The Town of Irmo recently had a luncheon for Kaye Hunke, who retired from the town on March 2. She held several positions while working at the town and was an employee who they could always count on to do what was needed in times of need. She will beContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Fair has announced a 67 percent increase in awards for its 2023 annual Ride of Your Life Scholarship program. For the first time in more than a decade, the individual award amount per student has increased from $6,000 to $10,000. The application deadline is approaching andContinue Reading

Multiples of the Midlands (The MoM Club) will host its spring/summer consignment sale March 11, from 7 am to noon. The M.O.M. (Mothers of Multiples) Sale is held bi-annually, featuring gently-used items for children at greatly reduced prices. Organized by volunteer members of The MoM Club, shoppers will find aContinue Reading

The fifth annual Cottontown Art Crawl will welcome 140 artists to show and sell their original work in the downtown Columbia neighborhood of Cottontown. The event will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm with more art, more artists, and more food for visitorsContinue Reading

By Al Dozier What should a new town of Irmo flag look like? The Irmo Town Council considered a variety of suggestions at Tuesday’s work session. One of the recommendations from an advisory service calls for the inclusion of a blue heron, a bird often seen around the Irmo area.Continue Reading

Three winning chefs were selected to join “Team Lake Murray Country” at the Taste of Lake Murray (TOLM), the South Carolina Super Regional Qualifier event for the World Food Championships (WFC), on Thursday, March 2. The competitive culinary team will now represent the Palmetto State at the 11th Annual UltimateContinue Reading

Sheriff Leon Lott attends as special guest speaker By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Legendary Midlands-area karate instructor and nationally acclaimed tournament fighter Mike Genova hosted an hour-long women’s self-defense seminar at Genova Family Karate Studio in Elgin, Monday, Feb. 27. Not the first such seminar that has been held atContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday adjusted the starting salary for police officers from $40,000 to $44,000 in a continued effort to encourage retention and provide strong support for the department. “Retention is difficult,” said Councilman Bill Danielson “This is important stuff. We are doing a good job.”Continue Reading