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It’s time to set higher standard for our politicians

By Billy Oswald South Carolina suffers from a case of low standards. Oh, I’m not talking about the people. South Carolinians are among the most decent, honest, hard-working people you’ll find anywhere. Rather, it’s our [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments

Washington Gridlock

Open Letter We hear a lot of chatter up in Washington about health care, tax reform, and balancing the budget. But rarely do we ever hear about the unprecedented number of judicial vacancies in our [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|Politics|0 Comments

Wilson named to defense committee

Congressman Joe Wilson has been appointed to the House-Senate conference committee on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA): “South Carolina is one of the nation’s proudest military states,” Wilson said. “As [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Politics|0 Comments

James Smith announces campaign for Governor 

James Smith has announced he is running for Governor of South Carolina. He will hold an event in mid-October to officially kick off his campaign. “All of my life I have felt the call to [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Politics|0 Comments

James Smith launches website

James Smith, a husband, father of 4, soldier, legislator, attorney and small business owner,  has launched a website to gather support and input from South Carolinians as he considers a run for governor. The website [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Politics|0 Comments

For James Smith, 9/11 has special meaning

The annual September 11th observance holds special meaning for one area lawmaker. Rep. James Smith, whose S.C. House district stretches from Northwest Richland and the St. Andrews area to downtown Columbia, has fought the Taliban [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Military, Politics|0 Comments

Congressman’s Bus Stop Tour

Congressman Joe Wilson stopped by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 24 during his annual Bus Stop Tour around his district. Bill Danielson, owner of Datapay, Inc., shared encouraging words with congressman. [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Politics|0 Comments

Mike Green defeats Sandra Harley

Mike Green has defeated Sandra Harley in a special election for West Columbia City Council. The special election held June 20 was for the District 1 seat. Green had 137 votes and Harley had 97 [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Politics|0 Comments

Republican holding reorganization meetings

On March 6 the Lexington County Republican Party will host its bi-annual Reorganization Meeting for all Lexington County precincts. There are 96 voting precincts in the county; any registered voter residing in the county can [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Events, Politics|0 Comments

Wilson unveils 2017 agenda

By Congressman Joe Wilson As we mark the end of the calendar year, I wanted to take time to reflect on how far we’ve come and what House Republicans have achieved in 2016: We put [...]

By |December 29th, 2016|Politics|0 Comments