By Al Dozier Irmo residents Tuesday elected Gabriel Penfield as the town’s new town council member. Penfield defeated George Frazier for the at-large seat that was left vacant after Mayor Bill Danielson unseated incumbent Barry Walker last November. Penfield confirmed the latest numbers reported by Lexington County and Richland CountyContinue Reading

Gabriel Penfield won a seat on the Irmo town council on February 27. Penfield was opposed by George Frazier. Both men ran unsuccessfully in the November election andfound themselves facing each other again for the special election.  With all precincts reporting, Gabriel Penfield claimed 433 votes to Frazier’s 135 toContinue Reading

Irmo residents are heading back to the polls in a special election on February 27 to fill the Town Council seat left vacant by Mayor Bill Danielson. Two candidates who previously ran for town-wide at-large seats in 2023 are back in the running. The candidates vying for the role areContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Zoning guidelines in the Irmo area will be a lot less restrictive under a new ordinance amendment that received first reading approval at the Feb. 20 council meeting. The amendment provides for “negotiated zoning districts” that would allow the planning commission more leeway on current regulations onContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Several volleyball lovers showed up at the Feb. 20 Irmo Council meeting to voice strong support for a zoning approval that will clear the way for a new sports venue in Irmo that could be the site of regional tournaments. Providing a large sports site for volleyballContinue Reading

Washington, D.C. – Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, welcomes the passage of the Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act. The legislationholds the regime of Bashar al-Assad accountable for its support of terrorism and mass murder of the Syrian people.Continue Reading

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley made a stop at Irmo Town Park on Saturday, February 17, as part of her ‘Beast of the Southeast’ bus tour. The former United Nations Ambassador and South Carolina governor aimed to garner more voter attention as she campaigns in the South. During her visit,Continue Reading

Gabriel Penfield, a candidate for Irmo Town Council, expressed appreciation for Julius Scott’s contributions as the Lexington-Richland School District Five Community Support Services Coordinator. In recognition of Scott’s collaborative efforts in areas like Harbison Gardens, Penfield presented him with a framed article from the New Irmo News. The presentation tookContinue Reading