has released its 2020 Best Schools in America rankings, and Lexington-Richland School District Five was named the number one school district in South Carolina. The website ranks more than 10,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents. School District Five’s overall “A”Continue Reading

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy, invites the community to join the annual Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) celebrations throughout August 2019. Black Philanthropy Month is a national, coordinated effort to celebrate African American and African-descent giving in all its forms. The Foundation will celebrate the monthContinue Reading

Kelli Powell joined Lake Murray Irmo Rotary a little over a year ago.  Since she joined has been an example of the Rotary four way test. In her year as a Rotarian she sponsored a new member, became the Interact Coordinator, helped with fundraising, and volunteered for club service projects.Continue Reading

After a trial in Lexington County this week, sex offender William Derek Bennon, age 47, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The trial began August 5 and concluded August 8 when the jury returned a guilty verdict on both charges. Bennon received a sentence of 21 years, concurrent,Continue Reading

Golf is to slow Before recognizing our local SCJGA All Stars, there are a couple of topics to address. First, there’s a lot of hoopla about pace of play after the first Fedex PGA Tour playoff event in which local Dustin Johnson was leading after the first 36 holes. OneContinue Reading

Nationally-ranked Wallick Investments, a South Carolina-based Registered Investment Advisory firm, is proud to announce that Mr. Jacob (Jake) Wallick, junior portfolio manager and managing partner associate, passed the Level II exam of the CFA Program, administered in Charlotte, NC. 44% of candidates passed the June 2019 Level II exam.  Mr.Continue Reading

Richland County Sheriff’s Department has fired one of its deputies after he was caught in a sting operation. The sting was targeting child sex predators and people looking to buy sex resulting in arrest warrants being issued for 28 people, including Derek Vandenham a now former deputy who was onContinue Reading

Open Letter Dear Editor, I saw in the August 8 issue the district 5 board wants to hire consultants to plan for the future. Isn’t that why they were elected and are paid to do? Six years ago they gave themselves a big 156 percent raise and now they wantContinue Reading

By CT McDonald Just a week before the 2019 regular season kicks-off, this week’s football jamborees give coaches, players and fans a final look at where they stand before game results go on the season record. Two District Five varsity football squads will play in the 38th annual Sumter SertomaContinue Reading