Lexington, SC Society

14th annual Palmetto Peanut Boil returning to Columbia

One local festival featuring the state's official snack will be returning to the 2900 block of Divine Street in Columbia Saturday, Oct. 9. The 14th annual Palmetto Peanut Boil will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Cash prizes and bragging rights will be at stake for contestants in the...
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Declaring the Word at the 2021 Christian Life Conference

In a purposeful desire to uphold the campus theme set by Columbia International University President Dr. Mark A. Smith, Forge Kingdom Building Ministries delivered messages on what it means to declare the Word to the world at CIU’s annual Christian Life Conference. The conference celebrates the CIU core value of Victorious Christian Living.
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Jan’s Van at Union U M C on Sept. 28th

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Jan’s Van (The Lexington Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Van) was at Union United Methodist Church in Irmo, SC. Jan’s Van had reserved 19 spaces for ladies to receive a mammogram and because they have had such a great response, Jan’s Van has been scheduled for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28. Mark your calendars! Spaces are limited, so be sure to contact Jane Davis at [email protected], to make your reservation.

Irmo Okra Strut returns in style

When there’s this much okra and this much strutting, one day just isn’t enough. The Irmo Okra Strut Festival returned after a year off due to the pandemic with a day and two nights of celebration at Irmo Community Park. “After a year of COVID-19 shutdown, we are back,” said...

Non-profit group puts a spotlight on fighting immigration reform in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- One Non-profit organization in South Carolina is fighting for immigration. Care in Action put together a "We Are Home Celebration" at the Well in Columbia to not only celebrate culture and diversity but urge legislators to pass immigration reform. Earlier this week, Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough...

Couple gets married at tailgate

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- — Two Gamecock fans decided to tie the knot at Saturday’s tailgate!. Nate and Melisa Rhodes have been together for three years, and today - dressed in their best Gamecock gear - they said ‘I do’ in front of a crowd of fellow Gamecocks and Cocky himself.
Marietta Daily Journal

Hate crime reports in SC have nearly doubled, FBI says

COLUMBIA, S.C. — With reported hate crimes rising in South Carolina, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a campaign to encourage residents to report crimes of discrimination. “No one should ever be subjected to hate crimes in our society,” said Special Agent Susan Ferensic, the FBI agent in charge...

Educational Foundation Awards Health Fund Grants to Support Lexington District One Student Services

LEXINGTON, S.C 09/23/2021 - The Lexington One Educational Foundation recently awarded a $25,500 Health Fund Grant to the Lexington County School District One Office of Student Services to support the nurses and all students in the district. This grant will enable the district to purchase three additional vision spot screeners and flash drives for all of the devices that the district owns.

Keep the Midlands Beautiful Lakeside Litter Sweep on Lake Murray a Huge Success!

Lake Murray, SC 09/25/2021 - Keep the Midlands Beautiful 2021 Lakeside Litter Sweep event held on Saturday, September 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. was a huge success!  .  . A total of 242 volunteers and support personnel removed litter and recyclables from Lake Murray’s shorelines, boat ramps, parks, islands, and even...

Annual Irmo Okra Strut Festival returns

IRMO, S.C. — The Irmo Okra Strut returns this year and even though some things may look a little different due to COVID restrictions, the fried okra people know and love will stay the same. “We all have been locked up so long, and it is wonderful to get out...
Times and Democrat

Red Cross blood, platelet supplies drop: Donors needed

COLUMBIA -- The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to give now and in the weeks ahead to overcome this current shortage.
Lexington County Chronicle

President honors West Columbia resident

Sybil Jarrells received the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Biden for her volunteer service. President Biden's letter stated, "On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation." The West Columbia resident's volunteer activities include working with children in Romania, Uganda and Belize. With her husband Ralph Jarrells, she...