Muller Road’s Cuffy named R2 Teacher of the Year

BLYTHEWOOD — In a surprise classroom visit today, Richland School District Two Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis announced the 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year. Davis visited the classroom of Tryphena Cuffy virtually to make the announcement. Cuffy, a sixth grade teacher at Muller Road Middle School, was one of five finalists competing for the […]

Bickering boils over on R2 board

COLUMBIA – Divisiveness continues on the Richland Two school board, with a local pastor with close ties to the school board chairman using a trope with racial and sexist themes to describe another member of the board. A recent post to the Facebook account of Pastor Chris Leevy Johnson criticizes Richland Two board trustee Lindsay […]

Celebrating Dr. Green

WINNSBORO – A long parade of well-wishers in a vehicle caravan sporting sparkly signs and colorful balloons snaked past the Fairfield County School District office on Friday afternoon to congratulation Superintendent J. R. Green for being named Superintendent of the Year for South Carolina. Green and his family stood in front of the district office […]

Welcome to the jungle

Blythewood High School student leaders adapted their Freshman First tradition this year to be a drive-thru welcome to the incoming ninth grade class.

CCTC gives summer academic awards

SUMTER – Madison Sims, of Blythewood, was named to the Central Carolina Technical College’s (CCTC) Summer 2020 Full-Time student Dean’s List. Sims was among more than 25 students named to the Summer 2020 Dean’s List for Full-Time Students. CCTC’s Dean’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved […]

Holland named new BHE principal

COLUMBIA — At a regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis recommended and the Richland Two Board of Trustees approved the selection of Shannon Holland as principal of Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School  Holland is well-known at Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School. She has spent the past four years serving as assistant principal […]

Surrounded in Prayer

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn held a community Prayer Walk last Wednesday. Held the night before the new school year began, around 70 people participated in the walk. Shown here, local pastors surround Head of School Kristen Chaisson in prayer.

The New Normal at MSI

WINNSBORO – The school day was a little different for students at Midlands STEM Institute during their first day of the year on Monday. Pictured above, students eat boxed lunches at their desks.

FCHS TOYs on a Roll

WINNSBORO – For the third year in a row, the Fairfield County School District teacher of the year has been selected from Fairfield Central High School. This year’s winner, Shannon Taylor, right, is Chair of the English Department and teaches English IV. She also sponsors the school’s nationally ranked, award-winning Beta Club which has had […]

RWA in-class enrollment spikes

WINNSBORO – With public schools planning for online instruction this fall in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, some parents are looking for alternatives, says Kristen Chaisson, head of school for Richard Winn Academy, a private school in Winnsboro whose enrollment has jumped more than 20 percent. The first day of school was Thursday, Aug. […]