Congratulations to Xaelon Swanson, the Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary’s Student of the Month for April! Irmo Middle School Principal Mansa Joseph commended Xaelon for his outstanding qualities and contributions to the school community. Xaelon’s positive and outgoing demeanor, involvement in athletics and drama, as well as his assistance with morning announcements,Continue Reading

Oak Pointe Elementary School teacher Alyssa Powers and student Stephanie Price were selected as the Teacher and Student of the Month for the Irmo Chamber. “Alyssa Powers is a fifth grade teacher and our current Teacher of the Year. In addition to being a world class teacher, she makes itContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named finalists for its 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year award. The finalists are: Rebecca “Becca” Magni, a Piney Woods Elementary School second-grade teacher; Alyssa Powers, an Oak Pointe Elementary School fifth-grade teacher; and Glenna Shealy, a Reading Interventionist at Dutch Fork Elementary School. Magni hasContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The “farewell tour” for retiring River Bluff boys soccer coach Phil Savitz provided another moment of recognition. On Thursday, he was presented with the Order of the Silver Crescent. This esteemed honor, established by former Gov. John C. West in 1971, recognizes Savitz’s contributions and dedicatedContinue Reading

Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden to be honored for Lifetime Achievement Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) will receive GLOBAL ECO ADVENTURES’ (GEA) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Award at GEA’s Eco Ball on the evening of April 22, Earth Day, in Columbia. The former administrator (director) of NASA, aContinue Reading

Kayla Garrett, a kindergarten assistant at Piney Woods Elementary School in Lexington-Richland School District Five, has been honored with the 2023-2024 Alternative Pathways for Educator Certification (APEC) Professional Commitment Award. This prestigious award recognizes Garrett’s exceptional commitment to learning and professional growth within the APEC program. As the recipient ofContinue Reading

Irmo Town Administrator, Courtney Dennis, has successfully graduated from the esteemed South Carolina Executive Institute. This rigorous program is specifically tailored to empower executive leaders within public service organizations, equipping them with the essential skills necessary to adeptly navigate the intricate landscape of their roles. Over the span of sevenContinue Reading

NaKendra Kinard, Clinical Counselor at Lexington-Richland School District Five, has been honored with the title of South Carolina’s Outstanding Counselor of the Year by the South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA). Expressing her gratitude for the recognition, Kinard stated, “I am so honored to be selected for this award and haveContinue Reading