Education

Nike Palmetto Cup high school soccer tournament begins Tuesday

Special to ColaDaily  The Nike Palmetto Cup has undergone quite an evolution. The tournament started in 1993 as the Brookland-Cayce Classic by co-founder and former Bearcats’ head coach Kevin Heise and his brother Kyle. In 2002, it became the Palmetto Cup. For six years, the tournament has been recognized as the NIKE Palmetto Cup to reflect the sponsorship from the…

Congaree National Park experiences record-breaking visitor numbers

Lots of people traveled to Congaree National Park in Richland County throughout 2017. So many in fact that the park experienced a record-breaking amount of visitors since it opened in 1985. Almost 160,000 people visited the park. That’s an increase of about 15,000 from 2016. It’s almost a 10 percent improvement in numbers. Park Interpretive Ranger Greg Cunningham attributes the…

Special Olympians rally, celebrate inclusion at the State House

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Lexington School District One Board Member Grady Harmon has resigned

Grady V. Harmon – Lexington One photo. Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees member Grady V. Harmon has  resigned from the Board effective immediately, due to personal reasons. In his resignation letter, Mr. Harmon stated that he found it impossible to complete his term of office for personal reasons which included that of his health and the health…

Marshall Tucker, Columbia’s blind piano tuner, not the band

His name has been around the world

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Brookland-Cayce High School burglarized, police seek help to ID suspects

1/5BC 1a Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5BC 2b Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5BC 3b Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5BC 4a Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5BC Show Caption Hide Caption The Cayce Department of Public Safety is seeking help to identify four suspects related to the burglary of a concession stand at Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce. The incident occured at…

Lexington High School shuts out defending Class 5A champion J.L. Mann in girls soccer

Lexington High School senior Brooke Power battles J.L. Mann’s Kylie Feniger in the second half on Wednesday. Photo by Thomas Grant Jr. Nearly two years have passed since Megan Classer’s goal in sudden death gave Lexington the Class 4A girls’ soccer championship over J.L. Mann. The two teams met Wednesday for the first time since that final at Irmo High…

Lexington County Museum director tells of county’s Native American history

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USC’s Rudy Mancke hosts nature talk on the first day of spring

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2 Lexington County schools named Palmetto’s Finest

Chapin Middle in Chapin. Five schools have been named the 2018 Palmetto’s Finest Schools. They are: Batesburg-Leesville Elementary in Batesburg-Leesville, Lexington District Three Joseph R. Pye Elementary in Ladson, Dorchester District Two Chapin Middle in Chapin, Lexington-Richland District Five Chapman High in Inman, Spartanburg District One Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in Darlington, Darlington County Schools About…

Claire Thompson, principal of Lake Murray Elementary School is retiring

Claire Thompson, principal of Lake Murray Elementary School is retiring. Photo contributed. Claire Thompson, principal of Lake Murray Elementary School in Lexington-Richland School District Five, has announced plans to retire at the end of the current school year. Thompson has been an educator for more than 35 years, including 27 in School District Five. She has been the only principal…

A’ja Wilson leads Gamecocks to Sweet 16 with win over UVA

A’ja Wilson had 25 points and 11 rebounds in her last college basketball game in Colonial Life Arena. She led the Gamecocks to a fifth-straight trip to the Sweet 16 with a 66-56 over No. 10 seeded Virginia in the women’s NCAA Tournament’s Albany Regional on Sunday night. Wilson, the three-time Southeastern Conference player of the year, posted her 23rd…

Lexington High alumni, Midlands’ players featured in North-South All-Star basketball game

Chapin boys’ basketball coach Mark Snelgrove and South MVP Grant Singleton. Special to ColaDaily.com Saturday’s 70th annual North-South All-Star Game at Lexington High School pitted two head boys’ basketball coaches who were also alumnus. While neither South coach Mark Snelgrove of Chapin High School and North coach Thomas Ryan of 2-time Class 5A champion Dorman ever played at the new…

