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My brain on NASCAR

I watched the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 with my hands covering my face, peeking though my fingers like a skittish teenage girl at a scary movie. When it comes to frightening incidents, unpredictable plot twists and surprise endings, Stephen King has nothing on NASCAR.

March 10, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


S.C. is 50th in education

Some will think this is too strong. I don't. Just read on and make up your own mind.

March 10, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


More sensory overload

There's something about longer days and warmer weather that really tickles the senses.

March 07, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


RIP, DNC

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- If the Democratic Party is ailing after losing the presidency to Donald Trump, state parties are on life support.

March 07, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Senior times and customs

What was the "lay by" period for cotton farmers?

March 07, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Across Gov. Richard I. Manning’s desk

About three dozen of the items crossing Manning's desk dealt with the operation of his plantations, his agent in Charleston and his banker. Manning was having to handle the availability of cotton seed, price of horses for sale, lumber for a house, shipping 350 bushels of corn, cleaning and scalding bacon, receiving a report that "the mill and [mill]dam has been completed since you left" and a "bill of repairs for Sulky for his Excellency Governor Manning."

March 07, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Too much testing going on

On April 9, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) into law. To many political historians, it is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of education-related legislation.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Who I am

The other day an email arrived from a Korean War veteran who started off by saying, "I suppose someone else will get this, add me to your fan club and you will never hear a word of it. But here it goes anyway."

March 03, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Be home for dinner

In the year leading up to our past presidential election, I would often tell my children -- especially the ones of voting age -- being in the know about current events had never carried more weight than it did in that moment. They are forming their own opinions about the important issues, and our conversations on politics, religion, our economy and the like has taken on new life which is proving to be quite refreshing. Much of what they have learned and continue to grasp in present news comes predominantly from their life experiences, discussions with friends and family, and from plenty ...

March 03, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Big reform idea people love, politicans hate

It's a given that South Carolina's statehouse politics are dysfunctional on a good day and thoroughly corrupt on most days.

March 03, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Language and other lessons

People are still out there, after all these years, screaming about Political Correctness. It's a tired old argument. It's been beaten to death. We all know PC anything is vitally important to civilized communication in the 21st century. Either that or it's an idiotic, frivolous waste of time.

February 28, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Adjectively speaking

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer might owe Melissa McCarthy a thank-you note.

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


Restroom busters welcome

The Fabulous Pointer Sisters appeared in Atlanta recently at an outdoor amphitheater and there was much made over the fact there were several drug busts during the performance.

February 28, 2017 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Trees... they're for the birds

It may not come as a surprise that I have a lot of trees in my yard and those trees bring the birds, big and small. I relish the moments when I'm able to stop for an instant and enjoy a bit of backyard birdwatching.

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


Finding inspiration in new planets

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced this week that scientists using its Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a total of seven roughly Earth-sized planets in a previously discovered solar system's habitable zone.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Police work needs good sense of humor

Being a police officer is definitely a challenging and dangerous career path. This includes the dangers to the heart and mind. Arriving at fatal collision ...

June 13, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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