Seven students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The academically talented high school students from School District Five are represented in the nationwide pool of semifinalists which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. “I am proudContinue Reading

Columbia native and Richland Northeast High School graduate Tykena Lindsey is serving aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is continuing to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region. Lindsey is an aviation boatswain’s mate (handling) airman and maintains the movement and preparation of aircraft on the ship. “I feel greatContinue Reading

The SOUTH CAROLINA SEVEN (SC7) expedition led by S.C. Floodwater CommissionChairman Tom Mullikin passed through the Midlands last week during their month-long,500-mile, 90 to 100-plus degree heat trek from the mountains (in the Upstate of S.C.) tothe sea (in the Lowcountry). This picture was taken Wed., July 15, at theContinue Reading

On November 3rd there is an opportunity for the voters of Lexington/Richland School District 5 to make real change. Let me share with you the reasons I stand for change.   I am disappointed and dismayed at decisions that are made without the approval of the entire board. We are elected to beContinue Reading

On the anniversary of 9/11, Scouts BSA Troop 91 recognized the first-responders of the Irmo Police and Fire Departments to thank them for their service to the Irmo community. Each first-responder received a purple ribbon and a discount card in appreciation of their service. The purple ribbons are distributed byContinue Reading

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

During these uncertain times, the school dilemma is of great concern to many parents, teachers and students. Virtual learning presents difficulties for almost everyone. But attendance inside the school buildings is equally problematic due to fears about illness from the virus. We all feel for families trying to juggle jobs,Continue 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 “We are excited to share thisContinue Reading