Clemson University has announced the President's List for the fall 2014 semester. To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average. Local students who achieved the honor include:
SUMTER, S.C. — An episode of “Making It Grow,” the live, interactive show hosted by Clemson Extension agent Amanda McNulty and produced by SCETV and Clemson University, has won a Telly Award for a 2014 segment filmed in Lake City with ArtFields director Karen Fowler.
Periodically, Lake City High School honors two outstanding Panthers as representatives of the school and highlights some of their influences and thoughts with a series of questions with Matt Apicella, English IV teacher, athletic director and head coach of the varsity baseball team.
In an update to the Lake City city council during their Feb. 10 meeting, the Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority reached out for additional funding, reported an increase in both Lake City bus routes, and introduced a new feature for city bus stops.
An international quilt exhibit is making a brief stop in Lake City this month and offers a narrative of quilt-making traditions while also highlighting the artistic mediums unique to American quilting history.
A free piano, violin and cello concert at the Bean Market marks Lake City’s participation in the upcoming Third Annual S.C. Chamber Musical Festival week that also sees classical music performances at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, the new FMU Recording Studio, and several other area venues.
In a move intended to put more “boots on the ground,” streamline operations, eradicate operation redundancies, and save monies, the City of Lake City has decided to shut down operations of a municipal jail and move all inmate retention operations to the county facility in Effingham.
CONTRIBUTED/FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT THREE Second grade students from Florence County School District Three's Lake City Early Childhood Center take in a Columbia City Ballet performance during a field trip Jan. 30. The performance of "Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Kids for Kids" celebrates the art work of South Carolina artist Jonathan Green.
The Florence County Disabilities Foundation held their annual Celebrity Barbecue Benefit with Schoolhouse Barbecue of Scranton and Rogers Barbecue of Florence Feb.3. The event delivered more plates of barbecue and fixings over previous years and also raised a few smiles as local celebrities served plates to patrons in the Lake City, Florence, and Johnsonville areas.
The toddling ambassador for the 2015 March For Babies Greater Lake City Area stole the show and the stage Thursday evening as he waved to gathered supporters at the annual kick off drive at the Lake City Library Community Room.
By the time the ArtFields 2015 Volunteer Party and Kick Off event began Feb. 5 at least 10 community members had already jumped online to register as a volunteer in the Lake City event that will begin to show its colors in just a few weeks.
CONTRIBUTED/BRIAN HUCKABEE,FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT THREE
Lake City senior Shaunice Fulmore, right, is congratulated by assistant coach Ashley Dress after scoring her 2,000th career point during the Lady Panthers home game against Wilson Friday night. The honor roll student signed a Letter of Intent recently to continue play at Francis Marion University where she plans to major in biology with a focus in the pre-medical curriculum. Through her junior season at Lake City High, the three-time All State player averaged 15.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and three steals per game. Last season, Fulmore was second in the Pee Dee in scoring at 21.7 points a game while averaging 3.5 steals and 1.9 assists. On November 19, 2014, the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association named her as one of the top five seniors in Class 3A.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - What has now become a tradition at Ronald E. McNair Junior High School, the trip to Myrtle Beach for the annual S.C. Beta Club Convention was organized but with a bit of a twist for 2015. Since combining seventh and eighth grades from REM and J. Paul Truluck Intermediate School, all eighth graders now have a chance to attend the conference.
LAKE CITY, S.C. – Twenty-nine Lake City High School student-athletes have been named to the school’s All-Academic Team for the second nine-week grading period and were treated to lunch at the Railway Restaurant in Lake City sponsored by Carolina Radiology on Thursday.