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FOIA report could have been better

One of the agenda items during this week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting was a report from Trustee Shirley Halley on topics covered during an Aug. 19 S.C. School Board Association School Law Conference.

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Storytelling songs

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no stranger to country music and the great stories told in its songs.

September 08, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The real America

I believe it to be a reasonable assumption that lately in our country there has been a state of division, if you will. What we have seen many would describe as not a minor division, but rather a gross separation of our citizens. It would be nearly impossible to walk by a working television or computer screen without seeing groups from the left and the right fighting in the streets and flashing signs promoting hate and violence. If we only follow the sensationalism on social media or in the news, we will begin to buy into the concept America is ...

September 08, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The new downtown

There's a revolution brewing and it's not what you think.

September 08, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


High Flight

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,

September 05, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Radio Days

When I was 10 months into my 16th year, I encountered the most fortuitous opportunity. Back then, I always exclaimed of my extraordinary luck, but as I have grown older and more knowledgeable of such things, I now realize it was an enormous blessing.

September 05, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 5, 2017

I'm not even going to pretend to be unbiased on the subject of Darlington Raceway. "The Lady in Black" is simultaneously NASCAR's greatest and most flawed structural achievement, a lop-sided Southern belle with a mean streak 1.366 miles long.

September 05, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Revisiting Andrew Jackson in Camden

Recently, an undated and unsigned 47 page manuscript speech concerning Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) turned up at the South Caroliniana Library. I became intrigued with the possibility this manuscript might contain previously unknown information about Andrew Jackson in Camden. I immediately secured a copy for study.

September 05, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


What’s in a name?

Martin -- From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god Mars. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th century bishop who is the patron saint of France. An influential bearer of the name was Martin Luther (1483-1546), the theologian who began the Protestant Reformation. The name was also borne by five popes (two of them more commonly knonwn as Marinus). Other more recent bearers include ... the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King...

September 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


To brother Cromartie, with love

WASHINGTON -- There is something eternally bonding about a shared near-death experience, which is how I first met Michael Cromartie.

September 01, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - Sept. 1, 2017

As a municipality, we are fortunate to have a very green community. There are 20 parks and green-spaces totaling approximately 115 acres to manage and maintain. Therefore, the Parks and Trees Commission members visit our city parks every other year to check the condition of and make suggestions for improvements. City staff makes notes and incorporates many of the suggestions into budget requests for the upcoming year.

September 01, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


S.C.’s nuclear scandal and politicians

For a columnist like me, the state's nuclear scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. It is no exaggeration to say that there could be a column every week (or several times a week) on the growing scandal -- and it's likely to be so for months and even years to come.

September 01, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Communication breakdown

I got a pretty interesting phone call the other day.

August 29, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Robert Lee, no ‘E’

WASHINGTON -- You know we've reached a point of -- something -- when a sports announcer named Robert Lee is reassigned from calling a University of Virginia college football game because of his contemporaneously unfortunate name.

August 29, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Aug. 29, 2017

2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, nicknamed "Happy," didn't sound the least bit jolly when recently addressing the subject of NASCAR's deteriorating popularity, not to mention its dwindling fan base.

August 29, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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The scary part of Trump’s speech

I wrote today's column twice. I originally wrote a fairly straight-forward, "safe" examination of President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nation's ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The yankee and his music

Tink returned from a trip to Los Angeles and was recounting a conversation between himself and a friend during lunch. (Many in Southern California continue ...

September 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Main Street program showcases downtown Camden

Our hottest months are behind us as we begin to enjoy many upcoming events and activities. Our hours of day and night are roughly equal ...

September 22, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


More on the nuclear scandal

With each new revelation, our state's ongoing scandal of SCANA, Santee Cooper and their political dealing is providing new insights into how thoroughly corrupt ...

September 22, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lessons from the critters

A pretty funny thing happened just the other day. I won't say where, because that doesn't really matter, but the upshot of it ...

September 19, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


How Democrats won the presidency

WASHINGTON -- Rarely, if ever, have so many presidential winners and losers been so incessantly chatty.

September 19, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 15, 2017

Dear Danica Patrick,

September 19, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School construction projects update

Last November, voters in Kershaw County approved a two-question $129 million referendum to move forward with a number of critical school construction projects. These projects ...

September 19, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Who’s an ‘illegal immigrant’?

On Tuesday's front page, we published a story I wrote about 42-year-old Gheorge Iordache, who pleaded guilty in late August to 60 of 97 ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Shouting for joy

On occasion when I was child, we traveled up into the mountains to visit what Mama called her "home church," meaning it was the church ...

September 15, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


McRae’s Superfine Flour

Camden has long been known for its wheat flour production during the pre-Revolutionary period and for several decades after the war. "Fine Carolina flour" was ...

September 15, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Disasters and such

As Irma bore down on the U.S. mainland, the hysteria got more and more pronounced. It's only Friday as I write this -- she ...

September 12, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The worst is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It has become axiomatic that when Donald Trump says or does something over the top or below the belt, beware the unseen.

September 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 12, 2017

Labor Day weekend 2017 at Darlington Raceway was the best of times … and then it got better or, depending on where your personal driver allegiances ...

September 12, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Scandal, corruption, accountability

The current scandal of SCANA's (S.C. Electric and Gas parent company) and Santee Cooper's nuclear debacle is arguably the biggest scandal in ...

September 12, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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