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SC's tiniest school districts planning to merge: 'It's for the students'  Charleston Post Courier

South Carolina's tiniest school districts are making plans to merge, driven by incentive money dangled through the state budget and worries that legislators ...

'Message very clear' to consolidate districts; but state official says locals wrong about order, funds  The Times and Democrat

The S.C. Department of Education says reports that Bamberg County school districts are being forced to consolidate are inaccurate, but one superintendent said ...

Three Denmark-Olar High School football players sign with Jersey Coast Academy  The Times and Democrat

Three Denmark-Olar High School athletes on Wednesday signed to play with Jersey Coast Academy in Toms River, New Jersey.

Crowd attends DTC graduation | Local |  The Tand

Denmark Technical College celebrated 71 years of teaching students at its graduation ceremony on May 3. A boisterous crowd was in attendance.

Bamberg 2 holds active shooter response training | Education  The Tand

All Bamberg School District 2 faculty and staff gathered at Denmark-Olar High School on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for training that could mean the difference between ...

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Bamberg 2's combined pre-K-12 school  The Tand

Students join local, state and federal officials in breaking ground Friday for Bamberg School District 2's long-awaited new pre-K-12 school in Denmark.

Denmark-Olar graduation Friday | Education |  The Times and Democrat

Denmark-Olar High School's 2018 graduation will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the high school gymnasium.

T&D REGION SPORTS: Hercules Davis Jr. back to coach at Denmark-Olar  The Tand

Coach Hercules Davis Jr. has returned to Denmark-Olar High School to coach varsity boys basketball team.

Final plans for Denmark-Olar facilities construction expected Dec. 10  The Tand

DENMARK -- The final set of plans for construction of the new Denmark-Olar facilities will be ready on Dec. 10, Bamberg School District 2 trustees learned at ...

Denmark-Olar High School Band grows from 11 to 60 under new director  The Times and Democrat

DENMARK -- The new Denmark-Olar High School band director and music educator in Bamberg School District Two has a message for the school community: ...

Eight honored at Denmark-Olar Wall of Fame Banquet  The Tand

DENMARK --Eight outstanding alumni were recognized during the 2nd Annual Denmark-Olar Wall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the high school.

Mr. & Miss Denmark-Olar High School crowned  The Augusta Chronicle

The coronation of Mr. and Miss Denmark-Olar High School was held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Denmark-Olar High School's gymnasium.Many friends, family ...

Denmark Dogwood Festival returns April 5-6 | Local |  The Tand

DENMARK – Some welcomed changes and cherished traditions are on tap for the upcoming 38th annual Dogwood Festival in Denmark.

Denmark-Olar's Fields signs with South Carolina State  The Times and Democrat

Denmark-Olar High School hosted a signing ceremony on Monday for the glue that held the Vikings boys basketball team together the past few seasons.

'Natural-born scorer': Denmark-Olar's Davis has place in USC Athletics Hall of Fame  The Tand

Former Denmark-Olar High School basketball player Larry Davis never imagined a two-season stint with the University of South Carolina men's basketball team ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Mason, Vikings looking to right the ship for Denmark-Olar football  The Times and Democrat

High school football practice is underway and the clock is ticking toward kickoff of a new season. Follow daily as The Times and Democrat previews T&D Region ...

'This is not consolidation': Bamberg districts must begin further sharing services  The Times and Democrat

A state budget proviso concerning consolidation of administrative functions in certain school districts, including Bamberg County's two districts, has efficiency ...

DTC OKs changes after review; accreditation committee makes recommendations  The Tand

DENMARK – Denmark Technical College is taking steps to follow the recommendations of a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on ...

Denmark native left paralyzed after wedding anniversary attack in Puerto Rico  The Tand

Kendric and Kenyada Tyler are a couple of faith, something they are leaning a lot more on lately after a teen gunman left Kendric paralyzed from the neck down ...

Education reform could spur Bamberg changes Lawmakers: S.C. may give incentives for consolidation  The Times and Democrat

As South Carolina lawmakers consider changing the way education is funded, they're looking for ways to cut administration costs and shift the savings back into ...

