Education

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…

The S.C. State House – check out the history in our front yard

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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…

5 Brookland-Cayce High School football players sign to play in college

Five Brookland-Cayce High School football players signed letters of intent Wednesday to play at the college level. The Lexington Two athletes and their schools are: Tykes Boages — Itasca Community College Devin Miller — Itasca Community College Jerrell Moore  — S.C. State University Dominigue Perry — Hutchinson Community College Keylin Roach — Independence Community College The five participated in a…

5 White Knoll High School student-athletes sign to play in college

Five White Knoll High student-athletes signed on the dotted line to continue their careers at the college of their choice. During National Signing Day on Wednesday, coaches and parents gathered to celebrate each athlete’s hard work  and dedication to their sport. Members of the WKHS football team signing with colleges include Keon A. Clary and T.J. Jamison with Hutchinson Community College…

6 Airport High School players sign to play college football

Wednesday is National Signing Day and six Airport High School football players — including twin brothers — declared their intent Wednesday to play their sport at the college level. The Lexington Two athletes are: Wesley Gilliard — North Greenville University Zachary Moseley — Missouri Valley College Justin Rivers — Newberry College Collyn Richardson —  Newberry College Brothers Trevahn and Devahn Robinson…

Pine Ridge Middle School staff responds to plight of train wreck victims

Smith and Basile. Lexington District Two’s Pine Ridge Middle School became an unexpected relief center to passengers who were riding on the Amtrak train that crashed early Sunday morning. PRMS staff members were notified shortly after their school was chosen to be utilized for the incident, and a few people responded so quickly to the call, they arrived even before…

Springdale Elementary wins 4th Grade Math Super Bowl

The winning Springdale Elementary team poses with the trophy — and their mascot Buddy — after Thursday’s event. (Lex 2 photo)  By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 School District Audiences love a competitive Super Bowl. That certainly was the case Thursday, when three Lexington Two schools — Springdale Elementary, Cayce Elementary and Pineview Elementary — met for the finals of the…

Gov. Henry McMaster joins educators to celebrate School Choice Week at State House

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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…