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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

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

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

Sheriff Candidate

James Flowers spoke to the Optimist Club of St Andrews-Irmo May 6. Mr Flowers has resigned from SLED to run for Sheriff of Richland. Mr Flowers has been in law enforcement his whole career since [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|Non Profit, Politics|0 Comments

Chapin attorney announces candidacy for solicitor

  Chapin attorney Candice Lively formally announced her candidacy for 11th Circuit Solicitor this week, saying a “fresh face” is needed to implement critical improvements in the Solicitor’s Office. Lively, a Republican, currently serves as [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|Politics|0 Comments

Elected officials continue to face criminal charges

Another elected official from the Midlands has been charged with DUI. Richland County Councilman Kelvin Washington has been charged with felony driving under the influence in connection with a crash Saturday on Bluff Road in [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments

Opinion: Protecting American Families

By Congressman Joe Wilson   The President’s failed legacy of worldwide instability has led to a dangerous world for American families. We need a strategy of peace through strength—not one of absentee leadership, broken promises, [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments