By Jay Kilmartin State House District 85 On December 8, I proudly took the oath of office on the floor of the House of Representatives. When I campaigned to represent District 85, I had no idea an additional oath was required in order to serve. I really don’t know howContinue Reading

In response to the evolving addiction crisis that is impacting communities throughout South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) Director Sara Goldsby and Governor Henry McMaster has announced a new partnership involving the state’s three research universities that will improve the state’s ability toContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Does Irmo need a new Town Hall? The Irmo Town Council is considering the idea as staffing and office activity continue to increase. “We’re busting at the seams,” Councilman Erik Sickinger said during Tuesday’s work session meeting. “Purchasing land for a new town hall” was listed asContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Irmo Town Council came under attack Sunday in an emotional meeting with local residents on plans for a new “Downtown Project” that will require the purchase and development of local properties. The meeting at Macedonia Baptist Church was held to invite input from the community on aContinue Reading

At the town council meeting on December 20, local residents were vocalizing their opposition to plans for a possible “main street” in Irmo as the council voted to bring in a real estate acquisition firm to help in the development. “Some of the residents are under the impression they areContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement on the signing into law of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023: “This year’s NDAA represents the ongoing commitment my colleagues and I have to our national security, servicemembers, veterans, and their families. As a SeniorContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) has finished issuing 2022 Individual Income Tax rebates to eligible taxpayers who filed returns by October 17. The SCDOR issued more than 1.39 million rebates over four weeks as direct deposits and paper checks. The rebates have totaled more than $942 million soContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council came under fire at Tuesday’s council meeting from residents angered at a plan to acquire local residential properties to create a new downtown district for the town. “How devastating this will be” said Irmo resident James Mack. “You’re looking at displacing people.” TheContinue Reading