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Elgin candidate just old enough to qualify for seat

Sydney Ernst will turn 18 years old just in time to qualify for June's special election to fill Elgin Town Council's fourth seat recently vacated by her father, Norman "Bubba" Ernst. The younger Ernst believes council needs representation for its younger citizens which is why she wants to run.

April 24, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Meeting to address Twenty-File Mile Creek health

Just how healthy the Twenty-Five Mile Creek watershed is will be the subject of a public meeting to be held Wednesday at Elgin Town Hall at 6 p.m. Kershaw County and consulting firm AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, will present plans to improve environmental issues in the creek's watershed.

April 15, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Special election June 18 for Ernst's seat

A special election resolution was passed to fill Norman Ernst's vacated seat at Tuesday night's Elgin Town Council meeting. Candidate applications will be accepted beginning today at noon at the Kershaw County voter registration office, until noon on April 19. Candidates will also have to electronically submit a statement of economic interest through the State Ethics Commission. The special election will be held on June 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Elgin Town Hall.

April 05, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Ernst resigns from council after arrest

Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst tendered his resignation from Elgin Town Council Friday after being arrested Tuesday on criminal domestic violence charges. Elgin Mayor Brad Hanely said he received Ernst's letter Friday afternoon. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged Ernst with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The charges stem from a series of incidents that took place Saturday and Sunday both in and outside the town of Elgin.

March 22, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Sloan, Smith sworn in to Elgin Town Council

Dana Sloan and Ed Smith Jr. took their oaths of office, sworn in to Elgin Town Council by Mayor Brad Hanley during council's meeting Tuesday night. This is the first time that two women, Sloan and Councilwoman Melissa Emmons, are serving on council simultaneously.

March 08, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


FCA rally with Adrian Despres and Carolina Panther Thomas Austin to be held March 25

Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host a Kershaw County FCA rally on March 25. The rally will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the L-EHS gym.

March 01, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Camden Rotary celebrates 85 years

Camden Rotary, a chapter of Rotary International, was founded 86 years ago on October 11, 1927. In 2012, the organization celebrated 85 years of service in the Camden community. Charter members included Camden Rotary President Dr. John Corbett, Ralph N. Shannon as secretary-treasurer and A. Stanley Llewellyn as the vice president. Camden Rotary's Rotary Bell, which is still in use today, was presented in 1928 by John Wilson of Sumter.

March 01, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Price House exhibit honors, remembers Black History Month

"Its not Black History, It's American History -- even though there are some dark chapters," said Price House Commission member Clifton Harryton Anderson. For more than 10 years, Anderson has served as the coordinator for the Black History poster exhibit. This year's exhibit was on display Feb. 20 through Feb. 24.

February 25, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


DAR scholarship luncheon benefits local women, high school students

On Valentine's day, Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted its inaugural scholarship luncheon.

February 22, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


UWKC celebrates its volunteers at dinner

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted its 2012 volunteer recognition dinner on Feb. 7.

February 18, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


L-EHS graduate Kinsey Rogers finds her passion at the City of Refuge

Lugoff native and College of Charleston junior Kinsey Rogers got the opportunity of a lifetime -- to visit 14 countries in three and a half months during the Semester at Sea (SAS), Fall 2012 Atlantic Exploration. During the trip, Rogers' time with an orphanage in Ghana inspired her to bring a part of her experience back to her hometown.

February 15, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Miss Gold and Black and Jr. Miss Gold and Black crowned

Camden High School's 60th Miss Gold and Black pageant was held this past weekend at Camden High School.

February 06, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County lends a helping hand to the community

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County announces the hiring of new Executive Director Charlotte Rankin and Habitat for Humanity Volunteer of the Year, JoAnn Hanks.

February 04, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Jackson elementary students get dental screenings and learn about the importance of oral health

January 25, Drs. Moss and Owen's Dentistry visited Jackson Elementary School to provide free dental screenings to students.

February 01, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


United Way of Kershaw County meets goal

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is excited to announce that it has reached its fund-raising goal of $650,000. The goal set this year was a 13 percent increase from last year's.

January 28, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


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Connecting classrooms to life at Lugoff-Elgin High

New Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson wants students to understand that what they learn in the classroom can be applied to life outside the classroom. Thomasson, who moved from being principal at North Central High School in August, hopes to make that connection through promoting literacy this school year.

September 19, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Potter Community Park construction comes under budget

Construction of the recently dedicated picnic shelter at Potter Community Park came approximately $3,000 under budget. That's the word from Elgin Town Council's Sept. 2 meeting.

September 15, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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