• Polo. For many, the word immediately conjures up the phrase "the sport of kings." It's origins date back to, possibly, as early as the 6th century B.C. in Persia, apparently used as a training game for the king's guard or other elite cavalry units. Today, polo is played professionally in 16 countries. It is also played in Camden on the nation's second oldest polo field, built in 1898. Visitors from around the world gathered to watch polo matches on that field for the next 50 years. Interest waned in the latter half of the 20th century ...
What one person considers wasting time, another believes to be necessary. I grew up in a time when what your parents said was law and employers set the rules. No one dared to defy authority. Nevertheless, I often did mandatory chores that I considered, and still consider, to be a waste of time.
May 19, 2014|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
The 2014 Clinic Classic 5K/10K was held April 26 in downtown Camden. The annual event benefits the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. Awards were given to the top male and female runners and age groups. For the 5K race, the top male overall runner was Ryan Plexico of Columbia, with a time of 17:11. The top female overall runner was Meme Spurgeon (left) of Lexington, with a time of 23:08. For the 10K race, the top male overall runner was Chip Edgerton of Camden with a time of 38:53. The top female overall runner was ...
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Nancy Truesdale DeBruhl, 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 19, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, prior to the service, in the church Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Nancy's memory to McCoy Memorial Nursing Center, 207 Chappell Drive, Bishopville, SC 29010 or Alzheimer's Disease Support Group, 4186 Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC 29210.
Funeral service for Carlette Hood Still, 67, will be held Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Dulaney and the Rev. Eleazer Benenhaley will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
The staff of Camden High School's newspaper, The Palmetto Leaf, came away from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association's (SCSPA) Spring Conference April 22 with a handful of honors and awards. Staffs may submit one entry each semester in 11 of 12 different categories.