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Column: Shalom

I was born Jewish, but haven't been in a synagogue since at least the 1990s. I've considered myself a secular Jew: someone who counts themselves as culturally Jewish, but doesn't practice the religion. I'm not going to go into the whys and wherefores about my decision to take my life in that direction.

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Southern Doo Dads

The female mosquito is the one which bites you and she is attracted to carbon dioxide. Have you ever put Windex on a bug bite -- particularly those of a chigger?

November 02, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: That hidden beach world

I just returned from eight days at what some call the North Coast. That would be the stretch of coastline along Highway 17 that runs from Georgetown, on up to Myrtle Beach and beyond. Funny thing about Myrtle Beach. Locals refer to it as Kmart by the Sea, a reference to all the development you see these days. Well, development is everywhere now as beaches go. It's hard to avoid, but here and there you can return to the days of yore. You just need to know where to go and that would be behind the "green curtain," the ...

November 02, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A word from our president (not really)

WASHINGTON -- Network announcer: We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this special message from the president of the United States.

November 02, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Beechwood shines light on bright future

For more than a decade, the exquisite property of McKee Graham Boykin family lineage known as Beechwood, prominently and extensively bordering Knights Hill Road, has been the center of a constellation of connected but frequently conflicting interests.

November 02, 2018 | By John Carmichael, Sherwood Cleveland and Joe Sullivan Preserve Camden With Responsible Growth | Columns


Column: Autumn days

With cooler temperatures and shorter days finally here, it¹s time once again for me to engage in a little nature worship.

October 30, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Bob McDill

The other day, Tink forwarded a story link to me. In an effort to know all things Southern and to love better this different life he has chosen, he often checks things online then forwards interesting pieces.

October 30, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Meeting Mr. Conroy

It was my senior year of high school and Pat Conroy was coming to town. Pat Conroy, for an aspiring Southern writer like me, is a big deal. He wrote books such as The Great Santini and The Water is Wide, novels which transformed the way I thought about South Carolina, my home state. He wrote about places such as Charleston and Isle of Palms; waxed poetic about street names I recognized, bridges I'd driven over. He made my home come alive and read like a work of art, which it is, and this author helped me realize it.

October 30, 2018 | By Stuart Pennebaker C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Avenatti’s white man offense and red-hot lies

WASHINGTON -- At last, Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in hoping that Michael Avenatti, the wannabe progressive president, will soon disappear.

October 30, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The long game of justice

When news broke a week ago that the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office had arrested two people -- a man and his wife -- for the murder of Bethune resident Adam Davis, people reacted in pretty inevitable ways: "I told you so," "It's about time," and, a few, "No, it couldn't be them."

October 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Being rescued

Several years ago, a soldier serving in Afghanistan, wrote me a fan letter. I believe, though I am not certain, that his admiration came from having read my book, My Life In the Pits.

October 26, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: What’s new?

In this climate of national division, with character assassination and name calling rampant in the political vocabulary, Buckminster Fuller's dictum, "Politics follows invention" comes to mind. Fuller (1895-1983) an American architect, author, designer, inventor, and futurist, famously the promoter of the Geodesic dome, advocated practical solutions rather than argument to real-world problems and needs.

October 26, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Woodmason’s letter to John Chesnut

My colleague, Ricky Good, said, "Katherine, I wouldn't write that article -- there are too many descendants here." My rationale is that they need to know what Charles Woodmason said about Camden (and its people), even though he may not have liked their ancestors one bit! Truth be told, when one analyzes Charles Woodmason's writings as a whole, you can't really be offended by what he said about people in the Backcountry of South Carolina, because he simply couldn't help himself. He was a product of his times and place -- and we are fortunate that he wrote ...

October 26, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson, Camden Archives and Museum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The details of stories and lives

When Rev. Billy Graham passed away, there were wonderful tributes that poured forth from people who knew him or had been inspired by his life and preaching.

October 23, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Partisan behavior just plain wrong

Many people believe engineers are inclined to be opinionated. I doth protest! In my defense, I try to form an opinion from facts and think that I must be able argue both sides of an issue in order to have an educated opinion. That philosophy can be applied to just about any major issue or decision.

October 23, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Column: Archery needs help to hit target

Athletics is an important part of school life, from elementary school all the way through college. That is certainly true at Kershaw County's three ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The fashion designer wannabe

To be truthful, I was 'agin' it from the beginning. To tell the unvarnished truth, I was quite a brat about it.

November 16, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part 3

Today, art joins cooking as one of Paula's passions. "There's a lady in town -- the 'Shell Lady,' who shelled our gas lanterns on ...

November 16, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Elections should be more competitive

There's a big lesson in the 2018 elections for the S.C. House of Representatives: The more competitive that elections are, the more likely ...

November 16, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Weird news is the new normal

It's like they say: No matter where you go, there you are.

November 13, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Rural Route One

When I was a child growing up, our address was simply Rural Route One. Our road had no proper name and, for the first five ...

November 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Relief is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning ...

November 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part Two

Paula suffered agoraphobia early in life. This anxiety disorder makes you fear and avoid places or situations that might induce panic and feeling trapped, helpless ...

November 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Consider Antigua

Summer vacation may be over, but it is always the right time of year to travel somewhere new. For a long weekend, we're lucky ...

November 09, 2018 | By Stuart Pennebaker C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Remember Khashoggi

WASHINGTON -- The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got -- Donald Trump is still president.

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


Column: Paula's journey, Part One

When you see glistening oyster beds what comes to mind? An oyster roast? A mucky, perilous place? A driveway white with sun-bleached shells? Well, some ...

November 09, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Today is the day

For what it's worth, today is the big day. Election day. A moment for major change, a repudiation of an evil direction and intent ...

November 06, 2018 | | Columns


Column: The praying place

It was back in the summer, when the sun hung high and hot in the sky and the droplets of humidity fell like unwanted drops ...

November 06, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Our prince of scribes

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- As the famed author Pat Conroy began his journey from this earth two years ago, he might have dreamed of weekends like ...

November 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker | Columns


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