Niche.com 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”
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 month
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.
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.
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 on
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray/Irmo presented a $10,000 check to the Saluda Shoals Foundation to help with the purchase of a Universally Inclusive Playground Boat Swing. The playground will be a sensory-rich playground where children and adults of all abilities can play together. The play-space will encourage creative play
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 Sertoma
Nonprofit to hold photography exhibit showcasing veteran work The Big Red Barn Retreat is kicking off a photography exhibit titled, “Healing Lenses” at Stormwater Studios in downtown Columbia on Thursday, September 19 from 5-8 p.m. The 40-piece exhibit will showcase the work of veterans who have participated in the Big