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

The health and safety of our students and staff remain School District Five’s first priority. Chapin Elementary School is currently experiencing a high number of students and staff impacted by COVID-19 isolation and quarantine. As a result, Chapin Elementary School will temporarily shift all students from in-person instruction to virtualContinue Reading

A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was held for the JITSU Academy this week by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. The JITSU Academy is owned by Danilo and Jessica Cherman who are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt instructors. Danilo has titles from many competitions from around the world asContinue 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

Lexington-Richland School District Five launched the first-ever 1st Jobs Initiative with a recruitment fair last month at Irmo High School International School for the Arts. The 1st Jobs Initiative is a unique way to help the district with the nationwide labor shortage as well as help students. The district isContinue 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

By Al Dozier It was no surprise. Akil Ross who has served Lexington-Richland District 5 as “interim” superintendent since July of last year, was officially chosen as the permanent superintendent during Monday’s school board meeting. Ross was considered the front-runner for a job trustees considered offering him without competitive interviews.Continue Reading