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 […]

Royal Bengals

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School held its homecoming on Oct. 2 in their home opener against Northwestern High School, Homecoming King Joshua Burrell and Queen Abby Jones, both pictured center, were crowned during the game. Runners up were Jordan Burrell, left, and Gail Ramos, right.

Green’s trustee evaluation mixed

WINNSBORO – Emblematic of how it usually votes on most major issues, the majority of Fairfield County school board trustees gave Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green glowing reviews on his annual performance evaluation. “Great job!” one trustee wrote. “Excellent continued work and leadership,” another trustee wrote. The accolades, however, come in spite of Green’s repeated non-compliance […]

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 […]