By Al Dozier Will interim Superintendent Akil Ross eventually become the permanent leader of the Lexington-Richland District 5? It’s a question many are raising as the school board begins a search for a new leader.Asked by the Irmo News if he would take the permanent post, Ross said: “I wouldContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Swimming pools in residential areas of Irmo must be enclosed by fencing as a safety precaution, according to a new ordinance that received first reading approval Tuesday by the Irmo Town Council. The ordinance would prevent the possibility of drownings from outsiders, particularly children, passing through areasContinue Reading

The board game Monopoly has a new version just released in Irmo. Irmo-opoly is a local take on the well-known game with landmarks of small community businesses and places in Irmo. The game is being offered by Walmart in Ballentine for just $19.98. Bill Hightower, Irmo Walmart store manager, helpedContinue Reading

Open Letter At the July 12 D5 School Board meeting, Dr. Ross shared his vision of moving forward with first and foremost being the welfare of each and every student. Any decision must address the question, “How are the Children?” Actions were taken at this meeting that will directly impactContinue Reading

Open Letter I would like to respond to State Representative Chip Huggins’ report of “major accomplishments” from the last legislative session that appeared in the July 15th edition of the Irmo News. While claiming to champion “preserving life,” Huggins and his fellow Republicans appear to be only pro-BIRTH, not pro-life.Continue Reading

This is a follow-up to an article that ran on Oct 17th of 2020. It seems now that more than 50 percent of American adults are vaccinated, people are once again interested in going to museums, restaurants, beaches and theaters. However, there is one essential sector of the economy that has not yetContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose with Surb Guram, MD Surprisingly, aspirin has been consumed by humans for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used willow bark that contained salicin (a primary ingredient in aspirin) as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. The Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed willow leaf tea to help women with theContinue Reading

Cox Family BBQ recently opened its doors at 7709 St. Andrews Road in Shoppers Walk presenting classic BBQ dishes and sides for carry out. Brian and Angie Cox have listed with all the delivery apps making it easy and rewarding when ordering food online or call in your orders atContinue Reading