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Sumter's First Presbyterian Preschool celebrates St. Patrick's Day

First Presbyterian preschoolers went on a hunt for a pot of gold on Thursday in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Students, all dressed in green (some even with green hair), found leprechaun footprints along the way. more

Sumter school board's Finance Committee to discuss fiscal emergency at Tuesday meeting

The Sumter school board’s advisory Finance Committee will discuss the district’s February financial reports and an update on the state-declared fiscal emergency from Feb. 27 at its … more

Columbia City Ballet to perform at Morris College on Wednesday

SUBMITTED Experience the Lowcountry when the Columbia City Ballet performs "Off the Wall, Onto the Stage" at Morris College on Wednesday. Doors to the Neal-Jones Auditorium open an hour prior to the 7 p.m. performance. Dancers will express … more

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic celebrate Pi day

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School kicked off Pi day, March 14, by wishing Albert Einstein (aka Adam P., left) a happy birthday. The students then had cooking classes, Pi charts and played other games during their math class in … more

12 Sumter High School students receive Golden Apple awards

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding Sumter High School students on March 7 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character and was presented … more

Entire Ebenezer Middle reads same book at same time, helps children in need

In an age of texting, social media and computer-based learning, one rural middle school in Sumter County is finding out how impactful writing one letter to a stranger was for a friendship that crossed continents. The entire student and staff … more

Sumter's Kingsbury Elementary School celebrates Dr. Seuss during Read Across America

Read Across America Week at Kingsbury Elementary School was jam-packed with events geared to encourage reading and celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodore Seuss Geisel. He was a writer and cartoonist who in his career published more … more

Shaw Air Force Base representative on Sumter school board 'troubled' about Mayewood reopening, recent board actions

Leadership with the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base has indicated it is "troubled" by the actions of Sumter School District's Board of Trustees in recent months to revert against last … more

Wilson Hall art students sweep competition

PHOTO PROVIDED The following Wilson Hall students won first place in their respective divisions in the S.C. Independent School State Art Competition: eighth-grader Landon Miller - open media 2D; eighth-grader Caitlyn Schumacher - open media 3D; … more

Sumter school board takes no action on F.J. DeLaine Elementary School

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees took no action Monday night on a decision whether to reopen F.J. DeLaine Elementary School in Wedgefield. Monday night’s meeting concluded … more

Sumter natives' daughter accepted to 39 colleges, awarded $1.6M in scholarships

Some teens wait for that one college acceptance letter, the golden ticket, all or nothing. Jordan Nixon's letter from Grambling State University, a historically black public university in Grambling, Louisiana, came early. August early. Then came … more

St. Anne & St. Jude induct Beta Club members

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School held their National Junior Beta Club induction ceremony last Thursday. From left: new inductees on front row, Michael M., Makayla J., Alek L. and Kaitlynn F.; … more

Teacher Recruitment Fair set for Lee County School District on March 16

Lee County School District will hold its 2019 Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, at Lee County School District office, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. To schedule an interview in advance, … more

Campus Corner: Sumter, Clarendon and Lee county students

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY ANDERSON - The following students were named to the Dean's List at Anderson University for the fall semester 2018. A student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the semester to be named to the Dean's … more

Lee County School District holding art contest

SUBMITTED Lee County School District is offering its students a chance to participate in an art contest sponsored by the Parent Advisory Council. The theme is "My Parents - Their Music," and it is designed to honor the heritage of music passed … more

Alice Drive Middle students to be honored for helping peers in algebra

SUBMITTED Algebra Nation, a state-funded math program that is free for students, schools and teachers in South Carolina, will be awarding Alice Drive Middle School eighth-grade student Anna Galeano an iPad for her work in helping her peers across … more

Scholarship applications available to Sumter seniors who are former Millwood Elementary students

Applications for an annual college scholarship fund are now available to Sumter School District seniors who are former Millwood Elementary School students. Johnny Hilton, a district school board member and chairman of the Barry Leach Memorial … more

Budget would give raise to all S.C. teachers

COLUMBIA - Every teacher in South Carolina would get a raise bigger than nearly all of them have ever seen under the state's new budget being debated next week in the House. But newer teachers would get a bigger pay bump than those who have been … more

Penelope Martin-Knox named next Sumter School District superintendent in unanimous vote

Penelope Martin-Knox will be the next leader of the Sumter School District. In a unanimous vote at 8:38 p.m. Thursday at a called meeting, the district’s Board of Trustees passed a motion to name … more

Partners focus on student progress: Central Carolina Technical College, Alice Drive Middle School start engineering course for grade 7

The scene on Wednesday morning in Alice Drive Middle School's library shows we're full tilt into the digital age. A group of seventh-graders came into the library at 9:45 a.m. for a class in of all things AutoCAD. That's computer-aided design … more
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