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Kelli Murphy: golf and so much more

"Golf is what I do, but it's not who I am," Kelli Murphy, the No. 1 ranked junior girl golfer in South Carolina and a rising senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, said recently.

July 08, 2013 | Paddy Bell | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin’s parks officially named for Potter, Grooms families

Residents can now use formal names to refer to two parks in the Elgin Community.

July 05, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Silvers makes three women on Elgin Town Council

A majority of Elgin Town Council is now made up of women.

June 21, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Lugoff Native named to UWG “30 Under 30” list

The University of West Georgia Alumni Association has announced the first top 30 Under 30 list for 2013. The nomination process for the 2013 list was completed on March 15.

June 19, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Tate recognized for Silver Star Medal

Specialist Joe Tate was honored with the Mayor's Patriotism award and a standing ovation during Tuesday's Elgin Town Council meeting.

June 10, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Snuggle Bunny Scooter Pies reaches out to Elgin and beyond

It's hard to forget a name like Snuggle Bunny Scooter Pies, and the Elgin organization is hoping that local residents in need will remember it.

May 29, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin names parks for Potters, Grooms

Two new Elgin parks now have names, accepted by Elgin Town Council at its meeting Tuesday.

May 10, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EMS Poetry Jam

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.

April 26, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin candidate just old enough to qualify for seat

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.

April 24, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Meeting to address Twenty-File Mile Creek health

Just how healthy the Twenty-Five Mile Creek watershed is will be the subject of a public meeting to be held Wednesday at Elgin Town Hall at 6 p.m. Kershaw County and consulting firm AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, will present plans to improve environmental issues in the creek's watershed.

April 15, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin man plans trip after lottery win

An Elgin man recently won the lottery and is going to Disney World.

April 05, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Special election June 18 for Ernst's seat

A special election resolution was passed to fill Norman Ernst's vacated seat at Tuesday night's Elgin Town Council meeting. Candidate applications will be accepted beginning today at noon at the Kershaw County voter registration office, until noon on April 19. Candidates will also have to electronically submit a statement of economic interest through the State Ethics Commission. The special election will be held on June 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Elgin Town Hall.

April 05, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Ernst resigns from council after arrest

Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst tendered his resignation from Elgin Town Council Friday after being arrested Tuesday on criminal domestic violence charges. Elgin Mayor Brad Hanely said he received Ernst's letter Friday afternoon. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged Ernst with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The charges stem from a series of incidents that took place Saturday and Sunday both in and outside the town of Elgin.

March 22, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Sloan, Smith sworn in to Elgin Town Council

Dana Sloan and Ed Smith Jr. took their oaths of office, sworn in to Elgin Town Council by Mayor Brad Hanley during council's meeting Tuesday night. This is the first time that two women, Sloan and Councilwoman Melissa Emmons, are serving on council simultaneously.

March 08, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EWA approves clearwell repair project during meeting

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) board unanimously approved a $150,192 repair project at the authority's water treatment plant during its meeting Thursday. The project calls for improvements to a leaking clearwell tank, which would involve repairs of pits and holes, sandblasting, and recoating the tank inside and out.

February 11, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Lugoff-Elgin


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