By State Representative Nathan Ballentine Over the past decade, rooftop solar has become a reliable yet affordable option for citizens to produce their own electricity thanks to new technology and smart public policy. South Carolina has become a leader in the Southeast for our forward-thinking approach to solar energy policy.
There have been numerous accusations made about sitting District 5 school board trustees accepting campaign donations through the years from firms who are or could potentially do business with the school district. I have been watching this closely, because even though the SC Ethics Commission allows and places a limit
I have read that some members of the public believe that where a trustee lives somehow effects the leadership that they might bring to the board. This district is relatively small in geographic area. Do you really believe that someone running for the board would not have concern for students,
If anyone wants cooperation, transparency, accountability and civility on our School Board, then Huddle and Hines in Lexington County and Matt Hogan in Richland will be your choice in 2 weeks. Those that control the board now have no desire for any of this. Huddle, Hines and Hogan all have
The job of the school board is to serve teachers, staff, students and members of the community. In particular, the board should answer to the taxpayers. The current school board majority, or the “Core Four”, has shown that fiscal responsibility is not their priority. They have purchased one piece of
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 a