I am writing to express my concerns about the current ELA scores of students in our district and throughout the state. To understand this complex problem,  I needed to understand where the breakdown existed. All schools have a standard curriculum being taught and tested. South Carolina ELA standards state thatContinue Reading

Open Letter Yes, it has been very quiet this Irmo election. Some even ask, is there, or who is running? Is he “that guy,” is he really running? What’s going on? Well, let’s talk about this. Yes, there is an election for Irmo Town Council next Tuesday the 27th. Yes,Continue Reading

In the February 8 edition of The New Irmo News, Al Dozier provided a well-balanced article “Open Carry Bill Draws Fire” on recent action the SC Senate took in passing the “South Carolina Constitutional Carry/Second Amendment Preservation Act” (H-3594). This bill is based on the premise that there should beContinue Reading

By Congressman Joe Wilson February 8, 2024 Under the policies of Biden and Democrats, Americans have suffered. As a result, our country has experienced unprecedented adversity. Families continue to struggle with crippling inflation of consumer products and services, including inflation reaching a 40-year high; the ongoing invasion of illegal aliensContinue Reading

Yes, there are two candidates that did file to run for the vacant seat for Irmo town council. But what was left out is one of the candidates, George Frazier, is the same one that filed to run last August and used an address of a home he hadn’t livedContinue Reading

To the Editor, I write in response to a recent letter that appeared to dismiss concerns raised about acandidate’s residency in Irmo. It’s troubling that valid questions are met with accusations ofracism and hostility. If voters aren’t allowed to ask questions to determine who should get theirvote, then democracy andContinue Reading

Have we moved forward or is racism not only accepted in some aspects of our lives, but encouraged. I was taught growing up that it was wrong to vote for someone solely on the color of their skin, their race, their gender, but on who they were, what they stoodContinue Reading

Open Letter I am Sheena Wilson, a parent of children in LexRich 5 and a tax-paying resident of the district. I would like to express my support for public education in the state of South Carolina and my concerns with the recent decision of this board to override the recommendationContinue Reading

Open letter I was very pleased to hear that the Town of Irmo has hired professional designers and consultants to review their space needs and make recommendations on solutions. Councils are elected to determine direction and manage the process of efficiently delivering town services. Now, of course, it will beContinue Reading

Dear Irmo Community, It is with great enthusiasm that I announce my intention to run for Irmo Town Council. As the current chairman of the Irmo Events Committee, I have had the privilege of spearheading numerous successful community events, including the 4th of July Laser Show, Unity in the CommunityContinue Reading

By Andre Bauer   The great technology contest between America and China will shape the 21st century. Yet U.S tech firms undermine national competitiveness through their troubling ties to Beijing. Amazon builds the computational cloud behind China’s authoritarian surveillance state. Apple kowtows to Xi Jinping by storing its China customerContinue Reading