People and achievements, Dec. 31

December 31, 2012 

SCHOOLS

THE PELION HIGH DRILL AND RIFLE TEAMS have beat out 16 other schools and received first place awards at their JROTC Division meet. The Pelion High Drill Team won first place in the drill competition, and the PHS Rifle Team won first place in the rifle competition.

LEXINGTON TECHNOLOGY CENTER DIRECTOR KENNETH W. LAKE has announced his plans to retire in June 2013. Lake has been an educator for 42 years, and 31 of those were spent at Lexington Technology Center.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT ONE’S DEPARTMENT OF FISCAL SERVICES has received certificates of excellence for the “2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.”

THE SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES is accepting applications for the 2013 summer programs and 2013/2014 academic high school year through Jan. 9. Contact (864) 282-3713; www.scgsah.org.

COMMUNITY

LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF JAMES R. METTS. who was elected to serve his 11th term in office, will be sworn in Thursday.

LEXINGTON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CAIN MAYRANT has been promoted to supervise the Support Services Division at the Detention Center.

YOUTH

ERICA UNDERWOOD AND JERRY UNDERWOOD have been selected to serve two years on the Army Reserve Tenn Panel. The siblings are students at Ridge View High School.

MILITARY

ARMY PFC. CHANDLER D. HUGHES has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Daniel Hughes of Lugoff and the grandson of Linda Hughes of Blythewood.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS KEVIN E. FOGLE has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Karen and David Fogle of Elgin.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN BRENT BOLIN has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Karen Jones of Leesville and Quinton Bolin of Lexington.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN JACOB LEAL has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Elizabeth Lunsford and the grandson of Charlotte Berry, both of Columbia.

NAVY CONSTRUCTIONMAN BENJAMIN D. THOMPSON, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11, has returned home to Gulfport, Miss., after providing disaster response support in New Jersey and New York. He is the son of Marilyn A. Thompson of Lexington and Benjamin D. Thompson of Leesville.

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