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L-EHS football coach/AD retires, heads to Ben Lippen

Scott Jones, the winningest coach in the 42-year history of the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) football program, retired as both the school's head football coach and athletic director Wednesday morning to take an assistant coaching, teaching and administrative position at Ben Lippen Christian School in Columbia.

July 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin looks to sell old police station

Elgin Town Council discussed the possible sale of a former police station at 1200 Ross St. during its June meeting. Council held the meeting Monday evening instead of Tuesday night when it usually meets.

July 04, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Lugoff woman wins first S.C. Miss Amazing pageant

Lugoff resident Angela Napoli recently became South Carolina's first Miss Amazing pageant winner with the title of Sr. Miss Queen.

May 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


‘Monkeys taste like chocolate’

People cope with the loss of a loved one in different ways. A Lugoff woman whose 10-year-old daughter died suddenly in October 2011 following an asthma attack channeled her grief into writing a book. Melissa Stover said she always had an interest in writing, but the passing of her daughter, Carissa, inspired her to pen the children's book, "Monkeys Taste Like Chocolate."

May 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Lugoff-Elgin


Race to the Press Box event Saturday at L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)'s Able Club will host a Race to the Press Box 5K Run/Walk event Saturday at 8 a.m. The event will benefit the L-EHS Able Club Scholarship Fund which presents a scholarship in honor of Rob Evans and Joey Dorton. Evans served as a school resource officer for several Kershaw County schools; Dorton as chair of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Both Evans and Dorton passed away last year and the race is aimed at honoring them and their contributions to Kershaw County schools.

May 14, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Lugoff-Elgin


A happy Mother’s Day

Millions of mothers across the Unites States and the world were recognized Sunday for their contributions to their families and to society as a whole. But one Lugoff mother and grandmother had three extra reasons to celebrate this Mother's Day weekend. Mary Schneck had three grandchildren graduate from three separate universities, one Friday and two Saturday.

May 12, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin Town Council thanks PoDunk organizers

Elgin hosted its second annual PoDunk Festival on Saturday, and Elgin Town Council used its meeting Tuesday to thank those who put it together.

May 09, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Mr. Lugoff-Elgin 2014

Saturday night, Lugoff-Elgin High School hosted its annual Mr. L-E contest. Eighteen students competed for the title. Winners were Mr. Congeniality, Austin Branham; 1st Runner Up, Dakota Jones; Mr. L-E 2014, Gunnar Branham; Jr. Mr. L-E 2014, Gunnar Catoe. Whitney Clendening was voted as Ms. Sweetheart.

April 30, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin to participate in DEA prescription drug safe disposal

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) is participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) safe disposal of unused or out of date prescription drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin to host ‘a night of hope’

The town of Elgin will host a night of hope for the community at Blaney Baptist Church on April 27 at 6 p.m.

April 04, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Tammy Bridges receives EPD Chief’s Award

Tammy Bridges, an employee at a daycare center, received the Elgin Police Department (EPD) Chief's Award during a special Wednesday night Elgin Town Council meeting. EPD Chief Harold Brown and council recognized Bridges for assisting two young boys during February's winter storm.

March 07, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Podunk Festival plans are underway

Plans are already in the works to make this year's Elgin Podunk Festival even bigger and better. The third annual Podunk Festival will begin May 3 at 10 a.m.

March 03, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


'Can-Do' food drive a sucess

For the month of January, the Pine Grove Baptist Church AWANA youth ministry conducted a canned and non-perishable food drive for a monthly mission project supported by members of the church. January was titled as "Can-Do Anything" month based on the scripture Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." With a goal of 1000 food items for the project, AWANA clubbers and church members brought in more than 1700 items of food. Pastor Eric Boone announced the Mission Project each Sunday to the parents and church members; who brought food donations in each week ...

February 26, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin discusses location for military tribute

Elgin Town Council members Melissa Emmons and Dana Sloan updated council and the public about new developments for Elgin's Military Tribute and Potter Community Park at Tuesday's meeting.

February 07, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School 2014, Country Sweethearts

Lugoff-Elgin High School held it's 38th annual Miss L-EHS pageant January 25. Nineteen girls competed for the title of Junior Miss L-EHS. The Jr. Miss L-EHS finalists are as follows: Miss Congenialty was awarded to Ashland Motley, First Runner Up was awarded to Savannah Harvey, Miss Freshman 2014 was awarded to Leah Hunter, Junior Miss L-EHS 2014 was awarded to Tory Branham; Miss Sophomore 2014 was awarded to Rylee Mathis, Second Runner Up was awarded to Hannah Bradley and Miss Photogentic was awarded to Ashlynn Russo.

January 29, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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