Denmark City Council election Feb. 12; incumbents, challengers vie for seats  The Tand

DENMARK – An election for three seats on Denmark City Council will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the city of Denmark, with three incumbents and two new ...

Grassroots organization distributes nearly 2000 cases of donated bottled water to Denmark residents  The Times and Democrat

DENMARK – Volunteers with Denmark Citizens for Safe Water, with the help of the Orangeburg and Barnwell Walmart stores, have distributed nearly 2000 ...

SC is ‘breaking the law’ by ignoring poor schools  The State

In 1993, three dozen predominantly black, poor rural schools sued the state of South Carolina, seeking more money. In 2014, the S.C. Supreme Court ruled that ...

Simmons named principal of Kingstree Senior High School  Kingstree News

Dr. Deonia Simmons, a 1988 graduate of Denmark-Olar High School, was recently selected to serve as principal at Kingstree High School in Kingstree.

T&D REGION SPORTS: Orangeburg-Wilkinson teams top Dreher, stay unbeaten in region play  The Tand

VARSITY GIRLS. BASKETBALL. Orangeburg-Wilkinson 58. Dreher 51. The Bruinettes held off a late scoring run by Dreher to hold on for a Region 4-4A win at ...

Coach charged with soliciting student in 2008 | News |  The Times and Democrat

DENMARK, S.C. — Former Denmark-Olar High School head football coach Andrae Odell Rice has been charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, ...

New West Columbia Councilman Mickey Pringle brings initiatives to his district

Mickey Pringle, a just-retired high school principal, was sworn in on June 18, as the council member representing District 5. The seat was held by Boyd Jones ...

Ex-Denmark star takes on role of high school coach at Lewisville  The Tand

LEWISVILLE - Modern technology still keeps Lewisville boys' basketball coach Larry Davis relevant with the younger generation.

Officials: Construction of new Denmark City Hall, Bamberg-Barnwell Emergency Medical Center on schedule  The Times and Democrat

DENMARK – Construction of the new Denmark City Hall and the Regional Medical Center's Bamberg-Barnwell Emergency Medical Center is on schedule, with ...

Bamberg 2 students win district writing awards | Life and Style  The Times and Democrat

DENMARK -- Two students in Bamberg School District Two have won district writing awards in the Upstate Writing Project for students participating in the ...

Everett Spellman named assistant chief of Gwinnett County, Ga., Police Department  The Times and Democrat

Former Denmark resident Everett Spellman has been appointed assistant chief of the Gwinnett County Police Department, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Four vying for 3 seats on Denmark City Council  The Times and Democrat

DENMARK — Four candidates are vying for three open seats in Tuesday's Denmark City Council election.

Teen battling terminal condition receives second chance, walks across stage for graduation  WRDW-TV

With a confident smile under her blue cap 16-year-old Shantell Pooser is set to take the stage at Denmark-Olar High School.

Education notebook: Military officers group recognizes outstanding cadets  Aiken Standard

In the spring of 1970, the Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, or MOAA, honored the outstanding JROTC cadet from Aiken High School ...

He knows what Zion is going through; Larry Davis came home before it was too late  The State

Larry Davis, who was SC's Mr. Basketball coming out of Denmark-Olar High School, played two seasons for the Tar Heels before leading the Gamecocks to an ...

Superintendent candidate says he's a good fit for OCSD 4  The Tand

This is the first in a series of stories on the superintendent finalists.

LIST: Shelters Open For Evacuees

(WLTX) - As of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the following emergency shelters are open for people evacuating Hurricane Matthew: Aiken County.

'God's Plan': Denmark native receives $50k scholarship from singer Drake  The Tand

DENMARK - The definition of the word "destiny" is "something to which a person or thing is destined," or "a predetermined course of events often held to be an ...

LIST: Midlands shelters and pet-friendly lodging  WIS

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - As coastal evacuations continue ahead of the potential damage from Hurricane Matthew, many expect the Midlands to be the place for ...

