The annual Dam Swim for Drew will be held this Saturday, September 14 from 8 – 11:30 am, rallying at the Lake Murray SCE&G Park at 1888 North Lake Drive in Lexington.  The event is a two mile open water swim across Lake Murray at the Dam. The wave startsContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The District 5 School Board Monday approved an early site construction package contract totaling $3,656,800 for a new elementary school on Amick’s Ferry Road in Chapin. The site work is a major first step in the construction of the new, two-story school, expected to provide classroom spaceContinue Reading

River Springs Elementary physical education teacher, Ben Landers, has been selected as the 2019 South Carolina Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Physical Education and Sport (SCAPES). The award is given annually to a teacher who shows a passion for teaching physical education.Continue Reading

The annual reunion of the descendants of John Calvin and Mary Emma Wessinger Lindler family will be held this Sunday, September 15, under the shelter at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Chapin at 1pm. Bring a vegetable and rice, along with your favorite dessert and beverage of your choice. Plates,Continue Reading

Conservation Voters of South Carolina will host its 11th annual Green Tie Luncheon September 18 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom at Historic 701 Whaley. This year’s House Conservation Leadership honorees are Representative Nathan Ballentine of Irmo and Representative Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster. The SenateContinue Reading

Irmo High School International School for the Arts Choral Director Frank Turner spendt part of his summer break teaching overseas. “Any experience is a good experience especially teaching and getting in front of different students from different cultures and backgrounds,” Turner said. He took part in a teaching opportunity inContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five was presented the South Carolina Public Employee Benefits Authority (PEBA) Partners Award for Public School Districts at the recent Benefits at Work Conference held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center August 26-28. PEBA Partners is an annual award program that honors employers that demonstrate a dedication toContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum will host Celebración de la Herencia Hispana to celebrate Hispanic heritage this Sunday, September 15 from noon – 5 pm. The event provides an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate and recognize the Hispanic culture in South Carolina. There will be liveContinue Reading

DAV and RecruitMilitary are joining forces to attract, hire and retain military veterans and military spouses in the Columbia area September 19 at the USC Alumni Center from 11 am – 3 pm. This is a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and militaryContinue Reading

By CT McDonald All three district varsity football teams won their Week 1 matchups last week, including a first-ever win, a long-running rivalry win and a shutout. And this week’s action could get even better when the Silver Foxes visit the Yellow Jackets for the annual rival matchup of theseContinue Reading

As the PGA Tour closes its 2019 Season The optimal Carolinas golf season is just opening up. That’s right; Fall is the Premier time of the year to play and here’s why: First, the golf courses are in the best condition of the year. We have got lush green grassContinue Reading