A Message from an ‘Outsider’ My name is LaFran Horn, better known as “Randy’s Sister Fran”. I live in Pennsylvania, thus an Irmo ‘Outsider’. On August 22, 2020, my brother and longtime Irmo resident, lost his battle with cancer. Whether or not you knew Randy Jones, this message of gratitudeContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson This year has been unlike any year in recent history. As a country, we have experienced trying times as we navigated through 2020. My prayers and sympathy are with all families impacted by these trying times. I am grateful that we are on a path to recoveryContinue Reading

October 22,2020  This is what we know. The Education Reporter was published by Positive Voices for District 5 Success.  The address listed as 7320 Broad River Road, Suite K-225, Irmo, SC 29063 is at a UPS Store. The owner of  K-225 is someone with the last name of White. IncorporationContinue Reading

There are several reasons for a needed change on the current school board. The most important one is the lack of fiscal responsibility. Another is the lack of planning and equity spending on our existing schools in the Irmo area. One example was the decision made to spend money onContinue Reading

If anyone wants cooperation, transparency, accountability and civility on our School Board, then Huddle and Hines in Lexington County and Matt Hogan in Richland will be your choice in 2 weeks. Those that control the board now have no desire for any of this. Huddle, Hines and Hogan all haveContinue Reading

Dear Editor, I am writing today about the current election for the open positions on the Lexington-Richland School District Five board. My familiarity with District 5 goes back a number of years. My wife and I moved to Irmo 38 years ago and we have lived in Chapin for theContinue Reading

With respect to the school board, I have seen it written lately by supporters of the “way we have always done it” that present and new members of the board will not have the proper experience to propel our school district’s students to the next level. Not only have theContinue Reading

Dear Community, I know that this year has brought more challenges than we ever expected. We have seen great loss as we entered the first pandemic that most of us have ever experienced. Many in our community found their businesses shuttered and livelihoods lost. Parents were required to bear aContinue Reading

A small few with the goal of maintaining a power grip on D5 would have you believe where a school board member lives is important. The truth is … it’s not about where a school board member lives but rather who are the BEST & MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES with theContinue Reading