News from Spring Valley High School

Harry Richman received a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Foundation. Harry is one of six National Merit Scholars from Spring Valley High School. New members of the National Technical Honor Society at Spring Valley High School are Dana Blackwell, Anna Bower, Taylor Brown, Glynissia Butler, Mitchell Cronin, Jessica Doiron, Alison Dupree, Kelly Fender, Rudolph Godfrey, Andrew Horne, Mitchell […]

Mud Mania 2009 – good, but not so clean fun for kids

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission will host Mud Mania 2009 at the Seven Oaks Park soccer field, 200 Leisure Lane Saturday, May 30 from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Mud Mania is a mud clinging, slip sliding, wet and wild obstacle course where kids ages 7- 13 are challenged to climb, […]

It’s happening right here in your community

-ART Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will hold its meeting June 13, 10 am, at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC. 781-2340. -CHURCH/CHARITY First Presbyterian Church will hold its weekly lunch and speaker series Wednesdays at 11:30 am- 12:50 pm, 1324 Marion St. Soup and salad $5; hot meal, $6. […]

Love has everything to do with it: Writings about Love and the Lack Thereof

Love Has Everything Do With Writings About Love and the Lack Thereof is not full of flowering fluff about foolishness, but strong straight- to- the- gut truth. Readers can feel the emotional ups and downs Eugene Washington captures in his poems. His words are powerful and honest. He has a unique understanding of the pain battered and beaten women feel […]

Guys and Dolls… 1959, 1985, 2000, and 2009

Some Columbia actors have been singing “Luck Be a Lady” for more years than lead characters Nathan and Adelaide have been engaged. On opening weekend of Town Theatre’s fourth production of “Guys and Dolls,” the theater welcomed back its past performers with a wine and cheese reception. This event was one of many that the theater has put on to […]

A Middle East Expedition Part 9: Valleys of Kings and Queens

Our last day in Luxor was spent on the west side of the Nile River usually called the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, but this is a misnomer. The ancient Egyptians believed that since the sun rose in the east, that was where life began, and since the sun set in the west, that was […]

Midlands Tech graduates nearly 2,000

Nearly 2000 students graduated from Midlands Technical College Thursday, May 7, at the Carolina Coliseum. Of these students, more than half were awarded associate degrees; other graduates received certificates and diplomas from the college’s approximately 100 programs of study. Charles D. (Chuck) Beaman Jr., President and CEO of Palmetto Health and chair of the MTC Foundation Board, delivered the commencement […]

Home school students graduate with honors

Ten local home schooled students became official Class of 2009 graduates at commencement exercises on May 16. The ceremony, held at St. Andrews Evangelical Church, was sponsored by Forest Acres Christian Educators (FACE), which has a membership of approximately 120 families with 14 seniors graduating this year. This third annual graduation event is one of several home school graduations to […]

Big resumes for new coaches for at Heathwood Hall

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School has hired former University of South Carolina (USC) Women’s Volleyball Coach Nancy Somera as its new head coach of Girls’ Volleyball. In addition, Heathwood Hall has made several other exciting coaching hires. USC standout and Heathwood Hall alumna Brionna Dickerson will serve as assistant coach of girls’ basketball under new head coach John O’Cain, promoted from […]

Falcons get new head football coach

Anthony Dean Howell has been named the new head football coach at A.C. Flora High School, effective July 1. Howell is coming to A.C. Flora from Chapin High School, where he is a math teacher and an assistant varsity football coach. His prior experience also includes teaching math and coaching at Brookland- Cayce High, White Knoll High, Richland Northeast High, […]