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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

Kershaw County Council approves partnership with Duke Energy to pave road

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted to approve a resolution for the county to spend $93,000 in partnership with Duke Energy to pave Tail Race Road, which is currently owned by the county. Duke Energy will pay approximately 1 million dollars to pave the road.

July 29, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

UWKC seeks to make up funds cut by federal government

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is seeking financial support from the community after having one of its transitional housing programs, New Day on Mill, defunded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The cut in funds also affected similar housing programs in Aiken and Orangeburg Counties and has affected funding of other UWKC programs.

July 22, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

Kershaw County to use SCAC program to collect debts

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution which would allow Kershaw County to collaborate with the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) to collect debts from residents of Kershaw County. The vote came during council's June 28 meeting.

July 05, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

Lack of funding affecting county housing programs

Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing obstacles due to a lack of federal funding.

June 24, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

Elgin Town Council passes second reading of budget

Elgin Town Council passed the second reading of its 2016-2017 budget during its June meeting.

June 21, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Q&A with Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

Miss Camden, Grace Smith and Miss Camden Teen, Cassandra Gibson will head to Columbia today to begin preliminaries for the Miss South Carolina 2016 pageant. Preliminaries will be held June 21-23 with the final Teen Competition on June 24 and the final Miss Competition on June 25.

June 17, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

Food for the Soul receives $35,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial

Food for the Soul recently received a donation of $35,000 from 1st Franklin Financial to help with the shelter's operational costs. 1st Franklin Financial's Kershaw County representative, John Rice, said the company became involved with Food for the Soul after being introduced to it by Shelter Manager Jimmy Farmer.

May 27, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous

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