• Quiz Bowl team honored

  • School District responds to federal AYP sanction

     The Chesterfield County School District released the following statement on its planned response to the school system’s failure to make adequate yearly process under federal law.

  • South Pointe Homecoming

     On Friday, Jan. 21 after the varsity boys won their game against Lake Pointe Academy, the South Pointe homecoming princess and queen were announced.


    Jefferson offers
    center for meetings

    The Community Center of the town of Jefferson is available for Jefferson groups to use free of charge on Tuesdays. The Town Board decided last week to make the facility available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Anyone interested should contact Town Hall to reserve the building. The center has a kitchen that groups can use provided they clean up. For information call 843-658-7600.

    Gainey wins
    spelling bee

  • Pageland Elementary makes steady progress

    Jose Sobal rushed up to principal Jim Heffner the second he walked in the door of Bill Wetzel’s special ed class, enthusiastically waving a sheet of paper.
    “I’m doing good,” he said, breaking into a joyous grin.
    “You are doing good,” Heffner said.

  • Former textile worker learns new career skills at NETC

    The work force needs more Van Carlisles, according to a CareSouth Carolina employee, who says her coworker’s high energy and positive attitude keeps the office charged up.
    An outreach care coordinator for CareSouth, Carlisle, of McColl, provides health screenings and education on stroke prevention for the Marlboro County area through the Stroke Mobile Project.

  • Education Briefs

    Business and office technology instructor Melisa Johnson has received the 2010 Governor’s Distinguished Professor of the Year award for Northeastern Technical College.    
    Johnson began her tenure at NETC as an adjunct faculty member for the Office Systems Technology Program in 2001. In 2003, she was hired full-time as an instructor and was appointed assistant dean of the Business and Administrative Office Technology program in 2008. She also serves as an advisor for the National Technical Honor Society.

  • Eagle Essentials

    •    Rule 1:   When responding to any adult, you must answer by saying “Yes ma’am” or “No sir.”  Just nodding your head or saying any other form of yes or no is not acceptable.              
    •    RULE 2:   Make eye contact when someone is speaking.  Keep your eyes on him or her at all times.  If someone makes a comment, turn and face that person.

  • Teen dies in crash

    By Reece Murphy
    Landmark News Service
    LANCASTER — An accident Jan. 24 involving a compact car and a logging tractor claimed the life of a Lancaster High School student and left another man seriously injured.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident happened around 7:22 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about 1 mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
    The accident was near the intersection of S.C. 97.

  • Pageland Elementary is on the right track

    Pageland Elementary School principal Jim Heffner can talk for hours about student behavior, analyzing test results and the importance of respect and order in the classroom.
    He doesn’t talk much about the pressure of budget cuts, although we’re sure he feels that, or about the problems with state and federal education laws, though most educators believe those problems are legion.