Lexington-Richland School District Five received a Technology Innovative Programs (TIPs) Award from the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET).   The district’s Making (Healthy) Connections through Reading, Writing and Technology program at Chapin High School will be honored during the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology 2019 Award Ceremony andContinue Reading

Karlee Vardas won the Class 5A state individual championship in a playoff while her Lexington wildcat team placed second.  “It was crazy coming down the stretch. I was in a good position but the girl I was competing with birdied three out of the last four to Tie,” Vardas said.Continue Reading

Have you ever been trapped under a sedan with no way to cry out or free yourself? I am truly sorry if you have, but you probably have not. The notion of being completely powerless and helpless is terrifying. Fortunately, we rarely find ourselves in situations that could likely resultContinue Reading

School District Five health science teacher, Karen Edwards, has been selected as the 2019 South Carolina Health Science Outstanding Teacher of the Year by South Carolina Health Educators, a division of the South Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education. The award is given annually to recognize teachers that areContinue Reading

A Lexington-Richland School District Five high school has been recognized as having one of the best STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in the country. Dutch Fork High School was named #25 in the list of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2020, honoring excellence in science, technology,Continue Reading

By Mike DuBose with Surb Guram, MD Aspirin has been consumed by humans for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used aspirin’s ingredients as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. In 2016, Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health, Robert Shmerling, MD wrote: “Imagine that after years of painstaking research, scientists announced the developmentContinue Reading

Jim Wellman, Finance Director for the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, retired at the end of September after serving 14 years in that capacity. A reception in his honor was held on September 27 at Saluda Shoals Park River Center and was attended by friends, family, co-workers and Cocky from USC.Continue Reading

By Congressman Joe Wilson This Veterans Day is an opportunity to recognize the men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedom. The recent operation in Syria to capture the murderous leader of ISIS shows the continued resolve our servicemembers have when protecting this country. We must honor theseContinue Reading

The South Carolina Troopers Association Big Bass Tournament scheduled for November 10 has been delayed until next spring. It was to be held at Dreher Island on Lake Murray. Proceeds from the event when held will support the SCTAF’s mission of supporting South Carolina State Troopers, Department of Public SafetyContinue Reading

Nearly 2,000 residents from Columbia and surrounding communities joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Segra Park October 26. Participants honored those impacted by Alzheimer’s or related dementias before walking two miles through downtown Columbia. To date, this event has raised $175,000 to support the care, support andContinue Reading

Dominion Energy South Carolina is offering its residential electric customers an opportunity to turn their old, secondary refrigerators and/or freezers into cash through their Appliance Recycling Program. As a bonus, customers who schedule their pick-up to take place between October 15 and December 31 will automatically be entered to winContinue Reading