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Midlands educator named 2020 SC Teacher of the Year to be honored by governor  WIS10

A Midlands teacher has been announced as the new 2020 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.



FMU men’s basketball adds pair of Columbia natives to 2019 class  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University men's basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-foot-4 wing player Ja'Lil Robinson and ...



Second-half onslaught carries Keenan boys past Ridgeland-Hardeeville for Class 3A crown  The State

Keenan faced Ridgeland-Hardeeville for the Class 3A boys basketball championship on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The game was played at Colonial Life Arena ...



Year-old AC Flora sports field shut down after complaints. Are others in danger?  The State

A sports field at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia SC has been shut down after complaints of maintenance and safety concerns by parents. Soccer and ...



Student arrested after bringing gun to Keenan High School  WACH.com

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – A Columbia teenager is behind bars after he brought a gun to school, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.



‘The biggest heart:’ Friends and family commemorate slain USC student Evan Gaines  The State

Friends and family of Evan Gaines, a University of South Carolina Upstate student who was found shot to death last week, are commemorating his life, ...



Richland School District One hosting Magnet information sessions  Abccolumbia.com

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Richland School District one is hosting a series of information sessions for parents who are interested in the District's new magnet ...



Midlands stadium upgrades going down to wire. Early season games will be affected  The State

Construction is winding down for one new stadium (Keenan) and two others (Memorial and Lower Richland) going through renovations in Richland 1 School ...



Keenan boys top AC Flora, Ridge View wins at buzzer in Bojangles Bash  The State

The Keenan Raiders and AC Flora Falcons squared off at the Bojangles' Bash at Ridge View High School on Dec. 6, 2018.



Football season started. Just one renovated Richland stadium is ready to host games  The State

Two of the three Richland One football stadium construction projects aren't ready to open yet while one will be debuting next week.



Meet the Richland 1 school board candidates  The State

Who is running for the Richland 1 school board on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, in Lexington County South Carolina? Meet the candidates who will be on the ...



Shelia E visits Keenan High School  WACH.com

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- The Legends Of Concent series returned to the Midlands this week as a part of theAuntieKarenFoundation's effort to educate through ...



Richland One to host annual job fair for certified positions  WIS10

If you're a teacher looking for work, Richland School District One wants you!



New Turf! Richland District One officials unveil stadium improvements  Abccolumbia.com

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– High School football stadiums throughout Richland School District One are getting a face lift. On Monday, District One officials held a ...



Several Midlands schools need more improvement, Department of Education report says  WLTX.com

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The South Carolina Department of Education released its first list of Priority Schools this year, and about 27 schools around the Midlands ...



4 Observer-area stars named to Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters  Charlotte Observer

Three Charlotte Observer-area high school basketball stars have been named to the 2019 Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters. The all-star game matching some ...



Asanti Price Signs NLI with Georgia Tech Basketball  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

THE FLATS – Asanti Price, a 6-5, 175-pound guard from Columbia, S.C., and W.J. Keenan High School, has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend and play ...



PlanAhead | January 2019  COLAtoday

Show: Poems: Bones of the Spirit | 1-4 p.m. | Rooted Yoga | 141 S Shandon St., Suite F | free. Community: Lunar Eclipse Night | 5 p.m.-1 a.m. | South Carolina ...



USC Upstate senior, Columbia native who was gunned down to be awarded posthumous degree  The State

Evan Gaines, a University of South Carolina Upstate senior and Columbia, SC, native who was gunned down last month, will be granted a posthumous degree ...



As Possible 2020 Run Looms, Booker Stumps For 2018 Dems in SC  Free Times

As the Keenan High School marching band filed into Allen University's Chapelle Hall on Oct. 18, the pounding of its drums and the trumpeting of its horns ...



RCSD: Students thwart potential shooting at Keenan High  WIS

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested after threatening students and being found at Keenan High School with a gun.



New Aiken County director of high schools is seasoned educator  Aiken Standard

The Aiken County Public School District is adding a seasoned educator as its new director of high schools.



Columbia’s 58-year-old Memorial high school stadium torn down  The State

Columbia SC's Memorial Stadium, where Richland 1 high schools have played football and other sports for nearly 60 years, has been torn down and is being ...



Lower Richland tops Keenan in clash of Midlands powers  The State

Christian Brown scored 17 points in his second game with the Diamonds, and mainstay Tevaughn Higgins was huge down the stretch to propel Lower Richland ...



How Sindarius Thornwell is inspiring one South Carolina recruit this AAU season  The State

Dillon Jones is an up-and-comer in South Carolina high school basketball. The 2020 USC recruit and Keenan state champion has gotten a lift this spring from ...



NCAA Tournament Fever Grips Columbia | Cover Stories  Free Times

The NCAA Tournament's in town, and there's a lot to do.



