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Lexington Ledger hires young writer who has already contributed to the coverage of your community ne

Irmo, SC (Paul Kirby) James Bowers has been retained as a writer for the Lexington Ledger. He will be covering stories about the things going on in our county like high school sports, town council, government and community meetings, and even hundredth birthday celebrations.

Although you may see stories from James from all parts of the county, he will primarily focus on the areas that lay to the north side of Lake Murray. This is an area James knows very well.

James is a graduate of Irmo High School and is attending Midlands Technical College. He is a lifelong resident of Lexington County and has always called the Irmo area his home.

His family has always enjoyed, and believes in public service. His father and uncle were both firefighters with the IFD, and his dad still serves as a commissioner for the district. James has spent many hours as a boy hanging around the fire department as his father served as a volunteer there.

James tries hard to get all sides of every story he works on. He wants to be fair and write unbiased stories. He tries hard to do his legwork and leaves no sources unchecked when researching his articles. He believes that The Lexington Ledger should report the facts, and then let you decide how you feel about the news and events that area occurring where you live.

Though teachers throughout Jame’s school years praised his writing ability, he didn’t decide to put his talents to use and pursue a career in journalism until recently. Before joining the Lexington Ledger’s staff, James contributed freelance articles to online sports publications such as Fansided and Bleacher Report.

Our hope is that you will enjoy Jame’s work and find it informative and interesting. If you have something that you would like for James to consider covering or comments about his articles, e-mail him at

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