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Lee Central Career and Technology Center student wins eSTEAM high school art contest

SUBMITTED Lee Central Career and Technology Center student Nidaisha Thomas won the high school division of The LINK Economic Development Alliance's eSTEAM Sumter festival recently. Her drawing will be posted on a billboard in Lee County this … more

Coronation of Mister and Miss Morris College set for Friday

SUBMITTED Morris College will hold the Coronation of Miss Morris College, Aun'ye Wilson, and Mr. Morris College, Deangelo Adams, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Garrick Boykin Human Development Center (gym), 300 W. College St. Wilson is a senior … more

Morris alumnus named speaker for Fall Honors Day Convocation

SUBMITTED Morris College will hold its Fall 2019 Honors Day Convocation on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. This formal campus-wide program is held twice annually to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement during … more

Sumter School District names executive director of student services

The district has named Veronne Davis as its new executive director of student services. She began the position on Sept. 30. Davis was most recently the principal of the ninth-grade academy at Dreher … more

Sumter School District board to meet Monday at Millwood

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly board meeting Monday night at Millwood Elementary School. A district staff member posted the agenda online Friday for the … more

Lee County School District Parent Advisory Council to host Harvest Festival

FROM STAFF REPORTS BISHOPVILLE - Lee County School District's Title I Parent Advisory Council will host its Harvest Festival on Oct. 30 at the LCSD Main Office, 310 Roland St. The meeting will convene at 5:30 p.m., and the entire community is … more

Hillcrest Middle wins Palmetto Silver award

The state Department of Education announced Monday that Sumter School District's Hillcrest Middle School is a Palmetto Silver award winner for its report card ratings performance last school year. Hillcrest, in Dalzell, earned the award by … more

Wilson Hall observes See You at the Pole

Wilson Hall students, faculty and parents met before school started the morning of Sept. 25 to participate in the annual See You at the Pole event, which is part of the Global Week of Student Prayer. Held the fourth Wednesday of … more

'Something this region needs': Thousands enjoy 2nd eSTEAM Festival in downtown Sumter for kid-friendly science, art, math, tech

A scissor lift rising to give children a different point of view was not the only thing reaching new heights Saturday in downtown Sumter. Thompson Construction's lift, which employee volunteers used to demonstrate safety and job site equipment by … more

CCTC Foundation awards more than $100,000 in scholarships

SUBMITTED The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation awarded scholarships to 112 students totaling more than $100,000 for the 2019-20 academic year. "Support of higher educational opportunities in a variety of forms continues to be a … more

Sumter school board committee meetings set for Monday

Two committees of Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet back to back on Monday night. A district spokeswoman distributed agendas this past week for the board's Policy Committee and Facilities Committee. According to its agenda, … more

Alice Drive Middle kicks off 2nd spaceflight program

Friday was the international kick-off for World Space Week that runs through Thursday, and everything zero gravity was in the air at Alice Drive Middle School. Experiments involving drones, rockets, hot-air balloons, robotics, moonwalks and smoke … more

Clarendon Hall SGA officers visit Statehouse

SUBMITTED On Sept. 24, senior class members of Clarendon Hall's Student Government Association traveled to the South Carolina Statehouse. The students were in Columbia to attend the Fall Conference of the South Carolina Independent School Student … more

Crestwood High School recognized for service activities

It was "Crestwood Night," one could say, at Sept. 23's Sumter School District Board of Trustees meeting at the district office. During the board recognition portion of the agenda, individuals from the high school at 2000 Oswego Highway captured … more

State funding adds 4 SROs in Sumter this school year

Additional school resource officers are coming soon to each public school district in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties. The 12 total SROs coming to tri-county districts are part of a total of 205 state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman … more

Flu vaccine, health screenings offered in Lee County School District by DHEC

SUBMITTED BISHOPVILLE - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is conducting a flu clinic at each school in Lee County School District on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Letters will be sent to parents soon detailing the new … more

USC Sumter named No. 5 community college in nation

USC Sumter has been named the second-best community college in South Carolina and No. 5 for best community college in the nation, but this isn't new information for those attending and working there. This is the third year in a row the campus … more

Manning High student council shines light on suicide prevention

Manning High School Student Council set out on a mission to make as many people smile as possible to shine a light on suicide prevention on Thursday, Sept. 12. "They [Student Council] wanted to bring light to suicide prevention because it's not … more

Lee County School District board to meet Thursday

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lee County School District Board of Trustees will hold its regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Quadplex, District Administration Complex, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. For additional information, call (803) … more

Finances before Sumter school board on Monday

The latest monthly financial reports highlight Sumter school board's monthly workshop meeting set for Monday. Board Chairman Ralph Canty spoke about the meeting on Friday. At Tuesday's board … more
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