Shelters in place, Upstate school buses remain on coast for evacuations  WLOS

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Students who ride the bus in the Greenville County School System will have to find another way to get to school on Thursday.

With exit exam gone, former students seek diplomas  The Tand

Students who completed 12 years of school but didn't graduate because they failed the exit exam between 1990 and 2014 may now be able to get a high school ...

Former All-American at South Carolina joins Newberry staff  The Times and Democrat

NEWBERRY — Newberry College head men's basketball coach Dave Davis has announced the hiring of Larry Davis as assistant coach for the Wolves entering ...

UPDATE | Wife accused of killing Bamberg minister  WRDW-TV

SLED agents arrested a Georgia woman in connection to the shooting death of her husband in Bamberg.

Robert M. "Bobo" Grimes -- Johnston | Obituaries |  The Times and Democrat

Robert M. "Bobo" Grimes, 59, of 352 Long Crane Road, Johnston, formerly of Denmark, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at his residence in Johnston.

Staff Sgt. Travis Antwon Bryant -- Aiken | Obituaries |  The Times and Democrat

The funeral for Staff Sgt. Travis Antwon Bryant, 33, of 194 Marigold Drive, Aiken, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, in the Denmark-Olar High School ...

USC Upstate names new mens basketball coach  Spartanburg Herald Journal

Dave Dickerson, a former head coach at Tulane and top assistant at Ohio State, will be the next head coach of USC Upstate men's basketball. Dickerson is an ...

Schools hold commencement exercises | News |  The Tand

Several area high schools are holding commencement exercises and recognizing honor graduates this weekend. They are:

MaxPreps/NSCAA High School State Players of the Week for March 21-28, 2017  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader and The National Soccer Coaches Association of America team up to honor the nation's best.

Archie DeAndre Baldwin (Boo Boo) -- Denmark | Obituaries  The Times and Democrat

Funeral services for Archie DeAndre Baldwin (Boo Boo), 20, of 64 Pitt Road, Denmark, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Mount Zion Baptist ...

Dave Dickerson opens new chapter for USC Upstate basketball  Spartanburg Herald Journal

USC Upstate opened a new chapter of men's basketball Thursday morning with the introduction of Dave Dickerson as head coach. Dickerson, a native of Olar, ...

Mamie Williams Hay Raysor -- Denmark | Obituaries |  The Times and Democrat

Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Williams Hay Raysor, 88, of 2981 Locust Ave., Denmark, formerly of Blackville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, ...

SLED: Pastor's Wife Charged with Murder of Her Husband

The wife of a Bamberg County minister is accused of killing her husband.

A list of South Carolina storm shelters  The State

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, state emergency officials listed these sites as shelters for people displaced by Hurricane Matthew.

S.C. State grad to appear on 'House Hunters'  The Times and Democrat

Denmark native and South Carolina State University graduate Micah Collins will appear on an upcoming episode of HGTV's “House Hunters.”

Treasurer facing opposition: Bamberg County official challenged by former city council member  The Times and Democrat

The two candidates running for the office of Bamberg County treasurer are citing their financial and business experience as reasons voters should elect them.

Teen birth rate down; Bamberg County cited for success  The Times and Democrat

The birth rate has declined in Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun counties among 15- to 19-year-olds since 1991, but more work remains, a state agency ...

Dr. James Richard 'Rick' Williamson -- Orangeburg | Obituaries  The Times and Democrat

Dr. James Richard “ Rick” Williamson, of Orangeburg, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 30 years, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Shelters ready for evacuees | Local |  The Times and Democrat

As coastal residents move inland, they will find T&D Region shelters ready to welcome them.

T&D REGION: NWS warning of high winds; more shelters open  The Times and Democrat

The T&D Region will now under a high wind warning this weekend, according to the National Weather *Service*.

Former Gamecocks star Larry Davis getting his start in college coaching with James Madison  Charleston Post Courier

It didn't take long for Larry Davis to realize that landing an assistant coaching job in college basketball is as much about who you know as what you know.

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