"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.
The Livi's Library Foundation, represented by Harris Godfrey and his mother, Amanda, delivered a new bookshelf filled with gently used children's books to the Sandhills Medical Foundation (SMF) clinic in Lugoff. The books will be enjoyed and taken home by the children who are seen in the clinic. Dr. Theresa Alderson, a pediatrician with SMF, received the donation saying, "We are so appreciative of our friends at Livi's Library for putting their time, talents, and energy into helping us foster literacy in our community. We also want to thank the families in the area who have graciously ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Recently, the staff and students of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School held the 1st annual Open Mic Poetry Jam during all lunches. Mrs. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Elaine Dorsey coordinated this effort to celebrate Poetry Month and Poem in your Pocket Day. Students and staff recited original poetry as well as published works by authors such as Shel Sliverstein, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe and more. The school thanked its 76 volunteers who recited poetry.
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.