What Zion said about playing in SC, his favorite Columbia memory and go-to music  The State

South Carolina native Zion Williamson had plenty to say about playing his first NCAA Tournament game as the Duke Blue Devils arrived in Columbia, SC, ...



Columbia-area graduations, plus what was happening when the class of 2018 was born  The State

While thousands of well-wishers will flock to high school and college graduations in the next couple of weeks, many Columbians will want to avoid the happy ...



The Hoops Whisperer: What Carey Rich Means to Basketball in South Carolina  Free Times

You never forget your first time. Even if things don't go exactly as planned.



Can't be beat: Columbia native recounts years drumming for Prince  ColaDaily.com

One thing legendary performing artist Prince was a proponent of was live music. With backing bands like The Revolution and The New Power Generation, live ...



Mullins girls fall short in bid to repeat as Class 2A state champion  SCNow

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The second-ranked Mullins girls' youth movement took a quantum leap, returning their program to the Class 2A final they won last year.



High school student dies after carbon monoxide exposure  The PostScript

Brian Keith “BJ” Davidson Jr. was a senior at W.J. Keenan High School in Columbia, South Carolina when he died of unintentional, non-fire carbon monoxide ...



New Richland 1 athletic facilities will come with big tax hike  The State

A new Richland 1 district stadium at W.J. Keenan High School. New tennis courts at Dreher High School. Plush natural turf at district football stadiums. Richland ...



Friends and family commemorate slain USC Upstate student Evan Gaines  Spartanburg Herald Journal

Evan Gaines and his girlfriend already had baby names picked out. After he graduated from University of South Carolina Upstate in May, he and Andreauna ...



Hammond rolls in playoff opener; Westwood, Spring Valley earn postseason bids  The State

Hammond opened its postseason title defense with a 37-0 win over Wilson Hall on Friday in the first round of the SCISA 3A playoffs. The Skyhawks have won 23 ...



Neighbors fear traffic, noise from this new football stadium  The State

Residents of the Rosewood neighborhood fear that the new Memorial Stadium will bring even more noise and traffic. Richland District 1 is building the new $6.7 ...



Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donors after holidays  WLTX.com

COLUMBIA, S.C. — After a donation shortfall over the winter holidays, American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood and platelet donors to ...



Fox & Friends kicks off live on USC's campus  The State

Fans of "Fox & Friends" showed up on USC's campus Friday morning to observe President Trump's favorite morning show and to show off the university.



Space-bound experiment designed by Columbia students launches Saturday  The State

A trio of Columbia high school students designed an original experiment that, on Saturday, will make its way into space to be tested on the International Space ...



For Columbia singer, being on the Apollo stage means more than winning famous contest  The State

Brittany Turnipseed, a Columbia R&B singer, won amateur night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York on July 11. Sharing the same stage as her idols ...



Both North Augusta basketball teams win on Saturday  The Star

Mya Burns has little doubt that she'll be able to lead the North Augusta Yellow Jackets in to playing some of their best basketball. Her numbers suggest the ...



Aiken County School District names new principal, directors  Aiken Standard

The Aiken County School Board recently approved a new principal at Wagener-Salley High School, a new director at the Aiken County Career and Technology ...



Notebook: Tariq Simmons back with Keenan boys basketball  The State

Tariq Simmons will end up finishing his high school career in the Midlands after all. Simmons enrolled at Keenan on Monday, two months after announcing he ...



'There is no football program at S.C. State' without Buddy Pough  Charleston Post Courier

It's still dark outside. The sun won't rise for at least another hour, but South Carolina State football coach Buddy Pough is on his bicycle, peddling through the ...



WJ Keenan Looking For A Head Football Coach  WLTX.com

There are now three vacancies in Richland School District One as Lower Richland, Eau Claire and now W.J. Keenan are looking for head football coaches.



Red Cross needs 'immediate' donations for severe blood shortage  WLTX.com

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The American Red Cross is in a severe blood shortage as the holidays approach, and they are urgently asking for donations.



These SC school districts won big bucks to offer innovative learning  The State

Three Midlands school districts are among four statewide that have received $49 million in federal grants to bolster programs that offer public-school students ...



Columbia native, former Prince drummer John Blackwell has died  The State

Columbia native John Blackwell, former drummer for Prince, died Tuesday, according to multiple media reports that quoted his wife's Instagram account. He had ...



Challenger Center celebrates 20 years of space training and imagination in Columbia  The State

Reach for the stars – that's what teachers everywhere tell their students. But for 20 years, kids in Richland School District 1 have been able to get a little closer ...



Abolition in SC of high school exit exam opens opportunities  The State

No matter how hard she tried, Edona Harrison-Williams could not pass the South Carolina high school exit exam. She was already in cap and gown, preparing ...



High School Coach Had A Hand In Ray Allen's Career  WLTX.com

Before Ray Allen made his mark as the NBA's all-time leader in 3-point field goals, he was helping Hillcrest of Dalzell win the 1993 state championship.



