By Al Dozier At least two incumbents on the Lexington-Richland District 5 School Board have lost their seats in Tuesday’s elections, according to early reports on vote counts. In Richland County, incumbents Nikki Gardner and Tifani Moore lost their seats to newcomers Kevin Scully, a USDA employee, and S.C. BarContinue Reading

The Okra Strut Commission, responsible each year for the Okra Strut Festival, is planning on using an anticipated surplus of funds from last year’s festival to pay for a gun buyback event on Saturday, December 10. The host is the Universal Outreach Church and the event is designed to removeContinue Reading

By Al Dozier At least two incumbents on the Lexington-Richland District 5 School Board have lost their seats in Tuesday’s elections, according to early reports on vote counts. In Richland County, incumbents Nikki Gardner and Tifani Moore lost their seats to newcomers Kevin Scully, a USDA employee, and S.C. BarContinue Reading

The election on November 8th is very important. I realize most people concentrate on State and National levels, however, please know that your School Board races are just as important. Local election of school board members will impact your children most directly and your pocketbook most directly. We must demandContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson stopped by Coffee Talk on Tuesday morning Aug. 23 to talk with members of the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. Rep. Wilson is on his annual bus tour which takes him and his staff throughout his congressional district visiting constituents and providing information about politics in WashingtonContinue Reading

Nathan Ballentine will run unopposed in November after defeating newcomer Paul Erickson for the District 71 seat. Ballentine has held the seat for 18 years. When Representative Chip Huggins announced he would not seek a new term for House District 85 after 23 years of service four candidates vying forContinue Reading

By Elizabeth Kilmartin Several weeks ago, Jay and I made the decision that we would run for office. “We,” you ask? Yes. But just the running part. About a week from the filing deadline, we decided that we better pray after several people asked Jay to run as a trueContinue Reading

Palmetto State Families Suffering from Inflation; Tourism Industry Hurt by High Gas Prices Rebecca Blackburn Hines, Conservative Republican candidate for South Carolina House District 85 from Irmo and Chapin called for a suspension of the state gas tax in light of skyrocketing inflation and bad economic decisions from the BidenContinue Reading