The Town of Irmo held a regularly scheduled council meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The final reading on a zoning change at Dreher Shoals Road and Farming Creek Road from Fringe Agricultural to Office Commercial failed by a 3-2 vote. The parcel would have been developed for a self-storageContinue Reading

Thanks to a grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission (RCCC), volunteers with a local organization recently finished replacing four aging bridges along Harbison State Forest’s extensive trail system. The RCCC provides Natural Resource Grants of up to $20,000 for neighborhood groups, organizations and agencies to protect natural resources, improveContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Plans for a commercial development on a 30-acre site at Dreher Shoals Road and Farming Creek Road stalled Tuesday after several residents voiced concerns at the Irmo Town Council meeting about the impact on nearby residential communities. An ordinance that would change zoning for the area fromContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Efforts by two Swansea Town Council members to get more disclosure on a reported $3.3 million in missing financial information will go to a formal legal proceeding Sept. 30. Lawsuits brought by council members Doris Simmons and Mike Luongo, and Swansea resident Barrett Black, could finally bringContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson stopped by Coffee Talk on Tuesday morning Aug. 23 to talk with members of the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. Rep. Wilson is on his annual bus tour which takes him and his staff throughout his congressional district visiting constituents and providing information about politics in WashingtonContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Irmo could soon have a new “Welcome to Irmo” public art display that would include historical images portraying the history of the town. It would be displayed on a retired rail box car in a highly visible area of the town. The unusual project was proposed toContinue Reading

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given the state government top honors for the quality of its 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), awarding the state the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom and his staffContinue Reading

Richland County has a history of using drone technology for mapping and emergency planning, but now staff are taking the technology to new fields – literally. The county’s Geographic Information Systems division (GIS) and pilot Ben Jones are partnering with the county’s Conservation Division to fly small, unmanned aerial devicesContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo was granted 9 improvements from the proposed ‘penny tax’ that voters will decide on in November. The Capital Project Sales Tax was passed by the Lexington County Council in July to fund roadway resurfacing and restorations throughout the county.  Towns and municipalities in the county submittedContinue Reading