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A good start to the morning

Alice Drive Elementary School students started the school day Friday with a welcome from members of the Sumter High School football team. PHOTO PROVIDED 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

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

Up to the challenge

Regina Osborne, a fourth-grade teacher at Kingsbury Elementary School, incorporated STEM activities into her team-building plans during the first 10 days of school. Osborne's class participated in the "Saving Sam Challenge" and … more

New law requires active shooter drills in all public schools

Sumter School District is adhering to a new state law that will introduce required active shooter and intruder drills to public schools each semester, and public schools in Lee and Clarendon counties will also see a stronger police presence on … more

State, Sumter test scores improve slightly

Sumter and South Carolina students performed overall slightly better in English and math on standardized testing in 2018 compared to 2017, but most students are still not meeting grade-level expectations. The state Department of Education … more

Successful alumnus to give Morris College fall address

Mandrake T. Miller will deliver the address at the annual fall convocation at Morris College at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center. Morris president Dr. Leroy Staggers will … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sumter students' ingenuity takes flight in tiny cubes

You could describe it as big science in little cubes, but it all equates to engaging more and more young students in the growing career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. That was on display Friday at Bates 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
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