Jim Wellman, Finance Director for the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, retired at the end of September after serving 14 years in that capacity. A reception in his honor was held on September 27 at Saluda Shoals Park River Center and was attended by friends, family, co-workers and Cocky from USC.Continue Reading

Lexington County residents Barbara Leaphart, Catherine Porth, Frances Price and Evelyn Shumpert joined more than 100 women from across the state in North Charleston October 14-15 for the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s (SCFB) annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The group of women learned how to bridge the knowledge gap thoseContinue 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

Gracie Bowers from Lexington, South Carolina has won the national Miss Teen All-Star United States crown. She traveled to Savannah, Georgia to compete in the national pageant and competed in interview, physical fitness, gown and on-Stage question to capture the title. Her platform is called KIDS- Kind Individuals Doing Service. BowersContinue Reading

The Capital City Lake Murray Tourism Board has named Ashley Berry from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism its Volunteer of the Year, and Jana Medlin from Wingate by Wyndham as its Partner of the Year. Photo: Jana Medlin, Wingate by Wyndham – Partner of the Year

Aug. 30, 2019 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month Program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion. Rocky Havird, Technology Services Site Engineer, Columbia area, was recently named an Employee of the Month. “I was humbled and very appreciative,”Continue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is hosting an inaugural parenting conference, Strengthening Families, on September 14. The free conference is facilitated by School District Five social workers and family educators. The conference is open to all families in School District Five and will feature speakers, breakout sessions, lunch, giveaways and childContinue Reading

Starting this week, the Comet has formed new relationships with Columbia College, and School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties to where their students, employees and faculty can show their ID cards and receive a free ride on all of the Comet fixed route buses, unrestricted. The new partnershipsContinue Reading