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T&D REGION SPORTS: Branchville fields first boys volleyball team  The Tand

Branchville High School made history this past weekend, fielding the school's first boys volleyball team and competing in the Dixie Invitational Tournament at ...

T&D REGION SPORTS: Branchville wins Lady Jackets Invitational  The Times and Democrat

BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Lady Jackets won the 2nd Annual Lady Jackets Invitational on Saturday, taking two wins against Woodland and one win ...

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 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 ...

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

Vehicle traffic travels along US 501 as the SC govt ordered that traffic use all the lanes on the route leading away from the coast to facilitate the evacuation of ...

Crowd breaks out into gospel song at South Carolina high school game  ABC NEWS 4

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 ...

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 ...

OCSD4 students make gains in ELA, mathematics on SC Ready assessment  The Tand

COPE - A strong focus on English language arts and mathematics paid off this year in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4.

Branchville students get new opportunities to find STEM careers  The Times and Democrat

A whole new world of career opportunities in science, technology, electronics and math has up opened to students at Branchville High School.

Whitmire Homecoming game Friday  Union Daily Times

WHITMIRE — The Whitmire High School Wolverines will be playing their Homecoming game this Friday against Bethune-Bowman High School. The Wolverines ...

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 ...

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

Jacob Smith named Patriot Boys Basketball coach

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

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.

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 ...

Celebrating Orangeburg-area engagements, weddings, anniversaries and birthdays  The Times and Democrat

Mr. and Mrs. Dale (Crystal) Murphy of North, S.C. proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Hallie Lynn Murphy, born at Lexington Medical Center on ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Chamber honors Orangeburg hotelier; Patel called 'shining example' for business  The Tand

For Orangeburg resident Hema Patel, being named the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce Small Business/Person of the Year was hard to grasp.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

OCSD4 expecting success in season of testing, official says  The Tand

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 is getting ready for student testing, Superintendent Dr. Tim Newman says.

Brothers charged in school burglaries  The Times and Democrat

Two brothers have been charged with breaking into two Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 schools two weeks ago.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Graduations held at 5 area schools May 29 | Features |  The Times and Democrat

Five schools in The Times and Democrat Region held commencement services and recognized their honor graduates on Friday night.

Grand Slam Jam scheduled this Saturday | Sports | The Press and Standard  Walterboro Live

By Cindy Crosby The Colleton County Lady Cougar Softball Program will host their annual preseason tournament this upcoming ...

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.

Schools hold commencement exercises  The Tand

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

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.

OCSD4 improving security | Local |  The Times and Democrat

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 is taking action to prevent its schools from being burglarized again.

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.

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.

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 ...

Crowd questions consolidation plan | Local |  The Times and Democrat

An impassioned crowd gathered for a public hearing Monday night, with teachers and parents largely calling on lawmakers to hold off on a plan to consolidate ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The top local stories of 2012 | Sports |  The Tand

From retirements, unexpected losses to championship wins and defeats, The T&D Region saw all of it in 2012.

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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