This fall, non-profit organization Lighthouse for Life will host its first fundraiser in Lugoff. The event is set for Oct. 11 at Lugoff Ford from 1 to 5 p.m. Lighthouse for Life is based in Columbia and works to combat sex trafficking in the state through education, empowerment and restoration.
The town of Elgin will move forward with a War Dog Heroes memorial in Potter Community Park. Elgin Town Council voted Tuesday to approve the plans. The Kershaw County Clean Community Commission (KCCCC) is sponsoring the project, which KCCCC Chairman Clifton W. Anderson Jr. proposed
The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society can move forward with the construction of a proposed museum thanks to Elgin Town Council's approval of the demolition of a storage unit during council's July 7 meeting.
Sunday evening, Hillcrest Baptist Church hosted a community prayer vigil for the victims and families of the June 17 shooting during a night bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Nine African-American worshippers died in what has been reported as a hate crime.
The cause of a fire that destroyed two Elgin businesses Sunday just before noon is being investigated, though arson has been ruled out. Sloan Roofing, owned by the family of Elgin Councilwoman Dana Sloan and Jesus Automotive were destroyed by the four-alarm fire.
Elgin celebrated its' fourth annual PoDunk Festival on Saturday with a parade, music, games, activities and lots of entertainment. The parade began at 10 a.m. led by the Camden Military Academy Honor Guard. Trackers, golf carts and even a bicycle proceeded down the street towards Potter Community Park. This year, festival goers were treated to new features which included a visit from some folks from Mayberry.
Elgin Cares, a community clean up day for the town of Elgin, will be April 18. Blaney Elementary School teacher Jewelle Heriot asked Elgin Town Council to adopt Elgin Cares during its March 31 meeting.
Melissa Emmons is now, officially, the mayor of Elgin. Emmons, who finished her second term as a town council member, took the oath of office during Elgin Town Council's meeting Tuesday night before a full house. Councilwoman Candy Silvers retook her oath of office Tuesday, while the former mayor, Brad Hanley, took the oath as a regular council member.
Melissa Emmons is Elgin's new mayor, elected Tuesday as part of elections for Elgin Town Council. Emmons, who most recently served as council's mayor pro tem, received 107 votes while her opponent, Silas Silvers, received 40 votes. Former Elgin Mayor Brad Hanley received 105 votes, earning him a "regular" seat on council, and current council woman Candice "Candy" Silvers received 80 to be reelected. Silas Silvers, who also ran for a council seat, received 45 votes in that race.