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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 Item, Thompson to premiere Sumter School District welcome guide

With summer in full swing and the return of school fast approaching, The Sumter Item is full-steam ahead on a new magazine that will come out this fall. The 2018-19 Sumter School District Welcome Guide will be the public schools' official … 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
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