• As you settle back to enjoy holiday football, we have a startling statistic for you regarding the size of college football players. A recent survey which focused on linemen over seven decades revealed the average lineman today weighs more than half again as much as his 1950 counterpart. Over that time, according to a recent news report, the average offensive and defensive lineman grew to just over 290 pounds from just above 190. We can't even predict how big they'll be in another 50 years.
Childhood is a wonderful time! A small child really believes he or she could "catch a falling start and put it … in a pocket." Nothing is impossible. Also, the warmth of love and acceptance comes from family and friends. Nowhere are the problems of finance or payment. Some children even tell their parents, when told they are big boys or girls, "I don't want to grow up." Even the story Peter Pan concerns a group of children who fly off with Peter, who has never had to grow up.
December 24, 2012|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
Funeral services honoring the life of Marvin Wayne "George" Gardner, 62, of Bethune, will be held Monday, December 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM, at Harmony Baptist Church in Bethune. The Rev. Tracy Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, in Bethune. Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Gardner's memory to the American Heart Association, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
WASHINGTON -- It is a conundrum of wordsmiths that sometimes events are so horrible that words escape us. Bereft of the tools of our trade, we are left with what is perhaps the only appropriate response to something as heart-stopping as the massacre of children: silence.
December 24, 2012|
By Kathleen Parker
Washington Post Writers Group
Jessie Watkins of Camden entered into rest on Friday, December 21, 2012 at KershawHealth. Arrangements will be announced later. The online guestbook can be viewed/signed at www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com.
Funeral service for Gladys Goff Potter, 85, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
James Horton, Jr., 58 of Camden entered into rest on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Palmetto Health Richland. Arrangements will be announced later. The online guestbook can be viewed/signed at www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com.
A Celebration of Life Service for Mattie Paschal Goff, 89, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Blaney Baptist Church. The Rev. Philip Blankenship and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Blaney Baptist Church Choir Fund, P.O. Box 305, Elgin, S.C. 29045, or Harmony Baptist Church, 998 Tookie Doo Ln, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
After opening the season with three lopsided victories, the Camden High wrestling team enjoyed its biggest win of the young season, while exacting a bit of revenge in the process, in Tuesday's win over Hartsville.