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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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More than 100 Columbia College Koalas have more than just the holidays to celebrate this season. The school’s latest graduating class officially claimed their degrees Saturday in a ceremony at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road.

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The Rubik’s Cube is one of the most popular toys in history, and has caused frustration for countless people since its invention in 1974. For Richland One students, however, it’s a puzzle they’ve mastered, and the challenge now is to solve it faster and faster.

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Monday marks 100 years since the first observance of the holiday now known as Veterans Day (then called Armistice Day), but the celebrations of those who’ve served started early in Columbia.

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Students, faculty, board members and parents gathered Wednesday morning to witness the ribbon cutting of Ben Lippen School's newest addition.The $5.5 million, 13,500 sq.-ft. Arts and Science Center was unveiled and tours were welcomed. Despite a delayed start, Mashburn Construction was able …

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 Each fall the Archaeological Field Day, sponsored by the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, brings together archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, storytellers, and more who present how South Carolinians experienced their daily lives in the distant and recent …

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After more than five successful years as Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, retired Lieutenant General Robert Caslen set the groundwork for new programs and initiatives that reflect his innovative style of leadership and creativity. During his tenure at West Point, he…

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Three Lexington School District 2 teachers were recognized on Monday as part of House of Raeford’s new “FLOCK Loves Teachers” (in this case) campaign. The focus of the campaign is to bring attention to incredible people or organizations across our community and this week, local educators wer…

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The 2019 School District Report Card ratings have been issued and it shows West Columbia’s Gray Collegiate Academy with an “Excellent” rating. The S.C. Department of Education released the report card ratings Tuesday.

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There were 98 people who gathered on the University of South Carolina’s horseshoe Tuesday afternoon to hear about the nature of fall. Naturalist Dr. Rudy Mancke entertained a crowd with his comical and educational stories explaining what happens to many plants, animals, and insects this time…

A release below from Mary Beth Hill- Lexington One Communications Director. The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, Tuesday, accepted the administration’s recommendation to give final approval to purchase property for $1,594,575.00 ($47,500 per acre) for the purpose of relocating Lexington Middle School. The negotiated price is on the low end of the independent appraisals the district received….

PRMS Principal David Basile and Jennifer Eskridge is Lexington 2 Teacher of the Year. By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington Two Communications Director No one was surprised when Jennifer Eskridge became a teacher. After all, her mother, grandmother, several aunts and an uncle were all educators. But Eskridge got a surprise of her own Tuesday, when Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B….

Curator Saddler Taylor shares information about the exhibit with the crowd. Karamie Sullivan photos. The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum held a reception Thursday night, inviting guests to view their newest art exhibit. “Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection,” illustrates the evolution of quilt making traditions over the past 150 years, representing artistic heritages from Europe, Africa…

Brian Morris and Jillian Owens – UofSC’s recipients of the 40th Love Story Wedding. Photos provided. One couple is about to receive a free wedding. Representatives from UofSC announced the couple who just won the 40th University of South Carolina Love Story Wedding. Students in the wedding planning class chose Columbia natives Jillian Owens and Brian Morris as the recipients….

Photo from Doko Film Fest Facebook page. Entries are now open for the second Doko Film Fest for high school aged filmmakers from South Carolina and beyond. Students ages 14 to 18 can submit two-minute 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…

. Richland One; Richland Two: Lexington County School District One; Lexington Two; Lexington-Richland School District Five schools and offices will be closed Thurs. (Sept. 5) due to forecasts of high wind and gusts resulting from Hurricane Dorian. A release from Dawn Kujawa, communications director for Lexington School district Two reads: All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled for Thursday,  including…

From Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 Communications Director – At this time, Lexington Two will be operating on a normal schedule Tuesday, Sept. 3. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and get updates throughout the week from the Governor’s Office, local and state emergency preparedness officials, and others. Categories: Cayce, Education, Lexington County, West Columbia

More than 150 fifth-graders at Cayce Elementary School have added a personal touch to the school.  A mural painted by the students was unveiled, Wednesday. “It gives the students ownership,” said CES Assistant Principal Allyson Long. “They are a part of something. It’s their school. A part of them is here.” Artist-in-residence Michael Geddings oversaw the art project. It was…

Families looking for a fun (and educational) activity for Labor Day Weekend will have the opportunity to visit the South Carolina State Museum at a significantly discounted rate. General admission to the museum is only $1 for guests on ‘First Citizens Sunday,’ Sept. 1. Included in general admission, guests have the opportunity to explore four floors of permanent and changing…

The State Museum has expanded Friday Night Laser Lights to now include even more musical and visual experiences. In addition to exciting laser shows, guests can now immerse themselves in a full dome musical experience featuring eye-catching visuals set to the music of legendary bands and world-class musicians. The last Friday Night Laser Lights of the Summer is at the S.C. State Museum, this…

Allen Wallace photos. What better way to cool off on a blazing August day in Columbia than soaking friends with water balloons, and getting soaked in return? It might sound like a kid’s way to beat the heat, but Historic Columbia made it fun for all ages Friday, and added an educational twist to boot. The organization’s fifth annual Historic…

Lexington School District Two is planning to expand the playground at Saluda River Academy for the Arts. The school is at 1520 Duke Street in West Columbia. The school ground expansion is in the back of SRAA. The district has purchased property behind the school and there is a house on that land. The district is selling that house, at…

East Point Academy. Are you ready for the school year 2019-2020? This is the last week Lexington Two Schools in West Columbia will be on a summer schedule. Teachers report to their class rooms Aug. 13, which is next Tuesday. Students begin the 2019-2020 school year on Monday. Aug. 19. “We’re excited, and ready to get started with the new…