Next spring, the town of Elgin will host The ALPHA Center's annual Community Friendship Fiesta, a community picnic celebrating Hispanic culture and multiculturalism. The tentative date of the event will be Saturday, April 6 at Potter Community Park from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) unveiled a new mobile app at Tuesday night's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The app, a free download, gives users quick and easy access to school and district information, news and notifications. It is available for use on Apple and Android products.
The annual Boykin Christmas parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. The parade, known for its out of the ordinary and quirky floats, began 22 years ago. "I said, 'One of these years we should have a Christmas parade.' Bill Bundy said why not this year? This was at the Swift Creek Church at a community meeting," parade organizer Alice Boykin said. A Gospel Concert will follow the parade and will feature local church choirs from Broomhill, St. Stephen's and other churches.
South Carolina currently ranks first for incidents of domestic violence against women. Domestic violence victims often need legal and emotional support to get through an abusive relationship. Sistercare, a partner agency of the United Way of Kershaw County, is an organization which provides support for women and their children in Kershaw County who are in a situation of domestic violence.
Saturday marked the 46th year of the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup. Cup attendees enjoyed crisp fall weather and infield activities such as the popular Terrier races, Military Salute and petting zoo. A new addition to this year's Colonial Cup was its designation as "Ladies Day at the Races." Chief Executive Officer of the Carolina Cup Racing Association Nick Ellis said this year's theme was to honor the contributions women have made specifically to the Colonial Cup. The Colonial Cup was established by Camden resident Marion DuPont Scott, whom the Cup is named after. Ellis said Scott's ...
Kershaw County Library Director Amber Conger is bringing experience and passion to her new role leading the county's library system. Conger, vice president of the S.C. Library Association, comes to Kershaw County from Richland County's main library where she served as the business and job center librarian.
On a 3-2 vote, Elgin Town Council voted to amend procedures for the town's Citizen of the Year award during its Nov. 3 meeting. The amended procedures now include making sitting council members ineligible to win the award. The revised procedure will go into effect this year.
On Monday, Oct. 26, Lugoff-Elgin High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host Fields of Faith at the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) stadium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. David Sons from Lake Murray Baptist Church will be the speaker for the event.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students will be in close Monday, originally set aside as a professional development day for teachers, because of area flooding which closed schools for a week. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the make-up day during a meeting Tuesday night, moved from its original Oct. 6 date. Three other make-up days have already been scheduled for Jan. 12, Feb. 15 and March 25 in 2016.
Sam Kendall's -- located on 1043 Broad Street, Camden -- opened an outdoor dining area last Wednesday giving restaurant patrons the option of enjoying meals viewing downtown Camden. The iron enclosure was installed by Midlands Tooling in Lugoff by David Woolward. Sam Kendall's owner Jonathon Bazinet said that having the dining area was something he has wanted to do for years and was inspired by restaurant dining areas in Chicago. "My wife and I were in Chicago and there are many outdoor dining areas in the downtown area. Just about every restaurant had sidewalk dining," Bazinet said. Bazinet was able ...
Elgin suffered much of the effects of this past weekend's heavy rains. Like the rest of the county, Elgin is in recovery mode, and Elgin Town Council received an update from Kershaw County officials during its meeting Tuesday evening.