Bill Davis, director of Richland County Utilities, was recently selected to represent South Carolina within a worldwide organization of water industry professionals. Davis will serve as a junior delegate on the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) House of Delegates (HOD). Following his one-year term, Davis will step into the role ofContinue Reading

On June 8 at the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery at the Curtiss-Wright Hangar, the Columbia Chamber and the Leadership Columbia Advisory Board (LCAB) honored 36 graduates of the Leadership Columbia program. The Class of 2021 completed an orientation, a retreat, ten class days and a class project with the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition.Continue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is proud to announce that Pamela Bynoe-Reed, the organization’s Director of Marketing & Community Affairs/PIO has been selected by Integrated Media Publishing as one of the 2021 SC Women in Business: Women to Watch. The prestigious award honors selected businesswomen across SouthContinue Reading

Forbes has named the Capital City/Lake Murray Country region a top Southern Destination of 2021. “This is wonderful publicity for our region and it’s a great time for our region to stand out from the rest,” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of Capital City Lake Murray Country. For the full storyContinue Reading

Thanks to a donation from American Floral to the District 5 Foundation, Kendall Smith received a grant for her biomedical research project, Magnetic IVC Filter Retrieval System. Kendall, a Spring Hill High School student took her Biomedical classes at the District 5 Center for Advanced Technical Studies. Julie Krusen wasContinue Reading

Katelyn Potts of Irmo and Ella Blalock of Columbia have been named Gold Award Girl Scouts. Potts has a passion for teaching children about the importance of gardening and healthy eating. She partnered with a local daycare center in Irmo to teach children about gardening through song. Potts built twoContinue Reading

At its annual board meeting, EngenuitySC presented Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin with its 2021 Vision Award. Benjamin, founding co-chair of the EngenuitySC board, was presented with the award by Elise Partin, Mayor of Cayce, and current EngenuitySC board chair, on behalf of the EngenuitySC board. The Vision Award is givenContinue Reading

Paul F. Younginer retired April 30 after 35 years of South Carolina state government service. During his career Younginer served a total of thirteen years on the Town of Irmo Council and still serves on the Irmo Arbor Day Committee. A retirement reception was held in his honor May 26.Continue Reading

Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative presented the Mid-Carolina Clean Energy Grant to Jackson Massalon for his innovation of a solar-powered speaker. Massalon, a Chapin High student who takes his Clean Energy classes at District 5’s Center for Advanced Technical Studies, received the 2021 Mid-Carolina Electric Coopertive Clean Energy grant. He used theContinue Reading