Congressman Joe Wilson visited the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce August 27. He spoke to the crowd about his work in Washington DC and notably a bill he’s authored that will end the so-called ‘widow’s tax’, which is a dollar to dollar offset of payments between the Survivor Benefit PlanContinue Reading

Last week I promised to share a short story about what I learned from 14-year-old Cass Dorrington. Cass, William Jenkins, sophomores at Chapin and I were on the 18th hole at Timberlake discussing ideas on how to hit golf shots when  I shared what I had learned many years agoContinue Reading

Story by Jennifer Scales – Columbia VA Health Care System Public Affairs They share a last name, with no relation to each other. Yet, they each embrace a common goal to combat hunger in their community. Neighborhood friends Parth Patel, a high school junior; Jay Patel, high school senior; andContinue Reading

Kierin Marcellus Dennis, a 24 year old Lexington County man, was found guilty of the murder of Da’von Nathaniel Capers by a Lexington County jury after a six day trial. In reaching their verdict, the jury rejected Dennis’ claim of self-defense. The Honorable Eugene Griffith sentenced Dennis to 30 yearsContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five issued Golden Passes to more than 300 residents during a two-day sign-up event in August. The permanent photo identification card for residents that are 60 years and older provides free admission into most athletic and cultural arts events in School District Five, excluding playoff games. DistrictContinue Reading

A bully can turn what should be an exciting new school year into a nightmare. If your child is the target of a bully, there are ways to stop the bullying or lessen the impact. What is bullying? There are many forms of bullying. Bullying is intentional tormenting through physical,Continue Reading

Dear Editor, As Board chairman for School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties, it is my responsibility to speak on behalf of the School Board. So, when an open letter authored by our Board member Ken Loveless was published and circulated to several media outlets, I knew it was important to correct theContinue Reading

The 14th annual Irmo Community Prayer Breakfast will be held September 26 from 7:30 – 9 am. Keynote speakers will be Brittany Maier and Tammy Maier-Scher.  Breakfast will be sponsored by Steve Arnold, Owner of Chick-fil-A, Ballentine. The breakfast will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 6952 St.Continue Reading

Dutch Fork High School started its football season of with a nationally televised game on ESPN2 vs Mallard Creek High from Charlotte, North Carolina. The game ended in a 27-27 tie.

Lexington-Richland School District Five welcomed the community to its inaugural Back to School Bash August 19, handing out hundreds of school supplies, samples of pizza and chicken fingers and much more. “We continue to create firsts in School District Five and this is just another way to reach out toContinue Reading