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College football’s here

We comment on sports issues in this space on a regular basis, because athletics are so ingrained into the culture of Kershaw County and South Carolina. This week marks the kick-off of college football season in the Palmetto State, and several developments highlight the changing culture of the pigskin pastime here.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 9:19 a.m. | Updated: aug. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m. | College football’s here Comments 0 Comments

Noted and passed - Aug. 25, 2014

• Every now and then a story just makes you want to puff up with pride. We had one Wednesday, and we’ll have another this Wednesday, both on the same subject: the renaming of the I-20 bridge over the Wateree River for Kershaw County’s three medal of honor winners. Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell are heroes out of history in no uncertain terms. In our preview story, readers learned that Hilton charged gunners firing at his squad, firing until his ammunition was spent, killing six enemies and capturing 10, but lost an arm as ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 10:11 a.m. | Updated: aug. 25, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Noted and passed - Aug. 25, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Alaska politics

One of the things that keeps many people interested in politics is the fact that big decisions can turn on little details. Such is the case with control of the United States Senate in the upcoming election; Republicans want to gain six seats so they’ll have a majority in both the Senate and House, while Democrats, even though they understand they probably will lose some seats, want desperately to prevent a GOP majority. The entire deal -- which party, in effect, controls the government in Washington -- could come down to Alaska, the least densely populated state in the nation. With ...

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:09 a.m. | Updated: aug. 22, 2014 6:00 a.m. | Alaska politics Comments 0 Comments


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