Heath Badders, center, with the Badders Law Firm of Center, Nacogdoches and Lufkin, is seen with recent Shelby County high school graduates Esther A. Mergerson, left, and Jacob Searcy.

Abi DePriest may be a high school freshman, but the Shelby County teenager knows well what it takes to rise to the top of her chosen endeavors.

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Flag Day was celebrated on Friday June 14 in a ceremony conducted by VFW Post 8904 and Auxiliary at Center's Senior Nutrition Site.

June is here and many families and schools are having the annual or every two years reunion for everyone to enjoy and tell stories of the memories they have from 'back in

Holiday Nursing Center will be hosting a blood drive by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center from 12 to 4:30 p.m on June 24.


With things heating up in Texas, it’s only a matter of time before high school football makes its triumphant return.

Center Roughrider Basketball Camps were held Monday-Wednesday, June 3-5, at Center Middle School Gym.

The 28th annual Preston Football Camp was held Saturday at Center High School's Roughrider Stadium.

Ribbons, medals, and trophies are cherished possessions for those of us lucky enough to receive them, but ask anyone that has one, and they will quickly tell you that a championship ring is on a wh

East Texas’s own Dominique Edison will be hosting a youth football camp at the San Augustine High School Stadium on June 15

The Roughrider Soccer Camp was hosted in the Center High School Football Field 9-12 a.m from May 27-30. 


Katelyn Bolton and Juan Gonzalez were named the winners of the Center High School R. E.

Photo Galleries

Sideline scenes from last week's Roughriders vs. Tatum home football game with the CHS Chaparrals.

Light and Champion photos by Mike Elswick

Sideline scenes from 2018 season opening game for the Center High School Roughriders against Tatum featuring the CHS Roughrider Cheerleaders. Check out cheerleader photo gallery....

Mark, Jill and Lindsey Carpenter

Mark Carpenter, his wife Jill, and daughter Lindsey, would like to thank everyone for coming out to The Lily Far

Here are some of the photos taken by Light and Champion photographer Alexis Fountain at the UIL 2A boys basketball semifnal game between Shelbyville and West TExas on Friday, March 9, 2018.