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Orangeburg County school taxes might increase; spending plan $8.3M more than existing districts  The Times and Democrat

The Orangeburg County School Board is considering a $137.8 million spending plan for the consolidated school district, which is about $8.3 million more than ...

Lake Marion grad, music teacher to sing opera in Bulgaria with scholarship  The Tand

Johnnie Felder has not shied away from life's challenges, and singing opera has been no different for the music teacher and singer who is now poised to spend ...

Report: Orangeburg County high school student chokes student with belt on bus  Live 5 News WCSC

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they say a high school student choked another student with a belt while on the bus.

Four seek Orangeburg County School Board District 1 seat; candidates want to prepare students for jobs  The Tand

Candidates for the Orangeburg County School Board say they want to prepare students for success in the 21st-century work environment and equip teachers ...

Remembering 'DJ Stroke': Haynes has place in Lake Marion hoops history  The Tand

SANTEE — If you follow Lake Marion High School basketball, then you likely know the name Andrew Haynes -- more commonly known in recent years as "DJ ...

Diamond All American from Elloree has passion for football  The Tand

Elloree's Ahmir Smith, 13, has been playing football since the age of 6 but was introduced to sports at 3.

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3 announces its teachers of the year  The Times and Democrat

HOLLY HILL - Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3 announced the names of its teachers of the year in area schools for this academic year during the ...

Lake Marion JROTC cadets earn scholarships | Local |  The Tand

SANTEE - Lake Marion High School students Jordan Ross and Jeremy Pace were recently awarded college scholarships by the U.S. Army Junior Reserve ...

ELECTION 2018: Voters to elect new school board | Local  The Tand

Orangeburg County voters will decide Tuesday on nine people to serve as board members for the new Orangeburg County School District in 2019.

LIST UPDATED FRIDAY: Hurricane Florence shelters in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon for Hurricane Florence  Sumter Item

Following is a list of shelters in the tri-county region of Sumter, Lee and Clarendon open for Hurricane Florence evacuees. CLARENDON COUNTY Three ...

Grinding to the NFL: Coach guides Mike Williams on long road  The Times and Democrat

HOLLY HILL — A high school football coach plays many roles for the players calling him coach.

Officials: No description of shooter who killed 4 in S.C.  USA TODAY

HOLLY HILL, S.C. — Police in rural South Carolina continued to search Thursday for the perpetrator of a "heinous" shooting that left four people — including two ...

S.C. STATE FOOTBALL: Gators connection ready to help Bulldogs in 2018  The Times and Democrat

The S.C. State Bulldogs football team returns just four starters across the defense and special teams unit for this season, heading into Saturday night's 6:05 p.m. ...

Johnson excited to be back in familiar territory as coach of Lake Marion football  The Times and Democrat

SANTEE — Leonard Johnson long thought it would be interesting if he was offered the opportunity to coach the football program at Lake Marion High School.

Lake Marion's Mike Williams is first-round pick of the L.A. Chargers: No. 7 picked No. 7  The Times and Democrat

HOLLY HILL - All he ever wanted to do was make his hometown proud and show the kids looking up to him that they too could make it out of.

Orangeburg County Courthouse: Cordova man guilty of domestic violence  The Tand

A Cordova man pleaded guilty last month to first-degree domestic violence.

T&D REGION: Orangeburg, Calhoun schools to reopen Monday  The Tand

As the rain and wind from what is left of storm Florence subsides, plans are being made for a return to normalcy.All schools in Orangeburg Consolidated School ...

Volvo plant, suppliers will be boon for Holly Hill area, official says  The Times and Democrat

HOLLY HILL -- Dozens of community, business and education leaders packed the Holly Hill Depot on May 31 to learn more about the economic impact the new ...

New Lake Marion principal teaches students about responsibility  The Times and Democrat

"This day has been given to me *fresh* and clear. I can either use it or throw it away. I promise to use this day to the fullest, realizing it.

