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CFK students invited to train at Olympic Training Center

Lugoff's Carolina Family Karate has been invited to send eight of its students to train at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center February 16-20. The students, all black belts and on the CFK's competition team, will have the opportunity to train with Tokey Hill, the first American to win the World Karate Federation Traditional World Karate title.

January 24, 2017 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin sees record year with Toy Round Up

During Elgin's January town council meeting, Elgin Police Department Police Chief Harold Brown reported that 65 families were served during Elgin's Toy Round Up -- a record. Brown also informed council that 152 children were served 49 food baskets distributed and 25 fruit baskets for senior citizens were distributed. Stover Middle School partnered with the EPD to assist with collecting toys.

January 17, 2017 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


United Way of Kershaw County nears campaign deadline

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is working towards reaching its campaign goal of $800,000 by the beginning of next year.

December 23, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


School Board hears schools construction update

Kershaw County School District is hoping to open its three newly constructed elementary schools in August of 2018. Camden Elementary, Lugoff Elementary and Wateree Elementary schools will be completely reconstructed as a part of the referenda school projects.

December 20, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Education


Stover Middle School students collecting toys to assist Elgin PD

Students at Stover Middle School are hoping to help provide a more joyous holiday season for families in Elgin by joining forces with the Elgin Police Department (EPD).

December 02, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


ETC funds walking trail for Potter Community

Elgin Town Council passed a motion to fund the construction of a walking trail for Potter Community Park during its November meeting. It was also motioned that council look into approving the purchase of an office finance module after the first of the year.

November 11, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week begins Sunday

This Sunday will mark the beginning of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week in Kershaw County. In recognition of the week, United Way of Kershaw County partner agencies and local food banks will host several events to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County

November 08, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


Elgin Town Council endorses Penny Sales tax referendum

Elgin Town Council voted to endorse the One-Cent Sales tax and Referendum at Tuesday's night meeting. The projects from the referendum are focused on building and updating schools in Kershaw County. Specific projects to the West Wateree area include: building new schools for Lugoff Elementary and Wateree Elementary, renovations to Stover Middle, Lugoff-Elgin High and additions to Lugoff-Elgin Middle and Doby's Mill Elementary.

October 07, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


Scholar Dollar program to teach students about money

Starting next month, Kershaw County fourth graders will begin the Dollar Scholars program to learn how to manage money. The program is a part of the United Way of Kershaw County's Care Council on financial stability.

September 30, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


United Way of Kershaw County hosts annual Day of Caring

On Sept. 9, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted it's annual Day of Caring at sites around the county. Volunteers consisted of government officials, county employees, local business employees and volunteers from non profit organizations who dispersed to sites throughout the county and helped with landscaping, beautification projects, reading projects, cleaning and painting.

September 20, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


LEWA addresses water quality concerns

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (LEWA) recently informed customers that their water is safe to drink, despite having an "earthy" taste and smell.

September 16, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Plans for Potter Community park development moves forward

Elgin Town Council voted to purchase eight Christmas light decorations for Potter Community Park. The Potter Community Park committee met Aug. 25 and decided to request council to approve the purchase. The snowflake decorations will be installed on the new park lights in Potter Community Park.

September 09, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Major funding secured for Habitat for Humanity of KC

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County recently received a grant of $78,333.30 from the Santee Lynches Sumter County Regional HOME Consortium Board of Directors.

September 06, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


New teachers at LEMS share first year experience so far

As Kershaw County faculty, students and teachers returned to school, new faces were a part of the crowds heading back to school.

August 30, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Elgin Council discusses purchase of business module

Elgin Town Council continued to discuss the purchase of a business module with Nicholson Business System at Tuesday's night council meeting. The module would provide services such W2 bank reconciliation, business licenses, building permits and accounting services. Several municipalities in the state currently use the system for town business.

August 05, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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Elgin thanks SMS students for Toy Round Up assistance

A group of 7th Grade students from Stover Middle School (SMS) were presented with an award of appreciation from the town of Elgin during February ...

February 14, 2017 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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