WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s professional development program, Institute for Organization Management, proudly announces that Kerry Powers, President & CEO of the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce, has successfully completed her second year at the Institute for Organization Management. This four-year nonprofit leadership training program took place at theContinue Reading

Nursery Road Elementary School-Arts Magnet 2nd grade teacher Deidra Johnson and 4th-grade student Aria Melton have been named the Irmo Chamber of Commerce’s Teacher and Student of the Month. “Ms. Johnson is a very talented and loving teacher who is amazing at incorporating the arts into her teaching strategies toContinue Reading

Five teachers from Lexington-Richland School District Five have achieved the prestigious National Board Certification (NBCT) this year, further enhancing the district’s standing with a total of 299 National Board Certified Teachers. National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that involves a comprehensive series of performance-based assessments. Teachers pursuing thisContinue Reading

In appreciation and support of veterans, Richland County Government is joining Operation Green Light, an initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO), by illuminating County buildings with green light during the week of Veterans Day, November 6-12. Each year, NACo andContinue Reading

Fallen Firefighter James Michael Muller of the Irmo Fire District was honored by Folds of Honor on Friday, August 11th, at the Columbia Fireflies baseball game. Irmo Fire showcased their new Pierce Tractor Drawn Aerial (TDA), which is not yet in service, at Segra Park’s entrance. Accompanied by his mother,Continue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is recognizing dozens of students for achieving high scores on the PSAT and SAT examinations. The highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520, and the highest score possible on the SAT is 1600. For recognition purposes the district uses the PSAT scores for 9th, 10th,Continue Reading

An additional five students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have earned a National Merit Scholarship. Elizabeth Bouknight (Dutch Fork High, Clemson University), Joseph Hodges (Irmo High, University of South Carolina), Brett Markland (Dutch Fork High, University of South Carolina), Ansley Othersen (Chapin High, University of Alabama) and Eleanor Prosser (DutchContinue Reading

Representatives Nathan Ballentine, Paula Rawl Calhoon, and former Representative Chip Huggins presented Miriam Atria with a House Resolution from the South Carolina General Assembly “To congratulate Miriam Atria, President/CEO of Capital City/Lake Murray Country, at the celebration of her forty years of service in the tourism industry and to wishContinue Reading