Education

Awareness is the goal on World Diabetes Day

Diabetes-Day-1 Kevin Simmons of JDRF and Christina Bickley of the ADA hold Gov. McMaster’s proclamation. Show Caption Hide Caption Diabetes-Day-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Diabetes-Day-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Rep. Garry Smith reading the proclamation at the State House. Allen Wallace photos. Sir Frederick Banting may not be a familiar name to most people in 2018, but the Canadian scientist…

State Museum rings in holiday season with family-friendly events

Graphic provided by museum. Holiday fun is on its way at the South Carolina State Museum with plenty of events for the family, date night, or a night out with friends. SCSM’s annual holiday tradition continues with the 4D experience of the film The Polar Express. This experience includes sensory effects like the smell of warm hot chocolate, the feel…

New Lexington 2 School Board members sworn in, Board Chairman elected

Linda Alford-Wooten, left, J.M. “Bud” Summers and Christina Rucker took the oath of office Tuesday. From Dawn Kujawa, Lexington Two Communications Director Lexington Two’s newly elected board members were sworn in and officers selected during a special meeting Tuesday night. The newest board members, Christina Rucker and J.M. “Bud” Summers, along with returning member Linda Alford-Wooten, took the oath of…

Cayce Historical Museum showcases artifacts from Congaree River locks system

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Thousands walk to end Alzheimer’s at Spirit Communications Park

IMG_2550 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_2551 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_2552 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_2554 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_2555 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_2556 Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. The concourse at Spirit Communications Park is one-third of a mile around. Saturday morning, that was barely enough to contain the line of people taking part in…

Irmo Music Academy cuts ribbon, opens for business

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Ben Lippen School breaks ground on $5.5 million expansion

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Springdale Elementary student devises Buddy Bench in memory of Shane Thackston

Buddy Bench Show Caption Hide Caption Buddy Bench 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Buddy Bench 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Shane Show Caption Hide Caption Sarah-Katherine Cantrell Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications When Sarah-Katherine Cantrell was a kindergartener at Springdale Elementary, the playground was sometimes a lonely place. She would wish for someone to talk with. Then-Principal Shane Thackston…

CoCreate Lexington invites community to rethink working from home

CoCreate-ribbon-cutting Show Caption Hide Caption CoCreate-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Founder-Kiri-Rawson-and-Community-Manager-Kati-Horton Show Caption Hide Caption CoCreate-2 Show Caption Hide Caption CoCreate-3 Show Caption Hide Caption CoCreate-4 Show Caption Hide Caption CoCreate-5 Show Caption Hide Caption Founder Kiri Rawson (left) with community manager Kati Horton. Meera Bhonsle photos. Lexington welcomed its newest business Thursday with the ribbon-cutting of CoCreate, a collaborative…

River Bluff High’s principal named 2019 National Principal of the Year

Principal Lucas Clamp.  Photo from River Bluff website. River Bluff High School’s Principal Lucas Clamp was just named the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ 2019 Principal of the Year. Clamp found out he had won the award Thursday morning at a school pep rally. Governor Henry McMaster and state Superintendent Molly Spearman were also there for the award presentation….

Doko Film Fest now accepting entries from high school filmmakers

Image provided. Entries are now open for Doko Film Fest, a contest for high school filmmakers in South Carolina and nearby. Students ages 15 to 18 can submit five-to 10-minute productions in short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation or pocket studio categories. Pocket studio entries must be shot and edited entirely on a smartphone. Music videos can be as…

Richland Library Northeast reopens doors after 15 months of reconstruction

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Ben Lippen hosting “Touch-A-Truck,” showcasing trucks utilized in local careers

Graphic provided Families across the Midlands are invited to Ben Lippen School Saturday, to allow their children to touch and see a variety of vehicles that are used in local careers. “Touch-A-Truck” will provide kids with the opportunity to utilize their sensory skills, to “check out” different vehicles varying from big rigs, to tractors and fire trucks. “It’s a unique…

Candidate withdraws at Lexington 2 forum, others introduce themselves

From left: Moderator Gavin Smith, Bud Summers, Mike Neal, Christina Rucker, Linda Alford Wooten, Wayne McKim, Denise Setzler, and Brad Giles. Candidates for the Lexington District 2 School Board took part in forum, Monday. It was presented by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, and held at Cayce Elementary School. Candidates introduced themselves and answered questions posed to them by moderator…

Lexington 2 School Board candidate forum is Monday – Candidate list

Cayce Elementary Lex. 2 photo. A Lexington District 2 School Board Candidates forum, presented by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, is Monday. This is your opportunity to get to know the Lexington District 2 School Board Candidates. Each candidate will participate with a personal introduction, a question and answer period with pre-approved questions provided by the Chamber and end with…

Pumpkin mac and cheese served at USC’s Farmers Market, gets mixed reactions

Jolly’s pumpkin mac and cheese. Photo from Student Health Services Twitter page. There are many seasonal flavors associated with fall. Arguably, the most popular flavor is pumpkin. Whether it’s dishes like pumpkin pie, or drinks like the infamous pumpkin spice latte, there are a lot of different edible creations made in October using the seasonal gourd. The University of South…

Districts in Lexington and Richland counties closing for inclement weather

Graphic obtained from Richland Two Facebook page. Richland Districts One, Two, and Lexington District One announced Wednesday mid-day, they will be closing Thursday due to inclement weather associated with Hurricane Michael.  According to Richland One’s website, officials are concerned the traveling conditions may become unsafe. Richland Two reported, “As you know, Hurricane Michael is expected to impact the Midlands beginning…

Domestic Violence Awareness month prompting Midlands organization to host concealed carry class

Graphic provided by Kiwan Fitch-Webster.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and one South Carolina organization is holding an event to help equip women with the ability of self-defense. Empowered Connections is a local social service agency that serves women and families. The group is hosting a concealed weapons permit class with a licensed instructor Saturday at 9 a.m. Empowered…

Fort Jackson hosts carnival to educate Midlands residents on fire safety

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BILO donates books to Columbia’s Taylor Elementary students

Taylor-Elementary-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Taylor-Elementary-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Taylor-Elementary Show Caption Hide Caption Taylor-Elementary-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Edward E. Taylor Elementary School students. Photos contributed. In an effort to help local children thrive in school, Kellogg’s and BI-LO are putting more books in more hands. BI-LO donated grocery carts full of books to Edward E. Taylor Elementary…

Carolina Closet reopens to help provide USC students with professional attire

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