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Sumter School District changes hours of meal distribution program

The Sumter School District Summer Meal Distribution program, which began June 8, is changing its hours. Beginning Monday, July 20, meals will be distributed from 8 to 11 a.m. at the following food service hubs: - Sumter High School, 2580 … more

McMaster, SC educators at odds over reopening schools

All our coronavirus coverage 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 … more

Workforce leader receives top advocacy award from Sumter Adult Education

A longtime partner of Sumter County Adult Education has earned the agency's annual top advocacy or supporter award. Sumter Adult Education Director Sharon Teigue and her staff on Tuesday honored Areatha Clark, workforce development program chief, … more

Clarendon 1 school names new principal

SUMMERTON - A school in Clarendon County will have a new leader this fall. Ricky White was named principal of Summerton Early Childhood Center in Clarendon School District 1. According to a news release from the district, the Alcolu native and … more

Campus Corner for Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties: July 14, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Rebekah St.Cyr of Sumter was named to the University of Alabama Dean's List for spring 2020. A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring term at UA were named to the Dean's List with … more

Students in Sumter School District not required to fill out meal applications for school year 2020-21

SUBMITTED Sumter School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2020-21 school year. Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National … more

S.C. HBCUs including Morris get $2.4M to boost distance learning

COLUMBIA (AP) - The eight historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina are getting more than $2 million for technology upgrades, part of emergency relief parceled out from a federal funding package related to the coronavirus … more

SAFE Federal Credit Union awards scholarships to 14 area students

SAFE Federal Credit Union has awarded 14 high school students with $1,000 each toward their college education. The scholarships were awarded to public and private school students within SAFE's service area. The students were chosen … more

Sumter School District expects to add $4.4M for year to general fund; CFO says any savings will help in tight upcoming year

With higher-than-anticipated tax collections, increased state revenue and less expenditures, Sumter School District is now estimating an additional $1.1 million in net income. But savings could be needed soon, given the sluggish economy. District … more

USC Sumter reopening partially

USC Sumter will partially reopen its campus beginning on Tuesday for class registration and other student services. A college spokesperson included various details of the initial phase of the return-to-campus plan, which will include face masks … more

Clarendon school's name change stirs citizen push for reversal

SUMMERTON - A group wants to change the name of Dr. Rose H. Wilder Elementary School back to St. Paul Elementary School. According to minutes from a Feb. 3 meeting, Clarendon School District One Board members voted unanimously, with no … more

Sumter to begin school year online; District is first in S.C. to announce decision on fall term, state department says

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Bean promoted to SCSBA director of communications

SUBMITTED BY SCSBA COLUMBIA - Rebecca "Becky" Bean, communications manager with the South Carolina School Boards Association, has been promoted to director of communications. Bean, a former Sumter resident who has more than 10 years of public … more

Campus corner for Sumter, Clarendon and Lee students

USC Aiken AIKEN - The University of South Carolina Aiken recently released the list of students who completed their master's programs this spring. John Duke of Manning earned a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, and … more

Sumter School District to begin year online; still no start date for athletics

Due to COVID-19, Sumter School District will begin the new school year next month in a virtual, online capacity and there is still no start date for when athletics can begin. On Monday night, the … more

Sumter school board to have special called meeting Monday; 2 committee meetings will be later in week

With a special called, virtual meeting of the full board Monday and two virtual committee meetings on Thursday, it will be a busy upcoming week for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees. A district spokeswoman notified the media of the … more

Bates Middle School to be part of state group focused on graduate profile

The requirements for new entrants into the workforce in future years are steeped in critical-thinking skills, problem solving, creativity and innovation. The state Department of Education recently selected Sumter School District's Bates Middle … more

Campus corner: Thursday, July 2, 2020

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY CONWAY - Students from Coastal Carolina University have distinguished themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic as Public Health Reserve Corps volunteers and staff, including Lauryn Johnson, a Biology major from Sumter, … more

3 money lessons to teach your children

By Rachel Cruze Ramsey Solutions Have you been stressed during budget conversations? Are you anxious at the grocery store checkout when you hear the total? Do you seem to be buying more and more stuff to make yourself feel better about … more

Board for Sumter’s 1st charter names school leader after unanimous vote

Khalil Graham will be the founding executive director of Sumter STEAM Charter School.In an 11-0 unanimous vote, the charter’s founding board of directors selected Graham from four finalists for … more
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