Education

Lexington Two employees recognized with service awards

Dawn Kujawa photo. By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington Two Communications Director Nearly 60 employees of Lexington Two were recognized for their service Thursday. Awards were presented for 10, 20 and 30 years of service in Lexington Two during a reception before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Among the recipients, their schools and years of service: AIRPORT HIGH 10 years: Sarah…

USC’s on-campus farmers market promotes mental health

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Historic Columbia hosting 40th annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture

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All Richland, Lexington county school districts resume regular schedule, Monday

All Richland and Lexington County schools and district offices will resume a normal operating schedule, Monday. Schools will start at their normal times, and buses will run on their regular schedules. Before – and after-school activities – will resume on their normal schedules. Richland One Richland Two Lexington 1 Lexington 2 Lexington 3 Lexington 4 (There are roads in the…

USC resuming operations Monday, students not to be penalized if not present

USC’s McKissick Museum. Karamie Sullivan photo The University of South Carolina released information Saturday noting the confirmed date for resuming classes and operations. “With improving weather conditions and forecasts, the University of South Carolina Columbia campus will resume normal operations and all classes Monday, Sept. 17.  Gov. Henry McMaster announced Saturday that most state offices and schools will reopen Monday. …

Ridge View High School to operate as shelter for hurricane evacuees

Photo retrieved from RVHS Facebook page. Richland County, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will be opening Ridge View High School on Hard Scrabble Road to serve as a shelter for coastal evacuees. The shelter will be open as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. According to Richland County’s Public Information Officer, the shelter will not accept pets. However, the county…

State Museum offering free admission to evacuated families and out-of-school kids

The South Carolina State Museum released an announcement that the museum will be open Tuesday in support of displaced South Carolina families and out-of-school kids 12 and under. “As we d id in 2016 during Hurricane Matthew, the museum will be offering free general admission to out-of-school kids 12 and under, and families evacuating from the coastal region. As a…

UPDATED – USC closing, classes canceled all day Tuesday

USC-Columbia will be closed and classes canceled ALL DAY Tuesday. An earlier release from USC stated classes would be canceled beginning at 1 p.m. and until further notice per Gov. @henrymcmaster’s order. For more information and the latest on the developing severe weather situation, please check http://sc.edu/weather . Essential personnel should remain on campus on Tuesday. Essential student services including housing,…

All Richland, Lexington County schools to be closed, Tuesday

All Richland and Lexington County schools will be closed starting Tuesday, according to a Lexington County Twitter post. The cancellation is an order from S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. Schools will be closed in the following counties: Aiken; Allendale; Bamberg; Beaufort; Barnwell; Berkeley; Calhoun; Charleston; Colleton; Clarendon; Darlington; Dillon; Dorchester; Florence; Georgetown; Hampton; Horry; Jasper; Lexington; Lee; Marion; Marlboro; Orangeburg; Richland;…

Enrollment spikes at Columbia International University, and Ben Lippen School

Columbia International University recorded a fall enrollment of more than 1,200. That is an increase of over 15 percent from last fall, according to a CIU press release.  The growth comes from all levels of education: undergraduate, graduate and seminary, including online education. Enrollment for traditional residential undergraduate students has increased by over nine percent. CIU President Dr. Mark Smith is…

Hammond School unveils Innovation Center with optimum learning environment and technologies

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Brookland-Cayce High School student had handgun, taken to SCDJJ

Brookland-Cayce High School-ColaDaily file photo by Terry Ward A 16-year-old student at Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce was taken into custody Tuesday at 1:15, after a handgun was found in his backpack, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. The student was taken into custody immediately and transported to the SC Department of Juvenile Justice.  The student’s name will…

State Museum displaying saber-tooth cat skull, meteorite, other fossils at 30th anniversary exhibit

Saber-tooth cat skull. Photos provided. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the State Museum will be opening a new exhibit Saturday. There will be artifacts and fossils showcased at the exhibit that the museum has acquired over the past 30 years. Some exhibit items that have been displayed every year, like the saber-tooth cat skull, will be showcased. Others will…

Lexington 1 schools start Tuesday under “School Zone Traffic Safety Plan”

LPD image. With Lexington County School District One beginning the academic year on Tuesday, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is reminding the community that School Resource Officers and Community Action Team officers will be working together on the “School Zone Traffic Safety Plan” to assist with traffic issues that may arise during morning drop offs and afternoon pickups at all…

Calling all elementary teachers: nominate your class to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on 94.3 The Dude

Students say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning at school, why not have their voices heard on the radio? Elementary school teachers of the Midlands are eligible to nominate their class to be recorded and played on 94.3 The Dude. The classrooms who wish to participate will have their students audio recorded in school reciting the Pledge, and played on…

New Riverbank Elementary, SRAA renovation mark opening of school year in West Columbia

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Lexington District One Board approves $365 million, 5-year building plan

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has approved a $365 million five-year building plan. According to a district press release, the plan is needed to address rapid student growth. The initial facilities improvement plan, recommended by a a Facilities Study Committee, was presented to the board at cost of $393 million. That amount was trimmed to the $365 million…

District Five partnering with Walmart for students in need

District Five provided graphic. Lexington-Richland School District Five, the District Five Foundation and Walmart are partnering to help children in need for the upcoming school year. The group will hold its annual D5 Stuff-A-Bus event August 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at both the Harbison and Ballentine Walmart locations. Community members are asked to stop by…

Tax free weekend: Midlands retailers preparing for back-to-school crowds

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State Museum offers free general admission to children 12 and under

WHO: South Carolina State Museum WHAT: The South Carolina State Museum is providing *free general admission to children 12 years old and younger starting Saturday, July 28 through Sunday, August 12. Guests can explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits like Fill in the Gap, Eclipsing 50: The State Art Collection, 1967-2017 and South Carolina and Reconstruction, 1865 –…

Richland District Two carries out active shooter drill with local first responders

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Richland Library offers Learn Freely Fest

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Former Swansea Coach Gregory Wright asks Board for reinstatement   

Wright hugs a supporter at meeting-Thomas Grant photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. Gregory Wright made his case for reinstatement as Swansea High School head football coach and athletics director to the Lexington County School District 4 board Thursday night. In attendance were over 30 citizens from the Swansea community, including players who want to see Wright back on the sidelines….