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

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 General Assembly was back in session this week primarily to pass important absentee voting measures and to allocate the remaining federal coronavirus aid funds. I’ll quickly recap our actions below. Allowing All South Carolinians to Vote Absentee We acted quickly this week to pass safety measures that give allContinue 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

Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement on the announcement of a normalization agreement between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain:   “Today’s announcement of a US-brokered peace agreement between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain is an achievement of historic proportions. I want to commend President Donald Trump forContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council voted September 1 to extend the town’s mask mandate another 30 days. The ordinance, which was scheduled to expire September 1, will now extend through October 4. The action follows similar extensions recently enacted by Richland County and other municipalities in the MidlandsContinue Reading

With the height of South Carolina’s hurricane season approaching, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) offers tips to help you keep your tax records safe in the event of an emergency. • Use paperless recordkeeping. Scan paper documents to save electronic copies, and back up your computer often. KeepContinue Reading

Dear IRMO Citizens: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not over. State wide the infection rate is decreasing and the mask ordinances are working. That being said, I urge you to continue to wear masks when you go out in public and in large groups of people you don’t know. ThisContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement after the announcement of a historic settlement between the Trump Administration and the State of South Carolina regarding the removal of 9.5 metric tons of plutonium from the state. South Carolina will receive 600 million dollars as part of the settlement: “As aContinue Reading