Elgin Town Council passed a motion to fund the construction of a walking trail for Potter Community Park during its November meeting. It was also motioned that council look into approving the purchase of an office finance module after the first of the year.
Elgin Town Council voted to purchase eight Christmas light decorations for Potter Community Park. The Potter Community Park committee met Aug. 25 and decided to request council to approve the purchase. The snowflake decorations will be installed on the new park lights in Potter Community Park.
The Elgin Wellness Committee wants more of the town's employees, police officers and residents to get fit by participating in its wellness program. To do that, the committee is in the process of creating a new charity walk/run event to take place this fall in the town limits.
The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to five Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. Each student received $1,000 and spoke at a recent club meeting about their college plans. Since 1990, the club has awarded 110 scholarships to L-EHS seniors totaling $70,000, all raised by club members. Shown are (front row, from left) L-EHS guidance counselors Darcella Pindar and Delacie McNeice; and scholarship recipients Ashleigh Chaney, Tyler Harhart, Emma Russell, Dena Stanley and Jamie Stroud. In back are (from left) West Wateree Rotary Club Scholarship Committee ...
The Elgin Police Department (EPD) is the recipient of more than $736,000 of money recovered by a federal government task force. EPD Chief Harold Brown made the announcement during Elgin Town Council's April 12 meeting. Brown said EPD Officer Rene Wilson assisted the task force, which seized approximately $7.5 million from criminal activity.
Elgin Town Council recognized Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Valedictorian Hannah Potter at March 1 meeting. Potter's list of achievements includes receiving a Congressional nomination to West Point from Congressman Mick Mulvaney and receiving Congressional nominations to the Merchant Marine Academy and Air Force Academy from U.S. Senator Tim Scott. Potter has also been accepted into The Citadel, USC Honors College and The Calhoun Honors College at Clemson.
The town of Elgin may change the way it charges for S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Elgin Town Council discussed updating FOIA processing fees during its Jan. 5 meeting. Councilwoman Dana Sloan reported on a possible change in state law which could affect what municipalities can charge for a FOIA request.
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.
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.
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.