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Sumter County Interagency Transition Team to host Resource Night on Tuesday

The Sumter County Interagency Transition Team of the Transition Alliance of South Carolina will host a free Student Resource Night at 220 Hasell St. from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. "It's for students … 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

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

Baker, Ragin take two at-large Sumter School Board seats over appointed incumbents

Former district Superintendent Frank Baker and educator Shawn Ragin will likely be Sumter School Board's at-large board members moving forward. Baker and Ragin were the top two vote-getters Tuesday in the general midterm election with Baker … more

Children's author reads at St. Anne & St. Jude

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School welcomed author Mallette Cook on Oct. 31. The entire Lower School gathered in the Big Hall to hear a story read aloud by the author. Cook wrote "Sweet Treats" and "The Big Oak." Books were available for students … 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

3 incumbents retain Clarendon 1 school board seats

Tony Junious, Keith Bowman and Cindy Risher won the three open Clarendon School Board District 1 seats Tuesday night, according to unofficial results from the South Carolina Election Commission. The district includes Calvary, Panola, Summerton 1, … more

Wilson Hall preschoolers study the life cycle of a pumpkin

Molly Montgomery, a student in Wilson Hall's three-year-old preschool class, waters the pumpkin vine she has grown from seed. The students are studying the life cycle of a pumpkin as part of their science instruction. 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

Central Carolina holds 2nd Academic Challenge for area high schools

SUBMITTED Central Carolina Technical College held its second-annual Academic Challenge on Nov. 9. The Academic Challenge is a competition between high school teams in the college's four-county service area - Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter. … 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

Ebenezer Middle School students learn about local career paths, success

Forty-seven students from Ebenezer Middle School had the opportunity to participate in the Student Leadership Career Forum. For the sixth year of implementation, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, in … more

Willow Drive Elementary kindergartners visit Sumter Fire Department to learn about safety

Willow Drive Elementary kindergarten class visited the Sumter Fire Department at Alice Drive on Thursday morning for Fire Prevention Week, which the department stretches into a month in order to include the … 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

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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