Most school district’s welcomed students back to school this week in South Carolina. In Lexington, GMM Insurance co-workers sent their children off to school this week. Little Jack (pictured above) started in the Toddler Room and his sister, Claire, is in 6th grade. Paul and Ashley are their proud parents.Continue Reading

Editor’s Note: The Letter from Ken Loveless the referred to here first appeared online after our July 14 issue was published. It is printed in this week’s issue. “Unfortunately, it will be next February before I can prove my case – which was undoubtedly the goal of the individuals whoContinue Reading

I have served on this school board for over 15 years. During that time I have always worked for the benefit of all of our students and staff, as well as our taxpayers.                                                       Years ago I fought for rebuilding the old academic portion of Irmo High School. That shouldContinue Reading

I am proud to report our superintendent and our school board is committed to exploring additional ways to support our teachers. During the school board meeting last Monday, Dr. Ross presented a plan to create new ideas that can support our teachers because we know they are faced with newContinue Reading

Open Letter Over the weekend I had a chance to read Ms. Hammond’s response to her ethics violations in the Irmo News (April 28 edition). In her letter Ms. Hammond appears to take every opportunity to minimize the seriousness of her violations and make excuses for them. We know herContinue Reading

It is important to me for the public to know the whole truth concerning ethics complaints filed against me by 2 community members, neither of whom I know. One person requested from D5 all e-mails sent to me during a certain time period and the other person combed through pastContinue Reading

The time is fast approaching when the funding of state K-12 education for the foreseeable future will bedetermined. There are competing versions of the funding bills in the General Assembly House ofRepresentatives and Senate which will likely be resolved in a conference committee before thegovernor’s possible signature. Most board membersContinue Reading