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Lake Area Election Results

    Chapin Mayor David Knight 177 (56%) Skip Wilson 104 (33%) Shayla Flores 35 (11%)   Chapin Town Council Preston Baines 228 (46%) Al Koon 156 (31%) Joe Dever 114 (23%)     Batesburg-Leesville [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

House Pre-files Utility Ratepayer Protection Legislation Package

Six bills included protect ratepayers and reform state agencies involved in VC Summer collapse (Columbia, SC) – House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after pre-filing six individual bills intended to protect [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments

Loftis Announces Winners of FutureScholarHoller Sweepstakes

Two South Carolina Football Fans Selected from Facebook Entries for College Savings Prize Pack and Scholarship State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced the winners of the privately funded Future Scholar Holler Facebook Sweepstakes, which called on [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments

Richland County Chief Deputy County Attorney doubles as Reserve Judge Advocate

Bradley T. Farrar, Chief Deputy County Attorney for Richland County As a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina, little did Bradley Farrar know how his life would change after noticing a recruitment [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments

State receives extension for REAL ID compliance

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted South Carolina’s request for an implementation extension to become REAL ID compliant. This extension means South Carolina’s current, unexpired driver’s licenses and identification cards will continue [...]

By |November 5th, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments

County team seeks public comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive November 6, to examine all aspects of the Lexington County Communications Center’s policies and procedures, management, operations and [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Government, Public Safety|0 Comments

New Guardians ad Litem ready to advocate for children

On September 29 11 members of the Lexington County community were sworn in by the Honorable Robert Newton as volunteers in the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program. These individuals join a group [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments

It’s time to set higher standard for our politicians

By Billy Oswald South Carolina suffers from a case of low standards. Oh, I’m not talking about the people. South Carolinians are among the most decent, honest, hard-working people you’ll find anywhere. Rather, it’s our [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments

Speaker Lucas Calls for SCANA CEO’s Resignation

(Columbia, SC) - House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement today. “SCANA’s mismanagement of the VC Summer nuclear facility has proven that the company cannot be trusted to promote or protect its [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments

Pay increases scheduled for EMS, Detention Center personnel

Following a nearly yearlong review by the Richland County Administrator’s Office, the salaries of some Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center employees will increase by 5 percent effective December 1 – [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments