Davis named humanitarian recipient

COLUMBIA – Richland Two Superintendent Baron Davis was recently named a recipient of the 2021 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian award. The award is an annual recognition of education leaders committed to the advancement and mentorship of women and minorities and/or demonstrate a commitment to address social justice issues among children, youth and adults in […]

Holiday Wishes

BLYTHEWOOD – As a part of their annual Holiday Wishes campaign, Blythewood High School began collecting canned goods for Christian Assistance Bridge (CAB) on Nov. 30. Each of the three companies in the Bengal Battallion set a goal for every student to donate six canned goods, totaling 640 items. Over the course of three weeks, […]

Bengal students to compete at State

BLYTHEWOOD – Students from Blythewood High School (BHS) participated in the 55th Annual National Career Development Association Poetry & Art Contest.  Students were encouraged to submit either poetry or art which reflected the theme “My Future Career-Imagine the Possibilities.”  First, second, and third place winners from Blythewood High School were sent to the state contest […]

R2 trustee threatens to sue constituent

COLUMBIA – A school board vice chair has threatened to sue a constituent over comments he made about her and another board member, according to a series of emails obtained by the Voice. In four separate e-mails dated Sept. 3, Oct. 25, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, Richland Two Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Teresa […]

Blythewood educators honored with state titles

COLUMBIA – Two Blythewoodians have received state honors for their work in education. Lindsey Rega, who teaches science at Spring Valley High School has been named 2020 Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Academy of Science. Bobby Cunningham, principal of the W. R. Rogers Center for Adult, Technology and Continuing Education, has been […]

Westwood Honor Roll

A Honor Roll  Abell, Cameron Cody, Amerson, Alexis Marie, Anderson-Washington, Jamari Aman, Angeles, Roxanna, Armstrong, Remington Keller Acierno, Bailey, Dylan James, Barton, Tajanae Eliza, Beckford, Syone Nathanial, Bells, Luther NyJuan, Belton, Morgan Naomi, Boston, Ella Camille, Brady, James Michael, Brewton, Kiara Faith, Brown, Emily Ellen, Brown, McKenna Fant, Brown, Nazire LaMon, Brown, Rachel Charlene, Brown, […]

Miller elected school board chair; Jackson, vice chair

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County School Board of Trustees seated two new members and a returning member and elected officers during their regular Tuesday night meeting. Henry Miller was elected chair. Rev. Carl Jackson, vice chair and Sylvia Harrison, secretary. The oath of office was administered to returning board member Joe Seibles who represents District […]

Tucker retiring as principal of RTE

BLYTHEWOOD – After 18 years as the principal at Blythewood’s Round Top Elementary School, Jeaneen Tucker is retiring effective Dec. 1. Tucker previously served at Bethel-Hanberry, Rice Creek, North Springs, Lonnie B. Nelson, Dent Middle and Laurel Ridge elementary schools. Tucker began her career in 1981 as a special education teacher and throughout her career […]

Fireworks erupt in R2 board meeting

Agostini Calls Out Chair’s Maneuver To Bypass Board COLUMBIA – The Richland Two School Board of Trustees’ Tuesday evening special called meeting started off quietly enough with the nomination of officers, a requirement following any election impacting the composition of the board. The previous chairman, James Shadd, was not re-elected to his seat in the […]

Redhawk Royalty

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood High School crowned their 2020 Homecoming court last week. Marissa Hodge, left, and Douglas (Rashad) McCain, center left, were named Queen and King. Alexis Taylor and Luther Bells were named Homecoming Princess and Prince.