Education

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….

Northside Middle’s Jane Taylor finishes last day at school Thursday after 36 years

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Berkley Bryant crowned Miss Teen South Carolina Friday night

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Lexington Police officer teaches females self-defense skills

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Chapin shows its love for retired teacher W.F. Sullivan in battle against cancer, more than $23K raised

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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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