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Jackson Creek Elementary School fifth grade teacher, Susan Stokes is 2021 South Carolina D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year. D.A.R.E. is a Drug Abuse Resistance Education program that provides comprehensive drug prevention curricula to students throughout South Carolina classrooms and around the …

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The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is proud to announce that Pamela Bynoe-Reed, the organization’s Director of Marketing & Community Affairs/PIO has been selected by Integrated Media Publishing as one of the 2021 SC Women in Business: Women to Watch.

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In his first major executive decision, South Carolina State University Acting President Alexander Conyers announced Thursday that the university will clear account balances of more than 2,500 continuing students. The move will provide much-needed relief to students who were previously unable…

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Students at Benedict College can earn a bachelor’s degree in Esports Administration this fall. The new major consists of required core classes in Esports and Sports Management. Esports will be a part of the Health and Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department in the School of Educa…

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The Sally R. Brasley Foundation presents the First Annual A Weekend of Excellence, August 13-14, 2021. A Weekend of Excellence will kick off with the SC Excellence Gala, August 13, 2021, that will begin at 7 pm at the USC Alumni Center located at 900 Senate Street, Columbia SC. Following a n…

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Claflin University’s ambitious goals of providing access to its exceptional academic programs and its commitment to leading the discourse on finding solutions to the disparities and inequities faced by minority populations were on full display Wednesday, June 30, during the official opening …

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The Voorhees College Board of Trustees has named Dr. Ronnie Hopkins to serve as the 10th president of the institution, effective July 9, 2021. The decision comes after a national search, three finalists’ visits to campus and a unanimous vote by the board.

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Congressman James E. Clyburn announced that South Carolina Head Start programs will receive more than $17 million in federal funding. These funds were secured as part of the American Rescue Plan, which was passed by Congressional Democrats without any Republican support to provide relief fro…

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The costs of getting a good college education make every dollar of every scholarship extremely valuable and helps lighten the financial load for students and their families. Richland Two seniors in the graduating class of 2021 earned more than $138 million in college scholarship offers. Indi…

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Benedict College will host a job fair for all available positions on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The job fair will be held in the David H. Swinton Campus Center located at 1616 Oak Street, Columbia, SC 29204 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Ivy Heritage Foundation of Irmo, Inc. (IHF) has awarded 7 high school graduating seniors $5,000 towards their college education this coming fall. These students were selected based on their academic achievement and character. The foundation is elated to present each student with a scholarshi…

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Conway, South Carolina native Vanessa Wyche has been tapped to lead the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), an organization of 10,000 civil service and contractor employees in Houston, Texas and at the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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I Won’t Starve Academy, a Midlands 501c3 nonprofit agency is gearing up for its one-year anniversary celebration. Sunday, July 25th, 2:00 pm, at the Eau Claire Print Building, I Won’t Starve Academy will celebrate one year with a Community Give Back and Food Drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank.…

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Six graduates of the C.A. Johnson High School’s first graduating class received “First Class” treatment in an occasion specially to honor them! On Saturday, June 26, the rain held off and enabled alumni and friends of CAJ to show a lot of love to the six honorees of the CAJ Class of 1950.

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 The National Action Network (NAN) of Columbia held a press conference at the Columbia Police Department on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 to inform the public about the results from their meeting with the Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin about the racial profili…

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Mr. Alvin Pressley was named named School District of Newberry Superintendent.  The School District of Newberry Board of Trustees voted to select Alvin Pressley as the school district’s next Superintendent in a special called board meeting on Monday, June 28. Pressley will officially start a…

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The REEMERGE Reentry Program honored successful participants during a recently held recognition ceremony. The participants were acknowledged for their achievements in entrepreneurship, training, and employment.

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Cynthia Taylor and Mary Lou Schweickert are legends among state band teachers. The retiring educators were recently honored by the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) for their years of service, talent and dedication to their students and craft.

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For reasons I cannot understand, I have a cat. Cats can always been easily distracted by a laser pointer. No matter what the cat is doing, she will stop whatever she is doing and stare at the shiny dot. A pack of dogs could be running her down, but as long as the laser dot is visible, she wi…