Education

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25. The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop on Friday, May 25. It’s from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning with check-in at 8:45 a.m. at Emergency Medical Services, 407 Ball Park Road and culminating at the Public Works garages located at 440 Ball…

Airport High baseball team to play for Upper-State Championship, Wednesday

From Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 Schools Communications Director So what’s the secret to Airport High School’s success on the baseball diamond this tournament season? If you ask Coach Tim Perry, it’s confidence. That means even when the team gets behind — as was the case twice during recent playoff games against Belton-Honea Path  — they kept believing. “We fell behind…

Springdale teacher Patti Sims reflects on 35 years, as her retirement approaches

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BC Grammar School plans 65th anniversary ceremony, seeking artifacts

Preston Deaver and Asst. Prin. Marise Shumpert of BC Grammar No. 1, with school  alumni Stuart Jones and Jennifer Boyd, and Mayor Bobby Horton.  BC Grammar School No. 1 is planning a ceremony to commemorate the school’s 65th anniversary. Two assemblies are scheduled. The first is at 10 a.m. on May 24 in the Hook Avenue school’s cafeteria/meeting space. The…

With retirement, Cayce Elementary’s Jeanette Samuels stresses love for the children

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Lexington Kid’s Day to affect traffic, Saturday

There will be a road closure and possible traffic delays due to the Kid’s Day of Lexington event at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, Icehouse Amphitheater and Virginia Hylton Park on Saturday. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green issued the traffic report Thursday. Maiden Lane will be closed to thru traffic during this event. The road closure will begin at…

Story of best friend killed in DUI used to teach Chapin High School students prom safety

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Panera Bread, Richland 2’s Stuff the Truck is Saturday

The Sandhills Panera Bread in Columbia at 631 Promenade Place will host its first-ever “Stuff-The-Truck” book drive Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Richland Two (R2) School District’s Ready to Read initiative. The program is requesting new or gently used books for pre-K to 2nd grade reading levels, and all book donors will receive a Panera…

Lexington Police arrest teen for threatening to “shoot up the school”

A 14-year-old juvenile male from West Columbia was arrested for the charges of unlawful communication and disturbing schools for threats made through social media. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest, Wednesday evening.  On Monday, at approximately 8 p.m., officers took a report of threats that were made through Snapchat where a subject referenced the Lexington Middle School and that…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis speaks at Advocacy Day for Access and Independence

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C-WC Lion’s Club eye exam results in clear sight for Carson Thornton

Carson with his mom, Melanie Thornton at C-WC Lions Club meeting. Carson Thornton can see clearly now, and he’s thanking the Cayce-West Columbia Lion’s Club. Carson is a student at Pineview Elementary School, where his eyes were tested by the C-WC Lions. Bill Mooneyhan, a member of the club, said the C-WC Lion’s Club has conducted more than 3,000 eye…

Police sent to Lexington 1 schools after threat of violence at Lexington Middle School

Lexington One photo. Lexington law enforcement personnel are being posted at Lexington One schools after a social media threat of violence. Monday night officers took a report of a threat of violence sent through the social media app called SnapChat, according to the Lexington Police Department. The violence was threatened to occur Tuesday at Lexington Middle School. Officers have been…

More than 1,000 athletes compete in Area 7 Special Olympics, Friday

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Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday in West Columbia – excitement building

Kinetic Derby Day float in Baltimore. West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day will commence on State Street in West Columbia, Saturday. As the day gets closer, the anticipation is mounting. Kinetic Derby Day is free and includes a kinetic sculpture parade, soapbox car racing for adults and children, art, food, and family fun. “West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day will be a…

Former Brookland-Cayce soccer coaches faring well in their new jobs

Kevin and Emily Heise. Life is good right now for some former Brookland-Cayce  soccer coaches. A year ago, Kevin Heise of Gray Collegiate Academy and Robby Seltzer of Gilbert were embattled head coaches at Brookland-Cayce High School. Heise was placed on administrative leave following a school incident and his brother-in-law Seltzer had to deal with the pressures of serving as…

Artista Vista, celebration of art, begins Thursday

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Leaphart Elementary releasing students at 11:30 due to power outage

Lexington-Richland School District Five will implement an early release of students at Leaphart Elementary School Monday due to a power outage at the school. Leaphart Elementary students will release at 11:30 a.m. Monday. All other schools will operate on normal schedules. This decision is being made in an abundance of caution for students and staff. The district is working closely…

They were “all drunk” at USC in 1844, part of archivist’s tour

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Erica Page, of Pelion High School, named National Assistant Principal of the Year

Erica Page, assistant principal of Pelion High School. Erica Page, assistant principal of Pelion High School has been named 2018 National Assistant Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Her award announcement kicks off NASSP’s annual celebration of National Assistant Principals Week. When Page went from being a teacher in a large, 4A school to an…

Lexington 2 students create sign for City of Cayce

Several Lexington School District Two senior-level welding students from Airport High School and Brookland-Cayce High were recognized at Tuesday’s City of Cayce Council meeting. The students created a sign for use at city events and other activities. The sign will be featured at the Saturday’s Soiree on State Street. The students recognized at the council meeting were: Chance Harrelson, Bryson…

Dutch Fork boys’ lacrosse team on record-breaking course

Dutch Fork boys’ lacrosse players (starting from left) Chris Dimler, Kendon Walker, Jackson Loftis, Griffin Read and Jacob Fisher. (GoFlashWin.com Photo) Reed Gunter has guided the Dutch Fork boys’ lacrosse season since its inception in 2012. As of Tuesday, the Silver Foxes were 11-1 overall and 5-0 in region play. Their current 9-game winning streak is one more than the…

Frank Jovanelly, former Airport High School principal, returning as interim

Frank Jovanelly A familiar face is returning to Airport High School to serve as interim principal starting Tuesday. Frank Jovanelly, who was Airport’s principal for 10 years, will now serve as interim, as the district conducts a search for a new principal. CR Hall, who has been serving in that role since February, will return to her job as principal…

Columbia military museum gets sword owned by Revolutionary War hero

Horry sword Peter Horry was one of the first South Carolinians to join the Patriot cause after the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775. He would win fame as second-in-command to Francis Marion, the legendary Swamp Fox. Horry, a planter who, like Marion, was of Huguenot descent, belonged to a family that would eventually own four rice plantations in what…

U.S. Rep Joe Wilson holds Apprenticeship Forum for Midlands Tech students

US Rep. Joe Wilson at forum. Students were invited to attend Congressman Joe Wilson’s Apprenticeship Forum at Midlands Technical College, Airport campus, Tuesday afternoon. Wilson invited six different experts from technical education and manufacturing to join him on the stage in a panel. The panelists and Wilson discussed the growing skills gap not just within our state, but nationally. “I…