The South Carolina State GOP recently met in Columbia to select seven Republicans to serve as electors to the Electoral College after the November election. Two at-large members were also approved to be a part of this momentous event: SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick and Cindy Coster, SCGOP Nat…

Until Aug. 2, only 75 scouts in the 61-year history of Boy Scout Troop 5 had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Brevan Patterson of Honea Path became the 76th scout to be so honored.

You can now renew your South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) beginner's permit or identification card at SCDMVOnline.com. The new transaction is available for eligible South Carolinians and is another way residents can complete their SCDMV business from the comfort of home duri…

As we know, COVID-19 has changed our way of life, especially with large gatherings. With the current social-distancing mandates in place as well as increased positive cases, it is difficult to conduct an event with shotgun starts, meals, awards and celebrations.

To limit the presence of off-campus visitors and reduce the risk of the spread of illness, Newberry College has announced that this year’s homecoming celebration will move online. Additionally, all scheduled in-person reunions associated with the event have been postponed.

Considering a change in these changing times? The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Economic Development and Continuing Education (ConEd) Division has scheduled its next multi-session Manufacturing Job Readiness Pre-Employment Workshop to begin Aug. 24 for job-seekers in Abbeville, Edgefield …

Laurens County School District 55 will host a free school supply distribution drive-thru from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the LCSD 55 District Office, 301 Hillcrest Drive, Laurens. Each registered student will receive:

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The Countybank Foundation recently donated $25,000 to the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation for the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

The Abbeville County School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously July 14 to select Charles Mason Gary as the district's interim superintendent following the resignation of Julie Fowler.

Lander University proceeded with both excitement and caution as it opened its doors for First Year Orientation July 20, a move that makes Lander one of the first colleges in the country to have an in-person orientation option for freshmen students and their parents in the wake of the COVID-1…

The Teacher of the Year program honores outstanding educators for the significant contributions they make to their school, students and district.

For Mark Pilgrim, an associate professor of biology in Lander University’s Department of Biology, the switch to online learning for students and faculty came swiftly in March in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting to new ways of teaching and helping students through the transition be…

Those pondering a change in career during this time of isolation might want to consider a field that has been relatively unaffected by the pandemic. One of those is real estate. And the Continuing Education Program at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) has just the thing to help aspiring real …

Prospective students in the Newberry County area on a quest to tour the Newberry Campus of Piedmont Technical College (PTC) are in luck, and they don’t need to create a swashbuckling avatar to do it. They now can take a virtual tour online to check out the classrooms, labs and other workspac…