Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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IRMO, SC (WIS) -
The popularity of the new Community Park of Irmo is a blessing and a curse.
So many people are using the park, town officials are looking at nearby places to accommodate parking. At the Town Council meeting Tuesday night, the group passed a measure authorizing City Administrator Bob Brown to investigate possible nearby areas where parking lots could be built.
"Let's look and see what's available," said Council Member Barry Walker, who proposed the idea.
Council members got a look at the parking situation at an event May 3rd celebrating the completion of the new 15-acre park off Church Street. They discussed traffic flow as hundreds of people attended the event.
Organizers of the Okra Strut plan to hold the event at the new park in September. Last year it was held at the Irmo Town Park, which is much smaller.
"In 41 years of the Okra Strut, we've never had on-site parking," said Council Member Harvey Hoots. Thousands of guests rode shuttle buses to the event from off-site parking lots.
Kirk Luther, Chairman of the Irmo Okra Strut Commission, says as many as 60,000 people attended the event in 2013.
"We will run twice as many shuttles as last year," he said.
The Okra Strut is September 26-27. Luther says the Commission has booked Tokyo Joe and Mothers Finest to perform Friday night and is working to schedule acts for Saturday performances.
When the parking item appeared on the meeting's agenda, two homeowners living near the park expressed concerns about removing a 100-foot buffer zone for parking, but council members assured them they would find other places for parking, including possibly acquiring property near the park.
Brown is expected to present his findings at the next City Council meeting on May 20th.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>