On Saturday, April 22, I was joined by a large, majority delegation of Real America First LCRP members at the biennial Lexington County Republican Convention to usher in a new day and a new direction in leadership for our county party. This was a long time coming and well-deserved afterContinue Reading

I am writing to express my concern about the request for annexation and zoning for the 13.19-acre tract located at 153 Rocky Creek Trail, on which the owners have stated they intend to operate an events venue. While I support growth of the Town of Irmo, I am strongly opposedContinue Reading

I see that Representative Joe Wilson is once again sharing misinformation, disinformation, distractions, and gratuitous attacks on President Biden and other Democrats (The New Irmo News, February 2). “Disinformation” refers to false or misleading statements that are intentionally and knowingly repeated. One example of Mr. Wilson’s use of disinformation isContinue Reading

Open Letter In direct response to the misinformed opinion titled “Festival To Fund Gun Buyback Event” published in the November 17, Irmo News. It was hinted that the town was laundering hospitality tax money through the festival for the gun buyback program. This can’t be any further from the facts. The festivalContinue Reading

Have you heard the phrase, “Houston, We have a problem? “Irmo, We have a problem!!!!” There are individuals, volunteer organizations, homeowners associations and others who give their time to pick up and bag trash along the roadside. Wonderful!!! There is one final step to close the effort put forth. SomeoneContinue Reading

By Ed Hammond Last night wasn’t the end of Jan Hammond’s involvement and love of District 5. As long as she has breath she will be an advocate for the children, parents, teachers  and staff of D5. It started in 1973 (before a lot of her critics were born orContinue Reading

Dear Jan Hammond, I am writing to respond to two items included in a column or letter to the editor that you wrote for The New Irmo News, which was posted online. The article was in response to a column by David Travis Bland of The State. The first itemContinue Reading

The recently released phase II report focused on purchases for the district’s newest school, Piney Woods Elementary School (PWES) and cites issues including nearly $1 million in contingencies belonging to the district reported as being apparently redirected to the contractor’s labor and not returned to the district and over $300,000Continue Reading

School Board Chair Jan Hammond recently penned a letter to this newspaper in which she detailed some “facts” about the school board. I think some expansion of Ms. Hammond’s “facts” are required. Ms. Hammond stated “Mr. Bland references a lawsuit that his editor filed accusing the board of voting behindContinue Reading