Folks about town
The Er ik Ruther ford Agency has been recognized by Allstate Insurance Company as the Rookie of the Year for South Carolina.
Two Nexsen Pruet lawyers have been honored by the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Association. Bob Coble has been selected as a Platinum 2009 Compleat Lawyer, and Molly Hughes Cherry has been selected as a Silver 2009 Compleat Lawyer.
Brantley Butler has earned the position as sales manager for the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau.
JoAnn M. Turnquist has been announced as president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. Dr. Debbie Beck, director of Student Health Services at the University of South Carolina, has been honored by the Southern College Health Association for outstanding leadership in college health.
Corporal Christopher B. Williams with the Columbia Police Department's K- 9 Unit received an award from the National Criminal Enforcement Association for the largest street level crack cocaine seizure of 2008 . S. Hunter Howard Jr., CPA, has joined Scott McElveen, L.L.P.
Br ian Boyer has been named the senior vice president of Commercial Real Estate at Lake Carolina.