Dear Community, I know that this year has brought more challenges than we ever expected. We have seen great loss as we entered the first pandemic that most of us have ever experienced. Many in our community found their businesses shuttered and livelihoods lost. Parents were required to bear aContinue Reading

A small few with the goal of maintaining a power grip on D5 would have you believe where a school board member lives is important. The truth is … it’s not about where a school board member lives but rather who are the BEST & MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES with theContinue Reading

We have had the pleasure of knowing Rebecca Blackburn Hines as small business owners in Chapin and, as former teachers, within this district and neighboring districts. When Rebecca told us she was running for the District 5 School Board, we could not think of a better person for the job.Continue Reading

As a lifelong resident of Irmo, Dutch Fork High School graduate, and now the parent of a future Lex/Rich 5 student, I have a very strong desire to see the district continue to thrive. While I acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of the current School Board, I believe that itContinue Reading

On November 3, 2020, our community has a very important election for three new members on the Lexington Richland District 5 School Board. Two incumbents are running again. Robert Gantt (Richland County) is running for his sixth 4-year term on the school board. Michael Cates (Lexington County) is running forContinue Reading

Dear Editor, Three of my sons attended District 5 schools. They attended Irmo elementary and middle schools, and graduated from Dutch Fork High School. My grandson is a first grader now, and I am holding my breath. Why? Because I’ve watched and been a part of this district for 26Continue Reading

To whom it may Concern, I am writing to express my support for Lexington County Candidate, Rebecca Hines, for Rich/Lex School District 5. Rebecca Hines has been a servant leader to the Irmo/Chapin Community since I’ve known her, especially the business community. Having served on boards and councils with Rebecca,Continue Reading