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Giving Thanks At The Lake

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Family holiday traditions can take on many different forms these days. Not everyone goes over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving anymore. In fact, many younger families I know prefer to have grandma come to them, if possible. When our extended families ended up being too far away from us to be with on Thanksgiving, ... Read More »

Irmo looking at lower lawns for renters

Tall Grass

Irmo leaders are looking at a 6-inch maximum for the height of lawns at rental homes. If adopted, the requirement would keep some yards in town the lowest among major Midlands communities. Mayor Hardy King is pushing the limit as a way to crack down on overgrown yards that he said stem largely from inattention among renters and landlords. The ... Read More »

Lexington County, Cayce voters repeal Sunday alcohol sales ban

Voters in Lexington County and Cayce approved separate measures on Election Day to relax restrictions on the sale of beer and wine on Sundays. Lexington County officials said they received numerous requests from businesses in unincorporated parts of the county who said the playing field was not fair if adjacent businesses in town limits were able to sell alcohol on ... Read More »

Irmo Town Council to review ‘precarious’ Okra Strut finances

Okra Man greets visitors to the 2014 Okra Strut. (file photo by Allen Wallace

Members of Irmo Town Council expressed concerns about the budget of the annual Okra Strut festival this week and plan to review the finances in order to secure the event’s future. Council appoints residents to the Okra Strut Commission, and the group is given some control over spending. Town Administrator Bob Brown said the group can spend up to $1,500 ... Read More »

Loved Ones Celebrate the life of Robin Hudson

Hudsons BBQ

Last week, the town of Lexington lost a prominent and well known businessman. On Sunday, people poured in and out of Hudson’s Smokehouse to remember it’s founder, Robin Hudson. “This is a celebration of life,” Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall said. The hundreds of people crammed inside Hudson’s Smokehouse off 378 isn’t for the great food, it’s to remember a legacy. ... Read More »

Event held to remember USC student killed in boating accident

Hailey

By Rachel Richardson    PROSPERITY, SC (WIS) – Twenty-one-year-old USC student, was killed in a boating accident on Lake Marion last summer. On Sunday, Hailey’s family and friends gathered at Dreher Island State Park to raise funds and fish in her honor. “ In July Phi Mu lost a sister, Hailey, and one of her biggest passions was being out ... Read More »

November snow earliest in recorded history

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The snow that fell in the Midlands on Saturday morning is the earliest in recorded history. Since 1880, there has never been a snowfall in Columbia before this date, according to the National Weather Service. How rare is this event? The first freeze doesn’t normally happen until November 10. Read More:www.wistv.com Snow Pictures around Lake Murray: Read More »