Capitals ’86 Ninety- Six


Columbia High School survived a late rally from Ninety- Six High School to advance to the second round of the 2A state playoffs. Having given up two fourth quarter touchdowns, the Capitals scored twice in the game’s final minute and a half to secure their eleventh victory of the year on November 2. Columbia took advantage of three touchdowns of […]

Forest Heights students send signatures into space

Young space explorers from Forest Heights Elementary School got the opportunity to send their personal signatures into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery through a special program sponsored by NASA and Lockheed Martin. In May, students from Forest Heights and other schools across the country signed Space Day posters. The students’ signatures were digitally captured from the posters and then […]

Invest in teachers; Cut administration costs

South Carolina may feel the pinch of education expenses a little more than usual next year. But state officials are focused on the quality and efficiency of education in the state, which could lead to savings. According to the Governor’s Office, the state is faced with kicking off next year with a 430 million dollar deficit. The Governor’s Office and […]

Grandparents’ Brag Box

Andrew and Will Evans

I am so proud.My oldest grandson is a great big brother and loves his new baby brother. Andrew is five years old, and William is now seven weeks old. Will arrived September 19, 2007. The photo was taken when he was four days old and being held proudly for the first time by his big brother, Andrew. Andrew and William […]

Cat claims more than nine lives

He’s full of personality and yowls for someone to fill his bowl when he needs fresh water. He occasionally likes to eat goldfish crackers, but loves to eat asparagus and green beans. Whenever there’s a party he doesn’t hide under the bed. Instead he must be in the middle of everything. Thomas Steedman, named after Thomas O’Malley from the Disney […]

Cavaliers hold on to defeat Vikings


Coming in to the game Friday, November 2 against the arch rival Richland Northeast Cavaliers, the Spring Valley Vikings were 0- 10, but eight of those losses were by an average of less than five points. The last two losses were one point overtime losses. The game with the visiting Cavaliers figured to be a tight contest and it was. […]

Skyhawks survive and advance through first round


The Hammond Skyhawks earned a trip to the SCISA 3A semi- final to face arch rival Heathwood Hall by defeating the visiting Porter- Gaud Cyclones 14- 7 November 2. The Skyhawks again relied on the legs of running back Brad Meredith and the strength of their defense to stop the Cyclones. Meredith rushed 35 times for 175 yards and scored […]

High School Football Final Regular Season

Charley’s Backyard Stars

“Let me tell you about my backyard. There are many things to hear. I like hearing the red fox tiptoe through the night. Some mornings I hear a train huffing and puffing a mile away. Every morning I like hearing the robins play me an autumn song.” Warren Nunley, 5th grader in Mrs. Jones’ Class, Red Bank Elementary Artwork by […]

Lady Raiders win Upper State Championship

Led by All- State performer Bianca Rouse, the Keenan Lady Raiders set and spiked themselves to a 2A Upper State Championship by defeating Broome 25- 19, 25- 17, 25- 22 on November 1. The Lady Raiders finished the season at 20- 2 succumbing in the final 25- 13, 25- 21, and 25- 20 to the most prolific 2A volleyball program […]