The Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary’s Student of the Month is Irmo Elementary 5th grader Denis Fatnik. Principal Shannon Fincannon said, “Denis was selected unanimously by all the 5th-grade teachers at Irmo. He is a role model for other students and leads by serving others.”Continue Reading

A county organization that serves children in foster care is calling on the business community to help bring young people some holiday joy. Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is giving local businesses the chance to adopt a child through its Angel Tree program. Richland County CASA volunteers serveContinue Reading

On September 30, the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo heard a presentation from two members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s Columbia Chapter.  Kappa Alpha Psi is a service fraternity that begins with college-age men and then involves them in community service long after their graduation.  The purpose of the fraternityContinue Reading

Don Keating, long-time member of the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo, administers the oath of membership to Morgan Leath, the Club’s newest member.  Pictured to the right is Kerry Powers, who sponsored Leath.Continue Reading

The Junior League of Columbia (JLC) has awarded a total of $50,000 to Greater Midlands non-profits that proposed transformational projects and initiatives addressing poverty and basic needs of children and families in the Midlands. This year’s Community Impact Grant Recipients are: • Central SC Habitat for Humanity received $30,000, •Continue Reading

The St. Andrews Optimist Club’s speaker for September 9 was Rhonda Hunsinger, Executive Director for the South Carolina Philharmonic. This is the Philharmonic’s 58th season. Hunsinger having served it for the past 25 of those years. The 2022/23 Masterworks series of performances, all to be held at the Koger CenterContinue Reading

Sharing God’s Love raised $20,963 through its recent annual Sharing God’s Love Benefit Golf Tournament. Eighty-two golfers participated, and a total of sixty-seven sponsors provided the record amount of funds raised by the event. Fifty merchants contributed prizes. The Spur at Northwoods hosted the event and provided lunch for theContinue Reading

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