By Jay Kilmartin State House District 85 On December 8, I proudly took the oath of office on the floor of the House of Representatives. When I campaigned to represent District 85, I had no idea an additional oath was required in order to serve. I really don’t know howContinue Reading

In response to the evolving addiction crisis that is impacting communities throughout South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) Director Sara Goldsby and Governor Henry McMaster has announced a new partnership involving the state’s three research universities that will improve the state’s ability toContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) has finished issuing 2022 Individual Income Tax rebates to eligible taxpayers who filed returns by October 17. The SCDOR issued more than 1.39 million rebates over four weeks as direct deposits and paper checks. The rebates have totaled more than $942 million soContinue Reading

By Al Dozier At least two incumbents on the Lexington-Richland District 5 School Board have lost their seats in Tuesday’s elections, according to early reports on vote counts. In Richland County, incumbents Nikki Gardner and Tifani Moore lost their seats to newcomers Kevin Scully, a USDA employee, and S.C. BarContinue Reading

The election on November 8th is very important. I realize most people concentrate on State and National levels, however, please know that your School Board races are just as important. Local election of school board members will impact your children most directly and your pocketbook most directly. We must demandContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Efforts by two Swansea Town Council members to get more disclosure on a reported $3.3 million in missing financial information will go to a formal legal proceeding Sept. 30. Lawsuits brought by council members Doris Simmons and Mike Luongo, and Swansea resident Barrett Black, could finally bringContinue Reading