Leadership Lexington County (LLC) is celebrating 25 years of developing leaders in the community. The 34 member class of 2019 graduated on January 9. Over the past 25 years, here is Leadership Lexington County by the numbers: 813 Total Graduates of LLC (1995-2019) 2019 Service Project raised over $80,000 toContinue Reading

Representative Joe Wilson (SC-02) with Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Trent Kelly (MS-01), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), and Steve Stivers (OH-15) along with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the below statements following the introduction of H.R. 5491, the Body Armor for Females Modernization Act (BAMFA): “Fort Jackson trains more than 60%Continue Reading

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement on following Fort Jackson’s expansion announcement: “I am grateful for the relocation of the Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Advanced Individual Training Courses to Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., which has been recognized as one the ‘Most Military Friendly CommunitiesContinue Reading

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