‘What’s Next’ for Winnsboro’s Vernon Kennedy, Jr.?

CHARLESTON – Publisher’s Note: Senior honors student  Vernon Kennedy Jr. will be graduating from the College of Charleston Honors College this spring. On the way out the door, he was featured in the college’s series, ‘What’s Next?’ Here is an excerpt from that critique of this top student’s stellar college career and a peek at […]

Prom Season

Richard Winn Academy held its annual prom on April 1 at The Farm in Ridgeway. Pictured left, Gavin Douglas and Kaeleigh Dukes were named Cutest Couple. At right, Derek Branham and Meredith Pope were crowned Prom King and Queen.

Market in the Park

BLYTHEWOOD – It was a fine day in Doko Park Saturday for the Blythewood Farmer’s Market and the Westwood High School to host the Spring Artisan Market. The park was full of vendors, shoppers and their dogs.

BHS thespians bring home top honors

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School’s Theater program participated in the Palmetto Dramatic Association/South Carolina International Thespian state competition earlier this month that was held virtually. The BHS playwrights and actors distinguished them in several categories, bring home top ratings and trophies. Kyleigh McComoish, took three awards, winning first place for her original one-act play, The […]

MSI performs Aladdin, Jr.

WINNSBORO – Midlands STEM students take their bows after their performance in the school play, Aladdin, Jr. on March 25. The performance was held at the First Baptist Church on Newberry Road.

Richard Winn crowns new Miss RWA

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn Academy held its annual Miss RWA pageant last week. Senior Emma Castles, center, was crowned Miss RWA, and Lacey Peake, left, was first runner up. Pictured at below, Avery Sharpe was crowned Junior Miss RWA.

Griffin dancers, musicians feature Harlem Renaissance ‘rebirth’

WINNBORO – Fairfield Central High School Dance Director Brittany Johnson directed and choreographed one of the snappiest little dance videos you’re going to see in downtown Winnsboro. While it’s ‘now showing’ on The Voice’s and Johnson’s Facebook pages as well as many other shares, it was filmed by Homebase Films in the Good Vibes Sports […]

Griffins rack up honors at Beta convention

WINNSBORO – Cialen Gadson, pictured right, is the third Fairfield Central student in five years to be elected State President of the Beta Club. Gadson participated in the virtual campaign rally on Feb. 16, where SC Beta Club members voted. The election results were announced during the virtual convention on Monday, Feb. 22. The Griffin […]

Bengals clean up The Wood

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School Bengal Battalion cadets held their second roadside clean-up event this past Saturday. Over fifty cadets picked up trash from Blythewood Road to Farrow Road. The Battalion serves the community through roadside clean-up to teach cadets the importance of selfless service, one of the Army values. 

Dysfunction, conflict, disharmony mar R2 school board meeting

COLUMBIA – Internal policies and a class-action lawsuit about vaping were among the several points of controversy at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees, which was marked by contentious discussion. The meeting began with more than 20 minutes of debate about how meeting agendas are assembled, who should […]