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Sumter middle school student charged after Lakewood High shooting threat on Facebook

A 14-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody after the threat of a shooting at Lakewood High School in response to alleged bullying was made on social media Sunday. Sumter … 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

Wilson Hall students dissect crayfish as part of STEAM curriculum

Seventh-grade Wilson Hall students Landon Gilley, Mackenzie Helms and Blake VanPatten dissect a cephalothorax, commonly known as a crayfish, in a lab science class taught by Sheri Singleton. For the … more

CCTC to hold health sciences career fair, welding course for women

FROM STAFF REPORTS Central Carolina Technical College will hold its Seventh-Annual Health Sciences Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the Health Sciences Center, 133 S. Main St. This free event offers Nursing, Medical … more

Crestwood High School junior 1 of 2 in state chosen for United States Senate Youth Program

Many high school juniors are still thinking about college applications, but one Crestwood High School third-year is already almost halfway through his associate degree and now has his sights set on a prestigious scholarship program that will land … more

Today marks 3 meetings in 3 days for Sumter School Board

The consultants helping Sumter School Board with its search for its next time full superintendent said the month of February would be a busy month for the trustees, given the Jan. 30 deadline for … more

Thomas Sumter Academy students serve community with holiday help, cheer

At Thomas Sumter Academy, there is more to learning than bricks, mortar and books. During this season, members of Thomas Sumter Academy's Middle School took time out of their busy schedule to visit several places in Sumter as a part of serving their … more

Sumter chamber recognizes 12 students

The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding students at Ebenezer Middle School on Nov. 15 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character, states a … more

Lemira Golden Steppers step up for the community

PHOTO PROVIDED At the beginning of the school year, Lemira Elementary School Prinicipal, Dr. Vanessa Smith-Canty, challenged the Lemira Golden Steppers to engage in community service projects. The Golden Steppers have participated in two … more

Hillcrest council visits Oakland Primary

Members of the Hillcrest Middle School Student Council visited Oakland Primary School earlier this week with letters from Santa. They read the letters to the pre-kindergarten students and helped them with festive crafts. PHOTO PROVIDED more

Campus Corner: Jan. 1, 2019

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College The following area students have been named honor students for the fall 2018 academic term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: President's List (full-time) - Eutawville - Alexis Singletary - … more

9 students named winners in Sumter mayor's Christmas card contest

Nine students from each grade in Sumter School District's elementary and middle schools were selected as winners in the 5th-annual City of Sumter Mayor's Christmas Card Contest. The top two winners - Murrin Reed, sixth-grader at Alice Drive … more

State releases school report cards amid criticism, skepticism

Well, they are finally out, at least. Amid varying levels of criticism and skepticism, which can be common with a new state-wide school rating system, the state Department of Education released Thursday school report cards including scores for … more

Liberty Seafood owner recognized by Lakewood High School JROTC

ADRIENNE SARVIS / THE SUMTER ITEM Members of Lakewood High School's JROTC program presented Randy Durham, owner of Liberty Seafood, with a plaque, school sweatshirt and a school coin Wednesday for his assistance in helping the group pay for a … more

Shiver me timbers! Kingsbury Elementary welcomes pirates

PHOTOS PROVIDED There were a lot of pirates plundering Kingsbury Elementary School on Monday as the school held its Family Reading Night encouraging families to not only make reading fun, but also to show how reading can be extended with STEAM … more

Black History Month class projects

Paulette Tucker's third-grade class at St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School presented its class projects for Black History Month. The students have spent February learning about blacks who made significant contributions, in not only America, but … more

Sumter school board's Finance Committee to discuss 2018 audit Wednesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees’ advisory Finance Committee will meet for the first time since late October when its meets Wednesday morning at the district office. The … more
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