By South Carolina Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis, Jr. As State Treasurer I’ve had the privilege of visiting many successful businesses where I’ve enjoyed meeting with the leadership teams responsible for developing and maintaining their profitable organizations. Many have shared that hiring talented, dedicated employees and retaining them are the keyContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Student Nutrition department is continuing to ensure no child goes hungry by offering a supper program to students within the district. The program is made possible through the district’s partnership with the Department of Social Services (DSS). The program will begin October 1 and will endContinue Reading

Yturria becomes first Hispanic officer to hold second-highest rank in the department’s 200-plus-year history.   By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) Deputy Chief Maria Yturria became the highest-ranking Hispanic officer in the near-1,000-employee department when she was promoted from major to chief, earlier this month. AsContinue Reading

I am livid, disappointed, and confused about what I am hearing about Monday night’s board meeting. An upset attendee/adult/protester/whomever, I do not know her…was caught at the metal detector with a concealed firearm in her purse. She came in a group that was upset about the board, about what IContinue Reading

Representative Chip Huggins was recognized for his many years of service to Capital City/Lake Murray Country (CCLMC) and was presented with the Lake Murray Legend Award at the September board of directors meeting. Huggins, who has announced his retirement following 23 years of service, was gifted a painting by SouthContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Fair, the state’s largest annual event, is now accepting temporary employment applications for this year’s 12-day fair, which takes place October 12 – 23 at the S.C. State Fairgrounds. Those wishing to apply can view available positions and apply at scstatefair.org/employment. “The fun, friendships and excitementContinue Reading

The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo is a service club that seeks to benefit the youth of the community. Two fundraisers provide the funds for Optimists’ giving activities: the Optimist Club Christmas Tree Lot and the annual Optimist Club Golf Tournament. Neither of those fundraisers would be a success withoutContinue Reading

Irmo High School students are receiving out of this world lessons in their Astronomy classes. Students are learning how to operate various telescopes. Recently they worked with the school’s refracting telescopes and later they learned to operate reflecting telescopes as well as Cassegrain telescopes.Continue Reading

By CT McDonald Expectations of inclement weather this weekend has caused varsity football games to be rescheduled in the first week of region play for most schools. Irmo will play at Richland Northeast (RNE) Thursday at 7:30 pm, Chapin will host Lexington at 7 pm on Thursday, and Dutch ForkContinue Reading

Nursery Road Elementary-Arts Magnet fifth grader Karson Wise and teacher Adrienne Jennings have been recognized as the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce’s September Student and Teacher of the Month. “Karson exemplifies hard work, dedication and kindness. As a result of all of his hard work, he made tremendous academic gainsContinue Reading

James Johnson of Dutch Fork Elementary School (DFES) was recognized by the Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary as the September Student of the Month. DFES Principal Julius Scott said, “James looks to make everyday meaningful and is an outstanding student who looks to make a difference in his school and community.”Continue Reading