For the fifth straight holiday season, Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) challenges residents to help the division Stuff an Ambulance with toys, clothing and other items for children. The annual toy drive benefits Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a national award-winning advocacy program that trains volunteers toContinue Reading

Are you an avid gardener willing to share your knowledge of gardening with others or are you someone who wants to participate in growing fresh vegetables and fruits in a community garden? If you answered yes to either of those questions, the Ballentine Community Center is starting a community garden.Continue Reading

The 2021 Irmo Holiday Market will give you the perfect opportunity to SHOP LOCAL this Holiday Season!Mark your calendar’s for the Inaugural Irmo Holiday Market at Steve Padgett’s Honda of Lake Murray! We’ll host plenty of local businesses who will be sharing their products and services with the public…perfect for your Holiday shopping!  Bring the family and enjoy activities forContinue Reading

Due to decreasing numbers of coronavirus cases across the state, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is changing the way it offers regular driver’s license (Class D) road tests. As of November 15 the SCDMV will return to performing in-car road tests for regular licenses at all branchContinue Reading

The Department of Veterans Affairs Columbia Regional Office Columbia Regional Office Home ( is encouraging the public to take advantage of all opportunities to speak with a Veterans Benefits Administration counselor either over the phone or in person. COVID-19 guidelines are being followed to include wearing masks, sanitizing surfaces andContinue Reading

Two girls have been charged after some cash was stolen and a knife was displayed Thursday at Gilbert Middle School. One of the girls refused to hand over a $20 bill that belonged to the other girl, according to deputies. The second student showed a knife and demanded the moneyContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement: “I was saddened to hear of the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole today. “A great American hero and statesman, Bob Dole gallantly served his country in the Second World War, where he was severely wounded trying to help a comradeContinue Reading

Local Veterans organization Celebrate Freedom Foundation has one week left to stuff their Huey helicopter with toys to support the U.S.Marine Corps “Toys For Tots ” annual campaign. Please support this effort to brighten the holidays for the many needy children and families by dropping off a new, unrapped toyContinue Reading

This week, students at Irmo, Dutch Fork, Chapin, and Spring Hill High Schools had the opportunity to meet with Midshipman 2/C Colin Creighton to discuss the process and requirements for admission to the US Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD. As the undergraduate college of the country’s naval service, theContinue Reading