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Column: We need to talk

One hates to think we could actually start the day saying something like, “ho hum; another mass shooting,” but sadly, it sometimes feels that way.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2018 4:04 p.m. | Updated: feb. 20, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: We need to talk Comments 0 Comments

Column: Appreciation to the farmer

Several years ago, when my agent and I were pitching my second book, we made the round of New York publishers, hoping to find enough ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2018 4:06 p.m. | Updated: feb. 20, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Appreciation to the farmer Comments 0 Comments

Column: Going Hogg wild

WASHINGTON -- It was a profoundly poignant image: Thirty to 40 teens huddled together in a small dark room, their downturned faces illuminated by cellphones as ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2018 4:17 p.m. | Updated: feb. 20, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Going Hogg wild Comments 0 Comments

Column: The Alexander Young portrait

Well-known, long-time Camden resident William M. Shannon wrote a series of articles for the newspaper in 1876 that described Camden and its people of days ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2018 4:19 p.m. | Updated: feb. 20, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: The Alexander Young portrait Comments 0 Comments

Column: Unsportsmanlike conduct

On Wednesday, February 7, I drove down to Columbia to watch my older son play in his last JV basketball game -- perhaps his last basketball ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2018 2:31 p.m. | Updated: feb. 16, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Unsportsmanlike conduct Comments 0 Comments

Column: Small newspapers make big difference

Of the many factors that contribute to a community’s quality of life, one that’s often under-appreciated is the local newspaper.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2018 2:32 p.m. | Updated: feb. 16, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Small newspapers make big difference Comments 0 Comments

Column: Reflections

We all had that special teacher or coach who inspired us to believe and achieve while we were in school. Take a minute and think ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2018 2:34 p.m. | Updated: feb. 16, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Reflections Comments 0 Comments

Column: Invasion of the bots

WASHINGTON -- If you want to know whether Democrats will take back the House and/or Senate in November, just ask Russia.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2018 2:35 p.m. | Updated: feb. 16, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Invasion of the bots Comments 0 Comments

Column: Whispered prayer

Life experiences fuel writing, which is a mysterious thing. Something happens and it sends your mind to places long forgotten. Writing’s beautiful. You startle ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 3:17 p.m. | Updated: feb. 13, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Whispered prayer Comments 0 Comments

Column: Do-er or dow-er

Since the beginning of our time together, Tink and I have discovered that we pronounce words differently.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 3:18 p.m. | Updated: feb. 13, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Do-er or dow-er Comments 0 Comments

Column: Karma loves football

WASHINGTON -- The delirium over the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory over the New England Patriots seems to have been matched by delight in Tom Brady’s defeat ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2018 3:21 p.m. | Updated: feb. 13, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Karma loves football Comments 0 Comments

Column: I wrote about it, then suffered it

I’ve written about the flu here in Kershaw County twice. It seems only fitting I should experience it, right? Well, no, actually I don ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2018 2:55 p.m. | Updated: feb. 09, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: I wrote about it, then suffered it Comments 0 Comments

Column: #Fairness

WASHINGTON -- Just minutes before the start of President Trump’s State of the Union address, Hillary Clinton dumped a mea culpa onto her Facebook page ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2018 2:56 p.m. | Updated: feb. 09, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: #Fairness Comments 0 Comments

Column: Jazz

In 1903, when historian and sociologist W.E.B. DuBois heralded the Negro spiritual as the most beautiful expression of human experience born this side ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2018 2:58 p.m. | Updated: feb. 09, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: Jazz Comments 0 Comments

Column: A call to civility

“I’m sorry.”

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Posted: feb. 08, 2018 2:59 p.m. | Updated: feb. 09, 2018 1:00 a.m. | Column: A call to civility Comments 0 Comments

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