Education

Government shutdown not causing much to change, Monday

The federal government shutdown began at midnight Friday when The U.S. Senate failed to pass a spending bill to keep funding government operations. The U.S. House passed a Continuing Resolution to the fund the government. In the Senate 60 votes are needed to pass the bill to fund the government, and the Democratic leadership is filibustering (or refusing to support)…

Holocaust survivor shares her story with Gilbert Middle School students

GMS students presented Lazan with their journals, news articles and poems when she came to speak. Lexington One photo.  From Lexington One Schools An historic visitor to Gilbert Middle School shared her deeply personal story with students and staff. Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of “Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story,” visited GMS on Jan. 8. She spoke about the importance of…

Richland 1, Richland 2 cancel school for Wednesday

ColaDaily file photo Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the Midlands, including Richland County. Due to the forecast for snow and the possibility of hazardous road conditions, Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, January 17, 2018. All school and…

Opera-tunity Foundation holds reception to promote the arts

1/3Opera-tunity 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Opera-tunity 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Opera-tunity Show Caption Hide Caption Opera-tunity Board By Karamie Sullivan There are many artistic people living the Midlands area, and one of them is doing everything she can to make sure the performing arts continues to thrive in Columbia. Janet Hopkins, a former singer at the New York…

Lexington School District One holding teacher recruitment fair

Lexington County School District One invites teachers to attend the district’s annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday (Jan. 20) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Recruitment Fair takes place at White Knoll High School, 5643 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073. Since the district schedules interviews on a first come, first serve basis, interested teachers should register online in…

American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina – contact info.

American Pickers, Mike and Frank want to pick in S.C. – American Pickers photo. Mike and Frank from The History Channel show American Picker are coming to the south, and South Carolina, this winter. The picking team is in search of picks, warm weather, and Southern hospitality. In addition to South Carolina, the pickers will be in Georgia and Florida…

Richland One schools on a 2-hour delay Thursday, others on normal schedule

NWS graphic Richland One will operate on a two-hour delayed start schedule for students Thursday. Richland School District Two will operate on a normal schedule on Thursday, January 4. Lexington County School District One schools will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. Lexington School District Two will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. Lexington-Richland 5, on regular schedule Thursday.

Lexington 1, Lexington 2, Lexington 3 schools dismiss staff early, cancel Wednesday activities

Lexington County School District One staff returned to work today, Wednesday. Students return to school Thursday. After carefully monitoring the weather situation, considering the possibility of a snow, ice mix this afternoon/evening and consulting with Lexington County and Lexington County Emergency Preparedness officials, Lexington County School District One will dismiss staff at 12:30 p.m., as a precaution. Lexington School District…

Richland District Two schools dismissing early Wednesday

Richland School District Two will dismiss early Wednesday, due to the potential for winter weather that may impact travel conditions. Middle schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Elementary schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. High schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. All after-school events and activities, including after-school care, are canceled at all schools and district facilities.

Programming error causes issue with SC Lottery’s Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game

The South Carolina Education Lottery’s computer system vendor, Intralot, experienced a programming error on Christmas Day that impacted Holiday Cash Add-A-Play tickets, a $1 terminal-generated instant game. From 5:51 p.m. to 7:53 p.m., the same play symbol was repeated in all nine available play areas on tickets which would result in a top prize of $500. No more than five…

Airport High School kicker and punter Paxton Brooks signs with Tennessee

1/3Brooks with AHS coaches and administrators Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Brooks with teammates Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Paxton Brooks Show Caption Hide Caption Airport High School kicker and punter Paxton Brooks. Lexington 2 photo. Airport High School kicker and punter Paxton Brooks made it official Wednesday, signing his letter of intent to play football in the fall at the University…

Lexington deployed father home for Christmas after daughter wins essay contest

A Lexington Elementary fifth-grader’s father will spend the Christmas holiday with his family after his daughter won a contest for military families. Sofia E. Monaco entered an essay contest sponsored by the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, hoping to inspire the judges with her words. As winner of the “Home for the Holidays” contest, Monaco won a round-trip ticket to bring her…