OCSD3 trustees consider upgrades to Holly Hill-Roberts Middle School  The Tand

HOLLY HILL - The Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3 Board of Trustees talked about upgrading the layout and HVAC system at Holly Hill-Roberts ...

District 3 parents 'Get Back to Basics' at LMHS program  The Tand

SANTEE -- Parents of students who attend school in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3 gathered at Lake Marion High School to "Get Back to Basics" on ...

Crowded field seeks District 8 seat; six running for at-large school position  The Times and Democrat

The candidates running for the at-large District 8 seat on the Orangeburg County School Board want to ensure the new, consolidated district streamlines ...

Lake Marion Technology Center students achieve ASE certification, earn college credits  The Times and Democrat

SANTEE - The Automotive Technology Program at Lake Marion High School and Technology Center offers students two extraordinary opportunities; one is to ...

'Growing up is hard': Infinity Orangeburg keeping kids in school, helping them succeed  The Times and Democrat

HOLLY HILL — Tonjua (last name withheld) of Eutawville has a son — we'll call him Steve. Currently, he's a 17-year-old student at Infinity Orangeburg, the ...

Excitement, energy mark opening of OCSD3 school year  The Tand

HOLLY HILL - Ever hear someone say they were excited enough to turn a cartwheel?

S.C. STATE FOOTBALL: The struggle is real heading into Morgan State game  The Times and Democrat

In case the South Carolina State football team wasn't disappointed enough in an 0-4 start to the season, the Bulldogs get to play in Baltimore, Maryland, this ...

OPS A.D. hires former Claflin player, coach to lead volleyball program  The Tand

Orangeburg Prep Athletic Director Jan Stoudenmire spent a good portion of the summer interviewing possible candidates to head the varsity and junior varsity ...

Hometown hero returns: NFL's Mike Williams gives back to community in new way  The Tand

SANTEE – Mike Williams returned home Saturday to give back to his community and do something he has never done before.

Intruder at elementary school apprehended | News |  The Times and Democrat

HOLLY HILL — A man barged into a fourth-grade classroom at Holly Hill Elementary School Monday morning, tackled the teacher and broke her arm, Holly Hill ...

Lean Manufacturing: OCtech graduates 15 in inaugural class | Local  The Tand

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College graduated its first class in the Lean Manufacturing Certificate Program.

Lake Marion Hires Leonard Johnson As Head Football Coach

Lake Marion has hired Leonard Johnson as its new head football coach.

Father of 2 slain S.C. teens arrested on drug charges  USA TODAY

HOLLY HILL, S.C. — The father of two teens killed and a third critically injured inside a South Caolina home earlier this week was arrested on drug charges as ...

Tri-County Chamber of Commerce names scholarship recipients  The Tand

The Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized the chamber's five scholarship recipients from public and private high schools in Dorchester and ...

Probe into four execution-style murders continues | News  The Times and Democrat

Six months after four people were shot and killed execution-style at a Holly Hill home, the murderers are still being sought.

Emma K. White -- Holly Hill | Obituaries |  The Times and Democrat

Funeral services for Emma K. White of Holly Hill will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Greater Unity AME Church, 744 Coach Road, Holly Hill.

OCSD3 superintendent already preparing for consolidation | News  The Tand

HOLLY HILL - The superintendent of Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3 told trustees at their January meeting that she has already begun preliminary ...

CLEMSON FOOTBALL: Mike Williams keeps an eye on the rivalry  The Tand

CLEMSON — While many around South Carolina are busy eating turkey, the second-ranked Clemson Tigers will be thinking about chicken as they prepare for ...

Tired of being silent: Woman living with HIV uses story to inspire others  The Times and Democrat

Monique Howell-Moree has been living with HIV since 2005, but her journey of survival has not come without its dark moments.

CLEMSON FOOTBALL: Williams impressed by what he saw  The Times and Democrat

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — If there is one person who would understand what it is like to have a big game on the biggest of stages it would be former.

Orangeburg County Sweet Sixteen Tournament play gets underway with first round results  The Tand

CORDOVA - There are two main reasons why high school basketball teams play pre-Christmas or holiday tournaments.

