The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo is a service club that seeks to benefit the youth of the community. Two fundraisers provide the funds for Optimists’ giving activities: the Optimist Club Christmas Tree Lot and the annual Optimist Club Golf Tournament. Neither of those fundraisers would be a success withoutContinue Reading

Nursery Road Elementary-Arts Magnet fifth grader Karson Wise and teacher Adrienne Jennings have been recognized as the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce’s September Student and Teacher of the Month. “Karson exemplifies hard work, dedication and kindness. As a result of all of his hard work, he made tremendous academic gainsContinue Reading

James Johnson of Dutch Fork Elementary School (DFES) was recognized by the Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary as the September Student of the Month. DFES Principal Julius Scott said, “James looks to make everyday meaningful and is an outstanding student who looks to make a difference in his school and community.”Continue Reading

Katie Jones Moydell, of Irmo, was installed as director of Junior Clubs of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in New Orleans, Louisiana, earlier this summer, for a two-year term extending from July 2022 through June 2024. During her tenure, she will travel to the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.,Continue Reading

Founded by its namesake in 1972 and located in Lexington County, Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter is the oldest institution of its kind in South Carolina. The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo has partnered with the Shelter for several years and heard an update from Ryan Taylor, the Shelter’s DirectorContinue Reading

The speaker for the August 19 meeting of St. Andrews Optimists was Daniel Rendelman. The speaker is an author, publisher, and lecturer who delivered a message on gratitude. Drawing from his book “An Appreciation Awakening,” Rendelman spoke about approaching life’s situations with a thankful attitude. In his experience, adopting thatContinue Reading

Forms are now available to register to play in Sharing God’s Love 13th annual fundraising golf tournament.  The captain’s choice, shotgun start is scheduled for 9 am September 12 at The Spur at Northwoods. The $80 per player fee includes 18 holes of play, cart, goodie bag, refreshments, bag lunchContinue Reading

The Pop Up Neighbors presented a Thank You banner to the Town of Irmo that was signed by dozens of citizens of the town during National Night Out held on Aug. 2. The group of community-minded individuals formed the faith-based Pop Up Neighbors to help raise funds and awareness forContinue Reading

University officials, other VIPs plant tree recognizing USC’s eight four-sport national championships   By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   University of South Carolina Head Football Coach Shane Beamer joined Dr. Tom Mullikin, S.C. Supreme Court Justice John Few, and University officials in the planting of an oak tree celebrating the University ofContinue Reading

Omega Psi Phi is a service fraternity that seeks to influence young boys and men in a positive way to propel to positive futures. On August 5, three members of the Omega Phi Chapter gave a presentation to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo. Although the fraternity begins membership duringContinue Reading

On July 22, Everette Sands was the featured speaker at the breakfast meeting of the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo. Sands is a veteran football coach who also is ranked Number 2 all-time at The Citadel in career rushing yardage. Sands related that during his football coaching career, he hadContinue Reading