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Does ousted Lexington-Richland 5 board member owe $10 million? A jury could decide  The State

Former Lexington-Richland 5 board member Kim Murphy might be looking at another legal battle — one of many she's taken on in the past decade. The district ...

Small stream, big dispute  The State

This story originally appeared in The State on March 13, 2011.

Chapin football’s preparation for 2018 includes one very big change  The State

When the Chapin's football season begins later this month, they will be in the state's biggest classification in Class 5A and be in the same region with Dutch Fork, ...

Former Chapin High principal Akil Ross to resign from newly-appointed district position

Lexington-Richland School District Five announced that the newly-appointed Director of Secondary Education, Dr. Akil Ross, will be resigning from his position.

​​Lexington clinches playoff spot with win over Chapin  The State

The Lexington Wildcats and Chapin Eagles matched up Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Here is the score and recap.

Chapin, Mid-Carolina win competitive cheer championships  The State

Chapin won the Class 5A competitive cheerleading championship and Mid-Carolina won the 3A title Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Colonial Life Arena.

Born deaf, Chapin High School senior defying odds  WIS

A Chapin High School senior who was born completely deaf is overcoming the odds and inspiring those around her.

Meet the Lexington-Richland 5 school board candidates  The State

Who is running for the Lexington-Richland 5 school board on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, in Lexington County South Carolina? Meet the candidates who will be ...

National award-winning Midlands principal resigns from district job to pursue passion  The State

Akil Ross, the former principal of Chapin High School who was once named national principal of the year, plans to leave his job as director of secondary ...

Chapin, Dutch Fork high schools latest targets of potential threats  The Island Packet

Chapin High School in Chapin, SC was the latest school to receive a threat of violence following last week's deadly mass shooting in Parkland Florida.

Three-peat! Chapin boys win state soccer championship  The State

Chapin and Eastside high schools played for the Class 4A boys soccer championship on Friday May 11, 2018 at Irmo High in Irmo, South Carolina.

Chapin High School competes in the 5-A State Cheerleading Competition at Colonial Life Arena on Nov. 17, 2018.  The State

Chapin High School competes in the 5-A State Cheerleading Competition at Colonial Life Arena on Nov. 17, 2018.

Chapin rallies behind retired Coach WF Sullivan as he battles cancer

Students at Chapin High School were first taught by W.F. Sullivan in 1970. Throughout the years, Sullivan went on to teach many generations, and accumulated ...

With playing career at an end, former USC Gamecock and Chapin Eagle returns to his high school nest  WIS

A familiar face returns to the Eagles' nest. Mason Zandi once starred on the gridiron at Chapin High, but now he serves as an assistant football coach with the ...

Chapin High’s National Principal of the Year has a new job  The State

Chapin High School principal Akil Ross, the 2018 Principal of the Year, is leaving the SC school to be Lexington-Richland 5's director of secondary education.

Chapin High student charged for threatening school  WIS

A Chapin High School student has been detained in connection with the threat to the school earlier this week according to Lexington County Sheriff's ...

This Midlands principal is the best in the country  The State

Chapin High School Principal Akil Ross is the new National Principal of the Year.

Former Dutch Fork Football Star Battling For His Life

Irmo, SC (WLTX) - One Midlands football coach who's taught players how to battle on the football field is now battling for his life. For some football teaches you ...

Gov. McMaster calls for fix to South Carolina education system in address

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster's vision for South Carolina laid out Wednesday in the State of the State address was the continuation of his ...


Signing day this past Friday at Chapin High School saw 13 student-athletes in three sports sign national letters of intent: Makenna Bradley (cross-country/Lander ...

Chapin shows its love for retired teacher WF Sullivan in battle against cancer, more than $23K raised

The crowd was close to 800 in number, according to estimates. They came to Beaufort Street in Chapin Saturday evening to help raise money for W.F. Sullivan, ...

Georgetown High NJROTC qualifies for state competition | Education & Business  South Strand news

Students in Georgetown High School's Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps are celebrating winning 10 trophies at a recent competition and qualifying for ...

This Midlands principal was just named 2019 National Principal of the Year  The State

Lucas Clamp, founding principal of River Bluff High School in Lexington 1 school district, was named the 2019 National Principal of the Year this morning at a ...

UPDATE: HVAC unit cause of gas smell at Chapin High, district officials say  WIS

Chapin High School briefly evacuated students, faculty, and staff following the report of a smell of gas on the school's campus.

We’re counting down the biggest traffic headaches in Lexington County. Here’s No. 5  The State

Editor's note: The State this week is looking at the five worst traffic headaches in Lexington County. Today is No. 5: Columbia Avenue in Chapin. We're not ...

