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Friends of Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden award scholarships

FROM STAFF REPORTS Friends of Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden have generously supported the Central Carolina Technical College Foundation Scholarship Program since 2008 according to a news release from CCTC. Scholarship awards are designated for … more

Sumter School Board Finance Committee to discuss year-end standing

Sumter School Board's advisory Finance Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokeswoman distributed the agenda for the meeting on Tuesday. Committee … more

School board postpones meeting until Sept. 17

Due to the impending inclement weather, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees postponed its board meeting that was scheduled for Monday night. According to a district spokeswoman, the board meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. … more

Sumter students celebrate Pinwheels for Peace

Everyone at Alice Drive Elementary School had a groovy time celebrating Pinwheels for Peace on Friday. All students in the school made a pinwheel to represent peace, and each class decorated the front lawn of the school with their pinwheels. In … more

LIST UPDATED THURSDAY: Closings and cancellations for Hurricane Florence in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties

Following is a list of current and upcoming closures and cancelations related to Hurricane Florence in Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties and affecting South Carolina. Keep checking back here for … more

Campus Corner: Sunday, July 2, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IOWA CITY, Iowa - Amanda Redfoot, a native of Sumter, has been named to the University of Iowa's Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester. USC Aiken AIKEN - The University of South Carolina Aiken congratulates those … more

Wilson Hall senior named Commended Scholar

Wilson Hall senior Ingrid Singleton has been named a Commended Scholar in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These … more

Sumter, Clarendon schools to reopen Monday after Florence closures

All Sumter School District schools and offices will reopen on Monday, September 17, now that Gov. Henry McMaster has lifted the order for school closures due to Hurricane Florence, according to … more

Campus corner: Aug. 23, 2018

Troy University TROY, Alabama - Troy University recognizes the following Sumter students who completed the requirements for graduation during the summer semester/Term 5 of the 2017-18 academic year: Shelley Kile, Master of Public Administration; … more

Campus Corner: Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The following Sumter students were awarded degrees during spring 2018 commencement at the University of Alabama May 4-6: Allison Estep, Bachelor of Science, and Shania Sankey, Bachelor of Social … more

Concert set for Music Man's Lee County departure, Sumter arrival

Thomas "Terry" Slater, also known as the Music Man, has taught music in Lee County for 32 years. Now, he's moving to Sumter County, and his former students think it's only right to put on a show in his honor.New Zion AME Church in Bishopville will … more

Poets Ray McManus, Ed Madden join forces at Columbia Museum of Art

SUBMITTED The Columbia Museum of Art announces The Write Around Series with Ed Madden and Ray McManus, the latest initiative in its new Writer-in-Residence program. On Sunday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m., award-winning poets Madden and McManus launch the … more

Congressman Ralph Norman to lecture at USC Sumter Constitution Day Program

SUBMITTED South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District leader in the United States House of Representatives, Ralph Norman, will present the annual Constitution Day lecture at the University of South Carolina Sumter at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, … more

Lowe’s gives Sumter's Lemira a new look

After Thursday, close to 30 volunteers associated with Lowe’s in Sumter would certainly agree with the old adage “helping others helps yourself.”For two days this week, 25 … more

Local students to perform for equestrian games

The Lemira Percussion Ensemble will present two performances on Monday as part of the 2018 World Equestrian Games being held this year in Tryon, North Carolina, at Tryon International Equestrian Center. The games take place every four years and are … more

Sumter School District will change its career fairs to 2 days

Sumter School District is changing the format of its middle- and high school career fairs this upcoming year. "It's basically a district-wide career fair," said Mark Gillard, the district's work-based learning coordinator, on Wednesday when … more

Sumter schools welcoming 173 new teachers this year

Newness, excitement, joy and some jitters filled the air Wednesday at Sumter School District's New Teacher Orientation at Crestwood High School. This year, the district has 173 new certified classroom teachers in Sumter County, according to … more

2 Sumter School District teachers selected for STAR

Lakia Gaines, Sumter Career and Technology Center Aerospace Engineering teacher, and Marina Mosneaguta from Alice Drive Middle School have been selected to participate in the STAR (Strategies for Teacher Advancement and Renewal) program sponsored by … more

Lee County back-to-school bashes will be Aug. 4, Aug. 9

Lee County students can attend two back-to-school bashes in August.Lee County School District will hold its bash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Lee Central Middle School Gymnasium, 41 … more

Lee school bashes will be Aug. 4, Aug. 9

Lee County students can attend two back-to-school bashes in August. Lee County School District will hold its bash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Lee Central Middle School Gymnasium, 41 Charlene Lane, Bishopville. Lee County NAACP … more
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