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Education news: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

Clarendon School District 2 Phoenix Charter High Visits Boeing SC Twenty-five Phoenix Charter High students visited Boeing SC on Jan. 11 and participated in the DreamLearners Education program. Temporarily transformed into Boeing teammates, … more

Secretary of State honors Osteen Publishing for 124 years of business

The Sumter Item has come a long way since Hubert Graham Osteen first published what was then The Sumter Daily Item in 1894 and even longer since Noah Graham Osteen started working at the paper as a printer's apprentice when he was 12 years old in … more

Mayewood's Lowe is a finalist for S.C. Teacher of the Year

When the top education official in the state entered Zachariah Lowe's classroom on Tuesday, he became a living example of why he wanted to become a teacher and what he tries to instill in his students. Anyone can become anything if they put their … more

New Year's Schedule: Dec. 28, 2017

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018: federal government offices; U.S. Postal Service; state government offices; City of Sumter offices; … more

Giving Sumter County history a facelift, restoration

After years of a society's campaigning, Thomas Sumter Memorial Park, named in honor of the "Gamecock General" and Sumter County's namesake, will receive some much-needed improvements during the next few months. Located in Stateburg - Sumter's … more

Small crowd mostly opposes Sumter School District consolidation proposal

A relatively small but boisterous crowd of community members mostly voiced their displeasure Thursday night with a district consolidation proposal that would close three low-enrollment schools in … more

Cold nights to return to Sumter

After a brief reprieve from harsh, record-setting cold nights in Sumter County, residents can expect another wave of low temperatures this weekend and even a chance of more snow early next week. A … more

A perfect day for PIZZA: Deals in Sumter for National Pizza Day

Today marks what may be one of the most popular and most celebrated national holidays 'round the United States - National Pizza Day. Like any other made-up "official" national holiday, it's an excuse to grab a slice (or four), ask your boss to … more

Cherryvale woman steals, wrecks Sumter County patrol car, two more

A 21-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after she wrecked three vehicles — including a sheriff's deputy patrol car that she stole while she was being detained — during early … more

Sumter native serves in Navy's TOPGUN program

FALLON, Nevada - In Nevada's high desert is the Navy's premiere tactical air warfare training center, home to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development … more

Lee School District to hold Teacher Recruitment Fair

Lee County School District will hold its Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be recruiting for all teacher positions and will conduct … more

Sumter First Church of the Nazarene to hold fundraiser on Saturday

Sumter First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 Patriot Parkway, Sumter, will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the church. Funds from the event will be used to help build a church in Haiti in … more

Record crops may mean lower, competitive prices in South Carolina

A record crop in 2017 may mean South Carolina producers will have to adjust their 2018 budgets to account for lower prices. Corn, cotton and soybeans all had good crops this year, according to Clemson agricultural economists Nathan Smith and … more

Sumter City Councilman's son involved in stabbing

Charges have not been filed in the investigation of a Christmas gathering that turned violent at the home of a Sumter city councilman on Antlers Drive. According to an incident report, Robert A. Galiano III, 36, - son of Sumter City Councilman … more

Anticipated Sumter road projects getting closer to starting

Lafayette Diamond and other highly anticipated road improvement projects are getting closer to the starting line, according to Sumter City-County Planning Department Director George McGregor. The Lafayette Diamond project is a lot closer to … more

Elks celebrate 150 years

Sumter Elks Lodge 855 has joined with more than 2,000 lodges nationwide in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the BPOE - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. While the original Elks lodge was founded in 1868 in New York City, the Sumter lodge … more

Sumter retailers pleased with holiday sales

Retailers throughout the country saw an increase in sales this Christmas season compared to previous years which is great for local business owners, especially during a time of growing online shopping, according to national economists and retail … more

Sumter police chief speaks to school board

Sumter's police chief says the issue of school safety related to potential shootings is an emerging issue that must be dealt with proactively by local law enforcement working in association with schools. Chief Russell Roark spoke to the Sumter … more

Air Force, Navy and Marine pilots 'battle' at Shaw

Pilots assigned to Shaw Air Force Base hosted U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and took to the skies to duel each other earlier this month. The pilots came together for basic fighter maneuver … more

Canning Sumter's litter problem

Seeing all the litter - everything from cigarette butts and discarded plastic bottles to shoes, tires and mattresses - in Sumter County makes Erika Williams want to cuss. Williams, the communications and strategic initiatives manager for Sumter … more
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