Ms. Eyamba Sowers was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. Ms. Sowers is a local Realtor in the area. Ms. Sowers was sponsored by Ms. Kelli Powell. The membership is excited to welcome Ms. Sowers as a new member of the club. Photo: PresidentContinue Reading

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared H. Ballantyne graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. AirmenContinue Reading

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named two school leaders from Lexington-Richland School District Five as 2019 award winners. Anna Miller, principal of Chapin Middle School, is the 2019 South Carolina Middle Level Principal the Year, and Dr. Michael Lofton, principal of Spring Hill High School, isContinue Reading

The Historic Lorick Plantation House (Lake Murray Country Visitors Center) will step back in time to Christmas season 1840 for its Annual Holiday Open House this weekend. Area Garden Clubs and volunteers – including Coldstream Garden Club, Newberry County & Friends, Pisgah Lutheran Church and the Saluda Garden Club transformContinue Reading

The Largemouth Bass on Lake Murray have transitioned into their fall patterns, schooling on Herring, shad and feeding on crayfish and bluegill in the upper section of the lake, and schooling on herring, shad and feeding on white perch on the lower section of the lake. Fishing has picked upContinue Reading

Keep the Midlands Beautiful hosted a Gala for a Greener Midlands November 16 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park. During the evening’s festivities, the Midlands Green Awards were presented. All funds raised will go towards beautification in the Midlands. The Midlands Green Award winners were nominated by citizensContinue Reading

For the first time since 2014, schools received ratings on new and different state-issued school report cards. As expected with any new system, it is a “work in progress.” For instance, significant problems with several calculations caused the state to delay the release of the school report cards from NovemberContinue Reading

The Center for Advanced Technical Studies partnered with the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission to create a new display for the annual Holiday Lights on the River event at Saluda Shoals Park. Students from three different programs at The Center collaborated to bring the project to life. The students were commissionedContinue Reading

Fashion designer Minh Le has announced the opening of her new boutique, 831 MINHLE on December 5. The store is at 403 East Main Street in downtown Lexington and will feature Le’s latest custom designs and fashions. “My goal is to provide clothing that women can enjoy, enabling them toContinue Reading

A motorcycle driver accused of firing shots at a moving car while driving on Interstate 26 was arrested December 4. Anthony Lawrence Fanning, 36, is charged with six counts of attempted murder, discharging a weapon into a vehicle and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.Continue Reading

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church (SGPC) offers many ways to worship God and celebrate the Christmas season. One is Amahl and the Night Visitors, which is a full-scale musical, complete with drama cast in full costume, string quartet and choir. This musical tells the story of the Three Kings who visitContinue Reading