By W. Thomas Smith Jr. United States Senator Tim Scott, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, praised Project H.O.P.E., a program of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), as a model for elderly outreach and assistance which might be implemented by other agencies, nationwide. Scott’s remarksContinue Reading

At an event to celebrate the growth of Greg’s Groceries, a police-community relations program started by Serve & Connect, a Columbia, SC-based non-profit, AT&T and FirstNet presented the organization with a $125,000 contribution to further expand the reach and impact of Greg’s Groceries. In the last twelve months, Greg’s GroceriesContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named the winners for the 2020-2021 volunteer awards. Eighteen awards were given out in five categories and plaques were presented to the winners in the schools instead of the usual district presentation ceremony because of COVID-19 restrictions. Volunteer award winners included: Laura Church, Leaphart ElementaryContinue Reading

The owners of Hollow Creek Distillery are sharing their newest spirit. Owners Craig and Meredith Amick may have spent the last year expanding and remodeling, yet all the while, their newest spirit rested comfortably in a toasted oak barrel soaking in the essence and aromas that complete the palate ofContinue Reading

Tifani Moore claimed victory in a special election held October 12 to fill a vacant seat on Lexington-Richland School District Five’s board. Moore led with 56 percent of the vote to 37 percent for Haley Griggs, and seven percent for Jeff Herring. The seat was left open when former boardContinue Reading

1. Haley knows that our district has spent millions building a new high school will low enrollment and buying properties we don’t need, while our older schools need millions in repairs. Her opponent is supported by the leaders and developers who made those decisions. (See “Fiscal Responsibility” at https://www.haleygriggsford5.com/issues 2. HaleyContinue Reading

The Richland County Election Commission has released updated polling location information regarding the special election for a vacant seat on the Lexington-Richland School District Five School Board. Precincts are in Irmo and Chapin areas. Check Vote411.org for candidate information, your voting status, and polling location. The following precincts and polling places will beContinue Reading