Encouraging stories you may have missed | News |  The Tand

The news of the day can be over-whelming at times. Here are some positive stories demonstrating the positive spirit found within the vast majority of our ...

Couple uses experience, skills to give back to community  The Tand

SANTEE — A few years ago, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3's Holly Hill-Roberts High School and Elloree High School merged to become Lake ...

SC State student's funeral set, no suspects in campus murder  Live 5 News

A killer is still unidentified in a murder on South Carolina State University's campus last Friday.

Bettering Orangeburg County: Chamber honors McCutchen, Middleton | Local  The Tand

Two Orangeburg County individuals were recognized Thursday night for their role in the betterment of Orangeburg County and the community they call home.

LMHS cadets lead the way at summer JROTC training  The Times and Democrat

Cadets from the Lake Marion High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program set a high standard for their counterparts from across South Carolina ...

Veteran school, civic leader SB Marshall dies | News |  The Tand

After a lifetime of *service*, Rev. Dr. Samuel Booker “S.B.” Marshall passed away Saturday at age 92.

OCtech, OCSD3 will offer manufacturing course for citizens in eastern county  The Tand

After months of planning, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3 will offer a manufacturing certification course ...

Reward offered to 'place $MOVE artist in cuffs,' Eutawville mayor says  The Tand

Around a dozen buildings and signs in eastern Orangeburg County are tagged with red, and sometimes green, graffiti saying “$MOVE.”

Claflin's Lawton earns CIAA men's basketball preseason honors, Panthers picked 6th  The Tand

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Claflin University's graduate center Austin Lawton has been named to the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) Men's ...

Man who killed Orangeburg officer runs out of appeals, remains on death row  The Times and Democrat

The man who murdered an off-duty Orangeburg officer in 2004 has run out of appeals, according to a federal judge's order.

Holly Hill UMC celebrating 125 years of ministry | Life and Style  The Times and Democrat

Holly Hill United Methodist Church is celebrating a major milestone this year -- its 125th anniversary.

Lake Marion's Davis agrees to play football for Ohio  The Times and Democrat

Lake Marion High School senior tailback James Davis has registered to attend Ohio University this fall, where he will be a preferred walk-on player for legendary ...

Holman gets life in 'brutal' killing; 'Nothing can bring (victim) back'  The Times and Democrat

A Holly Hill man who killed his rival after discovering his long-time partner was unfaithful was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

REVISITED: 100 Objects in 100 Days | Promo |  The Tand

The "100 Objects in 100 Days" series in 2014 was the catalyst for a second series on Orangeburg County history titled "Vintage Orangeburg County," the ...

Child shooting victim recovers; four shot, killed one year ago  The Times and Democrat

Dreamzz Nelson was only 8 when he was shot in the head at his father's home near Holly Hill.

Murder suspect arrested | Crime and Courts |  The Times and Democrat

Authorities have arrested a Berkeley County man on a charge of murder in connection with a September 2012 shooting in Holly Hill.

Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites to headline anniversary celebration for local gospel music producer  The Tand

SANTEE -- One of the nation's most popular traditional gospel quartets will be headlining the 36th anniversary of a local music producer.

Police seek help in locating suspect in armed robbery  The Times and Democrat

HOLLY HILL — Holly Hill police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect in an armed robbery at Security Finance on Old State Road on Jan. 2.

Col. Jenkins to speak at Veterans Day ceremony  The Tand

A Veterans Day observance ceremony is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11, at Orangeburg's Veterans Memorial.

Horse racing tradition: 55th Annual Elloree Trials promise family fun, heart-pounding action  The Times and Democrat

One of Eastern Orangeburg County's favorite springtime traditions will continue March 25, when quarter horses and thoroughbreds head to the starting gate to ...

Cordova man gets 10 years in prison for brutal beating  The Tand

A Cordova man who admitted to beating a man with a sock full of potatoes in 2013 will spend the next 10 years in prison.

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