S.C. State Museum’s Jingle Days begin Saturday

South Carolina State Museum-ColaDaily photo The holidays are in full swing at the South Carolina State Museum. Jingle Days is a two weeks celebration packed with holiday fun for the whole family. From Holidays around the World and an exclusive Nutcraker performance and meet and greet to a Kid’s Holiday Spa Workshop, guests of all ages will experience the joy…

Enrollment Freeze proposed for Lake Murray Elementary School to address overcrowding

Lake Murray Elementary School.- District 5 photo. Officials with Lexington-Richland School District Five recently presented details of a plan to address increasing enrollment at Lake Murray Elementary School. The proposed “Enrollment Freeze” would impact “only students and families who will be moving into the Lake Murray Elementary School attendance zone after Jan. 22, 2018,” Chief Planning and Administrative Officer Dr. Michael…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognizes Oak Grove students for financial literacy

1/3Loftis and Oak Grove students Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Loftis and Oak Grove staff and faculty Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Loftis with Kimberly Trostle, a counselor at Oak Grove Show Caption Hide Caption Oak Grove students and Loftis State Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognized more than 75 fifth-grade students at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington Monday for completing the Future…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis awards winners of Facebook Future Scholar Sweepstakes

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has announced the winners of the privately funded Future Scholar Holler Facebook Sweepstakes. To enter the sweepstakes parents across the state were asked to post a photo on Facebook of their child sporting USC or Clemson gear with the hashtag “#FutureScholarHoller” for a chance to win $529 in college savings; and a football prize pack. The…

Lexington Two principal selected as finalist for 2018 SC Middle Level Principal of the Year Award

Megan Carrero, principal, Fulmer MIddle School. By Dawn Kujawa A Lexington Two principal has been selected as a finalist for 2018 SC Middle Level Principal of the Year Award. Megan Carrero, principal at Fulmer MIddle School, was one of two finalists selected by the SC Association of School Administrators. Finalists will interview with a panel of business, community, and education…

Dutch Fork, Chapin Cheer Teams repeat as state champions

Dutch Fork Cheer team- GoFlashWin.com photo- Click for link Chapin Cheer team- GoFlashWin.com photo – click for link The Dutch Fork and Chapin Cheer Teams repeated as state champions in the 5A and 4A classifications, respectively. The high school cheer competition was held Saturday at Colonial Life Arena. Chapin scored an unprecedented 13th title, winning over second-place St. James in Class 4A….

Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club conducts vision screening at Cayce Elementary

1/3Lions sight screening 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Lions sight screening 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Lions sight screening Show Caption Hide Caption The Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club conducting Vision Screening at Cayce Elementary School in Lexington School District Two on Nov. 8,9,and 10. The Lions Club screened 1,050 students during the three day screening. The school nurses, Mrs. Sturkie…

Airport, Brookland-Cayce qualify for state competitive cheer finals

GoFlashWin.com Photos- Click for link The teams of Airport and Brookland-Cayce earned a spot in the competitive cheer finals at Colonial Life Arena, Saturday. Airport earned a spot in the Class 4A final with an 11th place finish in competition last Saturday. And Brookland-Cayce qualified third in Class 3A, in last Saturday’s competition.

East Point Academy holds Veterans Day assembly

1/4EPA 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4EPA 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4EPA 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4EPA 4 Show Caption Hide Caption East Point Academy held its third annual Veterans Day assembly, Friday at the West Columbia Chinese immersion school. The program was held for 5K-through-eighth-grade students, who crowded into the gym to honor veterans in a special…

Chapin Marching Band’s Holiday Market is Nov. 18

The Chapin Marching Band is having a Holiday Market with more than 70 local crafters and vendors. There will also be a huge silent auction. Five food trucks will be on-site too.  along with 5 food trucks. The Holiday Market will be held at the Chapin High School Nov. 18th from 9 a.m.until 4 p.m. There will be something for everyone.

Tijuana Flats giving entree to veterans, military personnel, Saturday for Veterans’ Day

Tijuana Flats, the unique, fast-casual Tex-Mex dining experience, is celebrating Veterans Day by giving a free entree to veterans and active military (with valid I.D.) at all locations on Saturday.  WHAT: In honor of their service to the country, Tijuana Flats is giving a free entree to veterans and active military. Entrees include the restaurant’s signature dos tacos, burritos, chimichangas, nachos, fresh salads…