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CAMPUS CORNER: Students from Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties

WOFFORD COLLEGE SPARTANBURG - Even though Wofford College was forced to postpone, then cancel, commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, the college still celebrates the accomplishments of this resilient class. Area students receiving degrees … more

Wilson Hall's Teresa Alexander named Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month for September

This is the first in a new contest series called Teacher of the Month. Presented by Carolina Grove, the public is asked to nominate their favorite K-12 teachers in Sumter's public and private schools. After the nomination period, the public votes … more

Air quality control, virtual instruction before Sumter school board on Monday

Air quality control issues and an update from the superintendent on virtual instruction will highlight Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' meeting set for Monday night. A district staff member posted the agenda online Friday for the media … more

CCTC College of Nursing receives medication carts from McLeod Health

Central Carolina Technical CollegeCommunity contributorCentral Carolina Technical College's College of Nursing and Health Sciences received 11 mobile medication carts from McLeod Health in the form of an in-kind donation.McLeod Health, one of the … more

Free meals for all children available at school districts

This article is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our continued coverage, … more

Liberty STEAM Charter kicking off its family preview sessions for fall

Family preview sessions to learn more about the mission, enrollment process and other details for Sumter’s first public charter school are set for Friday, Monday and Tuesday, and some seating … more

Campus corner: Sept. 23, 2020

WOFFORD COLLEGE SPARTANBURG - Dozens of Wofford College's recent graduates received awards from the college for academic excellence, leadership and citizenship. The college was unable to celebrate these students during the annual Honors … more

Sumter School District administration proposes air quality control device in classes

In the wake of COVID-19, Sumter School District has implemented new building and classroom sanitization protocols and is taking steps to enhance air quality control issues throughout the district. District administrators shared a detailed … more

Sumter grandma duo pitches in with virtual school

Since mid-March, Gwen Burk has had the routine down. Her daughter-in-law, Laquetta Burk, arrives about 7:15 a.m. at her home in the Twin Lakes subdivision with the two granddaughters in tow for … more

Voting is open for Sumter Item's Teacher of the Month

Voting is now open for the first contest in The Sumter Item's Teacher of the Month, presented by Carolina Grove. At least 15 teachers from Sumter's public and private schools were nominated in this first go-round, and four have been selected as … more

Some Sumter students tapped to begin in-person instruction

For Sumter’s youngest students and those who receive supplemental supports, Sumter School District will move to a hybrid/blended model of instruction on Oct. 1 and Sept. 28, … more

Legislators representing Sumter say reopening schools decision Friday will be 'tough call'

Four Sumter County delegation members across political parties say they think Sumter School District has acted appropriately in taking a cautious approach to reopening schools for in-person instruction. State Reps. David Weeks, D-Sumter, and … more

Sumter legislator Smith wants raises and bonuses, but not now

COLUMBIA - The chairman of the House committee that writes South Carolina's budget said he also wants a small raise for teachers and a $1,000 COVID-19 hazard pay bonus for lower-paid state workers, but now isn't the time to spend that … more

Sumter's Liberty STEAM Charter preps for enrollment period for fall

Sumter's first charter school will begin its initial enrollment campaign on Oct. 1 with at least 142 families with age-eligible kids already expressing an interest in the school. Liberty STEAM Charter School leaders and its founding board of … more

After months of debate, education bills likely dead in SC

COLUMBIA — South Carolina lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday for a super sized two-week special session, but the bills that dominated discussion and time over the past two years will … more

Sumter Item's new contest series to honor Teacher of the Month

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter Item is premiering Teacher of the Month, a new contest series presented by Carolina Grove. Each month, the public can nominate their favorite public and private school teachers from Sumter County online at … more

Crestwood High teacher accused of having sex with teenage student

A Crestwood High School teacher was arrested after being accused of having sex with a student in Sumter County. John Louis Tricoche, 23, of Pelham Drive in Columbia, was charged with two counts … more

Study: USC Sumter No. 2 two-year college in S.C.

For the fourth year in a row, a leading college rankings organization has ranked USC Sumter as the No. 2 community college in the state. USC Sumter was also ranked No. 27 overall in the U.S. for this school year. Niche, an online educational … more

$1.6M grant to fund USC Sumter's Opportunity Scholars Program

For the sixth time, USC Sumter received a $1.6 million grant to support a program that helps low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities succeed in college. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Sumter campus with … more

Share a photo of your children dressed up as what they want to be to win sweepstakes

submitted S.C. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced this week that Future Scholar, South Carolina's 529 College Savings Plan, is celebrating national College Savings Month with a fun social media photo contest. Families can share what their … more
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