A Blythewood-area high school senior planning to study business in college will get $1,000 to help along the way.
Since Governor Henry McMaster’s executive order in March that closed schools, Lexington-Richland School District Five is one of many local districts that has continued to serve meals for students.
Officials from the University of South Carolina announced Thursday that they will be extend remote learning through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1) for the Columbia and Palmetto College campuses. The decision was made in the interest of maintaining the health and safety of students…
According to Midlands Technical College representatives, the institution has made five “significant donations” to Prisma Health, S.C. DHEC, Lexington Medical Center, Lexington Extended Care and the Heritage at Lowman in Chapin.
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) released a memorandum Tuesday about the state of schools across South Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though social distancing is a new normal until further notice, a local candidate of the Miss South Carolina scholarship competition is using social media to her advantage to continue reaching out to South Carolina children.
Staff and volunteers from United Way of the Midlands filled more than 900 literacy totes with over 5,000 books as a part of Be a Book Bunny, a Young Leaders Society (YLS) initiative. The program promotes literacy by filling totes with books and school supplies for local students in kindergar…
Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman released a joint statement Tuesday announcing that South Carolina Schools will remain closed through April.
The University of South Carolina announced Thursday that it will extend remote learning for students through the remainder of the spring semester. Students will begin online instruction as previously scheduled and it will continue through the completion of final exams in May. This applies to…
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden may be temporarily closed to the public, but children (of all ages) can still experience zoo adventures, through the company's Facebook page.
EdVenture has launched "Today's Play" as of Wednesday through the company's website, as an educational resource for parents to use with their children while they are unable to be at school.
By order of Governor Henry McMaster, all schools statewide closed Monday through the end of March. Midlands school districts now have state-approved feeding sites to provide free lunches to students. The service is offered to students 18-years-old and younger. The child/children must be pres…
Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference Sunday afternoon, joined by health officials, announcing the mandatory closure of schools statewide until the end of the month. This includes grades pre-K through 12, all universities, colleges and technical colleges, according to McMaster.
Representatives from CIU announced Thursday afternoon that the university will be extending spring break one additional week for residential courses, through March 20.
It was announced Wednesday that University of South Carolina representatives have made the decision to cancel classes the week following spring break (March 16 through 22). The decision was made out of an abundance of caution to keep safety a priority on campus.
Gadsden Elementary School (GES) rung in National Reading Month with their Leaders as Readers program today. School staff invited community members to read to classrooms to promote literacy and a love of reading among their students.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster summoned the current student leaders of University of South Carolina Dance Marathon to the State House Wednesday to recognize their ongoing work to support the kids at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.
Two students from Lexington-Richland School District Five were named winners of the South Carolina Farm to School Junior Chef Competition on Feb. 10. The competition was hosted by the University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the J. Willard and Ali…
Blythewood area businesses struggling to find qualified workers met with representatives of several local schools this week to learn how they might help fill that need.
The high temperature in Columbia Saturday was only 54 degrees, but that was swimsuit weather for more than 100 people at Maxcy Gregg Park.
Fort Jackson representatives held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for newly-constructed Pierce Terrace Elementary School. The school's name honors the Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Larry Stanley Pierce. Construction was completed last year, and the facility opened January 8.
Representatives from Lexington District One, Lexington District Two, Lexington District Four, Richland District One, Richland District Two, Ben Lippen School, Hammond School and Northside Christian Academy announced Thursday morning that students will be dismissed early, due to inclement weather.
Several school districts have also implemented an early release for students Thursday. Read early dismissal article HERE.
It was announced Monday that applications are now being accepted for the South Carolina State Fair's Ride of your Life Scholarship Program.
West Columbia’s Annual Kinetic Derby Day is April 25, and it’s time to start planning. In fact, registration opened in December for the 2020 edition of the big event.West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles and his daughter, Cate, raced in Kinetic Derby Day’s soapbox completion in 2019. He will be in …
An ice-cream truck owner, a banker, an insurance agent, the town magistrate, a historical society staffer and a handful of camp operators might have seemed like an unlikely group gathered around child-sized tables Friday morning in the Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School library. But, they had…
Tonight, I’m proud to tell you that the state of the state is strong," said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster near the beginning of his State of the State Address, Wednesday, from the S.C. State House.
The University of South Carolina officially announced the completion of the "library of the future" with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. The renovation project was completed on the fourth floor of the school's Thomas Cooper Library on Greene Street.
Hundreds of community members gathered at Swansea High School Sunday for an open house and ribbon cutting to represent the completion of Swanea Performing Arts Center, and athletics renovations at the school. The celebration was held in the new 1,200 seat auditorium.
Lexington-Richland School District Five will be holding a Teacher Recruitment Event Feb. 1. The gathering will give job seekers the opportunity to learn more about the schools and services in the district, and speak one-on-one with administrators.
Two Dutch Fork High School students have been named among the top scientists in the country. Lauren Chen and Caitlin Kunchur were selected as two of the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020. It is known as the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math comp…
Two Lexington County girls are among three winners of $3,000 scholarships from the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association and the Junior Golf Foundation.
South Carolina State Museum visitors will soon have the opportunity to observe foot prints, splatter patterns and scenes of 1890s London while journeying through The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. It will combine science with history and culture to bring to life the historic un…
The inbox was filled to overflowing when entries closed this week for the second Doko Film Fest. The film competition for high school students ages 14 to 18 garnered 143 entries — more than double last year’s 62 entries.
Lexington-Richland School District Five began enrolling five-year-old students for kindergarten Monday. Registration will take place during regular school office hours, Monday through Friday, excluding school holidays.
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner Commercial Crew Vehicle Orbital Flight Test was launched at 6:36 a.m., Friday, from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Richland Library has added a new location in the Hopkins community, after several months of construction. The staff held a ribbon cutting Wednesday and welcomed guests to take a look inside the new building, which was transformed from a former medical office into the 13th library location.