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Elgin Museum selling wreaths for veterans’ graves

The Blaney-Elgin Museum and Historical Society is currently selling wreaths with Wreaths Across America to place on the graves of veterans at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A single wreath costs $15 with $5 going to the Blaney-Elgin Museum.

October 14, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin moves forward on Potter Park shelter

Elgin Town Council continues to move forward with plans to build a community picnic shelter at Potter Community Park. Councilwoman Dana Sloan, who is serving as chairwoman of the Potter Community Park Committee, reported that the committee met with a builder who suggested that the proposed location of the shelter be slightly moved to lessen potential traffic noise from U.S. 1.

October 04, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Eat Smart Move More greenway plan includes Elgin

Eat Smart Move More of Kershaw County is moving towards implementing the first stages of its Bicycle Pedestrian Greenway Plan. The plan includes projects for all of Kershaw county, including Elgin.

September 23, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EHS sponsoring legislative forum Tuesday

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students are sponsoring a forum to hear directly from legislative leaders and learn more about the political process.

September 16, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Dr. Nelson to speak at Lugoff Garden Club

The Lugoff Garden Club welcomes and is excited about having Dr. John Nelson as their guest speaker for their first meeting of the 2013-2014 year.

September 16, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin moving forward with Potter Park stage

Elgin Town Council is moving forward with plans to build a structure on Potter Community Park, located at the corner of Green Hill Road and Main Street in Elgin. The structure would function as a stage and shelter.

September 06, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


County, Elgin team up to keep waters clean

Clean water is something that can easily be taken for granted, however there are government programs in place to help enforce practices to ensure that the water supply stays clean and uncontaminated. The Kershaw County Stormwater Management program, however, aims to significantly reduce water pollutants that enter local streams, lakes and other bodies of water.

September 04, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Raising Korbin

Nine-month-old Korbin Branham has been through quite a lot during his first few months of life.

August 26, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Heavy rain causes portion of Wildwood Lane to collapse

Law enforcement blocked off a portion of Wildwood Lane behind Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) after a catch basin and a piece of the roadway collapsed Monday morning. As of Tuesday afternoon, the portion of the road -- between Richardson Boulevard and Magnolia Lane -- was still blocked off. Officials from the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) said heavy rain caused the collapse. SCDOT Assistant Resident Maintenance Engineer Brian Motley said the road may reopen Thursday afternoon, depending on the weather.

August 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Lugoff-Elgin


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


Bookshelf and book donation

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 ...

August 14, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


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


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


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