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.
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.
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.
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.
On Sept. 11, volunteers from across Kershaw County will participate in the second annual Day of Caring. The Day of Caring is sponsored by the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) and serves charitable organizations, schools and public organizations in the county.
A hard working group of Elgin community members is diligently working to establish Elgin's first museum. Members of the Blaney-Elgin Museum Committee have sold wreaths, hosted yard sales and even written a book to raise the money to fund the museum.
Madge Strickland, author of A Sandhills Revelation -- The History, Legacy and Legend of Blaney-Elgin, South Carolina, presented her book to the town of Elgin during town council's August meeting. Proceeds from sales of the book will go towards funding the Blaney-Elgin Museum. The Blaney-Elgin Museum and Historical Society has been in charge of trying to get the museum established.