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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

USC Sumter brings French-language films back to campus with series

SUBMITTED The USC Sumter Division of Arts and Letters announces the return of the annual Tourn es Festival Film Series to the USC Sumter campus Monday nights from Feb. 18 through April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in USC Sumter Nettles Auditorium. USC … more

How much will it cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School?

The cost to reopen Mayewood Middle School for Sumter School District will be in the range of $1 million to $1.2 million next school year and then about $360,000 to $471,000 in recurring annual expenditures every year after that. Cost calculations … more

St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School students collect warm clothing for those in need

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School's service project for January was collecting hats, gloves and scarves. Throughout the month, students from grades K5 through eighth brought in donations to give to Sumter United Ministries to distribute to … more

Sumter school board holding called meeting Tuesday night

The Sumter school board has scheduled another called meeting for Tuesday night at the district office. The meeting will be mostly behind closed doors in executive session, according to the agenda, … more

Crestwood FFA places 8th at event

SUBMITTED Members of the Crestwood Future Farmers of America traveled to Georgetown on Feb. 9 to compete in the state Wildlife Career Development Event. Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage … more

St. Anne & St. Jude wins quiz bowl for 5th year

PHOTO PROVIDED St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School has won the SCISA Middle School Quiz Bowl Regional for the fifth-consecutive year. The Guardians defeated three teams on Feb. 6 and will now host the nine-team SCISA State Tournament on … more

Central Carolina Technical College to offer apprenticeship program for Sumter youth

Central Carolina Technical College will address two issues at once with its youth apprenticeship program: preparing high school seniors for careers in mechatronics and machine tools and increasing the workforce for local industries. The program … more

Sumter school board votes to reopen Mayewood Middle School after hours of open, closed discussions

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees voted 6-3 late Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School for next year after a nearly six-hour meeting. The vote was made shortly after the … more

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to visit Morris College on Monday

SUBMITTED U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) will promote his 2020 presidential campaign on his visit to Morris College on Monday from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. The senator will address the campus community starting at … more

Campus Corner : Feb. 10, 2019

Lander University Lander University announces the names of undergraduate students who are recognized with the honor of making the President's List, during the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. To qualify for the President's List, a … more

'Scholarship Lady' hosts college fair at Sumter High

Sumter native and resident Melinda Mihlbauer, founder of PACE Scholarship Academy, hosted a college scholarship fair Saturday at Sumter High School. More than 2,000 students and parents attended the free event, which was an opportunity for them to … more

Morris College announces Church and Sacred Music Workshop Series

As part of its ongoing efforts to serve the larger community, Morris College announces the offering of a non-credit Personal Enrichment class titled Church and Sacred Music Workshop. This class provides an overview of the … more

Sumter School District Vice Chairman Frank Baker says take community members off Finance Committee

The former superintendent under whose watch the Sumter School District overspent its budget by $6.2 million two years ago and who now serves on the school board of trustees publicly said involvement by business and community leaders on 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

Lee County School District Teacher Recruitment Fair set for March 16

FROM STAFF REPORTS Looking for a teaching position? The Lee County School District Teacher Recruitment Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be … more

Campus Corner: Feb. 3, 2019

Central Carolina Technical College Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced the fall 2018 student honors lists. This term, 390 students have been honored. The President's List recognizes students who were … more
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