Dozens of students from Lexington-Richland School District Five competed in this year’s University of South Carolina (UofSC) Regional Science Fair held virtually March 26. “I am so impressed with the high level of participation and the accomplishments of students in our district,” School District Five Coordinator of Science, Health andContinue Reading

On April 13 Kathy Padgett of SC PRT/Statehouse Tours and John Padgett of SC DMV of Chapin were recognized at the Statehouse for their upcoming retirements. Pictured are Kathy and John Padgett, with their daughters Blythe and Katy, as well as Representative Chip Huggins.Continue Reading

A lieutenant who serves in the Lexington County Detention Center has been recognized by the South Carolina Jail Administrators Association as the state’s top detention supervisor. Lt. Travis Felder has worked at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years. “We’re proud of Lt. Felder for receiving this award,” LexingtonContinue Reading

By Alex Junes-Ward Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe – executive vice president and chief legal officer for Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy – will be presented the Global Eco Adventures (GEA) Lifetime Achievement award during GEA’s sixth annual ECO BALL at Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Thursday, April 22 – Earth Day. “This isContinue Reading

Irmo High School varsity basketball coach Tim Whipple has been named by his peers as the 2021 South Carolina Co-Region 4A Coach of the Year. Whipple will share the honor with A.C. Flora coach Josh Staley.   “It is always an honor to receive recognition from your peers. Even more soContinue Reading

Richland County’s Finance Department again has earned the highest honor in governmental accounting and financial reporting. For the 37th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the Richland County Finance Department with the organization’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. An impartial panel recognized the CountyContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) Deputy Sarah Merriman was presented the highest departmental honor – DEPUTY OF THE YEAR 2020 – during RCSD’s annual awards ceremonies, Wed. Jan. 13, 2021: But not before receiving Deputy of the Year for RCSD’s Region Four and the department’sContinue Reading