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Kershaw County to use SCAC program to collect debts

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution which would allow Kershaw County to collaborate with the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) to collect debts from residents of Kershaw County. The vote came during council's June 28 meeting.

July 05, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Lack of funding affecting county housing programs

Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing obstacles due to a lack of federal funding.

June 24, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Elgin Town Council passes second reading of budget

Elgin Town Council passed the second reading of its 2016-2017 budget during its June meeting.

June 21, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Q&A with Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

Miss Camden, Grace Smith and Miss Camden Teen, Cassandra Gibson will head to Columbia today to begin preliminaries for the Miss South Carolina 2016 pageant. Preliminaries will be held June 21-23 with the final Teen Competition on June 24 and the final Miss Competition on June 25.

June 17, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Food for the Soul receives $35,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial

Food for the Soul recently received a donation of $35,000 from 1st Franklin Financial to help with the shelter's operational costs. 1st Franklin Financial's Kershaw County representative, John Rice, said the company became involved with Food for the Soul after being introduced to it by Shelter Manager Jimmy Farmer.

May 27, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


TAB to host 2nd annual teen pregnancy prevention event

The Family Resource Center of Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host it's second annual teen pregnancy prevention event this Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Scott Park on 242 Battleship Road, Camden. Local teenagers are invited to attend.

May 17, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Carpenter leads Habitat for Humanity KC forward

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County Executive Director Laurey Carpenter's favorite word is "build," which is appropriate considering her job and last name.

May 13, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Mobile food pantry coming to Kershaw County

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is partnering with Eat Smart Move More, Second Look and food pantries across the county to provide healthier food options to Kershaw County residents who depend on food donations.

May 10, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


EPD granted more than $700,000 of seizure money

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) is the recipient of more than $736,000 of money recovered by a federal government task force. EPD Chief Harold Brown made the announcement during Elgin Town Council's April 12 meeting. Brown said EPD Officer Rene Wilson assisted the task force, which seized approximately $7.5 million from criminal activity.

April 19, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Camden girl selected as national Kidfest model search winner

Camden resident Mary Elizabeth Long was recently named the national winner of Belk's Kidfest model search after winning the local title.

April 15, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


UWKC recognizes volunteers and partner agencies

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) recently hosted its annual volunteer recognition dinner where partner agencies honored volunteers.

April 15, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


Triple Play box coming to Kershaw County concession stands

Kershaw County sport fans will have a healthier meal option at home concession stands due to the efforts of local students involved in a program called Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE).

April 05, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Education


L-EHS Spanish club collecting money for Books for Ecuador project

Lugoff-Elgin High School's Spanish club is helping to collect money for books for Colegio Isaac Jesus Batera, a school in Ecuador.

March 25, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Saturday’s Cars 2 Dreams event will feature a parade

The 7th annual Cars 2 Dreams car show will be held Saturday at Potter Community Park in Elgin. Admission is free to the public. Those wanting to enter the show must pay an entry fee of $10. There will be door prizes and gifts for show participants. Proceeds from the show will go towards the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville.

March 08, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


L-EHS valedictorian honored by Elgin Town Council

Elgin Town Council recognized Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Valedictorian Hannah Potter at March 1 meeting. Potter's list of achievements includes receiving a Congressional nomination to West Point from Congressman Mick Mulvaney and receiving Congressional nominations to the Merchant Marine Academy and Air Force Academy from U.S. Senator Tim Scott. Potter has also been accepted into The Citadel, USC Honors College and The Calhoun Honors College at Clemson.

March 08, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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UWKC seeks to make up funds cut by federal government

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is seeking financial support from the community after having one of its transitional housing programs, New Day on ...

July 22, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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