STHS Mock Trial Team Headed Back to State Championship

STHS Mock Trial Team Headed Back to State Championship

The Strom Thurmond High School Mock Trial team is headed back to the State Championship Tournament in Columbia, March 7-8.  Loaded with talent at the witness and attorney positions, the school was able to field two teams. Last Saturday in Greenville, at the Piedmont Regional competition featuring sixteen of the fifty-eight high school teams in […]

Merriwether’s Got Talent

Merriwether’s Got Talent

Merriwether Elementary hosted its first annual talent show, “Merriwether’s Got Talent.”  Students across all grade levels came out to put their talent on display.  A wide variety of talents were showcased, including dancers, gymnasts, singers, magicians, artists, and many more!  Shari Huiet, master of ceremonies, says, “I was thrilled to see the number of amazingly […]

Dekoda Watson Promotes Jump Rope for Heart

Dekoda Watson Promotes Jump Rope for Heart

Dekoda Watson, linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, came to RSM Elementary/Middle to participate in Jump Rope for Heart Jump-a-thon for the K4 and K5 classes. Dekoda played football at South Aiken High School and Florida State. He was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2010. Dekoda has a foundation called Koda’s Kids that promotes physical activity among children. His foundation donated to […]

STHS Celebrates Millennium Club Day

STHS Celebrates Millennium Club Day

On Friday, February 7th, Strom Thurmond High School celebrated the accomplishments of the 51 students who received outstanding scores on their college entrance exams. Each of the students wore navy blue or red Millennium Club t-shirts proclaiming the fact that they have scored a 1000 (math + verbal) or better on the SAT and/or a […]

Philippi Baptist Church to Celebrate 200 Years

Philippi Baptist Church to Celebrate 200 Years

On February 23, 2014, Philippi Baptist Church of Johnston will celebrate 200 years since the church was organized to serve a rural area of the Johnston community. The church began on February 26, 1814, as the “Baptist Church of Christ at Bull Branch”, which was founded by 25 charter members. On that inaugural date in […]

Here and There – 2-20-14

Here and There – 2-20-14

Youth Fundraiser: Ebenezer Baptist Church, Airport Rd., Trenton will have a yard sale, Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. – noon. Soup, Sandwich and Smiles: Edgefield United Methodist Church invites everyone to their church at the corner of Bacon and Norris Streets(across from the Post Office) to enjoy soup, sandwiches and smiles with them every […]

School District Honor Roll 2nd Nine Weeks 2013-2014

School District Honor Roll 2nd Nine Weeks 2013-2014

Douglas Elementary Second Grade A Honor Roll: Khalil Rodriguez. Second Grade AB Honor Roll: Mark Bishop, Joey Brooks, Javon Chick, Katlyn Chinn, Mehki Coping, Logan Gill, Victoria Herron, Zariyah Holloway, Elijah McBride, Robert Murrell. Third Grade A Honor Roll: Zowie Gilchrist, Cara Williams, David Wise. Third Grade AB Honor Roll: Tino Brown, William Bush-Jackson, Jade […]

History Night at W.E. Parker

History Night at W.E. Parker

W. E. Parker Elementary hosted a History Celebration on Thursday, February 6, 2014.  Students prepared research projects, writing pieces, and portrayed famous Americans to reflect the diversity of our nation’s history. All studies were connected to the Common Core Standards. Over one hundred parents attended the exciting family night event!  

Aiken Peace Hosts Fundraiser

Aiken Peace Hosts Fundraiser

Aiken Peace hosts a Syrian Refugee Relief Benefit on Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 p.m., at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church located at 115 Gregg Ave (corner of Gregg & Derby Lane) featuring a photo presentation by Columbia, SC-based photojournalist Thomas Hammond who traveled to Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon last fall. Reception 6:30 p.m. Talk 7 p.m.. […]

“Come Clay With Us” Bids Ms. V

“Come Clay With Us” Bids Ms. V

“Come Clay With Us” was an invitation in the email that Joel Jolly received and which prompted this story. The author of the email is Ms. Vartanian, the art teacher at JET Middle School. Joel Jolly is the chair of the Edgefield County Public School Foundation, which gave Ms. Vartanian a Vision Grant (money) for […]

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