L/WW athletes travel to Tecumseh for games | Sports

Louisville Weeping Water American Legion baseball

TECUMSEH – Louisville/Weeping Water baseball players took on Tecumseh this week in a pair of games on the diamond.

Tecumseh 6, L/WW Juniors 5

Tecumseh collected a comeback victory in Tuesday night’s Junior Legion contest. The team used a five-run explosion in the bottom of the fifth inning to go ahead. Tecumseh held the Lions scoreless in the top of the sixth to win.

Lucas Kozeny helped the Lions with two hits and two runs batted in. Ethan Essary had one double and three RBI, Ryder Manske posted two hits and two runs and Chase Savage collected two hits and

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Richland County looking to build a sports complex to attract huge travel tournaments | Columbia News

COLUMBIA — More than 90 youth baseball teams poured into northeast Columbia in April to participate in a travel tournament affiliated with Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves.

The visitors spent about $275,000 while here competing at Kelly Mill Sports Complex in Elgin. Richland County Council chairman Paul Livingston attended and offered remarks to the participants; the event was by all accounts successful and well received.

“That’s a four-field complex,” said Scott Powers, director of Experience Columbia SC Sports, which markets the area’s sports offerings to visitors. “Imagine what we could do with an eight-, 10-, 12-field complex.”

Richland County officials

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Creative solutions, craftsmanship are Valois Home Improvements’ priorities

By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer

SHREWSBURY – Raymond Valois has been in the home improvement business honing his craft for over 20 years. Whether it is replacing windows, remodeling kitchens, bathrooms or building a four-seasons room or deck, Valois lives by a mantra he always heard from his father, “If you’re not going to do something well…don’t do it.”

Valois’ passion for problem-solving and detailed craftsmanship is palpable.

He started out his career in photography and, after college and a stint working as a photography assistant on advertising shoots around Boston, he used his eye for detail and his ability

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Home Depot and Lowe’s have 30% share of a home improvement market that’s heading toward $1 trillion

Home Depot Inc. and Lowe’s Cos. are two of the biggest names in all of U.S. retail, but they only have about 30% market share in the category, according to data provided by Bank of America.

Analysts led by Liz Suzuki say Home Depot
and Lowe’s
“command about 17% and 12% market share, respectively, in what remains a relatively fragmented industry.”

The two retailers have notable advantages over smaller competitors, hardware stores and others in the category, including e-commerce capabilities and access to inventory. Bank of America expects the two companies to continue to make gains.

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Home Improvement Tips with David Leon

Let’s Live Better than Normal Make your Home Exactly How You Need and Want It!

As the country opens up and we return to normal, many of us are recalibrating our lives – we’re looking forward to resuming normal activities but also continuing a few of those we learned during our “stay-at-home” time. The home became our refuge like never before and we noticed a few things we wanted to change and we’re not giving those up. We realized the need for personal and specialty spaces, eco-friendly modifications, outdoor living spaces and we are seeing home offices become expectations. According

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