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Baron Drag Relay

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall junior Haile McElveen is pulled by classmates Mary Catherine Matthews and Savanna McKiethen in the Baron Drag Relay during The Baron Games pep rally. Sponsored by the student council, the annual pep rally for students … more

Men to greet students at Sumter schools through United Way program

By DANNY KELLY danny@theitem.com The United Way Diamonds Men's Day Wednesday program has teamed up with Sumter School District to help welcome children back to school with a project called Men2School, in which men will greet children when they … more

Board to hold special called meeting about Sumter superintendent search

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda … more

Campus corner: Aug. 29, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced the Summer 2018 student honors lists. This term, 234 students have been honored. The President's List recognizes students who were … more

Students awarded scholarship in memory of slain officer

PHOTO PROVIDED Winners of the 2018 Charlie Kubala Memorial Scholarship, from left (holding checks), are Liam Miller of Thomas Sumter Academy, Abby Zilch of Wilson Hall and Sarah Richardson of Sumter High School. Standing with students are Sumter … more

Campus Corner: Sept. 4, 2018

The Citadel CHARLESTON - The Citadel awarded gold stars to the following local cadets and students who achieved a 3.7 grade-point average or higher during the 2018 spring semester. The following area students were awarded gold stars: - Sumter … more

Michalik not running for re-election to Sumter School District Board

With a relatively light agenda, the biggest news from Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' meeting Monday might actually have been afterward when Vice Chairwoman Karen Michalik said she would not be seeking re-election in … more

CCTC president to serve as a moderator at conference

Central Carolina Technical College President Michael Mikota has been selected as a panel session moderator for an upcoming annual statewide workforce development conference. Mikota will moderate a session titled Building the Pipeline by Changing … more

Sumter School Board Finance Committee to meet Wednesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees’ advisory Finance Committee is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday. A district spokeswoman distributed a meeting agenda late … more

College names Kolb as Clarendon County's director of Adult Education

SUBMITTED MANNING - Central Carolina Technical College has selected Lara Kolb to serve as Clarendon County's director of Adult Education at the F.E. DuBose campus. "I am excited for the opportunity to reconnect and serve the students and families … more

Sumter School District announces 3 make-up days from Hurricane Florence

Sumter School District has announced three make-up dates for school days missed last week as a result of Hurricane Florence. Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm said at Monday night’s school … more

Democratic Party chair running for Sumter school board seat

Filing for non-partisan seats on Sumter School District Board of Trustees and Sumter City Council begins Monday, and Sumter County Democratic Party Chairwoman Barbara Bowman said she is ready to file for the school board race. Bowman spoke … more

School board meets again Monday

After its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting was delayed until last Monday, Sept. 17, due to Hurricane Florence, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet on consecutive weeks with its regular monthly work session set for … more

Sumter School Board members are pleased with surplus, say still work to be done

After finishing fiscal year 2018 on June 30 with a projected net income - or surplus - of $7.8 million, Sumter School Board members and district officials say they're pleased with the financial progress the district has made but emphasize there's … more

Sumter teacher racks up awards

Shasta Smith, Sumter School District's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, was named the September Star Teacher of the Month. She was a guest on the Good Morning Sumter Show on WDXY AM 1240 and FM 105.9 with host Derek Burress. Smith is a seven-year … more

Sumter middle school sent photos of Hurricane Florence from astronaut aboard space station

Hurricanes can be scary and dangerous, but one middle school in Sumter received an awe-inspiring glimpse of the monster storm that is on its way to South Carolina. Alice Drive Middle School … more

Quote of the week

"I want to study dinosaurs a lot because in the future, I kinda want to be a paleontologist, but I just started thinking about other things, but I still want to be a paleontologist, but, um, if I can't get to paleontologist, I'll just grow up to be … more

SHS announces orientation time change

FROM STAFF REPORTS Orientation for freshmen and students in grades 10-12, who are new to Sumter High School, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16. Students whose last names begin with A-L will report from 5 to 6 p.m., and M-Z will report from 6 … more

Crestwood High alumnus named local St. Leo University director

A former Crestwood High School graduate is returning to Sumter for a college-level director position. In a news release Thursday, Saint Leo University announced that Terrance Gilmore has recently been named as director of the university's Shaw … more

National Children's Theater performs at Oakland Primary

PHOTOS PROVIDED The National Children's Theater, in conjunction with Duke Energy, brought the roof down at Oakland Primary School with its performance of "Round up at Resource Ranch," a program that teaches students about conserving energy and … more
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