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‘Oh, the places you’ll go’: Lexington-Richland Five seniors set new scholarship record

Seniors from Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Class of 2016 are now officially alumni as the district celebrated commencement for more than 1,100 students this Tuesday and Wednesday. The hard-working students from four high schools earned more than $146 million in academic and athletic scholarships — a total that set a new record in district history and tops last year’s total by…

U.S. News ranks two local schools among state’s finest

Students at two local high schools can boast that theirs is among the best in the state, at least according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Dutch Fork High and Chapin High — both schools in Lexington-Richland School District Five — landed in the top 10 of the news magazine’s annual “Best High Schools” list for South Carolina….

Chapin High names new head basketball coaches

New leadership is in place for the Chapin High School Eagles boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Craig Taylor, an assistant boys’ basketball coach at Chapin High for the last two years, has been named the head basketball coach for the girl’s program. Craig Taylor A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Taylor has been an assistant coach and physical…

Scholarships honor high school seniors for volunteerism

A local nonprofit organization is continuing the legacy of Justin Pepper, a late Chapin student, by recognizing students who have gone above and beyond in service of their community. The Justin Pepper Foundation recently announced the winners of its 2016-2017 Justin Thomas Gustav Pepper Memorial Scholarships. Those honorees are Cory Bianco and Baylor Manley of Chapin High, Carson Hatcher and…

School district approves funding for new barn, drama theater upgrades

Area high schoolers will have better opportunities to learn about the world of veterinary science and to showcase their artistic talents thanks to construction projects approved recently by the Lexington-Richland Five school board. The board approved funding for a new barn for the Center for Advanced Technical Studies, which serves all high schoolers in Lexington-Richland Five, and new equipment for…

Chapin, Lexington residents look skyward with Arbor Day plantings

Two Lexington County towns have planted nearly 30 trees this year culminating with Arbor Day celebrations. Residents in Chapin created a what they think will be a future tourism draw with the strategic planting of 31 sequoia trees. The sky-high movement began in 2014 with Chapin High students, Chapin Garden Club members, nursery owner James Bryan and tree enthusiast Lill Mood. James…

Pelion High, Chapin High marching bands win state titles

  Two Midlands-area marching bands brought home state titles this weekend. The state championships for A, AA, AAA and AAAA took place Satuday at Batesburg-Leesville High and Spring Valley High, and Lexington and Richland counties were well represented by stellar performances. Chapin High’s Pride of the Midlands repeated its first place finish from 2014 by taking the AAA state title once…

Chapin quarterback a finalist for South Carolina’s Mr. Football

South Carolina’s biggest high school football award could belong to another student from the Midlands this year. Bailey could bring the local region its second straight Mr. Football title. (photo provided) Chapin High School quarterback Logan Bailey is one of five finalists in the running for the annual Mr. Football award. The winner will be announced Dec. 3. Bailey’s stats through seven…