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Rich: Book shopping in person is a joy

It was in Oxford, Miss., where it come to me so clearly. I knew it, of course. I had known it since I was a child skirted in gingham innocence and trimmed with inexperience.

October 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: The stranger I will never forget

We knew we were racing the clock. Massive rain had been forecasted and on Saturday, Oct. 3, it started falling. But no one I knew expected the kind of flooding we saw the next day. Hundreds, if not, thousands of people and animals were almost instantly displaced and homeless. Lost pets were wandering flooded homes and streets. Our 7-month-old puppy, Tilly, would have been one of them, if not for a team of caring volunteers and one hero who appeared out of nowhere.

October 27, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: The way we do the things we do

Supposedly, one of the worst things you can do in the world is show people how you make the sausage. No one cares -- or they might find it so ugly they run for the hills. All they care about is whether or not the sausage tastes good and is safe to eat.

October 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Jeb, Jeb, Jeb

WASHINGTON -- It might be time for Katie Couric to ask Jeb Bush what he reads.

October 23, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Gilland: Arborists come for T.R.A.Q.

You know that saying, "Be careful what you wish for?" Well, I recently had two wishes granted. The first was for rain; and that's all I'll say about that. The second wish was to host and attend a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Seminar, or TRAQ for short.

October 23, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Another wake-up call for S.C.

Occasionally I ask a distinguished guest columnist to share this space. This column is by John Warner, who over a 33-year career has become a widely recognized leader of the innovation and entrepreneurial community in and around South Carolina. He is CEO of Concepts to Companies, which partners with strong academic researchers and other technologists who have compelling business ideas but do not have the experience or the desire to startup companies alone. He can be reached at johnwarner@conceptstocompanies.com.

October 23, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Fiddling among the embers

There's an old adage, something about never discussing religion or politics with friends or family, unless you want to get rid of them forever.

October 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: A woman in full

WASHINGTON -- With the latest poll numbers tallied and political pundits having spoken, a consensus has emerged: Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic debate and, barring a Benghazi piñata exploding with revelations, has cinched the nomination.

October 20, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: It really takes a lot to be a proper Southerner

It takes a lot of time to be the proper Southerner, the kind respected for thoughtfulness and kindness. In fact, it takes so much time, it's looking like I may have to give up my job, just to act like Mama raised me and Daddy expected me to do.

October 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Do we really need another Act 388?

At a superintendents meeting in September, I heard a presentation from a member of the S.C. Senate Finance Committee staff on budget and revenue issues which will impact our state. It's often difficult to get one's arms around fiscal issues because the information is generally presented in pithy sound bites reflecting the bias of the politician, media person or interest group being quoted. This particular presentation, however, got my attention because it put tangible numbers and an objective picture on the table. I thought the highlights of his speech were worth sharing in this column.

October 20, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Feeling overwhelmed? Me, too

Not just due to the change we've made to our twice a week schedule, or even because of last week's weather, but, goodness!, have I felt overwhelmed lately.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: The Sanders-Trump magical mystery tour

WASHINGTON -- Barrels of ink and galaxies of pixels have been sacrificed to solving the mystery of the spectacular rises of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

October 16, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: Trailing a ghost

On the evening of August 15, 1780, Catherine Orr Alexander looked up at the night sky in Mecklenburg County and wondered exactly where her husband was. She knew he was in harm's way for he was serving with the Continental troops under Gen. Horatio Gates. Little did she know he was not very far away from Charlotte Town, just down the road toward Camden at Rugeley's Mill, encamped with the American troops who were preparing for an encounter with the British at the garrison at Camden. What ensued would become known as the Battle of Camden. It was ...

October 16, 2015 | | Columns


Op-ed: Reform road system first

If more money were the answer to the state's infrastructure woes, the topic would hardly be worth debating. The real trouble with South Carolina's roads, though, isn't a lack of money. It's a lack -- indeed, a total lack -- of citizen control or influence on road funding. How do we know more money won't produce better roads?

October 16, 2015 | By Jamie Murguia C-I guest columnist | Columns


Tatum: Your reputation precedes you

So, I walked into a neat little country store/artists colony thing up in the mountains last week. Having been drawn by the sound of a Martin guitar and an easy-going voice doing old folkie tunes from the hills and hollers, I sat down with a glass of tea for a listen.

October 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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Column: Sports success at CMA

Leaves are falling. We all just enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast. We are preparing for Christmas and the start of a new year. Fall sports are ...

November 30, 2018 | By Casey Robinson, CMA admissions director C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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