After receiving final approval from the South Carolina Commerce Department, The Big Red Barn Retreat has announced the 3rd Annual Summer Jam concert presented by Sonic DriveIn. The concert will be held on September 18 from 7 – 10:30 pm at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater at Doko Meadows Park inContinue Reading

Central Carolina Community Foundation invites Richland and Lexington County residents to join a community-focused, conversation-based initiative by hosting a virtual or socially distanced gathering during On the Table. Previously a day of conversations, On the Table has been expanded to a full week, October 4-10. Register to be a hostContinue Reading

South Carolina businesses and human resource professionals will be gathering online in October to learn how to close the disability employment gap and build a disability-inclusive workforce. The Employer Summit, an annual event held by Hire Me SC, will be held online this year on October 7, from 9:30 amContinue Reading

The Stivers Chevrolet Big Bass Tournament will be held September 27 out of Dreher Island State Park. The tournament will benefit the SC Troopers Association’s Foundation Fund which is a 501-C-3 tax deductible foundation. Stivers Chevrolet has donated the payback to anglers. The other sponsors are Palmetto State Armory ofContinue Reading

Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum returns with health and safety precautions in place this Friday, August 21. There will be shows featuring lasers and CGI visuals choreographed to music by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd inside the museum’s 55ft digital dome BlueCross BlueShield of SouthContinue Reading

The Girl Scouts kicked off a countdown to the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season with the announcement of a new cookie in the upstate and midlands of South Carolina and other select areas: Toast-Yay, a French toast–inspired cookie dipped in icing. Amid challenging world events and a global pandemic thisContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Irmo’s Okra Strut Festival will be a virtual event for 2020. That controversial decision on the event planned for September 26 was made by the Irmo Town Council Tuesday despite opposition from Irmo Mayor Barry Walker. Larry Slaughter, chairman of the Okra Strut Commission, said the festival,Continue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday agreed to annex a property that is considered a historical site containing burial grounds for African-Americans including some local leaders. The 10-acre site on Archer’s Lane is owned by the non-profit Harbison Community Group. The organization sought the annexation to provide betterContinue Reading

Open Letter On Behalf of the Irmo Police Department Community Foundation, I would like to thank and recognize our local partners and individuals for their generous support and sponsorship of the National Night Out Food Drive. This year event was a huge success by providing nonperishable food to nearly 450Continue Reading

Town of Irmo Mayor Barry A. Walker was given special recognition from members of “The African American Alumni Association of Irmo High School”. This award was given at the Tuesday, August 18 Town Council meeting and honored Walker as the first African American Mayor in the Town of Irmo. “IContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo and the Okra Strut Commission awarded two students with scholarships from funds raised by the vegetable festival in 2019. Trinh Tran (left) graduated from Irmo High and will be attending Clemson University and Andrew Talkish (right) graduated from Dutch Fork and will be attending Tri CountyContinue Reading