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

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

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

On September 10th Sarah Osgaard tackled the difficult issue of Critical Race Theory — a hot button issue in Irmo and the nation. She answered this question by explaining that critical race theory is not in our schools because technically and historically CRT is “a theoretical framework involving the historyContinue Reading

To the Editor: Though not a Lexington County native, I have lived here for 58 years. I feel fortunate to have chosen this place as my home. Excellent schools, medical facilities, businesses, and cultural amenities abound throughout the County. The people here are hard-working, honest, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to improvingContinue Reading

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the autopsy results for Bessie Durham, 63, of Columbia who died on September 15 in a bathroom in the Belk Store in the Columbiana Mall. Durham’s body was found days later in that same bathroom on September 19 by a co-worker. A forensicContinue Reading

In honor of what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 80th birthday last week, the Five Points Association announces the return of JerryFest October 2. A free outdoor concert annually held on the first Sunday in October, JerryFest runs from 2 – 10 pm and features multiple bands all performing JerryContinue Reading

School District Five welcomed 17,385 students to our classrooms for another exciting schoolyear, and our hallways and playgrounds are filled with the laughter and youthful chatter that hasbeen interrupted since the pandemic altered schools in March 2020. The return of the familiarhas been a welcome comfort for our teachers, staff,Continue Reading