Representative Chip Huggins was recognized for his many years of service to Capital City/Lake Murray Country (CCLMC) and was presented with the Lake Murray Legend Award at the September board of directors meeting. Huggins, who has announced his retirement following 23 years of service, was gifted a painting by SouthContinue Reading

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presents decorationBy Alex Junes-Ward Dr. Tom Mullikin, a former U.S. Army officer and retired commander of the S.C. State Guard, was presented the Order of Saint Maurice (OSM) during ceremonies at the Governor’s office, S.C. State House, Thursday, Sept. 1. A National Infantry award, theContinue Reading

Global expedition leader receives two national awards in July By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Dr. Tom Mullikin, a global expedition leader and chair of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, was named to the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as a “distinguished master” on July 16: The induction taking placeContinue Reading

Environmentalists in Richland County, including a County employee, earned places in the spotlight at the annual conference for the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC), taking home more than half of the organization’s top honors. Chanda Cooper, the County’s conservation education analyst, was named Environmental Educator of the YearContinue Reading

Members of the Lexington-Richland School District Five Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter placed first the SC FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event, earning a perfect score in the team problem-solving activities. The event took place at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden on Saturday, May 28th. Twelve teamsContinue Reading

Irmo High School International School for the Arts Orchestra Program, under the direction of Colleen Marcou, earned the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Orchestra Division’s Outstanding Performance Award – SILVER for the 2021-2022 school year. The Outstanding Performance Award (OPA) is the highest achievement for the orchestra programs in the stateContinue Reading

The South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SCNSPRA) celebrated the effectiveness of 119 programs and projects from across the state at its annual Rewards for Excellence awards ceremony on May 13 in Columbia. This program recognizes outstanding communications and public relations efforts by South Carolina schools,Continue Reading

Simply Southern Gifts & Home Decor Shop was recognized as the May Irmo Small Business of the Month at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. Owner Sharon Dailey began making crafts in 1987 and soon had to expand her hobby into a business. In 1994 she opened Simply Southern Gifts & HomeContinue Reading

Lexington County Sheriff Bryan “Jay” Koon was honored by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (SCLEOA) and the Strom Thurmond Foundation at the annual Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement Luncheon on May 11. The event was held at the Lexington Town Hall. About 100 state, local,Continue Reading