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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


Good luck, Mr. President?

PALM BEACH - So the pope, the president, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a bar ...

May 23, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Revisiting a hairy situation

Much was made of yesterday's eclipse. Traffic was backed up in Bethune, according to some reports.

August 22, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Nothing’s quick anymore

Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right ...

August 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Thoughts on climate change

According to his father, Albert Einstein was supposed to be an engineer instead of a physicist. For much of his life, Einstein was even disappointed ...

August 22, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why Guam matters (the CNMI, too)

"North Korea attack on hold," the banner read on CBS This Morning on Tuesday. I'm betting folks on Guam felt a little better after ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Summer intern program successful

During the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to partner with multiple organizations in our community to work on projects that are ...

August 18, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Busting a few myths about the landmarks commission

As the oldest inland city in South Carolina, Camden is home to many historic properties. In an effort to help preserve the historic nature of ...

August 18, 2017 | By Shawn Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


In search of Joseph Kershaw’s plantations

Perhaps the most visible symbol representing Col. Joseph Kershaw, Camden's founding father, is the replica of his town house built in 1977 on the ...

August 18, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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