By W. Thomas Smith Jr. United States Senator Tim Scott, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, praised Project H.O.P.E., a program of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), as a model for elderly outreach and assistance which might be implemented by other agencies, nationwide. Scott’s remarksContinue Reading

The Richland County Election Commission has released updated polling location information regarding the special election for a vacant seat on the Lexington-Richland School District Five School Board. Precincts are in Irmo and Chapin areas. Check for candidate information, your voting status, and polling location. The following precincts and polling places will beContinue Reading

The 152nd South Carolina State Fair returns October 13-24, with a full lineup of traditional favorites and a variety of new rides, foods, entertainment and the return of the CIRCUS at the Fair and the Celebration Super Wheel. The S.C. State Fair is committed to bringing a safe 12-day eventContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum is set to welcome the fall with new and returning shows, plus a newly opened exhibition. Guests are invited to travel to Mars, learn about Earth’s diverse habitats, race to escape Dracula in 4D, and explore how the museum builds and maintains its collection ofContinue Reading

Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding a Fall 2021 Plant Sale October 8 – 10 at the SC State Farmer’s Market. Visit them and shop plants grown by local certified Clemson Master Gardeners. Find the unusual, rare and exotic plants not available in the big box stores. SelectionsContinue Reading

By Dr. Carlos W. Gibbons Gene Swygert, a local Irmo/Chapin resident, has been giving blood to the American Red Cross for more than 50 years. As of this date, he has given more than 50 gallons of blood and more than 400 visits to the local Red Cross campus toContinue Reading

Book Sales are back. The Friends of the Irmo Branch Library has an opportunity for you to come out and enjoy the fall weather and find that next great read. The Friends will hold a one-day-only Outdoor Used Book Sale on October 9, from 9 am to 3:30 pm inContinue Reading

The Big Red Barn Retreat is hosting its Fall Jam at The Ballpark concert benefiting veterans and first responders on October 9. The concert was originally to be headlined by country music star Craig Morgan and his band, but Craig Morgan cannot participate this year, so Joe Nichols will performContinue Reading