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On Saturday June 11, 2016, the Lugoff Fire Department Explorer Post competed in the annual South Carolina Fire-Rescue Conference Firefighter Explorer Competition at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. 15 teams and 94 individual Explorers competed in the statewide competition that involved team and individual segments of competition. The members of the Lugoff Explorer Post that competed were Amber Terry, John Terry III, Lee Evans, Colby Blizzard, and Briana Gainey. Amber Terry earned First Place in the state in the Female Gear Donning Segment.

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All the Explorers competed in the Individual Explorer Gear Donning segments with Amber Terry, John Terry III, Lee Evans, and Colby Blizzard competing as a team. Each Explorer that competed received a bag of fire service merchandise donated by various fire equipment vendors during the conference. Ronald Humphries from Camden sponsored the banners and trophies for the event.

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“I am very proud of our Explorers and for the outstanding job performed at the conference. They displayed a very positive competitive spirit as well as a professional attitude. It is an honor to have the top Female Explorer Competitor in the state and certainly a privilege to train such dedicated young people in the fire service. Lugoff Fire was very well represented at the conference by our Explorers and adult staff members” Lugoff Fire Chief Dennis Ray stated.

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The SC Fire-Rescue Conference ran from June 8-11 and consisted of hands-on and classroom training, vendor hall displays, speaking forums, and competitions. The training conference is an annual event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and is held in conjunction with the SC Fire Chief’s Conference each June. This is the third year Lugoff Fire-Rescue has been asked by the SC Firefighter’s Association to coordinate the Explorer Competition during the annual state training conference

At their most recent meeting Kershaw County Council passed third and final reading of an ordinance regarding a land option agreement between Kershaw ounty and Ernest Health Holdings, a Delaware corporation that is considering the construction of a rehabilitation hospital in the Wateree Executive Park near Elgin.  Angie Anderson with Ernest Health Holdings telling council that the firm already operates some 25 hospitals  in the United States.  The measure passed third reading with a unanimous vote.

Tuesday evening in American Legion baseball Sumter defeated the Post 17 senior team by a score of 4-3.

The Post 17 American Legion junior and senior baseball teams are off tonight. Thursday night the seniors are on the road to Sumter.  First pitch will be 7pm. The juniors will host Bishopville Thursday evening.

Tonight the Atlanta Braves host the Cincinnati Reds. Air time on KOOL 102.7 is 5:55pm.

Voters in Kershaw county went to the polls Tuesday to vote in party primaries and also select a member of the Kershaw County School Board.  In the race for the Republican nomination for district three on Kershaw County Council Ben Connell defeated Melissa Emmons 244 votes to 172 votes.  Since there is no Democratic opposition in the fall Connell will go on county council next year.  In the race for seat five on the Kershaw County School Board challenger James Smith won over incumbent Louis Clyburn 322 votes to 147 votes.  Smith will take his seat on the school board in January.

Voters in Kershaw County and the rest of the Palmetto State heading to the polls today for party primaries.  In Kershaw County the important contested races are between Ben Connell and Melissa Emmons for the Republican nomination for seat three on Kershaw County County.  There is also a contested race for seat five on the Kershaw County School Board between incumbent Louis Clyburn and challenger James Smith.  Polls close at 7pm.  KOOL 102.7 will have election coverage starting at 7:30pm.

Monday evening in American Legion baseball Sumter defeated the Post 17 senior team by a score of 10-0.

The Post 17 American Legion senior baseball team is at home  this evening for game two of a three game series. First pitch will be 7pm.

The Post 17 junior team travels to Bishopville this evening for a 7pm start.

The Post 17 American Legion senior baseball travel to Sumter this evening for game one of a three game series. First pitch will be 7pm.

The Post 17 junior team is off until Tuesday when they travel to Bishopville for a 7pm start.

Tonight the Atlanta Braves will host the Cincinnati Reds.  Airtime is 5:5opm on KOOL 102.7.

The Post 17 American Legion senior baseball team is off until Monday when they travel to Sumter for game one of a three game series. First pitch will be 7pm Monday.

The Post 17 junior team is off until next Tuesday when they travel to Bishopville for a 7pm start.

The Atlanta Braves  start a seven game home stand this evening when they face the Chicago Cubs.  You can hear that game on KOOL 102.7 with airtime Friday evening set for 6:20pm.

Funeral services for a man who did much to make life better in Kershaw County and the rest of the Palmetto State took place Thursday in Camden.  A large crowd turned out to honor the memory of Fred Sheheen, journalist and educator.  Sheheen died Monday in a traffic accident on Highway 97.  Sheheen, the former Commissioner of Higher Education for the state of South Carolina was remembered as a person who was committed to helping people improve themselves through education and someone who worked to improve life for all of the people of South Carolina.  His son, State Senator Vincent Sheheen said that his father loved life to the fullest and loved his family.  Services for Fred Sheheen took place Thursday afternoon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

The Post 17 American Legion junior and senior baseball teams are in action tonight.  Tonight the Post 17 senior team will host Dalzell-Shaw at Legion Field in Camden.  The junior team is on the road to Sumter. First pitch both games will be 7pm.

The Atlanta Braves are off tonight.  They start a seven game home stand Friday evening when they face the Chicago Cubs.  You can hear that game on KOOL 102.7 with airtime Friday evening set for 6:20pm.