By Al Dozier In a surprise announcement Monday, Lexington-Richland District 5 Superintendent Christina Melton announced she is resigning, The announcement came during a board meeting in which she was recognized by the board for her selection as Superintendent of the Year for South Carolina. Her family was present as sheContinue Reading

By Al Dozier There’s too much bullying going on in Lexington-Richland District 5 schools. That was the message from some parents and students at Monday’s District 5 School Board meeting who spoke out during the public participation period. One parent said her daughter has constantly experienced bullying, which included gettingContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Sometimes it just seems so slow. Why are there limits? You’re late to work, late to school or to an important meeting. So, you speed a little bit to make up time. But, is it really worth it? After all, does an extra 10mph hurt anyone? The NationalContinue Reading

The Nation of Patriots’ 12th Annual Patriot Tour for Veterans will host a flag transfer ceremony in Irmo this Saturday, June 19. One flag bearer will receive the American Flag in the transfer ceremony at 2 pm at Harley Haven as part of the nationwide, city-to-city 14,500-mile, 115-day Patriot Tour.Continue Reading

Friday Night Laser Lights, sponsored by Columbia Craft Brewing Company, will return to the South Carolina State Museum for the summer starting this Friday, June 18. This popular evening event series will run every third Friday in June, July and August in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium. ShowsContinue Reading

Dominion Energy is helping residential electric customers in South Carolina reduce energy consumption and save money this summer through its heating and cooling equipment program. Eligible customers can receive rebates of up to $750 toward the cost of buying and installing new Energy Star-qualified central air conditioning systems, heat pumpsContinue Reading

For the fifth consecutive year, South Carolina’s Motor Fuel User Fee, which helps support road, bridge, and infrastructure construction in South Carolina, will increase from $0.24 to $0.26 per gallon beginning July 1. The increase is part of the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act passed by theContinue Reading