Tens of thousands danced in the streets at Famously Hot New Year in downtown Columbia, December 31. The free celebration featured a concert by Salt-N-Pepa — the first female rap act to receive a Grammy and attain platinum status — a midnight countdown and the biggest New Year’s Eve fireworksContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose Unexpected severe weather can wreak havoc on homes, businesses, cars, and lives. We saw this firsthand a few years back when arctic blasts struck South Carolina’s Midlands with freezing temperatures, ice, sleet, strong winds, and snow. More than 30,000 homes were without power for 5+ days, andContinue Reading

School District Five transportation supervisor, Rhonda Watson, has received the Continuing Education award by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT). The award, sponsored by Thomas Built Buses, was created to help further the education of a NAPT member in the field of public school transportation. “It was an honorContinue Reading

Students from School District Five were selected for the SC American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Honor Choir that was held on October 11 – 12 at Charleston Southern University (CSU). Students auditioned and were selected for the choir last spring. There were two choirs for high school students and thereContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The District 5 School Board Monday re-elected the same officers for another term, but it was a divided vote. Robert Gantt, nominated by board member Ed White, will continue to serve as chairman. Beth Hutchison will serve as vice-chair and Michael Cates as secretary. But alternative candidatesContinue Reading

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