During Random Acts of Kindness Week, which comes to a close today, Kershaw County students got to spread acts of kindness to fellow students, teachers and family members. Random Acts of Kindness Week is observed February 14-20 and focuses on encouraging participants to do small acts of kindness for others.
This past semester, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) added a furry four-legged companion to its community. Eighteen-month-old Ginger knows the way to her room in the L-EHS library where she accompanies her owner, Donna Garber, during some week days. Ginger is a reading dog and patiently sits while students read to her to practice their reading skills.
The apple never falls far from the tree, especially for father and son Scott and Hunter Rankin. By a case of happenstance, both ended up as cheerleaders during their college careers. Scott Rankin attended the University of North Carolina and said he decided to get involved in cheerleading during his sophomore year because of a friend's suggestion.
The town of Elgin may change the way it charges for S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Elgin Town Council discussed updating FOIA processing fees during its Jan. 5 meeting. Councilwoman Dana Sloan reported on a possible change in state law which could affect what municipalities can charge for a FOIA request.
Ten young ladies will compete for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2016 Saturday evening, 6 p.m. at Camden High school. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased from any contestant. Email misscamden email@example.com for more information.
Next spring, the town of Elgin will host The ALPHA Center's annual Community Friendship Fiesta, a community picnic celebrating Hispanic culture and multiculturalism. The tentative date of the event will be Saturday, April 6 at Potter Community Park from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) unveiled a new mobile app at Tuesday night's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The app, a free download, gives users quick and easy access to school and district information, news and notifications. It is available for use on Apple and Android products.
The annual Boykin Christmas parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. The parade, known for its out of the ordinary and quirky floats, began 22 years ago. "I said, 'One of these years we should have a Christmas parade.' Bill Bundy said why not this year? This was at the Swift Creek Church at a community meeting," parade organizer Alice Boykin said. A Gospel Concert will follow the parade and will feature local church choirs from Broomhill, St. Stephen's and other churches.
South Carolina currently ranks first for incidents of domestic violence against women. Domestic violence victims often need legal and emotional support to get through an abusive relationship. Sistercare, a partner agency of the United Way of Kershaw County, is an organization which provides support for women and their children in Kershaw County who are in a situation of domestic violence.