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Campus Corner: June 24, 2018

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY CHARLESTON - The following local residents have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester at Charleston Southern University. - Sumter - Thomas Zackery Cook, David Christopher White, Deja Alease … more

Trio of young men, pastor will run for Sumter school board

Three young men and a pastor were among several candidates who signed on during the final week of the filing period for nonpartisan, Sumter School Board seats up for election in November. Filing closed on Wednesday. Shawn Ragin, Caleb Kershaw … more

Breaking down Tuesday's Sumter County Council vote to deny school millage request

Following Sumter County Council's 5-2 vote on Tuesday to deny a 5.48-millage increase for Sumter School District, equal to about $1,057,121, council members stated their reasons for voting the way they did. The school district intended to use the … more

Sumter school board members disappointed in millage denial

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees remains expected to adopt its balanced $131.8 million budget tonight after a third and final reading at its board meeting, but a bigger question Wednesday was the board's reaction to Sumter County Council … more

Another year of learning begins at Sumter School District

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM Students at Willow Drive Elementary School are cheered on as they walk into the school for their first day on Monday. Most students in Sumter School District headed back to classes on Monday, and … more

Thomas Sumter Academy delegates

PHOTOS PROVIDED Members of the Class of 2019 at Thomas Sumter Academy had the opportunity to attend Palmetto State this summer. Girls State delegates, above, were nominated by TSA and sponsored by The Auxiliary American Legion: Kenzie MacQueen, … more

Board takes no action at special meeting

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees took no action at Tuesday's special called meeting at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. After opening the meeting at 6 p.m., the board went into executive session behind closed doors for … more

Sumter Rotary Club awards scholarships

Sumter Rotary Club presented students with scholarships recently. From left are Charlie Allen, Rotary president; Jarod Richardson; Noah Brown; Nycolaus King; Makeba Harvin; Mya McCray; LaCeasar Sharod; Austin Hopkins; and Johnny Hilton, Rotary … more

CCTC to host lunch and learn next week

FROM STAFF REPORTS Central Carolina Technical College will host a lunch-and-learn session next week for parents of Sumter County high school students and eighth-graders to inform them of the college's various opportunities for their … more

McQuilla will not run for re-election to Sumter school board

Sumter School District Board of Trustees member Lucille McQuilla announced she will not be seeking re-election to the Area 3 seat on the board. Reading from a prepared statement on Friday, McQuilla said she enjoyed serving the children of Sumter … more

Sumter, Lee, Clarendon schools closed indefinitely starting Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence

Schools in the following counties, including Sumter, Lee and Clarendon, will be closed starting Tuesday, Sept. 11 until further notice in preparation of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make … more

National Awards Program seeking S.C.'s top youth volunteers of 2018

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for South Carolina's top youth volunteers of the year now through Nov. 6. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have … more

Sumter School District official: New achievement plan helped increase test scores

Sumter School District officials attribute increased test scores last school year to a new student achievement plan put in place about a year ago and say they think more growth will follow this year because of new academic programs now in many of … more

Dalzell private school to open

Allen Horn retired more than a year ago from three decades in education as a teacher and sports coach in both public and private schools, mainly around the Charleston area. He spent much of the year after substituting in Sumter School District and … more

Sumter school board meeting scheduled for Monday

On its first day returning from its two-week summer break on Monday, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hold its July monthly board meeting tomorrow. A district spokeswoman distributed the agenda for the meeting on Friday, which … more

CCTC holding industrial technology info session today

Central Carolina Technical College is moving forward with a unique one-year industrial certification program that allows students to go to school for free while also working part time in industry, earning $10 per hour. The college will hold an … more

Lakewood High marching band Class of 2018 awarded college scholarships

Some teenagers turn their tassels at graduation and never look back at high school. Not four recent Lakewood High School graduates. Five of the six seniors who were in marching band at Lakewood went back to their now alma mater on Old Manning … more

Preliminary fiscal '18 report before Sumter School Board

The interim superintendent's regular district update report and the preliminary June 30, 2018, financial report highlight Sumter School Board's agenda for its next meeting, Monday night. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda for the … more

Rallying the troops: Sumter School District teachers get together for back-to-school pep rally

"Whatever it takes." That's the theme for the new school year in Sumter School District, and it was expressed loud (really loud) and clear Wednesday at the district's annual opening meeting for teachers and staff at Sumter County Civic … more

Sumter Utilities gift makes it easier for veterans to finish college degree

Supporting student military members at the University of South Carolina Sumter just got easier thanks to a generous gift from Sumter Utilities. Many people assume that active-duty military members and veterans attend college for free … more
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