After raising a record-breaking $3.3 million in 2020, Central Carolina Community Foundation is welcoming 480 local nonprofits to its 2021 Midlands Gives Day. The 18-hour, the online giving challenge will be held May 4 from 6 am – 11:59 pm. Gifts of $10 or more will help nonprofits continue toContinue Reading

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the State Museum and ColaJazz Foundation will present an outdoor concert April 30 from 7 – 9 pm. Guests are invited to bring their own chairs and enjoy an evening of music and fun at the museum. “The museum is excited to be workingContinue Reading

Suit up your little space adventurer for a mission to the stars. Janet Ivey of PBS’ Janet’s Planet and President of Explore Mars and her team are back at the Newberry Opera House. Astronaut Camp for rising 2nd – 5th graders will be returning this July along with a newContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch National Police week is next week across the country. This special week includes May 15, which is known as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as NationalContinue Reading

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott (pictured) was honored by the Town of Blythewood at the 11th annual Blythewood Rodeo, Sat., Apr. 24. The Sheriff received a Town Resolution congratulating him for his having been named 2021 SHERIFF OF THE YEAR by the Alexandria, VA-based National Sheriff’s Association (NSA). The resolutionContinue Reading

Lexington County Treasurer Jim Eckstrom, of Irmo, received the Harry O. Harman Award at Saturday’s meeting of the Lexington County Republican Party. The award, named for longtime coroner Harry Harman, is given to the elected official who most exemplifies selfless public service. Eckstrom has been Treasurer since 2008. Pictured, MarcusContinue Reading

On April 13 Kathy Padgett of SC PRT/Statehouse Tours and John Padgett of SC DMV of Chapin were recognized at the Statehouse for their upcoming retirements. Pictured are Kathy and John Padgett, with their daughters Blythe and Katy, as well as Representative Chip Huggins.Continue Reading

Koon’s Watch You’ll have an opportunity to safely dispose of your expired or unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. I want to personally invite you to use these collection sites from 10 am until 2 pm: • Sheriff’s Department Headquarters: 521 Gibson Rd.,Continue Reading