District Five students Nitya and Kelsey were named the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo’s Service above Self May Students of the Month. “Nitya is always ready to volunteer and help others out. She recently helped the District with a grant and volunteered her time outside of school to collect waterContinue Reading

PAALS – Palmetto Animal Assisted Services – trains and provides service dogs for autism, PTSD, mobility challenges and other issues. GFWC-SC St. Andrews Woman’s Club has made a financial donation to assist in their dog training. Kaye Hunke, SAWC member, made the presentation to PAALS Executive Director Elizabeth Anderson. AlsoContinue Reading

The St. Andrews Optimists Club welcomed Amanda Dupree as its featured speaker on May 13. Dupree is the Regional Development Director for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). She is responsible for fundraising efforts in the Georgia-South Carolina Region. Despite its name, LLS actually includes all blood cancers, such as HodgkinsContinue Reading

The St. Andrews Woman’s Club celebrated the end of its club year with a picnic at the Irmo Community Park. The evening was begun on a bittersweet note as a tree donated to the park was dedicated in memory of club member Linda Floyd who passed away this year. Floyd’sContinue Reading

Mike Gula, Executive Director of Columbia Metropolitan Airport, spoke on May 6 to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo. The club’s speaker host was member Rick Calhoun, who happens to be a commercial pilot. In his presentation, Gula brought the club up to date on the current status of theContinue Reading

Members of St. Andrews Woman’s Club planted a pinwheel garden at Leo’s Landing at Saluda Shoals Park to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention.  Participating in the project were (left to right) Becky Travis – chairman of the Health and Wellness Community Service Program, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Cross and FrancesContinue Reading

Roy “Drew” Andrew Barr, Jr. JUNE 24, 1994 – APRIL 24, 2022 He was the beloved son of Roy and Sonia Wheeler Barr. Drew was a Public Safety Officer-K9 handler with Cayce Police Department where he worked for five years. He began working with Sandy Ridge Volunteer Fire Department atContinue Reading

The St. Andrews Woman’s Club dedicated a library box in the Irmo Town Park located near the municipal center and police department. Irmo Mayor Barry A. Walker, Sr. was on hand for the dedication with Judy Keating, Pam Johnson, Dianne McCarthy and three children, Karolyn Redden, Vivian Redden and WhitmanContinue Reading

The Leadership Columbia Class of 2022 (LC22) has announced its Bike & Lock drive in partnership with Transitions Homeless Center. Throughout the month of April, LC22 will be working to secure donations of bicycles, locks, and helmets. The goal of the campaign is to provide Transitions clients with access toContinue Reading

Members of the Irmo Police Department’s code enforcement division are now providing a handout to lower-income, elderly, and disabled Irmo citizens who face potential fines for property code violations. The handout explains how recipients can apply for assistance from the Irmo Outreach Committee if they qualify. A notice of abatementContinue Reading