Madge Black Strickland, author of A Sandhills Revelation: The History, Legacy, Legend of Blaney-Elgin will speak on Elgin's history Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse at 607 South Broad St., in Camden. This program is free and open to the public
Richard Ward Powell, 52, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died Saturday, January 15, 2014. He was the husband of Rachel Ann Marshall Powell, formerly of Camden S.C. His memorial service was Monday, January 27, 2014, at the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.
A memorial service for Allen Eugene "Al" Frakes, 56, formerly of Myrtle Beach, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Blake Martin will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
A two-vehicle collision in Camden resulted in minor injuries Monday. A Camden Police Department (CPD) report said a 15-year-old Camden male was northbound on Gordon Street in a 2003 Toyota SUV. He attempted to cross DeKalb Street in front of CPD headquarters and collided with a 4-door 2001 Toyota car driven by a 67-year-old Elgin man. According to the CPD report, the 15-year-old said he did not see the other vehicle. He was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way while entering a roadway.
President Obama's plan to expand early-childhood education on a massive scale sounds at first blush like a great idea. After all, who can argue with the fact of helping kids -- especially disadvantaged kids -- get a break early in life, thus helping them gain valuable skills and leading productive lives? The only problem is that the government itself -- the Department of Health and Human Services, in particular -- has found that programs such as Head Start don't work on a long-term basis.
Staff at the Chronicle-Independent and Camden Media Co. have stopped using a set of old email addresses. Since at least 1999, many staff members have used email addresses ending in "@ci-camden.com." Those addresses were discontinued earlier this month.
Fairfield Central broke out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter and never let North Central back into the game in taking home a 59-40 victory in a boys' basketball game played inside The Castle in Boonetown last Friday night.
Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to work on a tourism plan, marketing assessment and branding plan, will present its final recommendations to the public today at 6 p.m. at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.
A service to celebrate the life of Kristen Amodio Baker, 21, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.