Thomas Mullikin Jr. to lead the internationally recognized non-profit By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Thomas Mullikin, Jr., son of Dr. Tom Mullikin, chair of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, was named president of Global Eco Adventures (GEA), the S.C.-based global environmental exploration and education non-profit founded by his father in 2014.Continue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) became the presenting “named” sponsor of the third-annual South Carolina 7 (SC7) expedition with the University’s sponsoring donation of $25,000. The announcement made jointly in Charleston and Columbia, Jan. 10. Led by Dr. Tom Mullikin, acclaimed global expeditionContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson hosted his annual legislative agenda press tour today in West Columbia, Aiken, North Augusta and Barnwell. Highlighting some accomplishments in 2021 and his focus for the new year, Congressman Wilson spoke about ideas to create jobs, generate economic growth, promote conservative solutions, combat inflation and safeguard ourContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors. Allison Terracio was elected as the Board’s Chairwoman. Terracio previously served as Vice Chair and assumed interim governing duties of the Board when former chairman, Derrick Huggins was appointed InterimContinue Reading

The Cayce Police Department and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office are investigating a body that was found inside a room at the Master’s Inn at 2125 Commerce Drive. They are currently working to determine the cause of death. This is an ongoing investigation and more details and information will beContinue Reading

A North Carolina man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing a child in Lexington County more than three decades ago. Thomas Eric McDowell, 61, is charged with murder, kidnapping and first-degree burglary in connection to the disappearance and death of 4-year-old Jessica Gutierrez in June 1986, accordingContinue Reading

Aquila Theatre Company presents a stage version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic classic. Adapted from novel to play, the quintessential American Jazz Age story about millionaire Jay Gatsby and his obsession with former lover Daisy Buchanan will come to the Newberry Opera House this month. Created and directed by AquilaContinue Reading