The St Andrews Woman’s Club (SAWC) started the 2023-2024 year with a Summer Social and membership gathering at the General Federation Woman’s Club – South Carolina (GFWC-SC) Headquarters located at 1511 Laurel Street in Columbia on August 20. Many of the club’s members were in attendance to welcome four newContinue Reading

Irmo Town Councilman Eric Sickinger spoke to the St. Andrews Optimist Club on August 11. Sickinger described his primary motivation for seeking the office as a desire to project a positive image of the town to the Midlands. He characterized his approach as being a combination of both delegating andContinue Reading

Keep the Midlands Beautiful (KMB) and their event partners will host the third annual Lakeside Litter Sweep litter cleanup event on Lake Murray on September 16 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. KMB is seeking volunteers to clean up islands, shorelines, boat ramps, roads, and natural areas around the lake.Continue Reading

The City of Columbia’s Public Relations, Media and Marketing Department is hosting two fundraising events for Sistercare, which helps victims and families recover from domestic violence August 19 and August 26 from 10 am to 1 pm. Join in at downtown City Hall Parking Lot, 1737 Main Street in ColumbiaContinue Reading

On July 21, the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo hosted speakers Hugh Caldwell and Barbara Padgett, representing the South Carolina Envirothon. The event they detailed is hosted annually by the SC Department of Natural Resources. Envirothon began nationally in 1979 to raise awareness among high school students who showed anContinue Reading

“If you serve, you deserve” is the motto of Columbia’s Operation Veterans Support, whose founder, Dr. Glen Brown, spoke to St. Andrews Optimists on July 14. Providing clothing, food, job search support, and housing assistance, the organization places volunteers in the lives of military veterans during their times of need.  Continue Reading

Town of Irmo Mayor Barry Walker spoke to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo on June 16. Walker also serves as President of the Lexington Municipal Association. Walker’s path to the mayoralty had its beginnings when he transferred from Connecticut to this area while an information technology professional. He soughtContinue Reading

The SC Career Kids held a can drive as part of their summer camp. One camper started her own in memory of her grandmother. Grace McClinton holds up a can from her bag full of cans that she collected for ‘Cans for GG’. The young Chapin Elementary student wanted toContinue Reading

Two Irmo High School students made a huge positive difference in the Sensory and Learning Garden used by Special Education students at Irmo High School. Addie McAlister from Troop 616 of the Mountains to Midlands Council received the Girl Scout Gold Award and Van McAlister from Scouts BSA Troop 95Continue Reading

On May 31, County Councilman Derrek Pugh volunteered his time at Goodwill’s donation center on Broad River Road in Irmo. It was Goodwill Day for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, honoring the organization’s 50th anniversary.Continue Reading