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

“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

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

The Lexington-Richland District Five Teacher Forum group will host two D5 School Board Candidate Forums to provide an opportunity to the public to understand school board candidate positions on matters that would impact the safety, group and prosperity of their family and community.  “Teacher Forum is looking forward to servingContinue Reading

The Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2020 has been cancelled due to the pandemic. With the very limited number of persons allowed on the cemetery grounds at any one time, the ceremony has been canceled and will not be rescheduled for 2020. HOWEVER, the sponsorshipsContinue Reading

by W. Thomas Smith Jr. The SOUTH CAROLINA SEVEN (SC7) expedition led by S.C. Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin passed through the Midlands last week during their month-long, 500-mile, 90 to 100-plus degree heat trek from the mountains (in the Upstate of S.C.) to the sea (in the Lowcountry). ThisContinue Reading

On the anniversary of 9/11, Scouts BSA Troop 91 recognized the first-responders of the Irmo Police and Fire Departments to thank them for their service to the Irmo community. Each first-responder received a purple ribbon and a discount card in appreciation of their service. The purple ribbons are distributed byContinue Reading

 By Al Dozier Lake Murray Country would get $21,945 and the Irmo Chamber of Commerce $11,055 to promote tourism if the Irmo Town Council approves a tax advisory committee’s recommendations on the use of accommodations tax. Approval of the recommendations was on the council’s agenda at the September 15 councilContinue Reading

Saturday morning participants for the Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck began to file into the parking lot of Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin for the third annual run hosted by The Justin Pepper Foundation. This year, things were a little different. Physical therapists, from Drayer Physical Therapy checkedContinue Reading

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott was named to the board of directors of the South Carolina Black Belt Hall of Fame, Tues., Sept. 15. “Having Sheriff Lott serve on our board reflects our gratitude at the highest level for his character and commitment,” said SCBBHOF Pres. Mike Genova. “His supportContinue Reading