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.

R2 board: Shadd out, Elkins, Agostini, McFadden in

COLUMBIA – Richland Two School Board Chairman James Shadd, lost not only his board chairmanship Tuesday night, but his seat on the board as well. Newcomer Lashonda McFadden bested Shadd with 2,831 votes to his 2,404. The two other incumbents, Monica Elkins with 3,454 votes and Lindsay Agostini with 3,148 votes retained their seats. Shadd […]

Richland 2 seeks COA for new B-HE school

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s Board of Architectural Review (BAR) was scheduled to hear a project manager for the proposed new Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School appeal to the BAR for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the school at 5 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, shortly after press time. The proposed project is located on approximately 19 acres along Boney Road […]

R2 Black Parents Association grades board incumbents

COLUMBIA – The Richland Two Black Parents Association (BPA) has released their School Board Candidates Report Card for the 2020 elections. The Report Card evaluates incumbents only, based on their past service on the board. Lindsay Agostini got an across-the-board A and high praise from the BPA for her knowledge about the work of the […]

Help, Help Me Rhonda

Blythewood resident Rhonda Meisner, a candidate for the Richland Two school board, speaks to voters during the ‘All In’ candidate tour when it stopped at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream Shop in Blythewood on Saturday.

Richland 2 School Board candidates speak out at forum

Eight of ten Richland 2 School Board candidates appeared in a Zoom forum Tuesday evening to talk about their platforms and priorities. James Mobley and Lawrence Terry did not participate. Below are what the candidates had to say. (Please note that in the Thursday, Oct. 22 edition of The Voice of Blythewood, the first paragraph […]

Blythewood schools benefit from $1M grant

COLUMBIA – Six Blythewood elementary and middle schools will benefit from a $1 million grant Richland School District Two recently received from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The Whole Child Initiative grant will provide college and career ready resources necessary to successfully build and/or expand the district’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics […]