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Teachers from Kenya and as far as the Philippines are settling into their new home for the next three years, and that is Sumter County, where they will teach at local schools before returning to their home countries to share American … more
Textbook adoptions and a bond referendum for next fiscal year headline Monday's regular monthly meeting for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees. According to the agenda, which is posted publicly on the district's website, the … more
With ballots set for elections featuring candidates running behind a party, the last piece to the Nov. 5 general election is local nonpartisan races. In Sumter, that includes the mayor and three city council seats as well as four seats on the … more
Participants create art during the Sumter County Gallery of Art youth summer camp on Tuesday morning, July 9. This week at the gallery, students are participating in Fun in the Mud, Art Without Limits, … more
Dr. Lewis P. Graham has been named chief academic affairs officer at Morris College  according to a news release from Jaraya Johnson, director of communications and constituent relations for … more
The CCTC Foundation has received a grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation to support the Titan Simulation Center. This grant will fund Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) training for CCTC nursing faculty and … more
Kidz Klub STREAM Camp, hosted by Partners for Change of the Carolinas, hosted its very own podcast at the South HOPE Center this week on Wednesday, July 3. The kids were taught how to work with sound and video equipment by Joseph McDonald of JoeJam … more
Current Sumter School District Teacher of the Year Kelli Howard, left, is honored by American Legion Post 15 Commander Ken Mixon as the local teacher of the year in a ceremony Monday at American Legion Post 15 headquarters, 34 S. Artillery Drive. … more
Project management issues aside, Sumter's school board approved an administrative recommendation to transfer $1.7 million in capital funds to complete Crestwood High School's new football stadium at a special-called meeting last week. The total … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has allowed the U.S. Education Department to move ahead with a plan to lower monthly payments for millions of student loan borrowers, putting on hold a … more
In 2019, Inspire the Fire, a Charlotte-based nonprofit, brought the Sumter Experience to Patriot Hall, according to its Facebook page. This experience includes breakout sessions featuring lessons in rap/poetry, vocals, visual arts, drone technology, … more
Sumter Christian School's student council is seeking donations of goods and/or services from valued local businesses for its upcoming basket raffle. The raffle is intended to raise money for school and community projects and will be held at the … more
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, or SLED, is not just about enforcement, and USC Sumter proved that with its weeklong "SLED'ing into fun" summer camp June 24-28 where kids entering grades 5-8 learned about forensics, K-9 units and drones, … more
Last week, the Palmetto Tennis Center gave tennis lessons to Lemira Elementary School students during their summer enrichment camp. more
Sumter School District held its annual REACH Summer Arts Showcase on Wednesday night at Sumter High School. The REACH summer program is for students in grades 3 through 11 who have been identified as gifted in the arts, including visual arts, music … more
Sumter United Ministries is looking for school supplies as it kicks off its annual supply drive, "Gear Up for Learning," ahead of the 2024-25 school year. According to Kathy Hunt, SUM office manager, the ministry has hosted the project every year … more
Parents, teachers, classmates and friends were all guiding influences to help Sumter High School salutatorian Taeyoung "Aiden" Kim achieve one of the highest honors for a high school student in the U.S. Kim was recently named a National Merit … more
Sometimes a dream can come true, and you do not have to move for it either. That describes the story of Liberty STEAM Charter School third-grade lead teacher Michelle McDonald, who went from not knowing anything about the Sumter school one year … more
Kalaiyah Rhodes-Dingle, who attends Lemira Elementary School, was honored by the Sumter Elks Lodge for winning the state-level essay competition with her essay on "What the Bill of Rights Means to Me." Her essay also won second place in the entire … more
Courage is transformative. One minute, you're looking at yourself in the mirror, unsatisfied with what you see and frustrated with the circumstances that surround you. You're tired of having to prove yourself in facets designed to hinder your … more
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