U.S. Army

Graduating seniors embark on path of duty through military service

While many high school seniors are preparing to head to college in the fall or to enter the workforce, others are answering the call to serve their country. The South Carolina Department of Education decided to recognized students who have made a military service commitment with a special honor cord. Molly Spearman (left) poses with seniors pursuing careers in the…

Columbia businessmen honored with SBA awards

When flooding hit the Midlands last October, Joseph Walker, owner of 16 Marco’s Pizza franchises in North and South Carolina, made it his mission to help the victims. The military combat veteran shut down one of his stores in Columbia for two days, used ingredients he had on hand and worked with his staff to make more than 2,000 pizzas for families…

79-year-old crossing guard stays young through work with Boy Scouts

If you’re coming down South Kilbourne Road in Rosewood look out for Shirley Nelson. The 79-year-old, who’s described by her co-workers as “bubbly,” is short in stature but has a big personality, which is on full display as she helps children in the neighborhood get to and from South Kilbourne Elementary School every day. And if you meet her, she’ll be the…

Plans unveiled for memorial park ahead of Fort Jackson centennial

Fort Jackson will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and a local nonprofit has unveiled plans for a monument and park to be built on military installation’s grounds to commemorate the centennial and celebrate the history and legacy of the Army base. “Fort Jackson holds a special place for millions of people nationwide,” said retired Command Sgt. Maj. Marty Wells,…

Aerospace Career Day gets students interested in aviation industry

Students from across the Midlands got an up close look at careers in the aerospace industry Friday as Richland One’s Challenger Learning Center held its fifth annual Aerospace Career Day. Greenville Technical College spoke to students about aviation technician careers. (photo by Kelly Petty) More than 400 high school students met representatives of companies which offer careers in aviation and…