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Birthday Books

Addison Guster and Wyatt Rabon of Lugoff recently celebrated their fifth birthdays. Instead of gifts, they asked that their guests bring new or gently used children books to donate to children in Kershaw County. The two friends collected approximately 200 books. "We're giving books to kids who don't have any," Wyatt explained. Addison's and Wyatt's mothers have been celebrating their children's birthdays by collecting books and other needed items for three years now. The books they recently donated at the Kershaw County Health Department will be given to children who visit with their parents.

August 21, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


Hundreds gather in Elgin for Gabbiee Swainson vigil

"Taken too soon" was the phrase repeated numerous times during a vigil Wednesday night to honor Gabbiee Swainson's life. Gabbiee, a student at Ridgeview High School in Richland County, was taken from her northeast Columbia home one year ago.

August 16, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


United Way: ‘we want you’

The United Way of Kershaw County recently hosted an "Industrial Luncheon" to celebrate the beginning of its 2014 campaign.

August 14, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Elgin may only allow by-permit charity events

Individuals and organizations who want to hold charity events in the town of Elgin may have to apply for a permit to do so in the near future. Tuesday night, Elgin Town Council passed first reading of an ordinance that would establish such a rule. No fee would be charged to obtain the permit, however.

August 09, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Where’s Waldo comes to Camden

Waldo made a visit to Camden this past Wednesday at Books on Broad. The Find Waldo party began at 3 p.m. and was a culmination of a month long passport scavenger hunt that took participants to 25 local businesses in a search for Waldo.

August 05, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


UWKC council continues strategic vision work

The United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) Strategic Vision Council met Tuesday to continue discussion about improvements they would like to see in Kershaw County.

August 02, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


Kershaw County’s 17th annual Back to School Bash

Saturday marked the 17th year of Kershaw County's annual Back to School Bash to supply students with free school supplies for the upcoming school year.

August 02, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Fine Arts Center Summer Camp Wrap Up

July 31, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Localife


An adoption story

Derek and Emily Berry of Lugoff were married in November 2009 and like any other couple, wanted to start a family. Emily had a heart for adoption.

July 29, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Silvers sworn in at Elgin Town Council

Councilwoman Candy Silvers was sworn in as a member of Elgin Town Council during council's meeting July 2. Silvers served on Elgin's Planning and Zoning commission before being elected to council. She joins council members Melissa Emmons, Dana Sloan and Edward Smith.

July 15, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EWA to extend Rabon Road line

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend a water line on Rabon Road to include six more homes. The vote came after Rabon Road resident Brandy Husdon requested for the L-EWA to do so. During June's meeting, Hudson presented a jar of water from her residence to the L-EWA board. Hudson explained that the current well water supply had high levels of iron deposits that tinted it a dark yellow. She also explained that some residents had to use bottled water for cleaning and cooking while others were using water filters. The L-EWA board ...

July 15, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin’s parks officially named for Potter, Grooms families

Residents can now use formal names to refer to two parks in the Elgin Community.

July 05, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Silvers makes three women on Elgin Town Council

A majority of Elgin Town Council is now made up of women.

June 21, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin man receives Silver Star after 46 years

One December morning in 1967 during the Vietnam war, an armored personnel carrier with three American soldiers was attacked with rocket propelled grenades. A then 19-year-old Joseph Tate, who was serving as a medic in the infantry unit, pulled the men out. He didn't think twice about it.

June 19, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Military


Tate recognized for Silver Star Medal

Specialist Joe Tate was honored with the Mayor's Patriotism award and a standing ovation during Tuesday's Elgin Town Council meeting.

June 10, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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Emmons is Elgin’s Citizens of the Year

Elgin Town Councilmember Melissa Emmons is Elgin's 2014 Citizen of the Year.

November 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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