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

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

Chapin mayoral debate November 2

On November 2 at 6:30 pm the Chapin Mayoral candidates Skip Wilson, Shayla Flores and David Knight will square off in a mayoral debate. The debate will take place at the Tipsy Toad Tavern on [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Community News, Events, Politics|0 Comments

Washington Gridlock

Open Letter We hear a lot of chatter up in Washington about health care, tax reform, and balancing the budget. But rarely do we ever hear about the unprecedented number of judicial vacancies in our [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

Wilson named to defense committee

Congressman Joe Wilson has been appointed to the House-Senate conference committee on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA): “South Carolina is one of the nation’s proudest military states,” Wilson said. “As [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

Chapin candidates address town growth

By Al Dozier   Candidates for mayor and council in the town of Chapin presented their views on managing growth while maintaining a “small town” community during a forum held at the Town Hall October [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

James Smith announces campaign for Governor 

James Smith has announced he is running for Governor of South Carolina. He will hold an event in mid-October to officially kick off his campaign. “All of my life I have felt the call to [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Politics|0 Comments

James Smith launches website

James Smith, a husband, father of 4, soldier, legislator, attorney and small business owner,  has launched a website to gather support and input from South Carolinians as he considers a run for governor. The website [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

For James Smith, 9/11 has special meaning

The annual September 11th observance holds special meaning for one area lawmaker. Rep. James Smith, whose S.C. House district stretches from Northwest Richland and the St. Andrews area to downtown Columbia, has fought the Taliban [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: Military, Politics|0 Comments

Congressman’s Bus Stop Tour

Congressman Joe Wilson stopped by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 24 during his annual Bus Stop Tour around his district. Bill Danielson, owner of Datapay, Inc., shared encouraging words with congressman. [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: Politics|0 Comments