Thomas Mullikin Jr. to lead the internationally recognized non-profit By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Thomas Mullikin, Jr., son of Dr. Tom Mullikin, chair of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, was named president of Global Eco Adventures (GEA), the S.C.-based global environmental exploration and education non-profit founded by his father in 2014.Continue Reading

Union Preschool is expanding to become Union Day School. For 48 years, Union Preschool has provided an excellent part-time preschool ministry for our church and community. Union United Methodist Church is preparing for Union Day School’s full-time and part-time program that will begin in August 2022. We would like toContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) became the presenting “named” sponsor of the third-annual South Carolina 7 (SC7) expedition with the University’s sponsoring donation of $25,000. The announcement made jointly in Charleston and Columbia, Jan. 10. Led by Dr. Tom Mullikin, acclaimed global expeditionContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo will use a portion of the American Rescue Plan Funds to help non-profits respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will be available to eligible non-profits to provide financial assistance. Who is eligible? What are the requirements? Non-profits located in Irmo,Continue Reading

Aquila Theatre Company presents a stage version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic classic. Adapted from novel to play, the quintessential American Jazz Age story about millionaire Jay Gatsby and his obsession with former lover Daisy Buchanan will come to the Newberry Opera House this month. Created and directed by AquilaContinue Reading

Article and photo by Barbara Burchfield Lake Murray Coast Guard Auxiliary member Kenny Uschelbec was honored for 40 years of service December, at the annual Change of Watch ceremony, attended by Auxiliary leadership, members and families. As a Coxswain qualified to Coast Guard standards, Uschelbec was trained to respond toContinue Reading

Mullikin and Quiroga to lead Ecuadorian expedition in 2022 By W. Thomas Smith Jr. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Dr. Tom Mullikin, the celebrated global expedition leader from South Carolina and chair of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, is planning yet another grand adventure: This one, not unlike his annual, month-long SC7 expeditionContinue Reading

The Columbia Medical Society (CMS) has awarded scholarships to 5 USC medical students worth a total of $5,000. Each student received $1,000. The recipients are Andrew Hess, 4th year student; Dylan Cooper, who will be starting otolaryngology residency next year; Julia Bian, an aspiring plastic surgeon now in her 4thContinue Reading

The Columbia Philatelic Society, the oldest stamp club in South Carolina, is holding their winter stamp show February 19 – 20 at Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia. Hours are: Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 10 vendors fromContinue Reading