DESA, Inc. has announced Diane E. Sumpter, its President and CEO, has been awarded the Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement by the US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). DESA, under Sumpter’s leadership, has operated the South Carolina MBDA Business Center for 27 years, making it one of theContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Col. Steve Vitali, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), and his brother Keith Vitali, acclaimed Hollywood actor and world champion martial artist, both received Senate commendations from S.C. Senator Thomas Alexander, Wed., Sept. 2. The awards ceremony was held on the floor of the Senate at theContinue Reading

Sisters in Crime (SinC) has announced the 2020 winner of the annual Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is Yasmin McClinton of Columbia. The winning novel-in-progress was selected by judges Rachel Howzell-Hall, Alex Segura and the 2019 winner, Jessica Martinez. The award, which honors the memory ofContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Office of Finance and Operations has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending in 2018.  “It is an honor for DistrictContinue Reading

Ella Bishop, a biomedical science student at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) and also a student at Chapin High School, won first place at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals national competition in the area of Health Career Photography. She received the award during the HOSA International Leadership ConferenceContinue Reading