People and achievements, Oct. 14

October 13, 2013 


RIDGE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL students Brianna Tennie and Anna White have been recognized for scoring in the top 3 percent in the nation on the PSAT/NMAQT standardized test.

SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL social worker Venesia Johnson has been named the 2013 Heart of the Region for Richland, Lexington and Kershaw counties. The award recognizes her exceptional work helping students and families.


LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT has promoted seven deputies: Brian Burrell of Lexington will serve as an undercover detective with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team; Tyler Couch of Lexington will serve as detective in the South Region Patrol District in Pelion; Shannon Dykes of West Columbia will serve as a detective in the Major Crimes Unit; Richard Jacob of Lexington will serve as a detective in the North Region Patrol District; Benjamin Treaster of Gaston will serve as resident deputy for the Boiling Springs and Fairview communities; Roy Hall of Lexington will serve as a deputy in the K-9 unit; and Roger Gilland of West Columbia will serve as an investigator in the Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

KERSHAW COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT has been recognized by the Lexington Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission for its outstanding contribution to the prevention of underage drinking.


AUDRIANA PEPPERS has been selected to represent South Carolina at the 2013 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas as a student athletic trainer. She is a senior at Spring Valley High School.


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