The South Carolina State Fair has announced its general manager, Nancy Smith, has been awarded the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award by the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators for her commitment to promoting agriculture across South Carolina. Presented at the annual state conference of the agricultural educators atContinue Reading

Engineer Zachary Pfentner of the Lexington County Fire Service was awarded the 2023 Jeffrey Vaden Chavis Medal of Valor by the SC State Firefighters’ Association (SCSFFA). The award was presented to Pfentner on June 17, during the SCSFFA Conference in Myrtle Beach. The Jeffrey Vaden Chavis Medal of Valor isContinue Reading

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank was selected to receive the Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership by United Way of the Midlands. The Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership is presented to a partner that embodies an overall spirit of giving through contributions of time, leadership, andContinue Reading

Two Irmo High School Seniors, Aryana Stokes and Nyaveia Creech, were awarded $1000 scholarships by McGregor Presbyterian Church during Senior Awards night at Irmo High School on May 25. One-half of each scholarship is paid to their College of choice and one-half to the individual for ancillary college costs. AryanaContinue Reading

Lynn Young, Columbia native and Founder of Midlands Orphan Relief and Lowcountry Orphan Relief, received the Order of the Palmetto, May 25. It is the highest civilian honor awarded by the governor of South Carolina. Governor Henry McMaster presented the honor to Young at a ceremony at the South CarolinaContinue Reading

Two Lexington-Richland School District Five students received top awards at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF). A program of the Society for Science for over 70 years, Regeneron ISEF is the world’s largest global science competition for high schoolers. Carlynn Rychener (Chapin High) and Andy Yang (DutchContinue Reading

Two Lexington-Richland School District Five students have earned awards from the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA). Senior Eleanor Prosser has been selected as the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Technology Champion of the Year for the Midlands. Veronica Cain has been named the Midlands Work-Based Learning (WBL) Student ofContinue Reading

Christian Brothers Automotive in Irmo, a locally owned automotive repair shop, donated free oil changes for a year to a mother in honor of Mother’s Day. The recipient of the donation is Georgia Williams, founder and operator of the not-for-profit organization Parent and Child Enrichment Program (PACE). Williams, a cancerContinue Reading