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Blaney Elementary participates in Jump Rope for the Heart

Last Friday, Blaney Elementary School (BES) students learned about heart health and physical activity at Jump Rope for the Heart. Students rotated through 11 stations where they exercised, played games and learned about eating healthy. BES school nurse Kim Allen wanted to show students that exercise can be fun. Jump Rope for the Heart is a community service project that teaches students the importance of exercising and eating healthy. Through Jump Rope for the Heart, BES students exceeded their goal of $1000 in raising money for the American Heart Association.

March 05, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Podunk Festival plans are underway

Plans are already in the works to make this year's Elgin Podunk Festival even bigger and better. The third annual Podunk Festival will begin May 3 at 10 a.m.

March 03, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Poster exhibit celebrates Black History Month

This year's Price House Commission Black History Month Exhibit focused on "Civil Rights in America," the theme issued by the Association of the Study of African American Life, History and Culture.

February 26, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Miss South Carolina 2012 to speak at FCA rally

Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host its second FCA rally Monday, March 3 in the L-EHS auditorium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Miss South Carolina 2012 Ali Rogers and University of South Carolina Football Chaplain Adrian Despres will speak at the event. The praise band Fuse of Friendship Baptist will perform at the rally.

February 17, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Elgin discusses location for military tribute

Elgin Town Council members Melissa Emmons and Dana Sloan updated council and the public about new developments for Elgin's Military Tribute and Potter Community Park at Tuesday's meeting.

February 07, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Single vehicle collision results in two deaths

A single vehicle collision on I-20 west bound at the 105 mile marker resulted in two fatalities early Saturday morning. Gladys Gholston, 71, was driving the 2005 Toyota with her husband Weldon Gholston, 86. The couple, from New York, was traveling west on I-20 and was in the process of relocating to South Carolina. The driver of the vehicle ran off of the highway and into the median where the car struck a tree and caught on fire. The accident is under investigation.

February 03, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School 2014, Country Sweethearts

Lugoff-Elgin High School held it's 38th annual Miss L-EHS pageant January 25. Nineteen girls competed for the title of Junior Miss L-EHS. The Jr. Miss L-EHS finalists are as follows: Miss Congenialty was awarded to Ashland Motley, First Runner Up was awarded to Savannah Harvey, Miss Freshman 2014 was awarded to Leah Hunter, Junior Miss L-EHS 2014 was awarded to Tory Branham; Miss Sophomore 2014 was awarded to Rylee Mathis, Second Runner Up was awarded to Hannah Bradley and Miss Photogentic was awarded to Ashlynn Russo.

January 29, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Students break ground on prayer garden at L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students from various school organizations are moving forward with plans to build a prayer garden at the school. L-EHS seniors Casey Swails and Tyler Hand, who are leading the project, wanted to make it clear that the garden's purpose isn't to honor a particular class or students.

January 24, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Elgin works on park, military tribute projects

Elgin Town Council is continuing to move forward with plans to develop Potter Community Park and to construct a military flag tribute in Elgin.

January 10, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


A home for the holidays

During the colder months of the year, many Kershaw County residents take for granted having a warm house in which to stay. But for some, having their own residence is not a reality. The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is hoping to change that.

December 27, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Santa’s Elgin helpers

Santa received some extra help from the town of Elgin providing Christmas cheer to local children, senior citizens and families. With the help of the community, Elgin Police Department's annual Toy Round Up and Caring Hands programs were able to give approximately 100 children, 20 senior citizens and 50 families help with gifts and meals.

December 24, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Lugoff-Elgin HS gets into the spirit of giving

Students, faculty and community members celebrated the season of giving Thursday at Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Holiday Hopes. L-EHS Principal Thomas Gladden reminded students that giving back to the community is an important part the school's focus.

December 23, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Education


Home for the Holidays

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Pippin, a two-year-old male Beagle mix and a white and gray Tabby Cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet ...

December 20, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Pets


Elgin Lights provides Christmas cheer for 16 years

This year marks the 16th year of Elgin Lights, a Christmas display featuring more than 35,000 lights put on for the community at the home of Paul and Sarah Towns.

December 16, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Catfish Stomp parade brings out spectators despite rain

This year marked the 38th year of Elgin's Catfish Stomp with residents braving both rain and cooler temperatures to attend the festivities.

December 11, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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