Eagle Homecoming

WINNSBORO – During halftime of last Friday’s football game, Richard Winn presented its 2022 Homecoming Court. 14 contestants competed for the coveted title of Homecoming Queen. In the end, the football team selected senior Lily Hawkins as the 2022 Football Sweetheart, and the Richard Winn high school student body voted senior Abby Rawl as the […]

Winnsboro officials honor FMSMS

WINNSBORO – During a student assembly on Tuesday in the gymnasium of the Fairfield County Magnet School for Math and Science, the Town of Winnsboro’s mayor and town council members presented the school’s principal, Dr. Shayera Gale Whitfield, with a proclamation for the school being one of five in the state to be named a […]

R2 School board candidates share views at forum

COLUMBIA – School safety, teacher shortages, diversity, fiscal transparency, and the importance of civility in leadership were among the issues discussed Monday night during a forum for Richland Two School Board Candidates. There was no argument or debate among the 12 candidates on stage, each of whom gave answers to four questions created by the […]

RWA raises over $80K for activity bus, other needs

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn held their annual Mix and Mingle and Auction events together this year and it paid off, bringing in approximately $46,000 from raffles, silent and live auctions. The school also held a Fund-a-Need event with the hope of raising an additional $35,000 for a new athletic activity bus. RWA supporter Jimmy Ray […]


WINNSBORO – A parade was held on Hwy 321 in Winnsboro last Wednesday, Sept. 28 to celebrate Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science being recognized as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by US Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona. Cardona announced on Sept. 16 that 297 schools across the country were receiving the award. […]

New Royalty in The Woods

BLYTHEWOOD – In anticipation of Hurricane Ian last week, Blythewood and Westwood moved their Homecoming football games to Sept. 29. Both schools crowned new Homecoming royalty on Thursday. Pictured above left, Blythewood King Jaylin Ricks and Queen Nydia Blutcher were crowned during the school’s Homecoming pep rally. At right, Westwood crowned King Kaprice Rowan and […]

RCSD reports no active shooter at BHS

BLYTHEWOOD – After being notified that gunshots were reported at Blythewood High School Wednesday morning, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department secured the campus as investigators searched the school building and grounds. The Sheriff’s Department has since tweeted that there is no active shooter at the school. A press release from Richland Two sent at 11:20 […]

Fairfield Magnet School named National Blue Ribbon School

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science is one of only five schools in the state to be recognized as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by U. S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. Cardona announced Friday that 297 schools across the country were receiving the award. It recognizes a school’s academic performance […]

MSI purchases land for new school

WINNSBORO – The Midlands STEM Institute (MSI), Fairfield County’s charter school, has announced it has purchased land for a new school in Winnsboro near the bypass. Last week, the school’s board of trustees closed on a 37-acre property bordered by the Highway 321 S bypass, Columbia Road and Eleventh Street, according to Kevin Thomas, a […]

BMS teacher finalist for 2022-2023 R2 Teacher of Year

COLUMBIA – Blythewood Middle School teacher Lisa McDowell has been named one of five finalists for the Richland School District Two 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year. McDowell is a health and fitness teacher. Over the past 33 years, she has held physical education and health instructor positions in Mullins, Charleston and Blythewood.  McDowell balances her […]