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

Hopefully by now you have heard about Lexington County’s effort for funding improvements to our roads – it’s called the “CAPITAL PROJECT SALES TAX” (CPST). We all know our roads need attention, such as resurfacing, turn lanes,intersection improvements, and reduced congestion. And, very importantly,the response time of our First RespondersContinue Reading

I am livid, disappointed, and confused about what I am hearing about Monday night’s board meeting. An upset attendee/adult/protester/whomever, I do not know her…was caught at the metal detector with a concealed firearm in her purse. She came in a group that was upset about the board, about what IContinue Reading

On September 10th Sarah Osgaard tackled the difficult issue of Critical Race Theory — a hot button issue in Irmo and the nation. She answered this question by explaining that critical race theory is not in our schools because technically and historically CRT is “a theoretical framework involving the historyContinue Reading