Saturday, Wateree Elementary School's Lego Robotic Team will compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FFL) robotics competition. Since the beginning of the school year, the team built and programmed its "Terminator" robot.
Elgin Town Councilwoman Melissa Emmons is running for mayor in the upcoming February 2015 election, when her current term on council ends.
Artist-in-Residence Frank Thompson recently visited local schools including Jackson Elementary, Midway Elementary, Wateree Elementary and Doby's Mill Elementary schools to teach 2nd graders about acting.
Elgin Mayor Brad Hanley will not run for reelection in February. Hanley, elected four years ago in 2011, said he is still considering a run for a regular council seat in order to continue his public service. He said he would make a decision in the coming weeks.
A group of 28 Lugoff-Elgin High School students will soon share their love of reading with local elementary students.
Elgin Town Councilmember Melissa Emmons is Elgin's 2014 Citizen of the Year.
The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) is looking to purchase land for future expansion.
Elgin voters will have the chance to vote for mayor and two positions on Elgin Town Council on Feb. 3, 2015. The official announcement for February's election came during council's Nov. 4 meeting. Those interested in running must register at Elgin Town Hall between Dec. 5 and 19. Candidates must be an Elgin resident to run for office.
"This is a town of ghosts … and people like ghosts," Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Joanna Craig said about Camden.
Radiate Church will kick off its third annual "Cover Columbia" event on Sunday. During that week, church members will perform random acts of kindness along with community service in the Midlands, including Kershaw County.
Irina Creek didn't have many toys growing up, so she used her fingers as dolls.
Jim Ryan received the Mayor's Award at Tuesday's Elgin Town Council meeting for his service with Elgin's Senior Check Program.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is moving forward with its mission to eliminate homelessness in Kershaw County by adding a second men's transitional home in Camden.
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.
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.
Light displays, hayrides, toy trains, tractors, a running steam engine and even a visit from Santa are just a fraction of what guests will experience if they visit Elgin Lights. For nearly 20 years, Paul Towns, his family and friends have hosted the free Christmas event.
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