Education

Former asst. principal said she was in love with student, according to documents

According to a letter dated Jan. 25, Lexington School District Two investigated Airport High School Assistant Principal Dawn Diimmler, 44, in connection to a close relationship with a student. The letter detailing the investigation, was written by Lexington Two Superintendent William James. As a result of the review by James, Diimmler was placed on administrative leave while the investigation continued….

Former AHS asst. principal receives $30,000 personal recognizance bond

Former Airport High School Assistant Principal Dawn Diimmler, who has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, was  granted a $30,000 personal recognizance bond. The bond hearing was held in Lexington Monday morning. Diimler will not have to post bond money unless she fails to show up in court. She was also scheduled for a court hearing at…

Former asst. principal charged with student sex offenses moved to detention center, bond hearing Monday

Diimmler Former Airport High School assistant principal Dawn Diimmler is in the Lexington County Detention Center. She will go before a judge for a bond hearing at 10 a.m. Monday. Diimmler has been accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. She was terminated from her job by Lexington School District Two, two-and-a-half weeks ago. Diimmler, 44, was placed…

Lexington 2 sends recorded message in wake of former asst. principal’s arrest

The Lexington School District Two administration has sent a recorded message to parents in the wake of former Airport High School Assistant Principal Dawn Diimmler’s arrest. Diimmler 44, allegedly had sex with a 19-year-old student at the school last spring. She was arrested Saturday by the Cayce Public Safety Department, and is in the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting a…

Former Asst. Principal Dawn Diimmler charged with sexual relationship with student

Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center photo. Release from Ashley Hunter- City of Cayce spokeswoman: In a collaborative effort and investigation between the Cayce Department of Public Safety and the and the Columbia Police Department, Dawn P. Diimmler will face charges of sexual battery in both jurisdictions. Between the dates of March 10, 2017 and June 2, 2017 Dawn P. Diimmler…

Cayce Riverwalk, Phase II, reopened on a springlike February afternoon – with photos

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Pineview Elementary holding 50th, farewell celebration, requesting memorabilia

Save the date of Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.  That’s when Pineview Elementary School on Leaphart Road in West Columbia will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Pineview is also in its final year in its current building. Pineview will merge with BC Grammar School No. 1 and become Riverbank Elementary for the 2018-19 school year. Former students and…

Teen accused of threatening Chapin school shooting is detained

A Chapin High School student has been charged with disturbing schools, breach of peace and malicious injury to real property. Lexington County investigators detained the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Wednesday morning at the school. He’s being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. “Our investigation into this…

Gilbert High student charged after shooting threats

A Gilbert High School freshman has been charged after threatening to shoot some of his classmates and their family members. Lexington County investigators detained the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Tuesday evening at his home. He’s charged with disturbing schools, harassment and breach of peace. He’s being held by the…

East Point Academy named No. 8 best charter school in S.C.

East Point Academy has been named the No. 8 Best Charter School in South Carolina by Niche – an online platform which evaluates schools nationwide. The rankings and information collected by Niche helps students and their families find schools best suited for them. In addition to being ranked No. 8 Best Charter School in S.C. (out of 72 charter schools…

23 injured in school bus versus SUV crash in Lexington County

LCSD photo of crash scene. The Lexington County EMS, Lexington County Fire Service, the S.C. Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department  responded to 400 block of Blackville Road in Lexington County. There was a bus versus vehicle collision in Gaston about 7:40 a.m. There 23 “patients” as the LCSD described them, from the accident. One with  with serious,…

Close to 130 flu deaths in S.C. this year

Rite Aid photo- use permitted Have you, or someone you know, gotten sick with the flu? It has been a very popular virus this winter, as an alarming number of people are suffering from it. There is evidence of the prevalence of the flu in the long waits for a doctor’s appointment and the endless lines at the pharmacy. The…

East Point Academy celebrates Chinese New Year

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Lifesaving grant awarded to Columbia Fire for 500 smoke, carbon monoxide alarms

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins – CFD photo. A grant will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to senior citizens in Hopkins. The Columbia Fire Department announced, Thursday, the award of a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for $7,885.00. This grant was used to purchase 300 smoke and 200 carbon monoxide alarms that will be distributed…

AC Flora knocks off LE in first round plus playoffs at a glance

AC Flora GoFlashWin.com photo- click for link On Wednesday night in Forest Acres, the AC Flora Falcons used defense and and quickness to run by the Lugoff-Elgin Demons 67-52. In the first round of the 4A basketball playoffs, the 6th ranked Falcons only trailed once and that was after the first basket of the game. They then jumped out to…

District investigated asst. principal for alleged unprofessional relationship with student, possible criminal activity

Dawn Dimmler, at a school function last year. Statement from Lexington Two School District: “As has been reported, on the evening of (Monday) the Lexington School District Two Board of Trustees voted to terminate the employment of a district assistant principal. The assistant principal, Dawn Diimmler of Airport High School, had been employed with the district since 2012. Ms. Diimmler…

Police investigating misconduct allegation at Airport High School

City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter has issued a statement regarding the police investigation of Airport High School. The Lexington Two School District Board immediately terminated Airport High school Assistant Principal Dawn Dimmler after a meeting Monday. Dimmler, before the meeting, had been placed on administrative leave. Airport’s Principal Brad Coleman has been placed on administrative leave. Statement from Cayce Spokeswoman…

Cayce Public Safety investigation related to Lexington 2 Schools termination of assistant principal

The Cayce Public Safety Department is conducting an investigation related to the immediate termination of a Lexington School District Two assistant principal Monday during a special called board meeting. Airport High School Assistant Principal Dawn Dimmler had been placed on administrative leave prior to the meeting, according to Lexington Two spokeswoman Dawn Kujawa. Confirmation of an police investigation was announced…

Lexington 2 announces immediate termination of a district assistant principal

Dawn Dimmler at an Airport High School function last year. ColaDaily photo. At a special called board meeting on Monday evening, the Lexington Two School Board announced the immediate termination of a District Two assistant principal. No name or school was given, because the termination involves a personnel matter. The principal of Airport High School is on administrative leave.  And Lexington…

Naranon Meeting

When: February 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Angelican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29204, USA

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends…

Principal, assistant principal of Airport High School on administrative leave

Click on image to enlarge “The principal of Airport High School is on administrative leave, as is assistant principal Dawn Diimmler.” Lexington School District 2 Communications Director Dawn Kujawa confirmed Monday that Principal Brad Coleman is on administrative leave. Kujawa confirmed Thursday that “Dawn Diimmler is on administrative leave.” Kujawa also said in response to the email query “on matters…

American Red Cross assisting family in West Columbia after fire

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Greenfields Road, was damaged by a fire Sunday morning. The Lexington County Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping five adults and three children by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items. In…