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Lack of quorum cancels Clarendon School District 1 last board meeting

Clarendon School District 1's last school board meeting was officially canceled Tuesday night because of the lack of a quorum. June 7 was planned as Clarendon 1 Board of Trustees' last meeting before consolidation of the Turbeville-based … more

Ross McKenzie Emerging Leaders Program graduates 16 in 3rd class

TheLINK Economic Development Alliance along with USC Sumter celebrated its third graduating class of the Ross McKenzie Emerging Leaders Program on May 26. Emerging Leaders is a year-round leadership experience for high school juniors that … more

Campus Corner for June 5, 2021: Students from Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

Lander University GREENWOOD - Lander University has announced the names of 607 outstanding undergraduates who have been named to the Dean's List for earning top academic achievements during the second semester of the 2020-21 school year. To … more

USC Sumter students win at international business conference

Several USC Sumter students won awards at the Society for Advancement of Management International Collegiate Business Skills Champions in the Associate's Division at the 76th-Annual Society for Advancement of Management International Business … more

Jumpstart to a career: Central Carolina Technical College’s youth apprenticeship program expanding this year to more programs, students

Central Carolina Technical College is trying to help youth set their career paths in a time of pandemic-induced volatility in the labor market. Elizabeth Williams, dean of workforce development at CCTC, spoke Thursday on the college's expanded … more

Scholarship at CCTC inspired by mother's, daughter's dedication to nursing

A mother's and daughter's dedication to the nursing profession is being honored by their family with a new scholarship. The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation announced the establishment of a new scholarship, the Thelma and Mary F. … more

Sumter School District's Galloway receives Adult Ed Go Getter Award

FROM STAFF REPORTS Shelly Galloway, Sumter School District's executive director of communication and community engagement, recently received the Adult Ed Go Getter Award, according to a news release from Sharon Teigue, director of Sumter Adult … more

New S.C. law lets education chief fire boards after takeover

COLUMBIA (AP) - A new law in South Carolina allows the state education superintendent to fire the entire school board in districts where too many schools have been rated as "underperforming." The law, signed by Gov. Henry McMaster after easily … more

Clarendon School District 4 board seeks stakeholder input on special funds for schools

Clarendon School District 4's Board of Trustees is seeking input from the public on the usage of its ESSER III funding. At Thursday's fourth quarterly community meeting, the consolidated board said Clarendon School District 4 will be receiving … more

Sumter County Council votes to support schools' 2-mill tax hike; heated discussion dominates Tuesday budget workshop on school district funding

What was planned as a "budget recap" for Sumter County Council on Tuesday wound up including a 40-minute, often-heated discussion on school district millage, an approved motion for the 2-mill request and several points of contention. By the end, … more

R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy's Alexis Evans named Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month for May 2021

This is the ninth in a 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

Lincoln High Class of 1953 to hold virtual class reunion Saturday

The Lincoln High School Class of 1953 will celebrate its 68th class reunion virtually on Saturday, May 29, at 2 p.m. The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association plans to connect for this year's annual reunion over their phones to … more

Morris College in Sumter to host vaccine clinic Thursday

Morris College is again hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, May 27, at the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center at 100 College St. The historically Black college administered the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on April 29 and … more

Clarendon 4 board to give update on consolidation process, financial situation at Thursday's meeting

After a school board meeting last week, Clarendon School District 4's Board of Trustees will give updates on their consolidation plan and financial situation at their quarterly community meeting on Thursday, May 27. The consolidated board will … more

Celebrate high school graduates with 2nd year of Senior Wall special section, online portal

Celebrate the Class of 2021 in a special way. The Sumter Item and Central Carolina Technical College are partnering to bring you The Senior Wall 2021, a print and online recognition of high school graduates from Sumter, Clarendon and Lee … more

Campus corner for Tuesday, May 25, 2021: Students in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GALLATIN, Tennessee - Maggie Harrison of Shaw AFB has been named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List and Honor Roll at Volunteer State Community College. In order to be awarded both the Dean's List and Honor Roll … more

Clarendon District 2 proposes tax hike to balance budget; Residents present petition to rename field to honor late coach

Clarendon School District 2's Board of Trustees in Manning was presented with a balanced budget after last month's projected deficit of $3.9 million, said Shawn Johnson, superintendent of Clarendon 2. The district operated in 2020 on a continuing … more

Manning schools leader chosen for countywide superintendent role for Clarendon County School District

As Clarendon County's school districts get ready to merge from three to two this summer then into one next year, its consolidated board of trustees has already chosen a superintendent for their overall district. The newly formed Clarendon County … more

Clarendon School District 4 swears in new board members

Two new appointed members were sworn into the consolidated Clarendon School District 4 board of trustees at Monday's school meeting. Clarendon 4 Superintendent Angela Bain conducted the swearing-in ceremony for Patricia Middleton, serving as … more
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