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Phillips: A fresh start

As students in Kershaw County head back to school this week and others across the state and the nation have already returned or soon will, there is a certain anticipation as to what the 2015-2016 school year will bring.

August 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Noble: A simple life of virtue

It was announced this week Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don't know what will happen or if it will cut short his life -- though I'm not sure "cut short" applies to a man who is 90 years old.

August 19, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: A man for all seasons, sort of

So, another video of an elusive, mythical creature has hit the internet, this time someone's cellphone video of a possible Sasquatch, shot not too far away in the North Carolina mountains.

August 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: The South’s love for nicknames

For some reason Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

August 17, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: Rescued by a bloodhound

A special delivery for Hailey recently showed up at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). A $100 check -- in the form of a donation -- for Hailey the bloodhound.

August 17, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Don’t forget the sunblock

It's been a week, and my forehead is still peeling.

August 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: The meaning of Trump

WASHINGTON -- It is perhaps time to stop wondering what The Donald's got the others ain't got.

August 14, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph: The most wonderful time of the year … or not

About this time every year, there are three words that mean different things to different people: "Back to school!" I noticed several days ago where someone on Facebook posted that very amusing Staples' back to school commercial, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." I have to say it's one of my favorites, though not necessarily because of the obvious. It's because of the manner in which the dad is frolicking through the aisles of Staples as he tosses miscellaneous school supplies into his shopping cart as his rather unhappy kids stand by and watch. Their faces are ...

August 14, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Parker: Making a good first impression

CLEVELAND -- Not to diminish the importance of the first Republican debate, but it felt like the first in a political survivor series.

August 12, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: Hey buddy, got a light?

I guess I'll have to admit I am a living contradiction. That could apply to a lot of aspects of my life, but what I am specifically referring to here is my love/hate relationship with modern technology. My regular readers are well aware of this.

August 12, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Noble: Wanted -- a hero for S.C.; apply here

I live in Charleston. Though my roots go many generations deep in the soil of the rural Upstate -- and I love the green rolling hills and blue mountains -- Charleston is the place I love the most.

August 12, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Something to offend everyone

Oh, so you're offended? Well tough noogies -- I'm offended that you're offended. Get over it.

August 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: A ‘Southernly’ introduction

Back in the autumn, just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows and reds to come, we took a Monday off and headed to the state fair.

August 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Families and success in school

We are officially one week away from the first day of school for students! One of the many blessings of working in education is you get to start fresh every year. (This is true for both students and the adults who work with them.)

August 10, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: A typhoon’s devastation

Many people in Kershaw County remember Hurricane Hugo. Hugo came ashore in the Lowcountry as a Category 4 Hurricane with its highest recorded wind gust of 120 mph. Hugo worked its way inland, reaching Kershaw County with 100 mph winds and torrential rains.

August 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Column: Should KCSD raise own taxes?

As I sat in on last week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting (which I reported on Tuesday), a thought popped into my ...

May 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: ‘Honoring Unidentified Veterans in Quaker Cemetery’

For the last five years on the Saturday before Memorial Day, I have helped my grandfather, Glen Inabinet, and many of the members of American ...

May 25, 2018 | By Daniel Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: We remember

Memorial Day. There is still much to say. As many have proclaimed, we honor our fallen soldiers who gave their lives to safeguard our democracy ...

May 25, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The tour guide

In 1969, Richard W. Lloyd responded to a letter from George Kassabaum of The American Institute of Architects, who was surveying American cities regarding their ...

May 25, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The occasional double take

After 20-something years in this business, I can still occasionally put on what my old friend and musical partner in crime Frank Lee Johnson calls ...

May 22, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Like the battle of the lost shoes

The faithful came. There were no church houses, no steeples, no pulpits, and no altars. But those who practice a secular gospel, a devotion to ...

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


Column: Pets and hot cars

Bring on the heat! It may just be May, but summer is here and it is hot. Already, people in the South are running the ...

May 22, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A royal fantasy

WASHINGTON -- You can have your royal wedding, your princess bride, your pomp and your circumstance. For a real love story, I'm going with Thomas ...

May 22, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Covering Cooter -- Part I

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was a Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I ...

May 18, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Sentimental journey

I was making my way from Greenville to Lincolnton one Saturday afternoon. I had to take a back road, a blessing. The light was bad ...

May 18, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities.

May 18, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Work paths

Ever stood on Holy ground? Read on.

May 15, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Tips for protecting taxpayers

Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many ...

May 15, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: A teacher walk-out in SC?

Teachers have generally been taken for granted for about as long as history has been recorded. Teachers are the very best of people. They want ...

May 15, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Making hay with horse sense

WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump said, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," it's ...

May 15, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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