A couple of decades ago, the biggest day of college football season was the opening game, when fans could get their first chance to see how their team looked. But then the recruiting circus blew up, and now, national signing day, which took place Wednesday, is perhaps the most anticipated event of all. Recruiting, and the news surrounding it, have become industries unto themselves, with all sorts of services ranking recruits and following their every tweet.
The kids are all right. Their slightly older siblings, not so much.
This community witnesses all-encompassing friendships among people of different educational backgrounds, income levels, and races. For some people, however, when it comes to race, the glass remains half-empty; they find it hard to move on from a difficult and painful past. Many others, to the contrary, celebrate our emergence as a nation that reflects all God's children and gives hope that persons from different backgrounds can combine energies and ideas to create a spectacular new culture, as we are doing.
A West Wateree "dream team" has been assembled to take on the Harlem Superstars in a benefit basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 7 inside Lugoff-Elgin High School's Demons Den.
For the first time since the 1996-97 season, Lugoff-Elgin will enter the state wrestling tournament not as a region champion.
Knights qualify 13 wrestlers into AA Upper State tourney: North Central, which won the Region 4-AA wrestling championship with an 11-1 record, received a championship performances from Mason Gomez at 113 pounds and Tyler Small (152), in qualifying 13 wrestlers into the AA Upper State individual tournament on Feb. 21.
The Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team capped off its 2014-15 season by successfully defending its championship in the second annual West Wateree Athletic Conference Tournament which was held Saturday at L-EMS.
Camden, which finished second in Region 4-AAA, will meet Belton-Honea Path, the third-place finisher Region 3, in Saturday's first round of the AAA Upper State wrestling tournament at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.
The Miss Gold and Black Pageants will be held on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th. Both pageants begin at 7 p.m. in the Camden High Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at Camden High School. The theme for the pageants is "On Broadway." Highlights of the events will be the crowning of Junior Miss Gold and Black on Friday night, Miss Gold and Black on Saturday, Mr. Camden Bulldog on Saturday night, and a performance by the Camden High Gospel Choir at both pageants. The two events are sponsored by the Camden Bulldog ...
Two bright spots for Camden were revealed in Monday's issue of the Chronicle-Independent, and in an age when bad news seems to dominate -- at least at the national level -- it's worth spotlighting those things again.
WASHINGTON -- Flashback: Galileo is sitting under house arrest pondering the unyielding ignorance of The Church for refusing to consider his heliocentric proposition that the Earth circled the sun, which, contrary to Scripture, was at the center of what we now call the solar system.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join the Martin Luther King walk in Sumter. The truth is, I had the opportunity to join it in the past, too, but I did not. As my grandmother used to say, "Better late than never." Still, as I waited for the walk to begin, I was disappointed in myself for not attending in the past.
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Previous year's box seat and reserved parking space holders have until Friday, Feb. 13, to secure their spaces for the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those individuals seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors baseball games this spring and summer.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.