The heart of any city is its downtown, where restaurants, boutiques, lawyers, hair salons, theaters, and many more enjoy the bustling hum of commerce. On May 25, 2011, Main Street welcomed a new retailer to its growing chorus of Downtown Columbia institutions when the Mast General Store opened its doorsContinue Reading

The 8th annual Reggaetronic Music Festival is returning to Spence Island on Lake Murray on June 19. The free-floating festival will take place from 11 am – 6:30 pm The lineup this year includes Tropidelic, Little Stranger, Sun-Dried Vibes, Lefty at the Washout and others. Reggaetronic is partnering with MonsterContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Warmer temperatures means more people are leaving the windows down in their vehicles and more people are leaving their cars running attended to cool off before their commutes. This equals multiple opportunities for thieves to get inside your vehicle and steal it. The best theft prevention method isContinue Reading

College fishing’s longest-running National Championship was contested on Lake Murray May 26-27. Following the conclusion of weigh-in at Dreher Island State Park May 27 points totals were calculated, and the standings finalized for this season’s Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. The final standings revealedContinue Reading

Dominion Energy will reopen a Lake Murray recreation area to visitors on a limited capacity. Located immediately south of the Lake Murray Dam, Park Site 1 has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting South Carolina last year. Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Continue Reading

Irmo Police have announced an arrest in connection with a shooting incident May 30. The Irmo Police were called after two vehicles were exchanging gunfire while traveling into the Friarsgate neighborhood. One of the vehicles crashed into another motorist. Four of the occupants from that vehicle fled the area onContinue Reading

The Lexington County Ag + Art tour is part of a larger effort by Clemson University Extension and its annual South Carolina Ag + Art Tour. This year 11 counties are participating with three new counties, Colleton, Charleston and Lexington added to the tours. The Lexington County tour will featureContinue Reading