Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands will honor six Columbia-area women at its annual Women of Distinction Awards Celebration September 24 drive-in movie style. In March, COVID-19 delayed the celebration. The event will be a safe, socially distanced way to recognize these them. If you’ve been wantingContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson Op-Ed September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As a father of achildhood cancer survivor, I know first-hand the hardships and sadnesssurrounding a family affected by cancer. This is one of the reasons Ihave worked in Congress for those affected by this terrible disease. I voted in favorContinue Reading

Piney Woods Elementary, Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 13th elementary school, is currently asking the community for input to help decide their school mascot. Three options are available to choose from: the Purple Martins, the Bears or the Ospreys. To cast your vote, visit https://bit.ly/PWMascotSurvey. “We are excited to share thisContinue Reading

Saturday morning participants for the Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck began to file into the parking lot of Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin for the third annual run hosted by The Justin Pepper Foundation. This year, things were a little different. Physical therapists, from Drayer Physical Therapy checkedContinue Reading

St. Andrews Woman’s Club kicked off the 2020-2021 club year with a social gathering at Irmo Community Park. Members wore masks while practicing social distancing and were happy to see each other after more than a five-month absence. A history of the suffrage movement was presented to recognize the 100thContinue Reading

Today, September 3, Lexington County Public Library (LCPL) branches will begin allowing patrons inside the facilities, offering limited in-person services such as browsing, computers by appointment and mobile printing. The Lexington Main, Irmo and Cayce-West Columbia Branch Libraries will be open to the public Monday – Thursday, 10 am –Continue Reading

Gene Swygert, retired construction engineer with Sloan ConstructionCompany has been appointed to the advisory board of Leeza’s Care Connection Foundation. Marti Colucci, Director of Leeza’s Care Connection, made the announcement earlier last month. Leeza’s Care Connection focuses on people who are caregivers in the midlands area to a relative orContinue Reading

The Third Annual Justin Pepper 5K (JP5K) may have a different feel this year, with temperature checks upon arrival and staggered start times for social distancing but The Justin Pepper Foundation will be holding the event this Saturday, September 5, at Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin. According to JustinContinue Reading

St. Andrews Optimists have resumed meetings, albeit with social distancing activated. These meetings are conducted at the new Town of Irmo Park, where distancing is made easy. The first speaker for the resumption was Rev. Mark Tidsworth, President of Pinnacle Leadership Associates. Tidsworth lives in Chapin and leads an organizationContinue Reading

It’s been said that Alzheimer’s is a woman’s disease. Women are both more likely to develop the disease and more likely be dementia caregivers. Older theories proposed that women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s because they live longer, but research does not support this theory. Researchers are now wondering isContinue Reading