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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Lexington, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Lexington.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Lexington, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Lexington. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Lexington, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Lexington. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Lexington, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Lexington to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Lexington.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Lexington, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Lexington, SC

Schattdecor expanding operations in Lexington County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Schattdecor, an international, family-owned decor printing company, today announced plans to expand operations in Lexington County. The company’s $21 million investment will create 23 new jobs over the next five years.

Headquartered in Germany, Schattdecor produces printed, impregnated and finished surfaces. Since 1985, the company has provided customers with unique surfaces for flooring, furniture, countertops, doors and interior design. With a focus on sustainability, Schattdecor works to ensure minimal emissions by using state-of-the-art production facilities, energy-optimized processes and by continuously investing in environmentally friendly, future-oriented technologies.

Located at 138 Zenker Road in Lexington, Schattdecor’s expansion will include the addition of a new production line and mixing plant to accommodate more capacity due to increased demand.

The expansion is expected to be completed by October 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Schattdecor team should visit the company’s careers page.

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“Schattdecor is proud to announce the expansion at our Lexington facility as we grow to meet global demand. The positive manufacturing environment in South Carolina motivated Schattdecor to focus our development efforts in North America toward Lexington. We are excited to be part of this community and look forward to a long future of further investment and cooperation.” -Schattdecor President Flavio Nunes

“Today’s announcement is a big win for Lexington County and all of South Carolina. Schattdecor’s expansion proves that South Carolina is a place for international businesses to find continued success. We look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“When an international company like Schattdecor expands in our state, it is yet another testament that South Carolina has the business-friendly environment and talented workforce where companies can succeed. Congratulations to Schattdecor on their $21 million investment that will create 23 new jobs in Lexington County.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“This internationally known company is recognized for creating high-quality products and providing reliable service to its customers, and we are excited to see that continue as they expand their operations in Lexington County. The growth of Schattdecor adds to our list of the many successful manufacturing industries which are creating more jobs for our residents and helping Lexington County see continued prosperity in the future.” -Lexington County Council Chairman Scott Whetstone

“Congratulations to Schattdecor on today’s expansion announcement. A younger company of the Lexington community, it’s exciting to see that its successes have yielded growth opportunities for its local operations and opportunities for skilled workers.” -Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam

‘The heartbeat.’ Lexington SC holds training sessions to discover young soccer talent.

Lexington Sporting Club — the city’s new professional soccer franchise set to begin senior men’s team play in spring 2023 — has placed an emphasis on its foundation and youth setup since the franchise was announced in October.One of most significant moments in this process came in March, when two existing competiti...

Lexington Sporting Club — the city’s new professional soccer franchise set to begin senior men’s team play in spring 2023 — has placed an emphasis on its foundation and youth setup since the franchise was announced in October.

One of most significant moments in this process came in March, when two existing competitive youth soccer programs in the city — Lexington F.C. and Commonwealth Soccer Club — merged to become Lexington Sporting Club Youth Soccer Club, which will launch in the fall.

The next step for LSC — the identification and placement of players within the club’s youth structure — is underway now.

In late May and early June, LSC has held Talent ID sessions to identify promising young players in the Central Kentucky region.

According to the club website, Talent ID “is a player identification process that allows our coaches and phase directors to analyze the talent of the player within their respective age groups.”

The Talent ID process includes Under-7 through Under-19 age groups.

LSC Sporting Director Sam Stockley explained to the Herald-Leader that the Talent ID process involves more than just an initial two-day training period.

“The plan is once we’ve identified the talent and we’ve placed them in their phase group, then we’re going to take another five sessions where we can look at these players over a period of time and give them a fair chance to be able to be seen and highlight their skills,” Stockley said. “We felt over a period of time that sets them up for success and gives them a chance to be able to showcase and highlight their talent.”

The depth of the Talent ID process at LSC offers a window into how extensive the franchise’s youth team structure already is.

Stockley said that the turnout for the Talent ID sessions for the Under-7 through Under-12 player groups numbered more than 800 players.

The Talent ID sessions have been held at Masterson Station Park.

Stockley said youth teams will be officially selected by July 31.

Making those youth team selections will be LSC’s robust performance staff, which currently includes more than 70 coaches, with more to be added.

This includes phase directors who oversee specific age groups within the boys’ and girls’ youth setups.

For example, different phase directors exist for the Under-7 through Under-10 (skill acquisition phase), Under-11 through Under-12 (technical refinement phase), Under-13 through Under-15 (preparation phase) and Under-16 through Under-19 (pathway to pro phase) age groups.

Stockley also said a boys’ and girls’ technical director, as well as a head of coaching, will be added to the Lexington Sporting Club staff.

“This community was very much coach-based and coach-driven. So whatever the coach said, the players did. Wherever that coach went, the players followed. We’ve completely tipped that on its head,” Stockley said of the change in coaching model LSC is establishing.

“Whether you’ve got this coach or that coach, it doesn’t matter anymore now because the model, the curriculum, the values, the philosophy, how you’re taught, the way you’re taught, that’s all driven by the club. The coach plugs into what we’re doing.”

