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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


Parker: Conception deception

WASHINGTON -- It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the videos "disturbing."

August 07, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Happy trails

Most people want recreational walking and hiking trails in the city and county. Many are not aware of the 2013 Greenways Plan (Kershaw County Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Plan) which envisions a county-wide network of safe, well-planned walking and biking trails for the whole family, trails to eventually connect with the statewide, 425-mile Palmetto Trail.

August 07, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beckham: A first class program

It was a perfect fall Friday night in October of 1962 and Zemp Stadium was packed as fans eagerly waited for the contest between the two best programs in the state. Unfortunately the fans had to sit through the first half of a football game between two less than mediocre teams before seeing the Brooklyn-Cayce and Camden bands perform. B-C and Camden would soon clash in the state's band championship for the first place trophy, but an ugly incident at the end of the first half caused the football coach to be fired that night.

August 07, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Pre-debate excitement soars

WASHINGTON -- No doubt you have butterflies just thinking about Thursday's first GOP debate.

August 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: Can you see the future?

There are so many aspects of our lives we have practically no control over. It makes us feel better to think we're in control, but the truth is we very seldom are. Even when we do have some measure of control over our fate, there are other factors and forces which can have just as great, or even more, influence on us.

August 05, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Tatum: Not in my back yard

I think I may have a new hero.

August 03, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: When Mama planned on dying

For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week -- and sometimes not a day -- went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.

August 03, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Column: Probes of destruction

As we continue examining Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school and college life, it has been easy to forget what this was originally ...

October 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Kavanaugh not suited for court

I wrote this Wednesday, and updated it Friday, just as a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inquiry into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett ...

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Heart patient knows miracle

My own heart surgery is two and a half years behind me now, but I never will forget my emotions after being told my aortic ...

October 09, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The bi-vocational preacher

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

October 09, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Time of the year, again

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I enjoy invasive contacts.

October 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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