Growth bringing change, challenge to Chapin  The State

Chapin, a small town that is the business and political hub of the northern edge of Lexington County, is set to become a hot spot for new development.

A Special Bond Between a Chapin Teacher and Her Student

Mrs. Latham teaches biology and anatomy at Chapin High School. She also runs with senior Miller Ballard.

Chapin High School Donates $111K To Special Needs Athletes

During the event the student government announced they are giving $111000 for a project supporting special needs athletes.

Outstanding Black Alumnus: Akil Ross - @UofSC  @UofSC

“While at Carolina, I came to realize that educators are artists with purpose and mission in our work." — Akil Ross, 2018 Outstanding Black Alumnus Award ...

Midlands SC football jamboree news, scores | Aug. 11, 2018  The State

Hammond's Jackson Muschamp throws three touchdowns, Spring Valley loses starter, Newberry's new running back and other things we learned from high ...

Chapin High Wins FLW High School Fishing South Carolina Open at Lake Murray

PROSPERITY, S.C. (SID) – The Chapin High School duo of Berkley Bouknight and Jacob Wright, both of Chapin, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the ...

South Carolina using a veteran to fix hole in its line for bowl … or a true freshman  The Herald-Sun

South Carolina Gamecocks football and coach Will Muschamp are rotating Chandler Farrell and true freshman Hank Manos at the center position that opened ...

Lexington County Holds Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)– Are you looking to rid your household of old electronics, what about old paperwork? The County of Lexington Solid Waste ...

Chapin, Dutch Fork win cheerleading state titles  The State

Chapin and Dutch Fork continued their cheerleading dominance Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the South Carolina High School League state championships.

Mark Snelgrove looks to turn Chapin High basketball program around  The State

After turning around the Midland Valley basketball program, Mark Snelgrove hopes to do the same at Chapin.

Chapin Principal Named One of Columbia's 50 Most Influential People

Chapin High School Principal Dr. Akil Ross has been recognized by "Columbia Business Monthly" magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the ...

Midlands students stun themselves with how much money they raised for this cause  The State

Students at six Chapin area schools celebrate raising $111200 to help build a sports complex for children with mental and physical disabilities.

He rose to pro fishing heights and sank by crime. Drugs and death mar SC angler’s life  The State

Rafael Redmond and his mother were fishing on Lake Murray earlier this year when another fisherman he knew from years before pulled up beside their boat.

This Principal of the Year is headed to Puerto Rico  The State

River Bluff High School principal Lucas Clamp of Lexington County resident was named Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School ...

Summer Camps 2018: Sports & Recreation  Free Times

Updated April 4 with new listings. 4-H Summer Camp. Multiple sessions. A South Carolina tradition for over 50 years, 4-H Summer Camp offers traditional camp ...

They've got spirit: Chapin High wins best student section in the country -

They showed up early, stayed late, painted their faces and lost their voices Friday night after Friday night. After cheering their team to victory on the gridiron, ...

Overcoming Obstacles: Students With Disabilities Learn Construction Skills for the Future

West Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Students with disabilities are getting their hands on real-world experience in the construction field. It's all apart of the Building ...

Chapin High facelift finally finished (+ video)  The State

Teachers and students are celebrating Chapin High's transformation from a mix of construction and instruction to a sole focus on education. Extensive ...

PREP BASKETBALL Lexington, White Knoll open Lake Murray Tipoff with wins  Lexington County Chronicle

Speed and experience will be the calling card for the Lexington High School boys' basketball team this season. On Monday, the Wildcats used it to their full ...

Education | Lexington County  Free Times

Lexington County is served by five school districts, which have some of the best schools in the state: School-ranking website rates ...

Chapin High School Donates $111K to Screaming Eagles

Chapin High School held their winter Giving Assembly this morning.During the event the student government announced they are giving $111000 for a project ...

2018 college, high school graduations in Columbia, SC, area  The State

While thousands of well-wishers will flock to high school and college graduations in the next couple of weeks, many Columbians will want to avoid the happy ...

Chapin quarterback Larob Gordon transfers to Ben Lippen  The State

Chapin quarterback LaRob Gordon will be finishing his high school career at Ben Lippen.

Chapin High band director named to list of nation’s top music educators  The State

A national publication has named Chapin High School band director Kevin Hebert to its list of top music educators nationwide.

A thousand passions, one heartbeat - @UofSC  @UofSC

University of South Carolina College of Education alumnus and Chapin High School principal, Akil Ross, has been named the 2018 National Principal of the ...

Mayoral election also might decide fate of Chapin meal tax proposal  The State

The contest for Chapin mayor will determine if a local meal tax on dining, takeout meals and snacks returns to the menu in the town near Lake Murray.

