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Clarendon School District 2 schools releasing early as Sumter, Clarendon, Lee under tornado watch

All Clarendon School District 2 schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. Friday as Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties are under a tornado watch. The watch extends Friday until 6 p.m. as severe … more

Lee district's Parent Advisory Council hosts 1st job fair

BISHOPVILLE - Lee County School District's Parent Advisory Council will host its inaugural job fair on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at Lee Central Middle School, 41 Charlenes Lane. Lugoff Ford of Elgin, Lee County School … more

Central Carolina Technical College donates 3-D printer to elementary school's STEM lab

Central Carolina Technical College recently donated a new 3-D printer to Alice Drive Elementary School's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab as part of Partners in Education between the two schools. The Partners in … more

Staggers officially named president of Morris College in Sumter

PHOTO PROVIDED State Rep. David Weeks, D-Sumter, congratulates Dr. Leroy Staggers on April 12 on the stage of the Neal-Jones Auditorium of Morris College. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Morris College celebrated the new … more

Sumter residents wrote to support education Superintendent Spearman

In the weeks since Sumter School District's Board of Trustees voted to reopen Mayewood Middle School and the state intervened, numerous local residents have made their feelings known to the state Department of Education. A review by The Sumter … more

Thomas Sumter Academy wins SCISA Science Fair

Thomas Sumter Academy continues to lead the way in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by winning the South Carolina Independent School Association Science Fair. TSA students competed against 133 students from 37 … more

Furman students win Golden Apple Awards for integrity

PHOTO PROVIDED The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 students at Furman Middle School on April 4 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral character. To … more

Sumter High Choir performs at Lincoln Center

PHOTO PROVIDED Sumter High School Choir students, under the direction of Ashlee Poole, performed "Mass in Blue" by English composer Will Todd this past week at the Lincoln Center in New York. They had the opportunity to work alongside the … more

CCTC student wins 1st in state welding competition

PHOTO PROVIDED Central Carolina Technical College welding instructor Lucas Bishop, right, stands with CCTC advanced pipe welding student, Sam DuBose, who placed first in the 2019 South Carolina SkillsUSA Welding Competition held recently in … more

Campus Corner: April 12, 2019

WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY SALT LAKE CITY - The following local residents recently earned a degree from Western Governors University: - Shaw Air Force Base - Randy Reiterman, Master of Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance; and … more

Sumter School District waiting on state for next move

Though it will change because Sumter School District's appeal of its state-declared fiscal emergency was denied Tuesday, the financial recovery plan presented at the hearing showed about $6.6 million in budget cuts.The cuts presented before the … more

Sumter School District will ask for tax increase to fund teacher salary increases

Sumter School District will ask Sumter County Council for a millage rate hike equivalent to $1.5 million to fund state-mandated teacher salary increases later this spring. Andrea White, the district/trustees' attorney in its appeal hearing … more

Weldon Auditorium hosts SCISA History Day

Five students from St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School recently participated in the first SCISA History Day competition held at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Students completed project boards and process papers and also presented an oral overview on … more

State Board of Education affirms fiscal emergency in Sumter School District

The State Board of Education voted 10-0 to affirm State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman’s decision to declare a fiscal emergency in Sumter School District. The decision was made … more

Morris College to celebrate inauguration of President Dr. Leroy Staggers on Friday

SUBMITTED Morris College will celebrate the inauguration of its 10th president, Dr. Leroy Staggers, at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. The public is invited to the ceremony, after which a luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. in … more

Thomas Sumter Academy presents 'Godspell'

PHOTO PROVIDED Led by Anna Burrell, the Thomas Sumter Academy Drama Club held its first-ever performance. Twenty middle and high school students conducted three rousing performances of the dramatic musical "Godspell." Students committed more than … more

Lee County School District to hold its Spring Plant Sale

Get ready to spruce up that yard. Lee County School District is kicking off its Spring Plant Sale at the district's Career and Technology Center in Bishopville. Sales will begin on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and … more

LCSD to offer drone certification this summer

FROM STAFF REPORTS Lee County School District students have an opportunity over the summer to earn their drone pilot certification through the program iFLY. This innovative remote pilot certification program is designed to prepare high schoolers … more

Sumter School District administrators recognized for achievements

Sumter School District administrators have recently been in the spotlight. In late March, the district Director of Teacher Recruitment and Retention Trevor Ivey successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctorate degree in education from … more

Lemira Elementary revs up breakfast week

PHOTOS PROVIDED Students at Lemira Elementary School revved up National School Breakfast Week by completing coloring, hashtag creations, picture graph representations and acrostic and haiku writings. In addition, students participated in a … more
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