Emma Lindsay, of Newberry, has been named one of two winners of the annual Newberry College Alumni Association Class Ring Competition. This comes after Lindsay wrote an award-winning essay on what receiving a Newberry College class ring means to her and how she plans to serve her alma mater andContinue Reading

River Bluff High Co-Head Athletic Trainer George S. Wham, ED.D. won multiple honors for promoting health and safety among student athletes. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association named him a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, only the third athletic trainer from South Carolina to receive this recognition. The honor recognizes NATA membersContinue Reading

Lexington County School District One students come back to school August 20. Although parents register online, schools still hold a class assignment/schedule pick-up day prior to that first day of school. At that time, parents and students can pick up class assignments, pay any school fees they have not alreadyContinue Reading

Lexington Two has been approved to use eLearning days for school make-up days, one of 10 additional districts approved to participate in the 2019-20 school year, the Education Oversight Committee announced this month. A total of 15 districts will now be part of the program, the committee said. That includesContinue Reading

Educators from multiple schools recently earned their National Geographic Educator Certification, helping them teach from a global perspective. Newly certified staff include Gilbert High’s Jennifer Rosinski; Lake Murray Elementary’s Blair B. Wells; Pelion Elementary’s Lauren W. McElveen; Red Bank Elementary’s Britani A. Magargle; River Bluff High’s Garrison Hilton, Amy P.Continue Reading

Story by Jennifer Scales, Columbia VA Health Care System Public Affairs The Columbia VA Health Care System’s Voluntary Service Office partnered with the Drill Sergeant Association of Fort Jackson to welcome a Dreher High School alum and now National Football League linebacker to the medical center, July 17. Tampa BayContinue Reading

Lexington High School will host a Recycling Drop-off Event for county residents only August 10 from 9 am to 1 pm. County residents are encouraged to bring electronics, household hazardous waste, paper documents to be shred on-site, donations for male veterans and donations for Goodwill to Lexington High School’s TechnologyContinue Reading

The Social Security Administration has expanded online services for residents of South Carolina through its my Social Security portal at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that residents can use the portal for many replacement Social Security number (SSN) card requests. This will allow people to replace theirContinue Reading

The House Legislative Oversight Committee has scheduled a meeting August 13, 2019, at 10 am in Room 110, Blatt Building to receive public input about the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services; Department of Education; Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services; Secretary of State’s Office; and South CarolinaContinue Reading

Veterans Health Fair on August 29, 2019 at the Brookland Banquet & Conference Center Soldiers Empowerment Group Assisting Military Individuals is sponsoring a free, one day state-wide Veterans Health Fair at the Brookland Banquet & Conference Center located at 1066 Sunset Blvd in Columbia, SC. Booths will be open fromContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named administrator Matt Gams the new principal of River Springs Elementary School. Gams was previously assistant principal at River Springs Elementary, where he served for six years. He also served as an assistant principal at Nursery Road Elementary for two years prior to River SpringsContinue Reading