Kickoff Meeting

I was energized by the Kickoff meeting of the County’s process to develop a long-term Strategic Plan that took place this afternoon.  A very diverse group of community members passionately discussed where our community should be in 2030.  I was especially gratified that the group as a whole strongly identified education as a critical part of a flourishing community.  I greatly appreciated the opportunity to be involved.  I look very forward to continuing to participate as the process unfolds and develops.

WACH To Televise LEHS-White Knoll Football Game

Very happy to read in the State newspaper this morning that the Lugoff-Elgin versus White Knoll football game on September 25 will be televised by WACH. A great opportunity for Demon Nation to show its spirit to the entire Midlands!

Megan Kirkland Shining At USC

Very, very happy to read the article in this morning’s Chronicle Independent about Lugoff-Elgin volleyball standout Megan Kirkland, who followed her dream and walked on at USC and has earned an athletic scholarship.  Not only is Megan standing out on the volleyball court, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA and been recognized by the SEC for her community service.  Megan is a great example of the power of hard work and commitment!

Kelli Murphy Plays On A Big Stage

I was very excited to read in the Sunday State newspaper that Lugoff-Elgin graduate and current Auburn University golfer Kelli Murphy will be playing in the U.S. Women’s Amateur tournament in Oregon.  I particularly enjoyed the picture of Kelli with legendary golfer Nancy Lopez.  Good luck to Kelli!

July Column

My monthly column for July….


Back To School Bash

Many thanks and large kudos to the many, many people who worked so hard to make the annual “Back to School Bash” this past Saturday a huge success.  A large number of students go the supplies they need to get their school year off to a good start.  It was energizing for me to feel the excitement of the event.  Monday, August 17 is just three weeks away!!!!

40th Annual Shrine Club Jamboree

It is always enjoyable for me to attend the planning dinner for the upcoming Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree, which will take place this year on Friday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Zemp Stadium.  All three Kershaw County teams will be participating in the Jamboree, along with Lee Central, Westwood, Andrew Jackson, A.C. Flora, and Buford.  Proceeds go to the wonderful charitable work done by the Camden Shrine Club.  This year’s Jamboree is the 40th annual.  Very few events of this kind sustain themselves for this long.  A great night of high school football for a great cause!