School District Five band, choir and orchestra students recently participated in Concert Performance Assessments during the month of March. Students brought home numerous top honors. The South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment is designed for middle and high school orchestral ensembles – both string and full. The assessments allow students andContinue Reading

The Dutch Fork High School (DFHS) Envirothon Team and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) FFA Team showcased their environmental knowledge at the first-ever SC Envirothon competition. Envirothon is a program designed for high school students to deepen their understanding of the natural environment. Participants are tested onContinue Reading

The Crooked Creek Art League has partnered with the Friends of the Irmo Library to present their Spring Art Exhibition. The exhibition features a variety of artworks, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, and photography. The display will be available for viewing at the Irmo Branch Library through May 31. Library patronsContinue Reading

Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) have announced a primary endorsements Dean Widener (Republican) for State House District 85 in Lexington County. CVSC has chosen to support the candidate based on his commitment to conservation values and putting voters in their districts first regarding all issues facing our state. SinceContinue Reading

St. Pat’s in Five Points marked its 42nd season by honoring 40 Midlands-area charities and nonprofit organizations during its annual charitable check presentation on May 14 at Andy’s Deli, located at 2005 Greene Street in Columbia. “Not only does this festival bring our community together, but being able to donateContinue Reading

Keep the Midlands Beautiful’s (KMB) annual shoe drive fundraiser began on March 1 and will continue through May 31. The shoe drive aims to raise funds to support KMB’s mission of educating, inspiring, and empowering citizens to improve their local environments through litter prevention, recycling, and beautification. Anyone can contributeContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The Chapin High School golf team closed out the season on a high note. Pictured above Chapin golf coach Greg Hamm holds the Class 5A runner-up trophy. Chapin finished second behind Boiling Springs by one stroke in the South Carolina High School League Class 5A tournament heldContinue Reading