Several Richland One high schools ban camo due to possible gang affiliations  WIS

Three Richland One high schools have banned camouflage as part of an administrative rule that allows them to adopt their own dress code procedures, ...



Prince’s legacy in Columbia remembered after pop star’s death  The State

Diana Spatz was a teenager when she heard Prince play live in Columbia more than three decades ago.



A year removed from finishing Gamecock career, he's going to an NFL minicamp  The State

South Carolina Gamecocks football had a surprise participant at 2018 pro day before the NFL draft. Keenan High School alum and former USC walk-on Matrick ...



Six men welcomed to Richland One Hall of Fame  WACH.com

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WACH) - Richland One officials announced that six new members will be entering their Hall of Fame.Those six new members ...



Jury awards ‘beloved’ USC prof $200,075 for being jailed on baseless DUI charge  The State

After listening to a tale of how a Columbia police officer with little evidence jailed a popular University of South Carolina-Lancaster professor for DUI, a Richland ...



Monday’s High School Basketball playoff scoreboard  The State

A roundup of Monday's postseason action around the state:



Steven 'Steve' Lee Hyatt, 58, Vice President at Love Automotive Group - ColaDaily.com  ColaDaily.com

Memorial *service* for Steven “Steve” Lee Hyatt, 58, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2015, at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, with Dr. J. Ben ...



Ambitious annexation plan means the city of Columbia might be headed your way  The State

The capital city is poised to embark on an ambitious annexation campaign in 2017. After hiring someone to focus on selling the idea, City Council is to hold a ...



Debutante Cotillion Scholarship Program held Saturday in Rock Hill  The Herald

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Eta Alpha Omega chapter hosted its “A Strand of Cultured Pearls” Debutante Cotillion Scholarship Program on Saturday at the ...



Richland 1 superintendent gets contract but transparency remains an issue  The State

The Richland 1 school board formalized its contract with its new superintendent Tuesday night but not without some pushback from the community. The board ...



Saluda Rules in 3-AA Cross Country  The Star

Saluda High School racked up a twin win Oct. 17, winning the top team honors for both the boys and girls in the Region 3-AA cross-country meet, held on Fox.



Carolina Cougars to Host Mid-Atlantic ABA Finals  WLTX.com

The Carolina Cougars will host the Mid-Atlantic American Basketball Association finals.



Greenview families soon to have $3 million aquatic center  The State

Opening of new Greenview Park pool in May could signal a return to days when it was 'the heart of the community.'



EXCLUSIVE: TARGET A - How an informant helped bring down SC State’s chairman  The State

The FBI once wired him up and put secret cameras in a Columbia nightclub office to gather evidence. In the end, informant Lance Wright, a longtime ...



Columbia man cleared of murder charge under 'Stand Your Ground' law  ColaDaily.com

A Columbia man who confessed to the fatal shooting of a local teenager in 2010 will not go to trial for murder. Shannon Anthony Scott (photo provided).



Coach K and Duke players preview NCAA Tournament First Round  247Sports

Duke arrived in Columbia, SC on Wednesday evening for the opening round of the 2018-19 NCAA Tournament and soon found out who their opponent would ...



A Budding Entrepreneur  Columbiametro

At just 9 years old, Robert Charles Reed has assembled a remarkably impressive resume. When he was 6, his talent performance for the Delta Sigma Theta ...



Teen charged with killing Da`Von Capers to claim 'Stand Your Ground'  WIS

An attorney for the teenager charged with the stabbing death of Dutch Fork High School football player Da'Von Capers will seek to invoke South Carolina's ...



Interview: Ron Westray | Blogs  Free Times

Trombone player Ron Westray, a Columbia native, has a stunning résumé. Since graduating from South Carolina State University in 1993, he has served as ...



Holmes Nathaniel Smith Jr.  Manning Live

Holmes Nathaniel Smith Jr. was born June 15, 1969, in Columbia, to Frances Elizabeth Smith and the late Master Sgt. Holmes Nathaniel Smith Sr. He was a ...



‘Super’ Mom: Hartsville woman shares in championship moment with her Seahawk son  SCNow

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Cathy Brown can still remember the days when her son, Tony McDaniel, played rec football in Hartsville and the two years he took the field ...



Photo Gallery: Seattle Seahawks when they were in high school  USA TODAY High School Sports

Super Bowl XLIX airs Sunday, February 1, 6:30 PM on NBC. In anticipation of the big game, here is a look at Seattle Seahawks players in their high school days.



Seahawks’ McDaniel glad to be home, looking forward to upcoming season  SCNow

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — Life is good these days for Hartsville native Tony McDaniel.



UofSC Names Michelle H. Martin as First Holder of Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy  Newswise

The University of South Carolina has announced a key component to a comprehensive Children, Libraries and Literacy Initiative. The Augusta Baker Chair in ...



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