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Column: Talledega Days

The sight of Exit 173 on I-20, between Anniston and Birmingham, always brings a smile to my face -- the kind of smile that is irrepressible and makes me feel good all over.

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


Column: Capturing and harvesting water

(A few years ago I came across an article and saved some of the information because the content is relevant and useful. Unfortuanately, I did not save the source, but I do know that it originated in the Lowcountry and wanted to provide full disclosure that even though I have edited and revised the information a good bit, it is based on the work of someone else.)

June 29, 2018 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The Max vs. the Don

WASHINGTON -- If I were a cartoonist..., I would often say to my friend Doug Marlette, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who died 11 years ago. He'd listen patiently as I described my vision for his work, whereupon, he'd occasionally sometimes say, "Not bad."

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


Column: A few more observations

There's an old saying about newspaper columnists being those guys who come down out of the hills after the battle is over and shoot the wounded.

June 26, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Men and machines

It's been a few years since I shared the story of Tink and the riding mower but I'll remind you what happened so I can segue into another story of a man and a riding mower.

June 26, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The crying child Rorschach

WASHINGTON -- Is there a psychiatrist in the house?

June 26, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Diva runs the store

Most of us who own a dog, know how much joy our beloved canines can bring to our lives every day. Now imagine if you could bring your dog to work with you and be surrounded by beautiful green plants, flowers, trees, and friends that come to shop and visit during the day. Sound like a dream?

June 26, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: An end to the evil of separation

On the surface, President Trump blinked.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The old courthouse

A road trip recently swung me down the back roads of Georgia and took me through a little town called Homer. I wouldn't have thought much about it until I saw that wonderful old brick courthouse shaded by trees under which, probably, once rested a Confederate soldier or two.

June 22, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: He never wrote the book

Thank heavens Lyman C. Draper stayed away from Camden when he visited South Carolina in 1871! He got close, though, as close as Stateburg. I shudder to think what might have happened if he had come here. Let me tell you about this guy!

June 22, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Life without fathers

There's something about being a writer that makes people confide in you. Why tell a writer, who uses life as raw material, your deepest secrets? But tell me they do, and sometimes their secrets break my heart.

June 22, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: All-America City awards

Since 1949, the National Civic League has recognized and celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious All-America City Award. The Award, bestowed yearly upon no more than 10 communities, recognizes the work of communities in using inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses and nonprofit and government leaders.

June 19, 2018 | By Laurey Carpenter C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Quiet heroes, silent icons

Father's Day was this past Sunday. I hope dads everywhere got a little love -- lord knows, they deserve it.

June 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Aunt Ozelle and the great magnolia

Frequently these days, my sister and I are brought together for a funeral or funeral home visitation of yet another family member, mostly those from Mama and Daddy's generation although our cousins have begun dying off.

June 19, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Inhumanity rules the border

WASHINGTON -- Put yourself in the room with immigration officials and try to imagine exactly which argument would convince you that separating children from their migrating parents would be a good idea.

June 19, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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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


Column: www.k-through-12.com

If the website address above scares you a bit, don't worry; I made it up. However, there really is a website at www.K12 ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Having enough

When I was a child growing up, we always had enough. If you asked Daddy, I am sure he would have said that we had ...

September 07, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Dinner on the church grounds

My back road travels take me by many a rural church. And what do I see? A fellowship hall. Often its architecture is out of ...

September 07, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Advise and dissent

WASHINGTON -- If you missed Day One of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing, just try to imagine a mud-wrestling contest attended by banshees howling at ...

September 07, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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