Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8. Phase 1b includes educators, school support staff, student teachers and district substitutes. Lexington-Richland School District Five is partneringContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 4-year-old kindergarten programs. The district is also currently registering students for five-year-old kindergarten. School District Five 4K ApplicationPotential students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. Parents of children meeting this age eligibility can applyContinue Reading

Irmo High School hosted the Midlands Region Orchestra Event February 19 and 20 at the Center for the Arts. The event featured three conductors who worked with students both in-person and on Google Meets. Several teachers also participated with the students by playing instruments with them during rehearsals and answeringContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch In the almost six years I’ve served as your sheriff, I’ve made sure we, at the Sheriff’s Department, are doing all we can to help make Lexington County’s roads safer. We’ve worked with the South Carolina Highway Patrol to respond to crashes and on enforcement initiatives to saveContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement:   “This $1.9 trillion budget reconciliation package is nothing more than another wasteful wish list. This embarrassing legislation put forth by Democrats would use taxpayer dollars for frivolous big city projects and keep our schools closed as students continue to suffer. We mustContinue Reading

First-of-its-kind partnership between RCSD and the S.C. Department of Mental Health By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the establishment of a new CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT), an operational partnership between the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) and the S.C. Dept. of Mental Health (SCDMH), Wed.,Continue Reading

Chief Terrence Green is announcing the arrests of two men who were caught by officers as they fled from a business where they had just stolen a catalytic converter from a vehicle. On Sunday morning, February 28, 2021, officers were dispatched to a business at the 200 block of SwartzContinue Reading

February 4, 1959 – February 27, 2021 West Columbia, South Carolina – Bill Mooneyhan, 62, loving and devoted husband of Laura H. Mooneyhan, of McSwain Drive West Columbia, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021, unexpectedly at his home. Bill was born in Columbia, February 4, 1959, a son of theContinue Reading

Live music will fill the Irmo Community Park during a free concert of classic music and dance band tunes at the outdoor amphitheater Sunday, March 14 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Come meet the Riverland Band and hear music of many genres. Riverland will be presenting a wide varietyContinue Reading