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

On July 12 the iconic Irmo eyesore was finally razed in the middle of town. The nearly century-old building had a long and somewhat boring run as the centerpiece of Irmo but held the spot at the major intersection of Lake Murray Boulevard and St. Andrews Road for generations ofContinue Reading

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) is launching a four-day virtual auction to support the nonprofit’s conservation and education programming. The online auction features hunting and fishing trips, exclusive vacation packages, outdoor gear, wildlife art, specialty gifts, spa packages, and more. The Wild Summer Nights Online Auction goes live toContinue Reading

Lexington County 4-H returned from South Carolina 4-H State Congress July 10. The State Congress is an annual four-day personal development event is held at Clemson University. Senior 4-H members (ages 14-18) experience college life by staying in the dorms and eating at the college dining halls. Clemson University personnelContinue Reading

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your State Representative in Columbia. With the first year of our two-year session complete, I wanted to share an update on the accomplishments and progress we made. This year was challenging and out of the ordinary in many ways. WeContinue Reading

After years of effort and numerous setbacks, demolition contractors have set this Friday morning to tear down the old furniture store at Woodrow St. and Lake Murray Blvd. The building was originally built in 1929 as a store to provide goods for the construction of the Lake Murray Dam. ItContinue Reading

Forbes has named the Capital City/Lake Murray Country region a top Southern Destination of 2021. “This is wonderful publicity for our region and it’s a great time for our region to stand out from the rest,” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of Capital City Lake Murray Country. For the full storyContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo and Prisma Health held a 4th of July celebration in the Prisma Health Amphitheater in the community Park of Irmo. The event featured a screening of the Film Independence Day, food, and fireworks.Continue Reading