Studio 3P, LLC is pleased to announce that their lead photographer Kimberly Case’s portrait “Airborne” was awarded the Blue Ribbon for Digital Photograph in the Professional Fine Art Division of the 2021 South Carolina State Fair. Case’s portrait photograph depicts a young man daydreaming about his future after reading aContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Columbia’s Boyer Commercial Construction and Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach were both presented the 2021 Department of Defense Freedom Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) during ceremonies at the Governor’s Mansion, Sept. 28. “Both companies are being recognizedContinue Reading

Dutch Fork Elementary School Academy of Environmental Sciences 5th grader, Corin Martin was honored as The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo’s “Service above Self” Student of the Month. “Corin is a student who is all about inclusivity and making sure that everyone he comes in contact with feels safe andContinue Reading

The SC Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and The College Board awarded Dutch Fork High School (DFHS) for outstanding effort to help students access college. The College Access Champion School award recognizes DFHS’s remarkable performance in College Board’s Opportunity Scholarships (CBOS) program, which walks students through the steps of theContinue Reading

The Irmo Future Growth Corporation continues to present grants to businesses inside the town limits that suffered financially due to COVID-19. The concept brought to the town council by Councilman Bill Danielson was first discussed nearly a year ago and through Danielson’s perseverance and guidance, the program was hatched. RecipientsContinue Reading

By Alex Junes-Ward Four members of the South Carolina Black Belt Hall of Fame received Global Eco Adventures’ (GEA) coveted IRONMAN award during an awards luncheon held at Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in northeast Columbia, Thurs., Aug. 26. The GEA awards recognized Mr. Keith Vitali, Mr. Bruce Brutschy,Continue Reading

Gov. Henry McMaster presented South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers with the Order of the Palmetto during his retirement party on July 15 at The River Center in Columbia. The Order of the Palmetto is the state’s highest civilian honor, given to residents “in recognition of a lifetimeContinue Reading

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