When divorce seems imminent, both parties benefit from a professional who is thorough, as finances become inevitably involved. The back-and-forth between and among attorneys carries with it the risk of acrimony and conflict, which can often be mitigated when clarity and compassion are integrated into the process. Such is theContinue Reading

By Rick Abercrombie The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo is at its heart a service club that strives to do as much good as it can in the community with the focus on benefitting young people. The Club meets almost every Friday and most times, hears from guest speakers onContinue Reading

Dale Sexton, Plant Manager at the Shaw Industries Irmo facility,  spoke to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo May 14. Sexton has been in his current position for three and a half years, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. Further, the plantContinue Reading

Dr. David Jenkins spoke at the St. Andrews Optimists’ most recent meeting. Jenkins is the Forest Health Coordinator for the state Forestry Commission. He is an expert in the field of forestry and he holds a doctorate in entomology. It was in the intersection of forestry and insects that JenkinsContinue Reading

As men of all ages begin to enter or re-enter the working world, the job interview becomes a passage most, if not all, will have to make. However, not all of these men have or can afford appropriate clothing – for the most part suits – for those all-important interviews.Continue Reading

The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo continued its recent membership growth pattern, with the induction of two new members April 30. Pictured are Optimist Bill Sutton, who sponsored Mike Jonson; Cap James, who was sponsored by Kerry Powers; and Optimist President Alan Taylor. Johnson works for 93.1 FM, “The Lake”,Continue Reading

The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo sustains a long-standing partnership with Palmetto Project and with its outreach efforts that benefit the Midlands. Nell Killoy, Deputy Director for the Midlands and Upstate for the Project, was the Optimists’ guest speaker April 16 where she described two programs that the Club supports.Continue Reading

The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo sustains a long-standing partnership with Palmetto Project and with its outreach efforts that benefit the Midlands. Nell Killoy, Deputy Director for the Midlands and Upstate for the Project, was the Optimists’ guest speaker April 16 where she described two programs that the Club supports.Continue Reading

Dr. Todd Crump spoke recently to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo. He serves as an Emergency Physician at Lexington Medical Center. Dr. Crump discussed his experiences with Covid patients. Later, he described some of the work the free clinic does in the community. Dr. Crump has treated hundreds ofContinue Reading

On December 11, the St. Andrews Optimist Club hosted speaker Brian Haley, Fire Marshal for the Irmo Fire District. He described some of the fire department’s ongoing community service initiatives and touched on new challenges facing the department. When an Irmo citizen makes a 911 call, more likely than not,Continue Reading

It is undeniable that Covid-19 has prompted  a number of changes, both in everyone’s private lives and in the corporate world. That was the springboard for remarks St. Andrews Optimists heard from Troy Simpson, VP, Member Services for Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative. Rather than describing the nuts and bolts of theContinue Reading