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Mother's Day 2017

Tink and I stopped by to see my niece, Nicole, and somehow the conversation got around to the adventure I had, on my own, followed when I was barely old enough to vote.

May 09, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Remembering our fallen heroes

On April 25, our city council and mayor pro tem Deborah H. Davis proclaimed the week of May 14-20, 2017, as Police Week in the city of Camden. This is a great honor to the Camden Police Department as well as to officers nationwide. Many local governments make this proclamation annually in unison with the national proclamation which was first initiated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Then, President Kennedy designated May 15 of every year to be "Peace Officers Memorial Day," and the week in which that date falls as "Police Week." Law Enforcement across the nation honors ...

May 09, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reading makes you well-rounded

The British newspaper Independent recently published an article titled "32 books that will make you a well-rounded person." The author was one of the publication's business reporters, Catherine Rice, so I'm not sure how ... um ... literally (yes, I know, you're groaning) I should take the list. In fact, a lot of people commenting on the article's webpage basically called it rubbish.

May 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A confederacy of dictators

WASHINGTON -- It should have been obvious, but I missed it: Steve Bannon has been banished and Dennis Rodman is whispering in the president's ear.

May 05, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


County nuggets

The brand new Studebaker had a 40 gallon gas tank. In the early 1950s, a nice gentleman stopped at the Gulf station in Cassatt for a fill-up and the locals said the affable man stated he was traveling U.S. 1 from New York to Florida, where he was looking at various business opportunities. Walt Disney thanked everyone for their courtesy and then headed south.

May 05, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden Military Academy is a hidden gem

Like many of you, I grew up in Camden and I love my historic, picturesque community. However, I never really paid much attention or knew much about a hidden jewel in our community: Camden Military Academy.

May 05, 2017 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Trump right to focus on manufacturing

I recently read an op-ed from Paul Krugman titled, "Why don't all jobs matter?" In the article, Krugman took issue with President Trump's focus on manufacturing-related jobs. Taking issue with Trump is expected from writers like Krugman, but he shows he does not understand economic development when he equates the importance of manufacturing jobs to all other jobs. For balance, I will first say, of course, all jobs matter and there are steps supported by both Trump and others, such as Bernie Sanders that could be taken to help support jobs in all sectors. The popular sales tax ...

May 02, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Major, major, biggly biggly, enough, enough

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump couldn't be more relieved than this columnist for the end of the blasted first 100 days.

May 02, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Maxine, the Bible and the gun

Maxine, whom I've known and admired for many years, is my kind of Southern woman. She's exceedingly feminine, gracious, charming and tough as nails under her soft skin. Everyone who knows her loves her.

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


A part represents the whole in WWII service

If one eats a slice from a chocolate cake, he expects the whole cake to have a chocolate taste. If we examine the records of servicemen during WWII from a rural school district in Kershaw County, could we expect this "slice" to be similar to the remainder of the county or perhaps even similar to the state and nation? Suppose we put this hypothesis to a test.

May 02, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


A look in alternative mirrors

When I was very young, up to perhaps early junior high, I wanted to be a doctor. I thought it would be neat (and, even then, I probably thought profitable) to be a physician. I imagined myself being the kind of doctor kids would love to see -- the kind who would make even getting shots not so bad.

April 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Shutdown showdown

WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump approaches the 100-day marker of his first year in office, he has defined himself not as the Dealmaker in Chief but as The Backdown President.

April 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Dying oceans and home rule

Over the 40 years I have known her, I have come to have great respect for my wife's political antenna. When she says something about a politician or an issue, I have learned that it's best to pay attention.

April 28, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parks are important and necessary

Growing up, I was fortunate to live on a cul-de-sac, which was next to 10 acres of woods. All of us kids would spend hours during the summer in those woods; the girls would play with their Barbies, the guys would play with their G.I. Joes and make bike paths and jump ramps. I suppose that's where my love of the outdoors and trees first sprouted -- as well as my knowledge of poison ivy!

April 28, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Keeping the county working for you

This whole recent focus on a certain airline treating a passenger as "The Incredible Hulk" did with Loki in the movie fight scene has confirmed my conviction: organizations can act like idiots – especially when they forget the fundamentals.

April 25, 2017 | By Kershaw County Council Chair Julian Burns C-I guest columnist | 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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