For the third consecutive year, South Carolina’s Motor Fuel User Fee, which helps support road, bridge, and infrastructure work in South Carolina, will increase from $0.20 to $0.22 per gallon beginning July 1. The increase is part of the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act passed by theContinue Reading

By Joe Abdalla   The Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club held its June Tournament out of Billy Dreher Island State Park June 20. Due to a lot of members taking vacations, we had fewer than normal teams fishing. The weather was nice except for the wind which blew the entire day.Continue Reading

By now many of you have heard the devastating news of long time Chapin business, Ellett Brothers, closing their doors. In light of this unfortunate news, the Town of Chapin and the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce have partnered to put together the Chapin Job Fair. The event will beContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has launched a new summer program to provide free, fresh produce to Irmo-area families in need. A partnership with Pelion-based farm WP Rawl, the district’s new Farmers’ Market initiative will be held at the Irmo Village Apartments Thursdays, June 20 through August 1, excluding July 4.Continue Reading

The Richland County Assessor’s Office has completed its 2019 countywide reassessment and anticipates mailing out reassessment notices at the end of the month. In accordance with state law, a reassessment is conducted every five years to ensure all real property is valued fairly. Richland County has 173,700 parcels of realContinue Reading

Five Lexington-Richland School District Five students have been awarded the South Carolina Teaching Fellowship. The five students who were selected will receive up to $24,000 in fellowship funds from this program. The students include: Will Cosper (Chapin High School), Lakin Luoma (Chapin High School), Taylor Pierce (Chapin High School), KendallContinue Reading

The Irmo Farmers Market is held Tuesdays 5 – 8 pm, at the front of The Irmo High School Center for the Arts. Shop for fresh jams, locally roasted coffee, boiled peanuts, kettle corn, artisan made jewelry, landscape paintings, lemonade, bakery items, as well as bedding plants, vegetables and eggs.  ForContinue Reading

District Five has announced its policy for free and and reduced price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch program and the School Breakfast program. Contact school officials for household size and income criteria for determining eligibility. Children from families whose income is at or belowContinue Reading

The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will offer a Star Spangled Symphonic Salute concert July 3 at 8 pm at Saluda Shoals Park. The concert is free with the $5 per car park admission. The performance will pay tribute to the founding of the nation with patriotic music. Bring your lawnContinue Reading

During National Small Business Week in May, the South Carolina Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office held a Salute to Small Business Matchmaker Event & Awards Ceremony in Columbia. The mission of the event is to connect the state’s small businesses to new opportunities and resources and to honor SouthContinue Reading