The Talent ID process was also used by Lexington Sporting Club to help identify players for its boys’ USL Academy team.

Those sessions for Under-16 through Under-19 players took place in May in Scott County, with more than 200 players participating across two weekends, Stockley said.

LSC will begin play in the USL Academy league this fall, with those players still eligible to play for their high school teams.

While an obvious focus exists for LSC when it comes to identifying young players with the potential to play for the club in future years — potentially at the senior team level — Stockley also stressed that the club’s youth teams seek to focus on all players, regardless of future soccer aspirations.

This has been something stressed by majority owner William J. Shively, the founder of Tower Hill Sports and who also owns the historic Dixiana Thoroughbred horse farm.

“We’re not just focusing on the kids that are going to go into the Academy. We’re not just focusing on the kids that are looking to go into our first team. We’re not just focusing on the kids that go into our collegiate pathway. We’re not just focusing on the kids that are doing it because they love it and it’s a social dynamic for them,” Stockley explained. “We’re really, really zoned and detailed in on all of those pathways for our players.”

A strong foundation based in youth teams is one of the first steps toward establishing a winning culture, at all levels, for LSC.

Stockley said a goal for LSC is to win championships with men’s and women’s professional teams with at least 70% homegrown players.

“If you look at any successful professional club in the world, the heartbeat of that is their foundation of player pools, their youth club, their academy, and so for us it was the reason why we built the model,” Stockley said.

So with this in mind, what does Lexington Sporting Club and its network of coaches look for from older players — the ones closest to potentially playing professionally — during these Talent ID sessions?

“I think you’re looking at attitude. I think you’re looking at technical and tactical ability. I think you’re looking at individual brilliance and creativity and craft. I think you’re looking at players that want to work really hard and be a good teammate,” Stockley explained. “I think that’s all going to set you up for success within our club.”

This story was originally published June 10, 2022 6:00 AM.

State audits Lexington District Two over alleged grade changing issues

The State Department of Education has conducted an investigation of the Lexington School District.COLUMBIA, S.C. — The State Education Department confirmed it has conducted an audit of Lexington District Two.The department was alerted to issues of grades being changed and decided to inspect the district.After hearing the news about the audit, Brookland-Cayce High School alum, Annie Summers says she was not surprised."I witnessed people get...

The State Department of Education has conducted an investigation of the Lexington School District.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The State Education Department confirmed it has conducted an audit of Lexington District Two.

The department was alerted to issues of grades being changed and decided to inspect the district.

After hearing the news about the audit, Brookland-Cayce High School alum, Annie Summers says she was not surprised.

"I witnessed people getting passing grades for putting in little to no effort," Summers said. "For example, there were students that would skip class constantly, always late, never turning in work on time, and the teachers would make it obvious that they weren't doing what they were supposed to be doing. Somehow they were always passed and moving onto the next grade with me."

Summers graduated in 2017 and says there were several things that raised concerns in her years at the high school.

"In my sophomore year, a teacher was talking about our graduation rates and how staff really pushed them to make sure everyone was passing. I didn't really connect the dots until now," Summers explained.

We reached out to Lexington Two for an interview on the alleged grade changes, and were told that no one could speak on the matter.

However, they did send a statement:

“In Lexington School District Two, students are our first priority. We are committed to their success and being transparent with our community about circumstances involving our students. To that end, the District received a letter from the S.C. Department of Education about student data and procedures related to student records. While the District cannot comment on matters concerning any individual student(s), the District has and continues to cooperate with the Department of Education regarding the general concerns outlined by the Department. We will ensure that any and all measures are taken to address challenges and identify opportunities moving forward. We are appreciative to our students and families and encourage any with specific questions to direct those to their principals."

The State Education Department is sending News 19 a copy of the audit and their completed report on Thursday. We will continue to keep you updated on this story as it unfolds.

Lexington Co. Council to review funding ask for emergency housing program

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - Lexington County residents in need of emergency housing could be getting some help on Tuesday.On Tuesday, the Lexington County Council is scheduled to review a request for $80,600 from Homeless No More, a Richland County non-profit which operates emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable housing programs in Richland County.The money comes from Lexington County’s CARES Act allocation.If approved, the funding would formalize Homeless No More’s relationship with Mission Lexin...

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - Lexington County residents in need of emergency housing could be getting some help on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Lexington County Council is scheduled to review a request for $80,600 from Homeless No More, a Richland County non-profit which operates emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable housing programs in Richland County.

The money comes from Lexington County’s CARES Act allocation.

If approved, the funding would formalize Homeless No More’s relationship with Mission Lexington, a Lexington County based non-profit which provides a variety of resources to those in need.

Together, the two organizations would operate needed emergency shelter resources for the Lexington County community.

Mission Lexington Executive Director Robin Bowers said the need for the service looks different on the Lexington County side of the Congaree River.

“Lexington County is unique in that is everybody is related to everybody else. So, they may not be roof-less, but they are homeless and so I’m going to sleep on your sofa tonight or my cousins, or my aunts, or my grandparents or my friends, and so it’s when all those people exhaust all those avenues that they finally end up with us and they say I am homeless. I need help,” she said.

