Dutch Fork Elementary School has become the first in South Carolina to be named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.  Dutch Fork Elementary School Academy of Environmental Studies is one of thirty-five schools nationwide selected as the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools awardees. Green Ribbon Schools areContinue Reading

By CT McDonald The Chapin-Newberry Post 193/24 American Legion Baseball team is already working through the early games of the 2019 summer schedule. Post 193/24 started regular season games last week at Lexington Post 7 with a 6-3 loss, and then back home at the Newberry College Smith Road SportsContinue Reading

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Zahn, Navy Office of Community Outreach SASEBO, Japan – Ensign Matteo Macaluso, a native of Chapin, South Carolina, wanted to continue a proud family tradition of serving in the Navy. His grandfather also served in the Navy so he felt it was alsoContinue Reading

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC) has honored Marty Bridges with the ICRC Community Spirit Award. Bridges has served the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission for more tham 40 years, filling various volunteer roles including a youth football coach, Advisory Council member, Seven Oak Park Improvement committee, Saluda Shoals Foundation member,Continue Reading

William Bowman, Jr. of Irmo was honored and presented a Resolution on behalf of the SC House of Representatives May 23 at the USC Alumni Center. He is Retiring from the US Probation Office after 23 years.

The Comet has reactivated bus service along I-26 to Newberry. The route is known as Route 93X – I-26 Express takes passengers between Newberry, Samsung, Little Mountain, Chapin, Ballentine, Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge, Harbison Walmart, Prisma Health Richland to Downtown Columbia. The route operates a complete round trip in theContinue Reading

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle about every 10 days. In more than half of these deaths, the caregiver forgot the child was in the car. Dr. Erin Ricker, pediatric intensivist at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands, has seen the tragic results of childrenContinue Reading

On May 18 the Home Educators of Richland Lexington District 5 held a high school graduation ceremony for six students at Three Rivers Baptist Church. Steven Arnold, operator of Chick-fil-a Ballentine, was the commencement speaker and challenged the graduates to live their lives based on the principles taught and modeledContinue Reading

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your State Representative in Columbia. With the first session of the 123rd General Assembly ending earlier this month, I am including an update on the accomplishments in the South Carolina House of Representatives over the past few months. During hisContinue Reading