There's a lot not to like about college athletics these days. In many ways, it has become a giant money grab, with schools giving up longtime allegiances and rivalries to jump from conference to conference, wherever the dollar signs are highest. Academic and recruiting scandals such as the recent one at the University of North Carolina are common. Coaches are paid millions of dollars while schools raise ticket prices for their fans, many of whom swear until their dying breaths that the coaches are "worth every penny of it." It's not a pretty world.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama hosted a screening of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" at the White House the other day. He should do it again -- and again and again.
High school students interested in becoming a participant in James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17's annual high school oratorical contest are invited to an orientation Sunday at 2 p.m. at the post on West DeKalb Street in Camden.
Freshman music major Andrea Nobles, of Camden, is among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University's NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree.
In observance of American Education Week, National Career Development Week and Parental Involvement Week, Baron DeKalb Elementary sponsored several activities for students and their families, such as Career Day, Doughnuts for Dads, Book Character Day, and the 4K & 5K Sharing Soup.
• One of the frankest explanations we've heard from Republicans on what the party needs to do to revitalize itself nationally came from Haley Barbour, the former governor of Mississippi and former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Said the folksy Barbour, "We've got to give our political organization a very serious proctology exam. We need to look everywhere."
As the Christmas shopping season approaches, we should all be reminded of just how important shopping at home really is. Studies show that money spent at independently owned local businesses stays in a community, multiplying as it circulates.
As part of its program for character development, classes at the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) selected a variety of service projects to help open children's minds to the concept of service to the community.
The city of Camden will hold a drop-in public meeting Dec. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. to seek public input regarding improvements to the South Rutledge Street Parking Lot. The public meeting will be held at Books on Broad, located at 944 Broad St., Camden. The meeting will provide opportunity for interested individuals and groups to actively participate in the planning and design process.
This past week, city of Camden utility crews have been busy placing holiday decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season.
As the fall rolls on and tests pile up, many students begin changing their daily routine to one that is more study friendly and, unfortunately, usually more deskbound. What most students do not realize is that while your dog lies next to you on the couch day after day, it is being robbed of physical activity that is vital to their health.
Here is the schedule of upcoming youth sports camps in Kershaw County:
Over the past few years, the Lugoff-Elgin High School golf program has done about all a young program could.
We offer our condolences to the family, friends and all of us who benefited from Sylvia Upton "Sibby" Wood's life. Wood, also known as "Sib," supported or was otherwise involved in so many things here in Kershaw County, they are almost too numerous to count. But count them we shall try as we mourn her death last week in Michigan at the age of 81.
Many people have crossed the path of my life, but only one crossed it from three different directions. Don Light, one of Nashville's most admired powerbrokers and star makers, was meant to be part of my life. I say this repeatedly because I encountered him through friends in country music, Southern gospel and NASCAR racing.
Recently, the United States Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act for generations to come. Many conservatives and the GOP seemed woefully ignorant of our healthcare system.
A big thank you to Max Ford's letter dated July 1. It was a great history lesson for me.
When we examine our experiences over time, our recollections of some of them stand out like posts supporting our "fence of life." These are memories we will never forget. Some refer to them as "muscle" memories, very strong ones.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...
While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!
The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...
Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.
Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.