Bowers and Homeless No More CEO Lila Anna Sauls confirmed a Homeless No More staffer is located at Mission Lexington’s location to facilitate resources for the Lexington County residents in need.

Sauls explained the Lexington County residents in need would receive emergency housing at the Columbia shelter, while resources are identified in Lexington County to help “stabilize” the situation and allow for a return.

In county paperwork, Homeless No More estimates the funding would pay for 50 residents to stay at the emergency shelter in Columbia while resources in Lexington County are identified for long-term solutions. Sauls said part of the initial program is to determine its demand.

“Our intent is even though this is a pilot, in that we are working out the kinks of the actual program, how the intake process works or how staffing look, our intent is to develop a footprint and provide these services in Lexington County since right now there is just no one else doing it,” she said.

Sauls said the demand for the program will educate her organization’s next moves in the area.

“Knowing that this is a short-term solution for the next 9 to 12 months, and at that point we’ll have data, we’ll know what these families need, and we’ll look for some more longer-term solutions in Lexington County,” she said.

Attempts to contact county councilmembers for this story were unsuccessful.

The county council meeting begins at 4:30 p.m.

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Midlands Watch: Former South Carolina Superintendent Gets $240,000 Buyout

Last month, my news outlet exclusively reported that Nicholas Wade – superintendent of Lexington County, South Carolina school district two – had abruptly resigned his post.What prompted this out-of-the-blue decision?...

Last month, my news outlet exclusively reported that Nicholas Wade – superintendent of Lexington County, South Carolina school district two – had abruptly resigned his post.

What prompted this out-of-the-blue decision?

Good question …

Like most of these backroom educrat deals, Wade’s resignation was handled entirely behind closed doors in a hastily called “executive session” of the district’s locally elected board.

And no one has offered anything resembling a theory since …

Earlier this week, our news outlet obtained a copy of a confidential settlement agreement and “mutual release” reached between Wade and the district the day after we reported on his resignation.

According to the document (.pdf), Wade “wishes to resign from the district” effective June 30, 2022 – and the board “wishes to accept his resignation.”

In order to accomplish that end, though, district two taxpayers will be forced to shell out $240,000 to Wade over the next two years – in addition to $10,000 worth of legal fees due to him immediately (no word on how much money the district has spent on its own legal fees).

District two taxpayers will also be required to subsidize “any direct costs” related to Wade’s “cooperation” regarding “litigation arising from events occurring during his tenure as superintendent.”

Those direct costs would expressly include “travel to and from the district” related to the envisioned litigation.

Clearly, something happened … but what?

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The document doesn’t say, although it expressly precluded both Wade and the district from suing the other over anything tied to his employment. It also imposed an effective gag order on both parties.

“If either party … is asked about this agreement and/ or its terms, the party shall respond that the agreement speaks for itself and that she/ he has no further comment,” the agreement noted.

Wade and the district are further mutually enjoined from making “any negative or disparaging statements” about the other – and agreed to pay a “stipulated remedy” of $20,000 in the event of a “corroborated breach of this provision,” in addition to attorneys’ fees and court costs.

Sheesh …

Lexington two is in the midst of an audit by the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) over what one official called “alarming” allegations of grade inflation – including specific allegations related to Brookland-Cayce high school.

Of interest? One of the board members who voted to accept Wade’s resignation last month was ElizaBeth Branham (a.k.a. Beth Dickerson Branham) – who was recently the focus of a November 2020 ethics complaint.

According to reporter Adam Benson of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, Branham repeatedly voted on contracts which benefited Stevens and Wilkinson – an architectural firm which employs her husband, Keith Branham, as a principal.

S.C. Code of Laws § 8-13-700 expressly forbids elected officials from making or participating in governmental decisions involving businesses in which family members are “associated” or have an “economic interest.”

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Speaking of family members, Branham’s sister – Alicia Dickerson – is the assistant principal of instruction at Brookland-Cayce, the school facing the SCDE grade inflation audit.

Stay tuned … this news outlet is working hard to connect the dots as it relates to this situation.

Wade’s resignation is the second troubling move made by a Midlands school district in recent weeks. Earlier this month, Lexington County school district one announced the hiring of former Charleston County schools superintendent Gerrita Postlewait as its interim superintendent at an annualized total compensation package of nearly $259,000.

Postlewait abruptly resigned her Lowcountry post last December – receiving a massive taxpayer-funded separation payment upon the occasion of her departure. Like Wade’s abrupt exit from district two, the circumstances surrounding Postlewait’s abrupt resignation from Charleston County remain similarly cloaked in secrecy.

Move along, right? Nothing to see, right?

The lack of transparency in both of these cases is utterly inexcusable. Galling, even. If taxpayers are going to be forced into shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars on separation deals for educrats – at the very least they deserve to know why such payments were deemed necessary.

This is especially true if it is believed there has been any malfeasance on the part of board members voting to approve these golden parachutes …

My news outlet will continue holding these failed bureaucracies accountable for their outcomes – especially as “Republican” lawmakers keep throwing billions of dollars in new money at government-run schools which appear more focused on indoctrination than education.

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.

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