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Threat against Kershaw County school traced to Hawaii

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WACH) — New information on a fake threat against Lugoff-Elgin High School in Kershaw County. The threat on social media came from an account under the name of a student who is in special education classes at the high school. But he was the one who reached out to deputies, calling to tell them he didn’t make the threat.

Crash causes delays on connector overpass on I-26 WB at I-126

IRMO, SC (WACH) – A crash on I-26 WB at I-126 has lanes blocked Wednesday morning. According to SCDOT, it happened at 5:09 am near exit 108A. Originally, all lanes were blocked, but now the left lane is open allowing cars to pass. This situation is developing.

Teen in Hawaii uses SC student's name to make false school threats

KERSHAW COUNTY (WACH) — A 15-year-old in Hawaii used a Midlands student's name to make false school threats, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan. The student told authorities the recent threats to Lugoff-Elgin High School were made by someone in Hawaii that he'd been communicating with on the phone.

Town’s penny tax submissions approved by county

The Town of Irmo was granted 9 improvements from the proposed ‘penny tax’ that voters will decide on in November. The Capital Project Sales Tax was passed by the Lexington County Council in July to fund roadway resurfacing and restorations throughout the county. Towns and municipalities in the...

E. & J. Gallo Winery on track to ramp up SC operations this fall

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — The nation’s largest winemaker is quickly approaching its target for beginning operations at its massive East Coast hub in Chester County. E. & J. Gallo Winery remains on track to start operations in October at its regional distribution center, which is part of the company’s $423 million first phase of its Fort Lawn project. Erich Kaepp, who leads Gallo’s East Coast operations, said the project’s first manufacturing elements are also on track for an anticipated February 2023 production start.

Chamber to host penny tax seminar

The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce will host an information session on Tuesday, August 16 at 2:30 pm in the Town of Irmo municipal building located at 1239 Columbia Ave. Lexington County Administrator Lynn Sturkie and Deputy Administrator Michael Spires will present along with VP of Alliance Consulting Engineers, Kyle Clampitt.

National Night Out sponsors 2022

“On behalf of the Irmo Police Department Community Foundation, Town of Irmo, and all officers and staff of the Irmo Police Department, I would like to thank and recognize our business partners for their generous support and sponsorship of National Night Out 2022. This year was another enormous success, and it would not have been possible without the support of our great community partners and businesses.” Hamed Javad, President Irmo Police Department Community Foundation.

Earthquake reported in Archdale, North Carolina

ARCHDALE, N.C. — Another earthquake was reported in the Carolinas, but it wasn't in Elgin this time. The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in Archdale, North Carolina, around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. (Video above: Scientists offer new theory for why SC has experienced dozens of earthquakes...

Attempted Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

Malik Canty turned himself into the police earlier this morning. Irmo Police Department had obtained arrest warrants for Malik Rashoid Canty (25) of Columbia, SC, for Burglary 1 st , Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Optimists learn about ‘Working Equals Success’

On July 22, Everette Sands was the featured speaker at the breakfast meeting of the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo. Sands is a veteran football coach who also is ranked Number 2 all-time at The Citadel in career rushing yardage. Sands related that during his football coaching career, he had...