A Lexington County middle school student is accused of having a loaded gun in his backpack at school Tuesday. “A male student at Carolina Springs Middle School had a loaded pistol in his book bag,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Administrators received a tip the student might have aContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold the first of two district Magnet Fairs on Thursday, November 11, 2021 giving families in the district an opportunity to explore offerings at several of its schools. The in-person event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Irmo High School. ItContinue Reading

Pro Johnathan Crossland of Chapin brought a three-day total of 15 bass to the scale weighing 43 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship Presented by T-H Marine at Lake Murray. For his victory, Crossland earned $61,500, including a Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat withContinue Reading

Harbison West Elementary School’s Joanna Neal and 5th grader Laken Williams have been named the Irmo Chamber of Commerce’s September Teacher and Student of the Month. “Joanna Neal is our Teacher of the Year because she goes above and beyond her duties,” Principal Randy Norman said. “Mrs. Neal has been teachingContinue Reading

The Excursion Show TV crew embarked on the Lake Murray Country region to film two episodes of The Excursion Show, airing on Bally Sports Southeast. The crew explored the Lake Murray Country region; fishing the Saluda River with a guide, kayaking Lake Murray and even tried hydro flying with CarolinaContinue Reading

A candidate forum was slated for Wednesday, October 20 but had to be canceled due to a lack of response from two of the candidates. The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the New Irmo News, planned to hold a forum for the candidates running for the two Town CouncilContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council handed out some big money Tuesday in appreciation of employee loyalty and in recognition of the work performed by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. Irmo employees will receive a $1,500 Christmas bonus this year in appreciation for their loyalty during the pandemicContinue Reading

Join the pack at Riverbanks for 11 wild nights of howling Halloween fun during Boo at the Zoo. Riverbanks’ annual Halloween spook-tacular will take place October 20 – 30 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm each night. The favorite fall tradition will once again offer guests safe, affordable, family-friendly entertainment.Continue Reading

More than 550 cadets, active duty and veteran students now proudly wear The Citadel class ring. The Class of 2022 marched across Summerall Field, directly into Summerall Chapel, where the rings were presented on Friday, Oct. 1. Local cadets who received their rings include: Benjamin Nicholson of Lexington, South CarolinaContinue Reading