By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Martial artist and global expedition leader Tom Mullikin was unanimously appointedchairman of the board of directors of the South Carolina Black Belt Hall of Fame, inSept. 2020. He was unanimously selected for induction into the Hall of Fame in May2019. “We are thrilled to takeContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement on reports that the U.S. Marine Corps is considering a proposal to close Parris Island: “The news that the Marine Corps is considering closing the storied base at Parris Island, South Carolina, is alarming and disappointing, to say the least. Marine Corps RecruitContinue Reading

“This virus is no joke“, says Mayor Walker. Walker shared the news that he and his wife were tested on Sunday and received the positive results on Wednesday. In Walker’s statement released on Friday, he said he and his wife experienced a severe lack of energy and “neither of usContinue Reading

Irmo Police Chief Courtney Dennis promoted two officers within the Patrol Division September 18. Senior Patrolman De’Andre Hugue was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Hugue performed very well during the promotional assessments and has been with IPD since June of 2014. Hugue will supervise Patrol Squad 3. Patrolman KenContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The town of Irmo has finally reached a settlement with the federal government after two years of negotiations over allegations that the town violated a disabled woman’s rights. The lawsuit settlement, approved during a special “zoom” meeting Wednesday, was not near as punitive as many expected. CouncilContinue Reading

By CT McDonald After a long wait and much debate, public high school football gets under way in South Carolina this week. Other fall sports teams and independent school football teams have been in action for a few weeks, and now it is time for the Friday Night Stadium LightsContinue Reading

Irmo Police Chief Courtney Dennis on Wednesday announced that a subject whowas on home detention for trafficking methamphetamine from Spartanburg County wasarrested by the Irmo Police Department. Joseph Sinclair Cromer, 29, of Irmo, was arrested at his home in Friarsgate forTrafficking Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession ofContinue Reading