During the past few years it has become increasingly obvious that baseball is no longer America's past-time. The NFL has taken over that mantle as pro football now garners more money and more eyeballs than any other sport.
In presidential politics, endorsements are a prize candidates seem to covet, but don't necessarily need. On the rare occasion, however, a presidential backer can give a candidate that extra boost required to finish off the competition or a killer blow that eventually stymies a campaign.
Based on preliminary property value calculations, the millage rate for Kershaw County is unlikely to be raised, according to County Auditor Robin Watkins. Watkins presented those calculations to Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday.
Without even taking a snap during the opening weekend of the NFL season, Peyton Manning's name might have been mentioned more than any other player hitting the field Sunday. Even as this year's first overall draft pick Cam Newton was setting a new rookie passing record against the Arizona Cardinals, Manning's name still popped up as he had previously set the mark during his debut 14 years ago.
Kershaw County and Camden city councils designated September as National Literacy Month, and volunteers with the Kershaw County Literacy Association (KCLA) hope the community becomes more aware of the organization's programs and goals.
Kershaw County Council could change the way it handles some of its business if it approves an ordinance to be taken up on first reading Tuesday. Council discussed the procedural changes at its work session Thursday.
The Wateree River Pirates have likely taken their final voyage. Only weeks after constructing a 50-foot-long, pirate-themed boat for use along the Wateree River, Matt McCaskill and Colt Shirley were forced to take apart the ship they essentially built from scratch.
The idea of testing the waters now has new meaning with the opening of Camden native Alan Massebeau's hot dog business on Lake Wateree. For five years, Massebeau sold hot dogs and various other snacks from a boat on the waters of Sandy Island, but he has returned to his hometown in hopes of establishing a similar operation on Lake Wateree
Kershaw County is one step closer to hiring its first new economic development director in 14 years. The position became vacant Aug. 8 after the office's last director, Nelson Lindsay, took a similar position in Richland County.