The Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center has awarded First Community Bank Chief Executive Officer Mike Crapps with the Mike Till Impact Award at its annual luncheon held in August. The recognition is in memory of Mike Till, a past chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, who was a leaderContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Coordinator of Youth and Family Services, Davida Price, has been selected to participate in two leadership institutes. Price has been selected to participate in the Fred Sheheen Non-profit Leadership Institute and SC Education Policy Fellows Program. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by theContinue Reading

Nine recipients from five agencies were honored by church on Servant Leader Sunday By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) Sergeant Selena Williams and RCSD Corporal Kenneth Fitzsimmons received SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARDs from Columbia’s Eastminster Presbyterian Church following a special awards luncheon, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, theContinue Reading

Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet has received national recertification by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet has achieved recertification and has been recognized as a Demonstration School. Nationally certified magnet schools provide high-quality, innovativeContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Fair has announced its general manager, Nancy Smith, has been awarded the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award by the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators for her commitment to promoting agriculture across South Carolina. Presented at the annual state conference of the agricultural educators atContinue Reading

Isabella Fryer, a remarkable student at River Bluff High School (RBHS), has emerged as a shining star in the National Chinese Speech Contest, held in May 2023. Isabella’s journey to this outstanding achievement began in February 2023, when she successfully navigated the initial selection process, securing her place as SouthContinue Reading

Students from the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) competed in several nationwide contests at the Technology Student Association (TSA) National Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 28 through July 2, 2023. Representing all four high schools in School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties, students participatedContinue Reading

Engineer Zachary Pfentner of the Lexington County Fire Service was awarded the 2023 Jeffrey Vaden Chavis Medal of Valor by the SC State Firefighters’ Association (SCSFFA). The award was presented to Pfentner on June 17, during the SCSFFA Conference in Myrtle Beach. The Jeffrey Vaden Chavis Medal of Valor isContinue Reading