St. Andrews Optimists recently enjoyed a presentation from Jason Fulmer, District Construction Engineer for South Carolina Department of Transportation. Fulmer’s geographical area of responsibility consists of Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties. He described the contracting and implementation methods in play, focusing mainly on those projects that involve interstates.Continue Reading

Two Lexington-Richland School District Five students have earned awards from the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA). Senior Eleanor Prosser has been selected as the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Technology Champion of the Year for the Midlands. Veronica Cain has been named the Midlands Work-Based Learning (WBL) Student ofContinue Reading

New associate commissioners Mary Beth McSwain and Sarah Burnham have joined the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD). McSwain and Burnham join the existing team of five commissioners and five associate commissioners who direct the RSWCD’s conservation efforts. McSwain participates in conservation activities with her husband, Tim, an RSWCDContinue Reading

A big congratulations to Lake Murray Elementary School (LMES) fourth grader Katherine Ju who won second place in the National American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) poster contest. She will be awarded a certificate along with a t-shirt, and an educational science kit. In addition, the LMES school library willContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A pair of softball and a baseball players from the town of Irmo were recognized on the college and high school level. Morgan Scott (Dutch Fork) Former Dutch Fork pitcher Morgan Scott helped the Oregon softball team reach the NCAA Stillwater Super Regionals. The Lady DuckContinue Reading

Lake Murray Irmo Rotary Club’s May Student of the Month was Harbison West Elementary School student Ma’Kayla Davis. Principal Randy Norman said of Davis, “Ma’Kayla is a well rounded student both in the classroom and outside of school. She is part of the HWES cheer team, the morning news showContinue Reading