By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday rejected an annexation proposal for a 13-acre tract of land on Rocky Creek Trail that would have been used as an entertainment venue. The town’s planning commission recommended approval of the annexation with a zoning designation of fringe agricultural, but the councilContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Despite opposition from area residents, the Irmo Planning Commission Monday approved the annexation of a 13-acre tract of land on Rocky Creek Trail that will be used as an entertainment event venue. The commission unanimously recommended approval of the annexation with a rezoning to Fringe Agricultural. ThatContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo recently had a luncheon for Kaye Hunke, who retired from the town on March 2. She held several positions while working at the town and was an employee who they could always count on to do what was needed in times of need. She will beContinue Reading

By Al Dozier What should a new town of Irmo flag look like? The Irmo Town Council considered a variety of suggestions at Tuesday’s work session. One of the recommendations from an advisory service calls for the inclusion of a blue heron, a bird often seen around the Irmo area.Continue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday adjusted the starting salary for police officers from $40,000 to $44,000 in a continued effort to encourage retention and provide strong support for the department. “Retention is difficult,” said Councilman Bill Danielson “This is important stuff. We are doing a good job.”Continue Reading

By Al Dozier There were a lot of different issues on the table at Irmo’s Town Council meeting on February 7. New grants for local businesses, bothersome water discharges, crime problems, street access to multi-family apartment neighborhoods and more ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding priorities were up for discussion.Continue Reading

Irmo Fire wins second in Town Chili Cookoff Irmo Fire Marshal Brian Haley cooked up and served a piping hot pot of his very own “Tex’s not so Texas Chili” at the Town Chili Cookoff held Saturday, January 28 in the Community Park of Irmo. This was a fundraising eventContinue Reading

Irmo Town Councilman Erik Sickinger has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Information Technology and Communications federal advocacy committee. Councilman Sickinger was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on broadband infrastructure, digital equity, cybersecurity, and relatedContinue Reading

Trish is a self-taught artist who has been inspired by the historical abstract artists Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky and Helen Frankenthaler. She is also inspired by contemporary artists such as Tracy Verdigo and Shelee Art in Australia, and regional South Carolina artists including Alicia Leeke and Lee A. Monts. TrishContinue Reading