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 […]

District’s surplus rises to $4.2M

FCSD Leads State with $25,022 Per Pupil WINNSBORO – As the Fairfield County School District’s multi-million dollar surplus grew by millions more, student achievement has not kept up. In 2019, the district netted a windfall of nearly $4.2 million, causing its fund balance to swell from nearly $10.5 million to more than $14.7 million, according […]

Richland 2 lauded for AP access, success

COLUMBIA – Richland County School District Two is one of only 3 school districts in the state to be named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for significant gains in student access and success in AP testing. Only 250 districts in the United States and Canada were named to the list. […]

Partnership between RWA and FCSD restored

WINNSBORO – A partnership between Fairfield County Schools and Richard Winn Academy that allows Richard Winn students the opportunity to attend the Fairfield Career and Technology Center has been reestablished. Richard Winn Head of School Kristen Chaisson said 12 sophomores and juniors are enrolled in the courses in auto body, firefighting and welding, “It gives […]

Local residents graduate from Clemson

CLEMSON – Blythewood students graduated from Clemson University at the 2019 fall semester ceremony, held on Dec. 29 at Littlejohn Coliseum. Arrian M. Bright, Bachelor of Science in Management. Caroline E. Hitchner, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition Jared S. Jackson, Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences […]

Blythewood softball player makes a difference

AIKEN – For the seventh consecutive year, the University of South Carolina Aiken softball team, including Dejalana Robinson, from Blythewood, hit a home run with a local family. This year, Robinson and her fellow Pacers worked in conjunction with the Salvation Army to adopt a family for the holiday season. “It’s not every day you […]

Aaron Frish named to Bob Jones President’s List

GREENVILLE- Aaron Frish, a freshman Music Education major from Winnsboro, was among approximately 670 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2019 President’s List. The President’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Free K-12 school aims for stars

WINNSBORO – Hearing Cynthia Prince talk about her vision for Midlands STEM Institute could inspire real hope here – in a state that consistently ranks near the bottom in education and a county that scores well below state averages. With enrollment approaching 200 and a list of concrete plans for continuous improvement, the local charter […]

BHS student, teacher study WWII in Netherlands

BLYTHEWOOD – McLean Brown, a senior at Blythewood High School, and his teacher Scott Auspelmyer were selected to spend four days in the Netherlands for the purpose of studying the European Theatre of World War II – specifically the Operation Market Garden and the Liberation of the Netherlands. The trip was sponsored by the National […]

Classes reopen at Barclay School

RIDGEWAY – When the Barclay School closed for the Christmas holiday, Gillian Barclay-Smith wasn’t sure if it would be able to reopen for the spring semester. But the outpouring of help from the community has been incredible, says Barclay-Smith, who is head and founder of the school. In the weeks since announcing their need, the […]