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Branchville's Funchess named to national volleyball Phenom List  The Tand

BRANCHVILLE -- Branchville High School volleyball junior setter Abby Funchess knew this season would be a challenge as she took the on-court leadership ...

Branchville volleyball sweeps Lake View to head back to state title match  The Tand

BRANCHVILLE – Kelsey Kinard didn't have much of her voice left when she was leaving the volleyball court at Branchville High School on Monday evening.

Branchville volleyball falls in state title final  The Times and Democrat

The Branchville Yellow Jackets lost 3-1 to the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics on Saturday in the Class A state championship.

Branchville selling old school to church group as headquarters  The Times and Democrat

BRANCHVILLE -- Branchville Town Council is opening its doors to several new worship facilities.

T&D REGION SPORTS: Felton Lab volleyball wins region tournament  The Times and Democrat

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL. Felton Lab wins. region tournament. BRANCHVILLE – Felton Laboratory Charter School swept all four of its matches in the ...

List of shelters in the Midlands

The following are hurricane shelters available in the Midlands, according to the SCEMD website. Richland County: Ridge View High School 4801 Hard Scrabble ...

South Carolina opens emergency shelters ahead of Hurricane Florence  FOX 46 Charlotte

South Carolina has opened dozens of emergency shelters ahead of Hurricane Florence.

All Hurricane Shelters in North and South Carolina  The Weather Channel

The Lamb's Chapel 415 Roxboro Rd. Haw River, NC 27258. Bertie County Middle School 652 US 13N Windsor, NC 27983. Colerain Elementary School

Hurricane Florence: Midlands area schools housing SC evacuees  The State

Almost three dozen emergency shelters — including Columbia, Orangeburg and Sumter schools — have opened for evacuees fleeing from Hurricane Florence.

Jacob Smith named Patriot Boys Basketball coach

Jacob E. Smith Sr. has taken over the reins of the Fort Dorchester Boys Basketball Program.

Yellow Jackets hire new football coach from within the nest  The Times and Democrat

BRANCHVILLE — The Yellow Jackets will be under new direction in 2016-17 after naming assistant Wayne “Sandy” Dukes as the new Branchville High School ...

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 ...

Crowd breaks out into gospel song at South Carolina high school game

It's homecoming season, and a small town in South Carolina showed just how close-knit their community is at a Cross High School football game. The Trojans ...

OCSD4 students who failed to meet state reading standard in line for special education, intervention  The Times and Democrat

COPE -- Only eight students across Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 failed to meet the state's requirement to read on grade level by the time they ...

Holly Hill Academy hires AD and coach; trustees have concerns about Shelley ouster  The Times and Democrat

To find its new athletic director/multisport coach, Holly Hill Academy went looking in the same place it found its most recent one.

Dorchester Academy baseball outworked opponents to win second straight title  The Tand

ST. GEORGE – The Dorchester Academy baseball team doesn't believe it won back-to-back SCISA Class A state titles because it outplayed teams during ...

SENIORS AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME: Branchville’s Bryant ready to play on the next level  The Tand

With the 2013-14 year coming to a close, many of The T&D Region's top student-athletes will be ending their high school careers. The T&D is profiling standout ...

T&D REGION SPORTS: OP volleyball gets two home wins, Felton Lab undefeated through regular season  The Times and Democrat

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL. Orangeburg Prep opens. week with 2 wins. The Lady Indians took a 3-0 sweep of Northwood Academy on Monday at home, with set ...

Whitmire Homecoming game Friday  Union Daily Times

Whitmire Homecoming game Friday on Union Daily Times | WHITMIRE — The Whitmire High School Wolverines will be playing their Homecoming game this ...

Another special year for Dorchester Academy baseball, softball teams  Charleston Post Courier

Spring has become a pretty special time of year at Dorchester Academy, especially when it comes to winning state championships. For the second consecutive ...

High School teams play week 10 games Thursday due to weather  WYFF Greenville

Due to weather conditions around the Upstate on Friday, teams will play their week 10 football game on Thursday.

