Richland County geographic information systems (GIS) manager Brenda Carter and GIS technician II Betty Etheredge received GIS Achievement Awards at the 2014 S.C. Geospatial Professionals conference.
Richland County sustainability manager Anna Lange has been certified as an accredited commercial energy manager.
The following Midlands attorneys are among those recognized as 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers: Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte attorneys Betsy Gray, Bobby Stepp, Becky Laffitte, Biff Sowell, Monty Todd and Cal Watson; Callison Tighe & Robinson attorneys Michael W. Tighe and M. Malissa Burnette; Adams and Reese attorneys John Beach, Earl Ellis, Ernie Lawhorne, Bill McElveen Jr., Tara Nauful and Bill Short; Turner Padget Graham & Laney attorneys Reginald W. Belcher, J. Kenneth Carter Jr., Catherine H. Kennedy, Lanneau W. Lambert Jr., Edward W. Laney IV, Steven W. Ouzts, Thomas C. Salane and Franklin G. Shuler Jr.; Barnes Alford Stork & Johnson attorneys Weldon R. Johnson, David G. Wolff and Robert T. Strickland; Gallivan, White & Boyd attorneys Gray T. Culbreath, John E. Cuttino, John T. Lay and Curtis L. Ott; Richardson Plowden & Robinson attorneys George C. Beighley, Emily R. Gifford, Eugene H. Matthews, William C. McDow, Marian W. Scalise and Franklin J. Smith Jr.; McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley attorney Julius W. “Jay” McKay II; Moore Taylor Law Firm attorneys S. Jahue Moore, J. Mark Taylor, C. Vance Stricklin Jr., James Edward Bradley and Jane H. Downey; and Fisher & Phillips attorneys Cheryl L. Behymer, Michael D. Carrouth, G. Daniel Ellzey, Stephen C. Mitchell, Jonathan P. Pearson, J. Hagood Tighe and Karen L. Wingo.
Those named Rising Stars include: Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte attorneys Tina Cundari and Amy Hill; Callison Tighe & Robinson attorneys Ian McVey and Kathleen McDaniel; Adams and Reese attorney Lindsey Livingston; Barnes Alford Stork & Johnson attorney Matthew G. Gerrald; Gallivan, White & Boyd attorney Breon C.M. Walker; Richardson Plowden & Robinson attorneys Drew H. Butler, Jared H. Garraux, Michelle P. Kelley, Samia H. Nettles, Jocelyn T. Newman and Joseph E. Thoensen; Moore Taylor Law Firm attorneys William H. Edwards and Stanley L. Myers; and Fisher & Phillips attorney Edward Rawl.