Lugoff's Carolina Family Karate has been invited to send eight of its students to train at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center February 16-20. The students, all black belts and on the CFK's competition team, will have the opportunity to train with Tokey Hill, the first American to win the World Karate Federation Traditional World Karate title.
During Elgin's January town council meeting, Elgin Police Department Police Chief Harold Brown reported that 65 families were served during Elgin's Toy Round Up -- a record. Brown also informed council that 152 children were served 49 food baskets distributed and 25 fruit baskets for senior citizens were distributed. Stover Middle School partnered with the EPD to assist with collecting toys.
Kershaw County School District is hoping to open its three newly constructed elementary schools in August of 2018. Camden Elementary, Lugoff Elementary and Wateree Elementary schools will be completely reconstructed as a part of the referenda school projects.
Elgin Town Council passed a motion to fund the construction of a walking trail for Potter Community Park during its November meeting. It was also motioned that council look into approving the purchase of an office finance module after the first of the year.
This Sunday will mark the beginning of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week in Kershaw County. In recognition of the week, United Way of Kershaw County partner agencies and local food banks will host several events to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County
Elgin Town Council voted to endorse the One-Cent Sales tax and Referendum at Tuesday's night meeting. The projects from the referendum are focused on building and updating schools in Kershaw County. Specific projects to the West Wateree area include: building new schools for Lugoff Elementary and Wateree Elementary, renovations to Stover Middle, Lugoff-Elgin High and additions to Lugoff-Elgin Middle and Doby's Mill Elementary.
Starting next month, Kershaw County fourth graders will begin the Dollar Scholars program to learn how to manage money. The program is a part of the United Way of Kershaw County's Care Council on financial stability.
On Sept. 9, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted it's annual Day of Caring at sites around the county. Volunteers consisted of government officials, county employees, local business employees and volunteers from non profit organizations who dispersed to sites throughout the county and helped with landscaping, beautification projects, reading projects, cleaning and painting.
Elgin Town Council voted to purchase eight Christmas light decorations for Potter Community Park. The Potter Community Park committee met Aug. 25 and decided to request council to approve the purchase. The snowflake decorations will be installed on the new park lights in Potter Community Park.
Elgin Town Council continued to discuss the purchase of a business module with Nicholson Business System at Tuesday's night council meeting. The module would provide services such W2 bank reconciliation, business licenses, building permits and accounting services. Several municipalities in the state currently use the system for town business.