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Listening to Dale’s advice

A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don’t like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is “whenever possible, step out of the way.”

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:09 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Listening to Dale’s advice Comments 0 Comments

Photographer Edward T. Start

Recently an inquiry came to the South Caroliniana Library from the Adirondack Museum in Saranac Lake, N. Y., concerning an Edward T. Start (1867-1952) photograph in their collection. Along with the inquiry came a copy of the photograph and Start’s obituary from the February 5, 1952, Adirondack Daily.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:10 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Photographer Edward T. Start Comments 0 Comments

This is journalism?

I love my job. As harried as I can be sometimes, I really do love it. I think long-time readers of this column know that by now -- that I love to write stories about Kershaw County, especially in Camden, which has been my primary beat (along with healthcare) for 14 years. You know that I’m passionate about the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and that I truly believe it doesn’t just benefit journalists like myself, but individual citizens like you.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 4:08 p.m. | Updated: sep. 01, 2014 6:00 a.m. | This is journalism? Comments 0 Comments

A case of the grumps

Let’s talk about grumpy people. Fie on them.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 9:31 a.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 6:00 a.m. | A case of the grumps Comments 0 Comments

Our local heroes

I was truly proud to be able to report during the past week an historical event right here in Camden. It was the naming of the I-20 bridge that crosses the Wateree River for Kershaw County’s three Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the greatest and most prestigious award bestowed on those serving in the United States military and to receive it means you’ve done something exceptionally special, often at the cost of your life.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 10:23 a.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Our local heroes Comments 0 Comments

Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I’ve watched it probably 20 times.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 10:39 a.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Who are those guys? Comments 0 Comments

Tech firms’ poor record of diversity

Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 10:16 a.m. | Updated: aug. 29, 2014 5:00 a.m. | Tech firms’ poor record of diversity Comments 0 Comments

New girl navigating the pressroom and Camden

I completed my bachelor’s degree the first week of August, so I was thrilled to snag a job at the Chronicle-Independent a little more than a week later.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 7:04 p.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m. | New girl navigating the pressroom and Camden Comments 0 Comments

Corporate tax returns should be public

Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 9:16 a.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Corporate tax returns should be public Comments 0 Comments


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