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Noble: Smoking, Kids and the New Year

The two most often made (and broken) New Year's resolutions are to lose weight and to quit smoking. If you need any evidence of this, count how many ads you see on TV for weight loss and quit smoking products in all the football bowl games.

January 01, 2016 | Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Now I lay me down to sleep

Camden, SC -- When I am old and looking toward my final hours in this mortal coil, I want to be in a hospital intensive care unit hooked up to machines and tubes - nobody ever said.

January 01, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Tatum: New year’s excitement lite, reprise

It's been a long time since I have done any heavy duty partying on New Year's Eve. I probably haven't been to a New Year's Eve bacchanal in more than a decade or two and while I am still capable and willing to make really lousy decisions, I haven't done a blithering, whirly-eyed debauch-a-thon at New Years probably since my roaring 20s.

December 29, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rampell: Trump’s GOP rivals should be thanking him

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump isn't that extremist, unserious or bigoted.

December 29, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Good Lord willin’

As the old year spits and sputters to an end and the new one waits in the wings, straining with enthusiasm to burst forth with fresh hope, I see things differently than I have in past years when I've written this New Year's column.

December 29, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Noble: S.C. New Year’s resolutions (2015 redux)

(This column originally appeared Dec. 31, 2014.)

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


Beckham: Christmas during war

December 24, 2015 | | Columns


Cahn: First responders my People of the Year

Choosing my person, or in this case, people of the year was a very easy task. Really, there was no question: Kershaw County's first responders -- from police and deputies to firefighters and paramedics -- are definitively this year's heroes. They are every year, of course, but 2015 showed us why and in a big way.

December 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Trump’s embarrassment of riches

WASHINGTON -- The biggest political news is Donald Trump may be doing even better than polls have suggested. Yikes.

December 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Gilland: The Christmas plant

No plant says Christmas like the beautiful Poinsettia and while technically not a tree, it can attain heights of up to 20 feet in its native Mexico and Guatemala. There it is known as "La Flor de la Nochebuena" (Flower of the Holy Night).

December 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Christmas spirit in all ways, shapes, forms

There have been many memorable Christmases celebrated in my 51 trips around the sun.

December 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Can we talk?

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama addressed the nation following the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, he reiterated the call to resist animus toward Muslims.

December 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Christmas on the Mississippi

Several years ago, I was hired to speak on a few occasions for riverboat cruises on the Mississippi. Paddle boats hearkening back to the days of Mark Twain moved lazily yet with determined purpose through the waters of my favorite large river.

December 22, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: Gracie enjoys visit to music class

If dogs could talk, Gracie would be singing the praises of the students at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. Gracie the Aussie mix is the current foster dog of Doby's Mill music teacher Helen Walker.

December 22, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Where has the year gone?

In just two short weeks, it will be 2016.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Cahn: What ‘The Artist’ meant to me

Unless you are much older or much younger than I am or have been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you should ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Roadmap to Easy Street

Is the American Dream dead? Are the rags to riches myths just that?

April 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Black votes matter

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.

April 26, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The crazy Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter he sent to the newspaper where he ...

April 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A ‘no-kill’ future for our county

Call her a "no-kill" champion. Cindi Prestage, DVM has accepted the challenge to turn the animal shelter in Kershaw County into a no-kill facility. Pretty ...

April 26, 2016 | | Columns


Cahn: Members of Congress are people, too

As I was running through my Facebook feed, a post someone shared or liked caught my eye: a proposal to offer a 28th amendment to ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: A trans-ient dilemma

WASHINGTON -- As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet.

April 22, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: An idea for bathroom checkers

Some states are known for things they produce in abundance. Idaho has potatoes, Maine has lobsters and South Carolina seems to have more than our ...

April 22, 2016 | | Columns


Beckham: Flopeye and one vote

One vote.

April 22, 2016 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Happy landings

Once upon a time, there was this annoying little kid named Jimmy who loved to fly. He wasn't crazy about wearing his Sunday best ...

April 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Karma tastes rich in new, humane economy

WASHINGTON -- As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ...

April 19, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The ethics of moonshining

When the Chattanooga Better Business Bureau hired me as the keynote speaker for its annual luncheon, the president and CEO was very specific on what ...

April 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Not the Fed

Watching this year's presidential campaign has been interesting, to say the least. There's obviously a lot of pent-up citizen anger about "Washington" and ...

April 19, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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