New associate commissioners Mary Beth McSwain and Sarah Burnham have joined the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD). McSwain and Burnham join the existing team of five commissioners and five associate commissioners who direct the RSWCD’s conservation efforts. McSwain participates in conservation activities with her husband, Tim, an RSWCDContinue Reading

The Irmo Town Council Tuesday gave first-reading approval to a $9.1 million budget for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year. “It’s the biggest budget we’ve ever had,” said Mayor Barry Walker. Last year’s budget was $8.3 million. The budget includes pay raises for police officers in an on-going effort to retain aContinue Reading

The newly elected Lexington County Republican Party leadership and Executive Committee convened for their first county party meeting since being asked to lead by convention delegates at the May 1 meeting and provided a change of direction from the past couple of years. “It was such great energy in thisContinue Reading

With the adoption of a new fireworks ordinance, Richland County Council is introducing major changes to the county’s fireworks laws. County council passed the ordinance March 7 with residents and businesses in mind, aiming to prevent negligence and mitigate loss or injury from the use of fireworks. With the updatedContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday reviewed final plans for a proposed new Town Hall during a workshop meeting. Larry Watts of Hybrid Engineering, developer for the project, gave some final recommendations on the project, which is estimated to cost between $3.5 and $3.8 million. The two-story buildingContinue Reading

Vivek Ramaswamy visits Irmo Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy spoke with nearly 50 patrons at the Lizard’s Thicket in Irmo located at 7569 St. Andrews Rd., on Saturday, April 29. Visiting Irmo is part of his 4-day bus tour of South Carolina which began on Thursday and included a stop atContinue Reading

Led by a robust organizing operation, conservative activists chalked up strong victories in the April 22nd Lexington County Republican Convention. 256 delegates participated in the biennial process which was presided over by State Rep. Jay Kilmartin (R-Chapin, Columbia, Irmo). County Party Grassroots Director Pamela Godwin was elected by acclamation asContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday approved the installation of several traffic cameras along busy streets throughout the town in an effort to deter increasing crime problems. The action was applauded by a large number of community members from the Carmel Commons, Beacon Hill and Harbison area whoContinue Reading