Lexington County Sheriff Bryan “Jay” Koon was honored by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association (SCLEOA) and the Strom Thurmond Foundation at the annual Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement Luncheon on May 11. The event was held at the Lexington Town Hall. About 100 state, local,Continue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) Deputy Sarah Merriman received the United States Attorney General’s DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN COMMUNITY POLICING award during ceremonies at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, Thursday, April 21. As such, Merriman is the first law enforcement officerContinue Reading

School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties FIRST Robotics Competition team, the Pandamaniacs, placed first out of 38 teams in the Electric City Regional in Anderson, SC on March 9-12, 2022. The winning alliance teams included Cyber Tribe from Kingsport, TN, and the Secret City Wildbots from Oak Ridge,Continue Reading

Chief Terrence Green is pleased to announce that Corporal Grady Johnson was chosen by his peers as the recipient of the 2021 Art Rish Employee of the Year Award. Corporal Grady Johnson has been with the Lexington Police Department since 2008 and has worked assignments within the Patrol Division, SpecialContinue Reading

Two Chapin High School varsity cheerleaders have earned statewide recognition. Anna Ruff was named the South Carolina 2021 State 5A Cheerleader of the Year and Macie Dickey was selected as the 2021-2022 Region V 5A Most Valuable Player. Ruff has been on the Chapin Cheerleading team for six years andContinue Reading

The Columbia Medical Society (CMS) has awarded scholarships to 5 USC medical students worth a total of $5,000. Each student received $1,000. The recipients are Andrew Hess, 4th year student; Dylan Cooper, who will be starting otolaryngology residency next year; Julia Bian, an aspiring plastic surgeon now in her 4thContinue Reading

Prisma Health has received the Quality Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), achieving Ambulatory Level 8 certification through CHIME’s “Digital Health Most Wired” program. Prisma Health was awarded this honor in the Acute, Ambulatory and Long Term Post-Acute Care categories. The mission of the Digital HealthContinue Reading

Staff from Richland County’s EMS team recently were recognized for saving the life of a 17-year-old. EMS staff performed CPR when the teenager went into cardiac arrest.  Cpl. Theresa Douglass, EMT Nathan Miller, Lt. Andrew Fowler and two firefighters from the Columbia-Richland Fire Department were presented with the Phoenix AwardContinue Reading

Dutch Fork Elementary School Academy of Environmental Sciences 5th grader, Corin Martin was honored as The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo’s “Service above Self” Student of the Month. “Corin is a student who is all about inclusivity and making sure that everyone he comes in contact with feels safe andContinue Reading