media -- newspapers, especially -- devote ...

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Column: A real character

Tink was away from home, working on a new drama series for Sony. He was leading the writers' room where a group of television scribes ...

March 16, 2018 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Column: Hillary, stop. Please.

WASHINGTON -- She can't let go.

March 16, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: A Republican to remember

In the progressive spirit that marked the Republican Party for more than a hundred years from Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to Dwight Eisenhower's ...

March 16, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: My mother’s lovely peach tree

The old folks planted fruit trees. Pear, apple, cherry, wild plum, and peach trees. Pecan trees too. Vineyards of wild grapes … scuppernongs and muscadines. Folks ...

March 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Off to the races -- again

WASHINGTON -- You may have missed the starting shot, but the midterm races officially began last week with the Texas primaries. This coming Tuesday, voters in ...

March 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: Just two phone calls

I am not a politician. In fact, my only personal experience in the political realm occurred in high school when I was elected class secretary ...

March 13, 2018 | By Janet Williams C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Flowers and your bucket list

This story is one of "small-towner" visits the "big city."

March 13, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: ‘Black Panther’ is everyone’s movie

I knew we were in for a very different movie experience while my sons and I waited in line to see "Black Panther."

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Column: Celebrating outstanding women

March is Women's History Month. As announced by the National Women's History Project, the theme for 2018 is Nevertheless She Persisted. The phrase ...

March 09, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Stop first, parse later

WASHINGTON -- At least they're doing something, which is about the most one can say about Florida's proposed gun bill.

March 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: From rear bumper to social media

Some folks collect stamps and coins. Others collect rare works of art.

March 06, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Column: A longing for pine pollen

Cold weather? Stay up North. My dash says it's 48 degrees as I drive by a swamp, yet singing frogs drown out my heater ...

March 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Easy doesn’t do it

He doesn't mean it.

March 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: Tidbits about Wateree River bridge

In 1841, Thomas Whitaker was president and William Lang was treasurer of the Bridge Company. From 1863-70, John M. Desaussure was president and Colin McCrae ...

March 06, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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