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Elgin doctor earns federal DOT certification

An Elgin doctor is now one of fewer than 20 physicians to be federally certified to perform truck driver medical exams. Dr. Chester Ferguson of Elgin spent several months going through the process to become a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiner.

January 24, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin works on park, military tribute projects

Elgin Town Council is continuing to move forward with plans to develop Potter Community Park and to construct a military flag tribute in Elgin.

January 10, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Power outage hits part of Lugoff

More than 1,570 Lugoff area homes and businesses were temporarily without power and traffic was stopped Monday afternoon after a piece of heavy equipment reportedly hit a power pole and caused transmission lines to fall across U.S. 601 at Exchange Drive, just north of I-20.

January 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Lugoff-Elgin


Santa’s Elgin helpers

Santa received some extra help from the town of Elgin providing Christmas cheer to local children, senior citizens and families. With the help of the community, Elgin Police Department's annual Toy Round Up and Caring Hands programs were able to give approximately 100 children, 20 senior citizens and 50 families help with gifts and meals.

December 24, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Santa will ride through Lugoff with Lugoff Fire Dept.

The Lugoff Fire Department will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus through the neighborhoods in Lugoff again this year. Santa will be escorted through different areas of the Lugoff Community each night. Lugoff Firefighters enjoy this event each year so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas Night.

December 18, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin Lights provides Christmas cheer for 16 years

This year marks the 16th year of Elgin Lights, a Christmas display featuring more than 35,000 lights put on for the community at the home of Paul and Sarah Towns.

December 16, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Catfish Stomp parade brings out spectators despite rain

This year marked the 38th year of Elgin's Catfish Stomp with residents braving both rain and cooler temperatures to attend the festivities.

December 11, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin kicks off holiday season

Thursday night, Elgin celebreated the start of the holiday season with the lighting of the town's Christmas tree. Pastors Ken Jackson (Hillcrest Baptist Church) and Philip Blankenship (Blaney Baptist Church) were speakers for the evening.

December 09, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin hosts Catfish Stomp this weekend

Elgin Town Council discussed the town's upcoming December festivities including the Catfish Stomp which got underway Thursday night with the town's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Elgin Citizen of the Year Kathy Brown lit the Christmas tree.

December 06, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Kathy Brown named Elgin Citizen of the Year

Kathy Brown is the 2013 Elgin Citizen of the Year. The town named Brown its citizen of the year at its Christmas Dinner held the weekend of Nov. 23. Her closest friends and family managed to keep it from her until the moment it was announced at the dinner.

December 02, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Lugoff Fire crews teach Fire Prevention

During the National Fire Prevention Week last month, firefighters from the Lugoff Fire Department visited the Lugoff Schools to promote fire and life safety initiatives to children and adults. The national fire prevention campaign for 2013 is "Prevent Kitchen Fires: Get Cooking with Fire Safety." Firefighters spoke with Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First-Grade classes at Lugoff and Wateree Elementary Schools during the week.

November 29, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Section of I-20 dedicated to Elgin’s Chris Potter

The Elgin community gathered at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church in Elgin Wednesday to dedicatea section of I-20 to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy killed in the line of duty in 1974. Police officers, state and local representatives and more joined members of the late Deputy Chris Potter III's family to honor him.

November 29, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Lights of Lugoff Parade returns Dec. 14

The Sixth Annual "Lights of Lugoff" 2013 Christmas parade will begin Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. on U.S. 1 in Lugoff.

November 20, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Radiate Church reaches out to Elgin

Radiate Church is just a little more than two years old but is already making a positive difference in its community. The church, which meets at Killian Elementary in Richland County, recently wrapped up its Cover Columbia campaign where members exceeded a goal of 200 community service hours with a total of 464 hours. Some of those hours were spent at Elgin's branch of the Kershaw County Library and Grooms Garden in Kershaw County.

November 18, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin accepting Citizen of the Year nominations

The town of Elgin will honor its Citizen of the Year at Elgin's Holiday dinner on Nov. 24, recognizing the winner's significant service to the community. A selection committee is currently accepting nominations for individuals who have contributed outstanding public service to the town of Elgin and/or the Elgin Community. Nomination forms for Elgin's Citizen of the Year can be picked up and submitted at Elgin Town Hall. The deadline is Monday. Nomination forms can also be mailed to Citizen of the Year c/o The Town of Elgin, P.O. Box 277, Elgin, SC 29045.

November 08, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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Elgin preparing for Christmas Toy Round Up

Though Christmas is five months away, charitable organizations in Kershaw County are already working to provide toys and food to families in need this Christmas. Elgin's Toy Round Up is one of those organizations. Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown, who is director of the Elgin Toy Drive, said preparing for Christmas is a year-round effort.

July 30, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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