Two additional candidates, Stacia Grooms and Christopher Renfroe, have registered to run for Elgin Town Council in a June 18 special election. Both Renfroe and Grooms are in their early 20s and are recent graduates of Lugoff-Elgin High School.
In "Getting it wrong about Plan B," Ruth Marcus ends her column by stating that the debate over the proposed Plan B policy "isn't about the government coming between parents and children or society condoning teen sex. It's about preventing teen pregnancy."
Sydney Ernst will turn 18 years old just in time to qualify for June's special election to fill Elgin Town Council's fourth seat recently vacated by her father, Norman "Bubba" Ernst. The younger Ernst believes council needs representation for its younger citizens which is why she wants to run.
Just how healthy the Twenty-Five Mile Creek watershed is will be the subject of a public meeting to be held Wednesday at Elgin Town Hall at 6 p.m. Kershaw County and consulting firm AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, will present plans to improve environmental issues in the creek's watershed.
A special election resolution was passed to fill Norman Ernst's vacated seat at Tuesday night's Elgin Town Council meeting. Candidate applications will be accepted beginning today at noon at the Kershaw County voter registration office, until noon on April 19. Candidates will also have to electronically submit a statement of economic interest through the State Ethics Commission. The special election will be held on June 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Elgin Town Hall.
Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst tendered his resignation from Elgin Town Council Friday after being arrested Tuesday on criminal domestic violence charges. Elgin Mayor Brad Hanely said he received Ernst's letter Friday afternoon. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged Ernst with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The charges stem from a series of incidents that took place Saturday and Sunday both in and outside the town of Elgin.
Dana Sloan and Ed Smith Jr. took their oaths of office, sworn in to Elgin Town Council by Mayor Brad Hanley during council's meeting Tuesday night. This is the first time that two women, Sloan and Councilwoman Melissa Emmons, are serving on council simultaneously.
Camden Rotary, a chapter of Rotary International, was founded 86 years ago on October 11, 1927. In 2012, the organization celebrated 85 years of service in the Camden community. Charter members included Camden Rotary President Dr. John Corbett, Ralph N. Shannon as secretary-treasurer and A. Stanley Llewellyn as the vice president. Camden Rotary's Rotary Bell, which is still in use today, was presented in 1928 by John Wilson of Sumter.
"Its not Black History, It's American History -- even though there are some dark chapters," said Price House Commission member Clifton Harryton Anderson. For more than 10 years, Anderson has served as the coordinator for the Black History poster exhibit. This year's exhibit was on display Feb. 20 through Feb. 24.
The city of Camden recently proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, mental health organizations in Kershaw County hosted events to educate the community about mental health and wellness.