South Carolina Leader Garners Honor as Nation's Top Principal  Education Week

A South Carolina principal has been chosen as the National Association of Secondary School Principals' principal of the year.

School threats lead to arrests throughout SC  The State

Even as Gov. Henry McMaster schedules a summit on school safety in the wake of the Florida shooting, the list of SC schools involved in incidents continues to ...

New path proposed for Chapin’s ‘gateway’  The State

State transportation officials are proposing a major change in a Chapin thoroughfare to lessen traffic congestion.

Once Paralyzed, Jack Enright Walks To Get Diploma

A Chapin High School student-athlete who was paralyzed during a game last year was able to walk across the stage to get his diploma Wednesday.

Grow Financial Scholar Athlete contest rules | WACH

WACH / GROW FINANCIAL SCHOLAR ATHLETE. SCHOLAR ATHLETE CONTEST RULES. Contest: WACH / Grow Financial Scholar Athlete. Station: Sinclair ...

Mismanagement puts Chapin Technology Park project behind schedule, over budget  WIS

The Chapin Business and Technology park that was supposed to be completed last year is delayed once again.

Midlands school boasts new National Assistant Principal of the Year  The State

Erica Page, assistant principal at Pelion High School in Lexington County, SC, has been named the 2018 National Assistant Principal of the Year by the National ...

SC public school ranks in top 10 in country  The State

A national report shows one South Carolina high school making the top 10 in the country, while two Midlands schools make it to the top 10 in the state.

Enrolling early lets USC freshman do what every lineman wants to do: Eat  The State

South Carolina Gamecocks offensive lineman Hank Manos got a little relief when he left Chapin High School. The early enrollee gets to eat big.

Chapin lacrosse player suffers broken neck during freak accident  WACH

freak and tragic accident took place during a lacrosse game Wednesday night between Lexington and Chapin High Schools.

SCDOT wants to hear from you about widening part of I-26

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- The Department of Transportation wants to hear from you about a road widening project.The department is currently looking to widen ...

Parent angry after kids "ride the floor" to Chapin Middle School  WIS

A Midlands parent is outraged after she says a local school district put her two children at risk. She says all of it boils down to how her students were taken to ...

Tropical Storm Michael: Greenville County AD says football should go on as scheduled  Greenville News

Greenville County athletic director Darryl Nance said Friday's football games should go on as scheduled.

Chapin home to new Palmetto Bone & Joint location

Sandy Coots,. SHARE: Facebook · Twitter · Linkedin · Pinterest · Google+ · tumblr. There's a new business headed to Chapin ready to fix those aching bones ...

Swansea's Bri Reynolds, Gray Collegiate's Spencer Ayen top 2018 All-Chronicle Country soccer teams  Lexington County Chronicle

(GIRLS) FIRST TEAM: Mary Pipkin (Airport), Jasmine Gantt (Brookland-Cayce), Jane Ashley Meredith and Carlie Branham (both of Swansea), Brooke Jordan ...

Chapin student’s invention is big step for physical therapy in gait disorders (+ video)  The State

A Chapin High School senior has made remarkable strides toward a successful career in engineering and medical treatment by helping some children make ...

Parents, veterans speak out in wake of flag-stomping incident  WIS

Lexington-Richland School District Five made no decision Monday night on whether or not to terminate a teacher in the district who ignited a nationwide ...

Mason Zandi using Chapin High roots to lead Gamecocks in senior season

CHAPIN, SC - Mason Zandi has always stood out amongst the crowd. At 6-9, 315 it makes perfect sense. You can't miss him. The Chapin High School alum and ...

Dr. Luke Clamp named 2019 National Principal of the Year  The Augusta Chronicle

Williston native Dr. Lucas “Luke” Clamp received a “humbling surprise” last week when he was named the 2019 National Association of Secondary School ...

SC’s best principals for 2016-17 all come from Midlands schools  The State

Principals from Elgin, Irmo and Chapin swept the statewide honors given annually by the S.C. Association of School Administrators.

District 5 superintendent Scott Turner to retire at end of school year  GreerToday

Dr. Scott Turner will retire as Superintendent of The Spartanburg District Five Schools at the end of the 2018-19 school year. His retirement will come at the end ...

SC students improve ACT scores ‘across the board’  The State

S.C. high school students made improvements “across the board” in the second year that the state required all students to take a college readiness test.

SC Teacher Put On Leave For Stomping On American Flag  FITSNews

America has devolved over the last dozen years into a welfare statist's, crony capitalist's wet dream … and a nightmare for future generations of taxpayers who ...

State Senate to take up proposal to toughen penalty for threatening an SC school  The State

S.C. legislators continue to respond to threats to schools in the wake of the Valentine's Day killing of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

Hallie Willm, Brooks Biediger marry  The State

Hallie Marie Willm and Michael Brooks Biediger, both of Columbia, were united in marriage at 6 o'clock in the evening Jan. 20 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in ...

