Education

Dr. Rudy Mancke talks snakes, and other summer creatures of nature

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Chapin rallies behind retired Coach W.F. Sullivan as he battles cancer

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City of Cayce offering a guided tour of historical Ft. Congaree this Saturday

City of Cayce image. The City of Cayce is offering a Guided Historical Walking Tour of Fort Congaree beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek.  The 12,000 Year History Park is at 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce.  Tours are 60-to-90 minutes long, focusing on local history. National Park trained volunteers Gary and Sue Kelly lead…

Lexington Police, school district reps kick off summer meals program

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West Columbia church partnering with Lexington Two for summer meals

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Artist Pharrell Williams’s summer camp being held in Columbia

From One Hand to Another image Musician, singer and producer Pharrell Williams established a non-profit organization in 2008 called From One Hand to Another. According to the website, the organization exists to provide educational tools needed for the future success of children. His non-profit holds summer camps across the country for elementary and middle school students to have fun in…

Richland 1’s Larry Richardson goes from “one year” to 44 years, now retiring

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Richland 1 recognizes Allen “AJ” Myers, Ansulkumar Patel for perfect attendance

Allen Myers From Richland One Schools Communications Department  Even at 5 or 6 years old, Allen Myers believed in setting long-term goals. One day after kindergarten class, he told his mom, Shelia Myers, that his goal was “not to miss a day of school,” ever, “all the way through 12 th grade.” His mother told him it could happen if…

Coach Leaphart retiring after 35 years at Lexington High School

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Lexington Two announces 4 new principals for next school year

Damm_David_5795-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Andrew Drozdak Show Caption Hide Caption stephanie hucks Show Caption Hide Caption jim leblanc Show Caption Hide Caption   From Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 schools communications director Four Lexington Two schools will have new principals for the 2018-19 academic year. At its board meeting Tuesday, the Lexington Two Board of Trustees approved the following appointments,…

SCE&G releasing Lake Murray water for Canoeing for Kids

SCE&G will release water from Lake Murray into the lower Saluda River through Saluda Hydroelectric Plant Saturday, to support Canoeing for Kids’ annual “Raft-A-Rama” fundraiser. Water will be released 5:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Raft-A-Rama is a great event for folks interested in safely enjoying the river when it’s running higher,” said Jay Alley, founder and director of Canoeing for…

Fireflies at Congaree National Park now blinking, get viewing details

Synchronous Fireflies light up the forest. (NPS/Vic McCord) The Synchronous Fireflies at Congaree National Park  became more active Wednesday evening.  It was the first night where large groups of fireflies were seen blinking in unison. This rare phenomenon usually lasts between two to three weeks. However, there are many factors which could cause this period to be shorter or longer….

Richland’s Wheatley Library re-opens in Shandon

Old Shandon residents welcome new and improved library

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USC baseball’s Drew Meyer inducted into S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame

USC Athletics Department graphic. Drew Meyer knew the University of South Carolina was the place to build his college baseball career. He came to that realization immediately following an official visit to the University of North Carolina. The Charleston native knew home was where belonged. That decision continued to pay off as Meyer is part of the 2018 Induction Class…

Photos from University of South Carolina commencement exercises, Saturday

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Lexington girls fall to J.L. Mann in Class 5A soccer final

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  A second state championship in four years would provide a fitting end to the careers of the senior players on the Lexington High School girls soccer team. A 3-minute scoring surge by J.L. Mann, however, helped put the Lady Wildcats in a deficit it could never overcome. They fell…

2,200-plus degrees, diplomas, certificates awarded at Midlands Technical College commencement

MTC has more than 100 academic programs. MTC photos. Midlands Technical College (MTC) awarded more than 2,200 degrees, diplomas, and certificates to students from more than 100 academic programs during its commencement Wednesday, at the Colonial Life Arena. At the ceremony, 92-year-old Annie Dillard set the record as the oldest person to ever graduate from MTC, and almost 50 dual-enrolled…

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25. The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop on Friday, May 25. It’s from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning with check-in at 8:45 a.m. at Emergency Medical Services, 407 Ball Park Road and culminating at the Public Works garages located at 440 Ball…

Airport High baseball team to play for Upper-State Championship, Wednesday

From Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 Schools Communications Director So what’s the secret to Airport High School’s success on the baseball diamond this tournament season? If you ask Coach Tim Perry, it’s confidence. That means even when the team gets behind — as was the case twice during recent playoff games against Belton-Honea Path  — they kept believing. “We fell behind…

Springdale teacher Patti Sims reflects on 35 years, as her retirement approaches

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BC Grammar School plans 65th anniversary ceremony, seeking artifacts

Preston Deaver and Asst. Prin. Marise Shumpert of BC Grammar No. 1, with school  alumni Stuart Jones and Jennifer Boyd, and Mayor Bobby Horton.  BC Grammar School No. 1 is planning a ceremony to commemorate the school’s 65th anniversary. Two assemblies are scheduled. The first is at 10 a.m. on May 24 in the Hook Avenue school’s cafeteria/meeting space. The…