Man preserves cemetery after congregation gone  The Tand

BRANCHVILLE — While most retirees would enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sun at the beach, Mickey Byrd spends his days basking in the sweltering summer ...

Branchville volleyball topped by Lewisville, 3-1, in state championship  The Tand

CHAPIN - The Branchville volleyball team won its first 10 sets of SCHSL Class A state playoffs. But losing the final three to Lewisville on Saturday morning at ...

SCHOOL NEWS | News |  The Times and Democrat

Branchville High School has announced the names of students named to the first-quarter Principal's and A/B honor rolls.

Avinger's arm lifts Holly Hill Academy, forces Saturday game for title  The Tand

HOLLY HILL -- The Holly Hill Academy Raiders defeated the Dorchester Academy Raiders 6-3 in game two of the SCISA Class A state championship baseball ...

Sapakoff: Gamecock Jesus celebrates full-circle fun with South Carolina basketball upset of No. 10 Auburn  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — Gamecock Jesus, No. 1 South Carolina fan and retired Veterans Administration hospital nurse Carlton Thompson, cheered from his customary ...

Where to vote  The Tand

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Friday Night Hits Week 9: High School football scores, highlights  WYFF Greenville

Teams from around the Upstate and Western North Carolina will take to the field Friday night for week nine of the high school football season.

Edisto football hires Carter from Lake Marion  The Times and Democrat

The Edisto High School football program has the longest streak of consecutive losses in the South Carolina High School League.

Emergency Shelters Open Sunday in Orangeburg County

The Orangeburg County Emergency Operations center has decided to open four shelters on Sunday morning in anticipation of severe weather from Hurricane ...

Decorated Orangeburg soldier serves as State Guard leader  The Times and Democrat

South Carolina Adjutant General Robert E. Livingston promoted Branchville High School assistant principal, Richard D. “Rick” Leonard from colonel to brigadier ...

Friday Night Hits Week 0: High School football highlights and scores  WYFF Greenville

Teams from around the Upstate and Western North Carolina took to the field Friday night for week zero of the high school football season.

National finals next: Branchville High Beta Club captures state awards  The Times and Democrat

When they called three of us up there together, we didn't know which place we'd won,” said Meghan Owens, a senior at Branchville High School. “I just knew I'd ...

Raylrode Daze Festivul marks 49th year in Branchville Sept. 17-24  The Tand

BRANCHVILLE -- The 49th Annual Raylrode Daze Festivul kicks off this Sunday, Sept. 17 and will run through Sunday, Sept. 24, in the town of Branchville.

Wife, two others charged in Branchville fire chief's death  WIS

BRANCHVILLE, SC (WIS) - Three women, including the victim's wife, have been charged in connection with the stabbing death of Branchville Fire Chief Alan ...

RICH RAIL HISTORY: Branchville's 48th annual Raylrode Daze Festivul kicks off today  The Times and Democrat

BRANCHVILLE -- The 48th annual week-long Raylrode Daze Festivul begins Sunday in Branchville as community members and visitors come together to ...

Friday Night Hits Week 2: High School football highlights and scores  WYFF Greenville

Teams from around the Upstate and Western North Carolina took to the field Friday night for week two of the high school football season.

Friday Night Hits Week 1: High School football highlights and scores  WYFF Greenville

Teams from around the Upstate and Western North Carolina took to the field Friday night for week one of the high school football season.

Hobby leads Branchville to third win  The Tand

BRANCHVILLE — For the second time since the football program was revived in 2008, Branchville is above the .500 mark.

SCDOT ranks project priorities in The T&D Region  The Times and Democrat

With much discussion on the state level about adequately funding the state's highways, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has roads, bridges and ...

Can Can Girls, Gunfighters return to Branch Junction for ‘festivul’  The Tand

BRANCHVILLE — The 46th annual Raylrode Daze Festivul will hit full stride Friday in the town of Branchville as the world's oldest railroad junction holds the ...

