R2 Super’s California trip raises critic’s ire

COLUMBIA – Richland Two school board trustees are lashing out at one of their biggest critics over him questioning the district superintendent’s planned speaking engagement in Los Angeles next month.  One by one, at the Feb. 11 meeting, trustees chided Richland County resident Gus Philpott for characterizing the upcoming California conference as a junket. “Superintendent […]

Top of the Class

On Feb. 8, the Blythewood Middle School Quiz Bowl team, under the direction of Mrs. Janie Hamrick and Mrs. Stephanie Turiak won the Richland Two Quiz Whiz Bowl Championship. The Blythewood Middle team went undefeated throughout the two-day competition.  The team members are front row:  Savannah Jones, Katherine Connor, Lane Broderick, April Harbison, Anna Katherine […]

Coastal Carolina names President’s and Deans’ Lists

CONWAY – Blythewood students were named to Coastal Carolina University’s President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall 2019. To be named to the President’s List, students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) for the semester. President’s List: Hailey Chaisson, Biology Jada Wilson, Psychology Among the students earning recognition on the Dean’s List for a […]

Coastal Carolina names Fairfield students to Dean’s List

CONWAY – More than 2,400 Coastal Carolina University students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. Among the students earning recognition on the Dean’s List are the following Fairfield County residents: Mercedez’ Carpenter of Blair a Communication major from Blair Ajah Gratic a Elementary Education major from Winnsboro Kimoni Harris a […]

Wofford College announces Fall 2019 Dean’s List

SPARTANBURG – Dr. Michael J. Sosulski, provost of Wofford College, has announced Dean’s List students for the Fall 2019 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Students from Blythewood […]

Clemson University awards academic honors to Fairfield students

CLEMSON – Fairfield County students were named to the fall 2019 President’s and Dean’s Lists at Clemson University. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average. Ava Caroline Bruns of Ridgeway, whose major is Communication Valerie B. Keller of Winnsboro, whose major is Nursing Dajai M. […]

Local students named to President’s List at Clemson

CLEMSON – Clemson University has named their fall 2019 President’s and Dean’s Lists. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average. Students from Blythewood include: Mackenzie L. Brewer, Psychology Emily E. Brinson, Elementary Education Haley Elizabeth Daniel, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Erin Jeannette Fantone, Biological […]

Local students graduate from Coastal Carolina

CONWAY – More than 700 students were eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 17, 2019, marking the last class of the decade to graduate from CCU. Graduates from Blythewood are: Anthony Maynard, Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science Stephenie Mosley, Master of Education in language, literacy and […]

Westwood High School student charged with punching teacher in the face

BLYTHEWOOD – A 17-year-old student at Westwood High School has been accused of punching her teacher in the face and has been charged with assault and battery, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s department incident report. At approximately 12:30 p.m., a school resource officer was contacted by a Westwood High School administrator for an assault […]

Breaking Ground

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland Two officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at Muller Road Middle School on Tuesday for a new permanent facility for the Center for Knowledge North (CFK North). The center has been housed in portables and a few classrooms in Muller Road Middle School since 2013. The project is funded with $9.8 million from […]