Sailesh earns full rides to 8 universities

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School senior Abhimanyu (Abhi) Sailesh has received offers of full four-year scholarships to eight major universities including the Air Force Academy where he will study aerospace engineering.  He also received nominations to West Point and Annapolis. Sailesh’s other offers were from Georgia Tech, Purdue University, University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign), Texas […]

FCSD Board faces $2.7M shortfall

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County School Board followed up last weeks’ mostly inaudible discussion of an impending $2.7 million shortfall in next year’s budget with a presentation on the 2020-2021 budget at Tuesday night’s regular board meeting. Kevin Robinson, the district’s chief financial officer, said staff would likely bring a continuing resolution for board consideration […]

On Parade

WINNSBORO – With a pending graduation ceremony amid COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and upcoming Principal Appreciation Day, Richard Winn Academy held a parade last week to celebrate seniors and first-year Head of School Kristen Chaisson. Richard Winn’s seniors were escorted down Old Chester Road in their cars and then paraded on foot through the parking lot […]

The season that never happened

Blythewood Council Honors Teams and Senior Athletes Life has changed. It’s different. The impact of the novel coronavirus has been felt across the world, the nation, the state and right here in Blythewood. And while our normal routines have dwindled into the distance, we are confident that our lives will return to what they were. […]

Hardy chosen as Honor Society semi-finalist

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School senior Kristian Hardy was one of 600 students chosen as a semi-finalist recipient of a 2020 National Honor Society scholarship. Kristian was chosen from nearly 7,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200.00 scholarship toward higher education. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of […]

Gaps evident in meeting recording

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County School District leadership says it has ample reserves to help offset an expected $2.7 million shortfall in next year’s budget. However, it’s difficult, if not impossible, for members of the public to fully understand where things stand financially because of gaps in the recording of budget discussions. There were two distinct […]

Grab & Go breakfast and lunch

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With school facilities closed during the coronavirus pandemic and spring break scheduled for this week, April 13 – 17, the Fairfield County School District staff and volunteers busied themselves for three to four hours on Friday preparing and sacking breakfast and lunch meals for every student for the five-day break. Then the […]

R2 to hold virtual career fair April 22

COLUMBIA — Richland Two School District is holding a virtual All Positions Career Fair from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Candidates will need to preregister using this link: In the document, candidates will provide contact information and then indicate two preferences for interviews. All candidates must register and have a completed application on […]

Stephan named to Summerall Guards

CHARLESTON – Ian Stephan of Blythewood is one of the 61 cadets who will comprise the Summerall Guards for The Citadel Class of 2021. During normal times, the changing of the guard ceremony would have taken place as part of the annual Corps Day/Recognition Day weekend ceremonies. The Class of 2020 Summerall Guards would have […]

USC names Davis superintendent in residence

COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina’s College of Education recently announced that Baron Davis, superintendent of Richland Two School District, will serve as superintendent in residence for the college’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policies. As superintendent in residence, Davis will teach in the master’s program with principal certification, the education specialist’s program with […]