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Lee Central Middle School students use art to learn about Black History Month

BISHOPVILLE - Lee Central Middle School is abuzz with excitement as Black History Month gets underway. Teachers, students and even the administrators are all taking part in an integrated curriculum that … more

Sumter School District Finance Committee recommends Mayewood reopening be reconsidered

The Sumter school board’s advisory Finance Committee wants the district’s Board of Trustees to reconsider its decision to reopen Mayewood Middle School next school year. Reasoning that … more

Sumter school board calls second meeting for Monday, will discuss superintendent search

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees has scheduled another special-called meeting for Monday afternoon. A district spokeswoman distributed an agenda to the media Saturday night. Most … more

First Presbyterian Preschool celebrates Presidents Day

PHOTOS BY RHONDA BARRICK / THE SUMTER ITEM Students of First Presbyterian Church Preschool celebrated Presidents Day a few days early by singing songs, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, marching across the school grounds and watching Sumter High … more

Data show R.E. Davis classes not overfull

To push forward or to jump ship? To move ahead with previous plans for one school with 440 students in a first-year K-8 magnet school model or go back to two small schools - one elementary and one middle - less than two miles apart in the eastern … more

Fighter pilot, Tuskegee airmen honored as ‘Shaw Fourteen’ whose lawsuit compelled desegregation of schools in Sumter

Jim Crow didn't wear a military uniform after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case ruled segregated public schools were unconstitutional, but school districts across the South needed another legal push to enact integration. One of those … more

Police be my valentine

PHOTOS BY ADRIENNE SARVIS / THE SUMTER ITEM Sumter Police Department officers handed out Valentine's Day cards to kindergarten students at Alice Drive, Willow Drive and Millwood elementary schools Thursday. Each card featured Chase from the … more

Congressional internships open in Sen. Scott's office

A U.S. senator who represents South Carolina is accepting congressional internship applications for positions in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for this summer. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is offering … more

WH's Segars honored by WACH, Grow Financial

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall senior Liza Segars was recognized as the WACH/Grow Financial Scholar Athlete of the Year during half-time of a recent basketball game in the Nash Student Center. In addition to a plaque, she was presented a scholarship … more

S.C. education department is 'very concerned' about Mayewood Middle School reopening

The state education department's leader wrote a letter to Sumter School District's leaders expressing concerns about the school board's vote Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School given the district's recent financial and other … more

USC Sumter brings French-language films back to campus with series

SUBMITTED The USC Sumter Division of Arts and Letters announces the return of the annual Tourn es Festival Film Series to the USC Sumter campus Monday nights from Feb. 18 through April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in USC Sumter Nettles Auditorium. USC … more

How much will it cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School?

The cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School for Sumter School District will be in the range of $1 million to $1.2 million next school year and then about $360,000 to $471,000 in recurring annual expenditures every year after that. Cost calculations … more

St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School students collect warm clothing for those in need

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School's service project for January was collecting hats, gloves and scarves. Throughout the month, students from grades K5 through eighth brought in donations to give to Sumter United Ministries to distribute to … more

Sumter school board holding called meeting Tuesday night

The Sumter school board has scheduled another called meeting for Tuesday night at the district office. The meeting will be mostly behind closed doors in executive session, according to the agenda, … more

Crestwood FFA places 8th at event

SUBMITTED Members of the Crestwood Future Farmers of America traveled to Georgetown on Feb. 9 to compete in the state Wildlife Career Development Event. Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage … more

St. Anne & St. Jude wins quiz bowl for 5th year

PHOTO PROVIDED St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School has won the SCISA Middle School Quiz Bowl Regional for the fifth-consecutive year. The Guardians defeated three teams on Feb. 6 and will now host the nine-team SCISA State Tournament on … more

Central Carolina Technical College to offer apprenticeship program for Sumter youth

Central Carolina Technical College will address two issues at once with its youth apprenticeship program: preparing high school seniors for careers in mechatronics and machine tools and increasing the workforce for local industries. The program … more

Sumter school board votes to reopen Mayewood Middle School after hours of open, closed discussions

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees voted 6-3 late Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School for next year after a nearly six-hour meeting. The vote was made shortly after the … more

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to visit Morris College on Monday

SUBMITTED U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) will promote his 2020 presidential campaign on his visit to Morris College on Monday from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. The senator will address the campus community starting at … more

Campus Corner : Feb. 10, 2019

Lander University Lander University announces the names of undergraduate students who are recognized with the honor of making the President's List, during the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. To qualify for the President's List, a … more
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