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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


Elgin kicks off holiday season

Thursday night, Elgin celebreated the start of the holiday season with the lighting of the town's Christmas tree. Pastors Ken Jackson (Hillcrest Baptist Church) and Philip Blankenship (Blaney Baptist Church) were speakers for the evening.

December 09, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin hosts Catfish Stomp this weekend

Elgin Town Council discussed the town's upcoming December festivities including the Catfish Stomp which got underway Thursday night with the town's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Elgin Citizen of the Year Kathy Brown lit the Christmas tree.

December 06, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Kathy Brown named Elgin Citizen of the Year

Kathy Brown is the 2013 Elgin Citizen of the Year. The town named Brown its citizen of the year at its Christmas Dinner held the weekend of Nov. 23. Her closest friends and family managed to keep it from her until the moment it was announced at the dinner.

December 02, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Section of I-20 dedicated to Elgin’s Chris Potter

The Elgin community gathered at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church in Elgin Wednesday to dedicatea section of I-20 to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy killed in the line of duty in 1974. Police officers, state and local representatives and more joined members of the late Deputy Chris Potter III's family to honor him.

November 29, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Weekend Plans

What are your plans for the weekend?

November 20, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Sidewalk Survey


Operation Christmas Child collection begins this week throughout community

By TENELL FELDER

November 18, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Radiate Church reaches out to Elgin

Radiate Church is just a little more than two years old but is already making a positive difference in its community. The church, which meets at Killian Elementary in Richland County, recently wrapped up its Cover Columbia campaign where members exceeded a goal of 200 community service hours with a total of 464 hours. Some of those hours were spent at Elgin's branch of the Kershaw County Library and Grooms Garden in Kershaw County.

November 18, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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Miss Lugoff-Elgin 2015 crowned

29 young women competed for the titles of Miss L-E and Jr. Miss L-E Saturday evening at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium. The theme for the evening was "Dancing into the 1920s." The following students were awarded titles for the Jr. Miss L-E division: Gracie Hill, Jr. Miss Congeniality; Ashlynn Russo, Jr. Miss Fan Favorite, 1st Runner Up (Jr. Miss L-E); McKenlee Davis, Jr. Miss Photogenic, 2nd Runner Up (Jr. Miss L-E); Ansley Puckett, Freshman Class Queen; Savannah Harvey, Sophomore Class Queen and Jr. Miss L-E 2015 Leah Hunter.

January 28, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Candy Silvers announces reelection campaign

Elgin Councilwoman Candace "Candy" Silvers is running for reelection in Elgin's Feb. 3 election for town council. Voters put Silvers on council during a special election in 2013 to replace former Councilman Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst after his resignation. Silvers previously served on Elgin's planning and zoning commission. She said she would like the opportunity to continue to help her community through public service.

January 23, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Politics


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