The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County recently sponsored a poster/essay contest for district students grades five through eight. Several Lugoff-Elgin Middle School students took prizes for their entries, each representing the life and work of a black American who has contributed to the fine arts. Erica Ellis took second place in the eighth grade category. Donnie Hall won second place in seventh grade; John Guffey, third place in eighth grade; James Dixon, third place in sixth grade; Nyema Dixon, second place in sixth grade; and Veronica Cason, third place in seventh grade. Their work was displayed in the ...
Camden Middle School is one of 12 South Carolina public schools which will compete in a nationwide search for effective schools. There are six high schools and six junior high schools involved in the study. They were all nominated by Charlie G. Williams, State Superintendent of Education.
More than 20 students from Lugoff-Elgin High School and L-E Middle School attended the 1995 Eastern Region Band Clinic at Myrtle Beach last weekend. Those participating in the senior and junior band clinics were Bonnie Koon, flute; Allyson Kohl and Jessica Carter, oboe; Chris Corey, Brandy Branham, Nancy Rowell, Tiffany Branham and Christina Koon, clarinet; Ginger Collins and Kelley Moore, alto clarinet; Mandy Dixon and Mary Busby, baritone; Emmanuel Padilla, tuba; Luis Espinoza, Roger Espinoza, and Abram Holland, trumpet; Kerry Lawson, percussion; Jarod Tyler, timpani; Casey Maltese and Tricia Corey, French horn. Michael Santiago, former band director at L-EMS, served ...
Six students representing Gloria Kenney's class at Bethune High School competed recently in the 1988 Kershaw Conservation Speaking Contest. This year's topic was "Why Forest Conservation is Important."
Lugoff-Elgin Senior Mary Carolyn DeBruhl of Lugoff has danced away with the title of Miss Darlington County 2003. The Miss South Carolina preliminary was held at the Center Theatre in Hartsville. She performed a cloggin routine to "Banjo Fantasy" and won the talent award as well as the crown. Contestants also competed in interview, swimsuit and evening gown.
When Family Court Judge William Byars of Camden went to Washington, D.C., in November, he carried with him in his wallet, as he always does, a picture of a little girl. He was in the capital to accept an award on behalf of South Carolina Families For Kids and to watch President Bill Clinton sign the Adoption 2000 Bill.
Lon D. Outen has been named the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services (DPPPS) 1990 Supervisor of the Year for Region IV. Outen is agent in charge of the department's Kershaw County office. The award was presented at the department's recent annual meeting in Columbia. Outen joined DPPPS in 1985 as a Probation/Parole Agent I. He held the position of Agent II prior to being named agent in charge in 1988.
The Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors made a decision Monday night that has been years in the making -- to begin the search for an appropriate location in the West Wateree area to house an ambulance station and to move forward with putting such a station in operation.