He chose to continue Gamecocks career. He expects to play different position in 2019  The State

South Carolina Gamecocks football gave offensive lineman Donell Stanley a position change for 2018. After he announced he'll decline the NFL draft, he thinks ...

SCDOT presents information session about I-26 widening plan in Chapin

The details of a $1.5 billion Interstate-26 -improvement project, outside of Columbia, were presented Tuesday night. SCDOT map of planned upgrades to I-26.

S.C. political leaders considering school safety measures after Florida shooting  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — South Carolina political leaders have vowed to make schools safer after this past week's deadly Florida shooting, but how they accomplish that ...

After another mass shooting, S.C. lawmakers wrestle over gun rights  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — The day after 17 students and educators were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, state Sen. Greg Gregory took to the Statehouse floor and ...

Kristin Davis, Bradley Shealy marry  The State

Kristin Davis of Little Mountain and Bradley Shealy of Chapin were married March 25 at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church in Little Mountain.

Lacrosse SC championship games also about helping Jack Enright walk again  The State

Though he is not a member of any of the four teams playing for lacrosse state championships at Chapin High on Saturday, Eagles junior Jack Enright may be the ...

Bottoms Up: Wired Goat  The State

By experimenting and using local ingredients, some of the best drinks, coffees and more are being made in the Midlands. Commitment to the community has ...

2nd Annual Chapin Band Holiday Market | WACH

This weekend's Second Annual Chapin Band Holiday Market is just one way for you to celebrate this Season of Giving.The market kicks off on Saturday, ...

St. James named one of three best high schools in South Carolina during annual Palmetto's Finest presentation  Myhorrynews

There was a thunderous round of cheers and applause from the student body at St. James High School Tuesday as they learned Chapin High School in ...

Alex Warren, Cole Powell marry  The State

Alex Warren and Cole Powell, both of Newberry, married June 3 at Southern Oaks in Gilbert.

Bishop England wins AAAA state title in boys lacrosse  Charleston Post Courier

CHAPIN - Standing in the end zone watching the girls team win their second straight state championship made the Bishop England boys lacrosse team that ...

"It'll look like a first class stadium." -- New field turf has Irmo High officials boasting  WIS

Irmo High School is right in the middle of renovating the field at their football stadium, and instead of installing new grass, the school is entering the new age of ...

There have been at least 20 incidents involving threats and weapons at schools since the Florida shooting  CNN

Since the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Valentine's Day, there's been an uptick in threats, arrests and lockdowns across the United States.

Two Lexington-Richland Five administrators receive top honors

IRMO, SC (WACH) - The South Carolina Association of School Administrators have named two Lexington-Richland Five administrators as Principals of the Year.

Brookland-Cayce High School to welcome new assistant principal this fall

Michael Ames is joining Brookland-Cayce High School after working as an assistant principal at Irmo Middle. (photo provided). A Lexington Two high school will ...

Dorman takes second straight 5A volleyball title  Spartanburg Herald Journal

CHAPIN — It took Dorman three tries to get the shot they wanted.Leading Wando 24-18 and 2-1 in the 5A volleyball state championship, Dorman tried ...

Lexington-Richland 5 band teacher’s journey a symphony of inspiration  The State

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC Kevin Hebert can scarcely remember a time when music wasn't a big part of his life. As a young child, he began playing in a “family ...

Ben Lippen QB makes college choice  The State

Ben Lippen football quarterback Trad Beatty committed to Temple University on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Here are The State's new 20 under 40 honorees. Do you know them?  The State

The State Media Co. each year honors 20 people under the age of 40 who are making a difference in The Midlands. This year's class includes educators, ...

Turning our schools into police states will just make kids more fearful  The State

More police in schools. Armed teachers. Metal detectors. Security cameras. Gates. Fences. Schools are already safe, and creating a police state will hurt ...

Branchville volleyball ready to play for second straight Class A state title  The Tand

COLUMBIA -- Last season gave the Branchville volleyball program a chance to collectively exhale and enjoy a South Carolina High School League state ...

J.L. Mann girls lacrosse team returns to the top  Greenville News

CHAPIN — The tension, especially during the final minute, was matched only by the release of tension in the celebration. J.L. Mann rallied twice and then held ...

Prep lacrosse player Enright is walking toward a miracle

Life can change in an instant, and for Jack Enright, that came on March 4.

Wando, Bishop England, Academic Magnet chase volleyball titles on Saturday  Charleston Post Courier

The Lowcountry continues to be a hotbed for high school volleyball as three area schools compete for state championships on Saturday.

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