J. Brian Pearson has been selected as one of the world’s top executive coaches by CEO Today magazine. Named in the international magazine’s Executive Coaching Awards for 2022, Pearson is called “The Results Coach” for a reason. A proven leadership expert, change agent, and coach with a track record ofContinue Reading

Editor’s Note Barbara was dearly loved by our newspapers and a great influence on the towns that those newspapers serve. Through her leadership at Lexington Medical Center, she brought much-needed medical centers to many of our coverage areas throughout the Midlands. Her support of the Okra Strut brought it fromContinue Reading

South Carolina Floodwater Commission chair honored in Texas By Alex Junes-Ward Dr. Tom Mullikin, chairman of the S.C. Floodwater Commission and a member of the S.C. Black Belt Hall of Fame (SCBBHOF), earned high martial arts laurels when he was promoted to 9th-degree black belt by the High Dan Board,Continue Reading

Dreher High School student recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced student Matti R Evans from Columbia, SC, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholarsContinue Reading

On August 7th, 2022, Corporal Charles Black and Patrolman Vincent Silano responded to a shooting incident. Upon arrival, officers located a victim with a gunshot wound to the leg that was bleeding profusely. Officers assisted by applying a tourniquet to the victim’s leg which stopped the bleeding while E.M.S. responded.Continue Reading

Nursery Road Elementary-Arts Magnet teacher Leigh Burnette was honored by the Columbia Fireflies and given a Neon Apple. Burnette was recognized at the Fireflies game on August 5. She was nominated for the award by Meredith Harvey. “Ms. Burnette gives everything she has for her students. She is committed toContinue Reading

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina continues to earn recognition as a top employer, most recently earning a spot on Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s best employers for women. “We are proud to once again be recognized as a top workplace for women. This recognition highlights the commitment that was startedContinue Reading

Mayor Daniel Rickenmann is one of 40 mayors who have been selected to participate in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative’s intensive leadership and management program. Rickenmann joins a class of mayors who will attend in-person and virtual classes taught by faculty from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business SchoolContinue Reading

Lucy Younginer Austin was recognized at the SC Statehouse on Wednesday, June 15th, by Representative Chip Huggins and the Members of the SC General Assembly for all of her litter pickup and community service in Irmo. Pictured L to R: Fred and Caroline Sojourner, Angela and Paul Younginer, Paul andContinue Reading