The Town of Irmo recognized March 25 as Cherry Blossom Day at the regular town council meeting on Tuesday, Mary 21. The town planted cherry trees in the Irmo Town Park and for the last six years celebrates the Irmo Cherry Blossom Festival. Cherry trees originated in Japan and wereContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday rejected an annexation proposal for a 13-acre tract of land on Rocky Creek Trail that would have been used as an entertainment venue. The town’s planning commission recommended approval of the annexation with a zoning designation of fringe agricultural, but the councilContinue Reading

Richland County Sheriff’s Department has been hosting luncheon for 25 years By W. Thomas Smith Jr.Photographs by Joye King SHERIFF LEON LOTT AND THE RICHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT (RCSD) hosted the department’s 25 th annual retirees’ luncheon at RCSD’s Denny Terrace training headquarters substation – the cafeteria-auditorium of the formerContinue Reading

First interview is with Midlands karate legend Mike Genova, other interviews are with Loren Avedon and Cynthia Rothrock By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Two years ago I met with several good friends – martial arts champions all – over lunch at Travinia’s in northeast Columbia, where I pressed them forContinue Reading

On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, attorneys for Lexington County School District One filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Barnwell family related to the situation that occurred at River Bluff High School on Nov. 29, 2022. Typically, Lexington One does not issue statements about ongoing legal matters.Continue Reading

The Dutch Fork Choral Society presents “Appalachian Spring”; music inspired by songs, hymns, and ballads from Southern Appalachia. Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 pm, held at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church, 101 E Boundary St., Chapin, SC 29036. Free to the public. (Donations graciously accepted). Sarah Elizabeth High, Artistic Director, andContinue Reading

On April 30, Irmo will again host its International Festival in the Irmo Community Park from 11 to 6 pm. There will be featured food items, entertainment on the outdoor stage and a Storytellers tent. Vendors will have items for sale as well as a bounce house for the children,Continue Reading

Enoree River Winery has announced the spring line up for their bi-annual Unpack the Porch music series. Richard and Laura LaBarre, owners and winemakers, announced the return of the free live music series which takes place from 2 to 6 pm on Sunday afternoons. Local acts include favorites such asContinue Reading