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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


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


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Potter Community Park construction comes under budget

Construction of the recently dedicated picnic shelter at Potter Community Park came approximately $3,000 under budget. That's the word from Elgin Town Council's Sept. 2 meeting.

September 15, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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