Nurse carries Cocky to top of Mt. Everest

"Never feel that the way to success may be too hard a climb. Even the highest peaks are reached a single step at a time!" - Patrick Hickey

A professor of nursing at USC is the first nurse to climb the seven highest mountains in the world. He is one of only 108 people to have done so. He told his story at the November meeting of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club. Patrick Hickey was raised in a small town in Ontario with his nine […]

Dancing with the Teachers

Dreher High School Dance Team members will hold their second annual Dancing with the Teachers fundraiser Thursday, November 29, 2007, at 7 pm in the new Dreher auditorium, 3319 Millwood Ave. The dance competition features 10 teachers and 12 dance students paired together in an effort to raise money for an out of state dance trip. Each couple will perform […]

Happy Birthday Lib Crosswell!

Police chief speaks to St. Andrews Rotary

Brian Buck, Chief of the Irmo Police Department for the last two years, spoke to the St. Andrews Rotary Club about the changes technology and the impact of Crimestoppers have had on the area. During this time each patrol car has been outfitted with laptop computers and printers, so that the officers can do in their patrol car what they […]

The community celebrates 60 years of love at Killingsworth

A Diamond Birthday Gala was held November 8, 2007, at Seawell’s as a fundraiser for the Killingsworth House. Music was provided by The Dick Goodwin Quartet. A silent auction, dinner, and a fashion show featuring former Killingsworth residents as models were the night’s entertainment. In the mid 1940s, Corrie Killingsworth solicited the help of women in Methodist churches across the […]

Nuclear safety officers dance The Big Apple

For three days in the first week of November, Columbia was the host city for the Seventh International Network for Safety Assurance of Fuel Cycle Industries (INSAF) bringing a consortium of nuclear safety officers from around the world. The goal of INSAF is to provide a forum to discuss topics related to the enhancement and maintenance of a world- class […]


Capital investment According to the S.C. Department of Commerce, Richland County attracted a total of $56,950,000 in 2005 for an additional 1,440 jobs. Lexington County drew $88,000,000 for 270 new jobs. For the entire state, 12,370 jobs were created with $2,661,510,000 in capital investment. Unemployment Richland County unemployment in August was 5.6 percent, which was the same unemployment rate for […]

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Rusty DePass of Grubb & Ellis Wilson/Kibler

William Brunson (Rusty) DePass was regularly introduced by South Carolina’s Lee Atwater, campaign manager for George H. W. Bush (#41), as “the guy who whipped my *@#$.” Atwater was referring to the S.C. governor’s race in 1974 when Atwater entered with General Westmoreland and DePass won with Gov. Jim Edwards. DePass was born in Rock Hill, where his father was […]

Folks about town

Nikki Haley, S.C. representative for the Home Builders Association, received the Champion of Housing Award. Chambers USA named Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. a top business and litigation law firm. Half and Half Designs was awarded Best in Show and The Howie at the AIGA South Carolina’s InShow. Stephanie Bolden Williams was named director of finance and administration at the Mental […]

39ers celebrate at Lake Murray

Some members of Dreher Class of 1957 (39ers) gather for lunch

The Lake Murray Chapter of the 39ers (Dreher High Class of 1957) met at the lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Gerald Cash on the beautiful shores of Lake Murray on Thursday, September 27, 2007. Mrs. Cash is the former Caroline Floridia Sumner. A luncheon was planned for one o’clock with guests arriving around noon. The host and hostess […]