Former Irmo Chief Fire Marshal Jeff Allen has announced he is running for Irmo Town Council. “I have served the Irmo community for decades,” Allen said. “I am asking for your vote so that I can continue to serve the great Irmo area.” Originally from Ontario, Canada, with Toronto beingContinue 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

Tuesday evening stump speeches highlight Governor’s economic and environmental records By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette stopped by the Mullikin Law Offices in Camden, Tuesday evening, Nov. 1, for a traditional stump rally and celebration. The event, part of aContinue 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

Lexington County Councilwoman Charli Wessinger has endorsed Republican Catherine Huddle in the race for the S.C. House District 85 seat. Wessinger, a Republican, said Huddle’s fiscal conservatism and financial background make her the best choice to serve Irmo-Chapin taxpayers. “I am excited to support Catherine Huddle to represent me andContinue Reading

State Rep. RJ May endorses Kilmartin A capacity crowd packed into Alodia’s Cucina Italiana of Irmo to kickoff Conservative Republican Businessman Jay Kilmartin’s campaign for State House District 85 to replace retiring Rep. Chip Huggins. The event took place on Monday night, May 9th. Kilmartin was introduced by his wifeContinue Reading