More than 150 students from Lexington-Richland School District Five competed in this year’s elementary, intermediate and middle level science and engineering fair February 9 at Dutch Fork High School. To qualify for participation in the district science fair, students must first place at their school based fairs. “Each year, itContinue Reading

The Palmetto Mastersingers will present its annual Festival of Choirs February 23 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road. Hearts of Joy is the program’s theme. Tickets are $10 general admission and are available at, from any of the participating choirs, or at theContinue Reading

The Lexington-Richland School District Five School Board of Trustees has approved the 2019-2020 school board meeting calendar. The list of school board meetings for the 2019-2020 school year is as follows: July 15 at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies August 5 at the District Office August 19 at theContinue Reading

By CT McDonald While the Wrestling State Duals Tournament for teams has already completed, the Individuals State Finals are just about to get under way. And when the upper and lower state top-four placers in each weight class gather at the Anderson Civic Center Friday and Saturday to compete forContinue Reading

Several Lexington-Richland School District Five students were honored for their philanthropy by The Greater Chapin Community Endowment (GCCE) during their annual Groundhog Valentine’s Ball. The Bud Lewandowski Youth Philanthropist of the Year Award was presented to Chapin High School Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) for their overwhelming hours of service andContinue Reading

It’s good to be home! After session ended last Thursday, I headed out on another mission trip with my company, Movement Mortgage. Partnering with International Cooperating Ministries, the Movement Foundation has more than 30 churches currently being built in Guatemala. Spending time in Central America again and visiting these villagesContinue Reading

Letter to the Editor: by Don Carlson People, who as a society ignore the dubious machinations of purported leaders inevitably bring their governments to inevitable destruction.  In the recent past, we’ve witnessed these societal disasters, culminating in the killing of millions of their own citizens.  All of these tragedies began withContinue Reading

An additional nine Lexington-Richland School District Five teachers have earned the prestigious National Board Certification this year, and 28 teachers in School District Five renewed their national certifications for a second 10-year certification period.  School District Five ranks among the top for National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the state,Continue Reading

70s/80s Music & Craft Beer Festival in Downtown Newberry on April 6th, 2019 from 1 – 10 pm Newberry, SC – Spend an awesomely fun weekend with friends rocking out to your favorite 70s/80s music and enjoying the largest selection of South Carolina craft beers in charming Downtown Newberry whileContinue Reading

By Steve Bell, Lake Watch columnist In August of 2018, SCE&G announced that the company planned to lower Lake Murray’s water level from full pool (358’) to the 350’ elevation to help curb the growth of nuisance aquatic weeds and to push accumulated organic sediments out of shallow areas intoContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is currently accepting applications for its tuition-based 4-year-old kindergarten program. The School District Five EXCEL (Exposing Children to Early Learning) 4K program is open to families residing in the School District Five attendance zone. The program has two locations to serve students from across School DistrictContinue Reading