St. Andrews Woman’s Club members collected 340 bottles of water to be used in special education classrooms in school District 5. Jinni Friend (left), Special Education Coordinator for the district, and Danielle Yarborough (right) accepted the donation from club member Ann Martin (center). This will be an ongoing project ofContinue Reading

Central Carolina Community Foundation has named new members to its Board of Trustees:  • Julie C. Albrecht, Vice President, CFO at Sonoco Products Company;  • Clifford Bourke, Jr., Vice President of Legal Services at Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.;  • Andy Folsom, Vice President, Strategic Investments, M&A and Tax at BlueCrossContinue Reading

Together SC, the state’s network of nonprofit organizations has announced four new board members elected by its nonprofit member organizations from across South Carolina. They include Nicole Echols, executive director of the Pee Dee Branch of Harvest Hope Food Bank in Florence; John Hart III, executive director of Good SamaritanContinue Reading

St. Andrews Woman’s Club began its new year by completing old business from the last club year. Katherine Keckeisen (left) was recognized as the 2019-2020 Clubwoman of the Year. The award was presented by Susan Smith (right), last year’s recipient. Kaye Hunke (left) was presented the Dianne McCarty Spirit AwardContinue Reading

The Big Red Barn Retreat (BRBR) has been named the recipient of a $25,000 Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation grant. The Foundation’s contribution will fund free weekly yoga and tai chi classes for veterans, active duty service members, first responders and their families. Post-traumatic and/or combat-related stress is a criticalContinue Reading

Every year, the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo sets aside a day to give back to the community. At Irmo Town Park, the Optimists gathered this year’s recipients for the purpose of awarding over $16,000 in donations to causes that benefit youth. The funds are a direct result of salesContinue 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

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

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