Repeat! Dorchester wins second straight baseball championship, 4-3  The Times and Democrat

BRANCHVILLE – The Dorchester Academy Raiders captured their second SCISA Class A baseball championship in as many years, defeating Holly Hill ...

Tax increase considered for OCSD4 | Local |  The Times and Democrat

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 trustees are considering increasing taxes due to an anticipated decline in state funding.

Storm brings worries, work; T&D Region continues prep for wind, rain  The Times and Democrat

Georgetown resident Geri Bailey was parked at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School on Tuesday afternoon, wondering about her next course of action.

Two sought for school burglaries in Orangeburg County

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WACH) - Investigators in Orangeburg County are offering a reward for information about two burglaries at schools in the ...

Lake Marion Dixie Belles start state play with 2 wins  The Tand

BLUFFTON – The Lake Marion Dixie Belles softball team won the District 4 title and opened the Belles Dixie Girls Softball State Tournament at Oscar Frazier ...

Funchess - Creel  The Times and Democrat

Sarah Alexandra Funchess (Alex) of Rowesville, S.C. and Kevin Jody Creel of Grover, S.C., were united in marriage on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Prospect ...

H-K-T, Calhoun County high schools earn Palmetto Gold Awards  The Tand

Two local schools are among 65 across South Carolina called “superstars” by State Secretary of Education Dr. Mick Zais.

Orangeburg Touchdown Club kicks off 2017 season  The Tand

The 16th season of the Orangeburg Touchdown Club kicked off at The Cinema dining room on Thursday, with area coaches, high school players, the South ...

Gov. McMaster: Irma could damage some SC spots as bad as Hurricane Matthew did  WIS

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - All eyes are on Irma at the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center. Sunday afternoon, Governor Henry McMaster was there to ...

Empowering girls: Workshop encourages teens to value themselves  The Times and Democrat

Know who you are; value yourself and love yourself, author D'Jarius Jenkins recently told teenage girls attending Empowerment Day at Branchville High School.

Teen guilty in school break-ins  The Times and Democrat

A Bamberg teenager will have to pay thousands of dollars in restitution after pleading guilty to multiple burglary charges.

Dr. Lucius P. Varn dies at 91 | Obituaries |  The Times and Democrat

Dr. Lucius Pinckney Varn went home to be with his Savior on Wednesday morning, June 8, 2016. Dr. Varn was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Branchville, the son of Mr.

Speakers: Education, self-esteem key to curbing teen pregnancy  The Times and Democrat

Think past the moments and make wise decisions,” Teenb4Parents Teen Pregnancy Prevention Advocate Renee Mack advised teens in her remarks at a brunch ...

Schools hold commencement exercises  The Tand

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

Passion for learning: 7 students from District 5 accepted at Governor's School for Science and Mathematics  The Times and Democrat

Seven students from Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five are among 149 juniors from across the state to be accepted this year by the prestigious ...

Bamberg teen gets 10 years for ransacking Orangeburg County schools  The Times and Democrat

A Bamberg teen will spend the next 10 years in prison for ransacking classrooms and offices in Orangeburg County schools.

Small Business/Person of Year winner: ‘I love doing business in Orangeburg’  The Times and Democrat

The winner of the 2012 Small Business/Person of the Year Award is a life-long resident of our community, being born and raised in Orangeburg,” Allen Fairey of ...

Ryan’s burglar goes to prison  The Times and Democrat

A Columbia man has admitted burglarizing the vacant Ryan's restaurant at 2580 North Road.

Heavy wind, rain coming to T&D Region  The Tand

Emergency officials hope Hurricane Irma keeps moving west and away from the area, but they're still preparing for problems.

Lady Trojans volleyball team wins first ever state playoff match  Myhorrynews

The Green Sea-Floyds Lady Trojans volleyball team dug out a first-ever big playoff victory on the road on Oct. 26 over Low Country Leadership Academy in the ...

Contestants with local ties prepare for Miss South Carolina Pageant  The Tand

Three miss and one teen contestants representing or from The Times and Democrat region will compete in the 2013 Miss South Carolina and Miss South ...

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