District 5 Supt. Dr. Stephen Hefner receives Irmo Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeremiah Davis, Greater Irmo Board of Directors Chair; Dr. Stephen Hefner, School District Five Superintendent; and Kerry Powers, Chamber President and CEO. Lexington-Richland School District Five Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hefner was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce on March 14. An active board member of the Chamber, Hefner was acknowledged for his commitment…

Lexington 2 District Office, B Avenue Arts Center being sold for $4.32 million

1/3District Office Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Still Hopes 9th Street and Still Hope Drive Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Still Hopes construction site beside District Office in 2017. Show Caption Hide Caption Contributed by Dawn Kujawa/Lexington Two Communications  Two Lexington Two School District-owned properties along 9th Street in West Columbia are under contract to be sold. The sales contract with Still…

Lexington grads to coach in Saturday’s High School North-South All-Star basketball game

Lexington High School boys’ basketball coach Bailey Harris presents Dorman High School head coach and former Wildcat player Thomas Ryan the commerative game ball from the S.C. High School League Class 5A championship game on March 2 at Colonial Life Arena. Ryan’s Cavaliers defeated Irmo 44-33 to repeat as champions. Coaches Thomas Ryan of Dorman and Mark Snelgrove of Chapin…

Charleston murderer Dylann Roof’s sister arrested on weapon, drug charges

Photo taken from Twitter post The sister of Dylann Roof, convicted of murdering nine worshipers at a Charleston church, was arrested and charged Wednesday for possessing drugs and weapons on school grounds. She is a student at AC Flora High School. Roof’s sister Morgan Roof, 18, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on…

Dr. Robin Hardy named new principal of Irmo High School

Dr. Robin Hardy Lexington-Richland School District Five has named a new principal for Irmo High School. Veteran educator Dr. Robin Hardy, who currently serves as principal of Hand Middle School in Columbia, S.C., will take the lead role at Irmo High beginning July 1. “Dr. Hardy’s extensive educational and professional background at several Midlands area high schools and middle schools…

Lexington District One bus in accident, 1 student taken to hospital 

At about 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, a Lexington County School District One school bus was involved in an accident while traveling on Calks Ferry Road toward Two Notch Road. The bus driver and 22 elementary students were on board when the collision took place at 1650 Calks Ferry Road. As a precaution, one fifth-grade student was transported to Lexington Medical Center…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis returns nearly $47,000 to Richland 2 School District

Richland 2 School Board Chairman Craig Plank and SC Treasurer Curtis Loftis. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis returned nearly $47,000 to Richland County School District 2 Wednesday, an increase of $10,000 more than the district thought it was to receive. On March 1,  Loftis announced that his office had identified a total of $193,697.38 of unclaimed property for state school districts…

Iranian hot tea, falafel featured at food fair in South Congaree – Pine Ridge

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March For Our Lives against gun violence is March 24

The March For Our Lives event, to Stop Gun Violence, at the SC State House, is scheduled for March 24. Register at http://bbconline.org or call 803-908-7775 for more details. The Columbia Police Department, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Building Better Communities are sponsors.  March line up is at the S.C. State House on Gervais Street. Categories: Columbia, Education, Richland…

USC Dance Marathon celebrates 20th anniversary Saturday

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Northside Middle School’s Jennifer Strickland is Chamber’s Teacher-of-the-Month

Northside Middle School’s Jennifer Strickland was recognized as the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber’s Teacher-of-the-Month, Tuesday. Strickland is a media specialist at the Lexington Two school. She is pictured with NMS Asst. Principal Stephen Sutusky, right, and Richlard Skipper, Chamber executive director. Strickland was recognized at the Chamber’s monthly Breakfast. It was held Tuesday at the Brookland Baptist Convention Center. Northside Middle School’s…

Northside Middle School’s Abby Boone is Chamber’s Student-of-the-Month

Northside Middle School’s Abby Boone was recognized as the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber’s Student-of-the-Month, Tuesday. Abby is pictured with NMS Asst. Principal Stephen Sutusky, right, and Richard Skipper, Chamber executive director. Abby was recognized at the Chamber’s monthly Breakfast. It was held Tuesday at the Brookland Baptist Convention Center.   Categories: Cayce, Chapin, Education, Lexington, Lexington County, West Columbia