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Elgin native Brooklyn Mack follows his dreams

At first, Brooklyn Mack just wanted to play football, but his tendency to seek perfection would lead the Elgin native into the competitive world of international ballet.

May 13, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Fire destroys two businesses in Elgin

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.

May 13, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin Town Council recognizes VFW post 11079 and the EPD for service to the community

Elgin Town Council presented two recognitions at Tuesday night's meeting. The first was the Mayor's Award to VFW Post 11079.

May 11, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Fourth time's a charm

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.

May 06, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Bridge over Sandy Creek being replaced

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace a bridge on Watson Street near Elgin.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin Cares clean up day to be April 18

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.

April 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Parking area directly behind L-EHS football stadium to be closed off

A parking area directly behind the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) stadium will be closed off as a safety precaution starting this week.

April 06, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Melissa Emmons sworn in as Elgin Mayor

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.

March 05, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Melissa Brazell Emmons elected as Elgin mayor

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.

February 09, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin’s Potter Park to host Cars 2 Dreams car show

Classic collectible hotrod cars and trucks will be on display when Elgin's Potter Community Parks hosts the sixth annual Cars 2 Dreams car show March 14. The show, featuring classic vehicles from various car clubs and individuals from throughout South Carolina, is sponsored by the Jamil Shrine Temple and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Proceeds will benefit the Shrine's Children Hospital of Greenville. The 2014 show raised approximately $3,000.

January 19, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin council approves library porch enclosure

An outdoor porch on the side of the Kershaw County Library's (KCL) Elgin branch will be enclosed soon. Elgin Town Council voted to approve the construction during its first meeting of 2015 on Tuesday night.

January 12, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin Lights continue to spread holiday cheer

Light displays, hayrides, toy trains, tractors, a running steam engine and even a visit from Santa are just a fraction of what guests will experience if they visit Elgin Lights. For nearly 20 years, Paul Towns, his family and friends have hosted the free Christmas event.

December 19, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Demons finish 19th in Southern Slam

Facing some of the best teams in the southeast, Lugoff-Elgin finished 19th in the two-day Southern Slam hosted by Eastside High School last Friday and Saturday in Taylors.

December 10, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin’s Emmons running for mayor

Elgin Town Councilwoman Melissa Emmons is running for mayor in the upcoming February 2015 election, when her current term on council ends.

December 10, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


LF-R to give Santa a lift through town

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) will escort Santa Claus through the neighborhoods of Lugoff again this year. Santa will go through different areas of the Lugoff community each night. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said firefighters enjoy this event each year so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas Eve.

December 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


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