During his 1996 State of the Union address to Congress, President Bill Clinton stated, “The era of big government is over.” More than two decades later, President Joe Biden’s address to Congress articulated the exact opposite sentiment. His address painted a picture of a thriving America under higher taxes andContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose I grew up on a rural, dirt road in Darlington, SC during the 1950’s. We left our doors unlocked at night—we felt safe. As children, we played with friends unsupervised away from our homes; life was simple and happy. We only had a few toys and, notContinue Reading

Lexington County has deteriorated thanks to so many subdivisions thrown up too quickly without rhyme or reason. We don’t have enough emergency services to handle the explosion, and roads cannot provide delivery of those we have. First responders cannot get through. Without side roads, and with the nature of lakeContinue Reading

We were “that” family, the family that everyone knew and thought of as the “perfect” family in our community. While we couldn’t imagine something like this happening to us, we could no longer deny our son’s drug addiction. It was no longer something that happened to other people, it wasContinue Reading

By State Representative Nathan Ballentine Over the past decade, rooftop solar has become a reliable yet affordable option for citizens to produce their own electricity thanks to new technology and smart public policy. South Carolina has become a leader in the Southeast for our forward-thinking approach to solar energy policy.Continue Reading

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