The Lexington County Sheriff's Department recently added another top marksman to its ranks.
Deputy Shaun Gause received the Clifford A. Moyer Marksmanship Award recently during basic law enforcement officer training graduation ceremonies at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
SLED director Hubert F. Harrell presented the award.
Gause earned the highest score in the firearms qualification course conducted for the class.
The 24-year-old joined the Sheriff's Department full time in August, having served previously for more than a year as a reserve deputy.
"We are pleased that Shaun was recognized for his superb marksmanship skills," Sheriff James Metts said. "Shaun is a dedicated, committed, eager and professional law enforcement officer."
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The Lexington Sertoma Club recently honored Richard Thompson with its 2009-10 Service to Mankind Award.
The award was presented by club representatives Dan Breazeale and Tommy Harman during the club's Service to Mankind Award Banquet.
Thompson is noted for his community service, including his longtime involvement with the Soup Kitchen ministry, which provides meals to the area's elderly and needy.
Thompson, who grew up in Lexington, is active at St. Paul's Baptist Church, where he has served as deacon chairman and usher board chairman 23 years. He is the past grand master of Masonic Lodge No. 251 and remains active in the organization.
Thompson is retired from BB&T and the S.C. National Guard.
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Palmetto Health Richland recently received a Silver 1 Medal award from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The award recognizes a hospital's commitment and participation in the organ donor program.
In Silver 1 Medal award winning hospitals, three out of four medically eligible donors become donors, and at least three recovered organs are transplanted per donor.