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Clarendon Hall SGA officers visit Statehouse

SUBMITTED On Sept. 24, senior class members of Clarendon Hall's Student Government Association traveled to the South Carolina Statehouse. The students were in Columbia to attend the Fall Conference of the South Carolina Independent School Student … more

Crestwood High School recognized for service activities

It was "Crestwood Night," one could say, at Sept. 23's Sumter School District Board of Trustees meeting at the district office. During the board recognition portion of the agenda, individuals from the high school at 2000 Oswego Highway captured … more

State funding adds 4 SROs in Sumter this school year

Additional school resource officers are coming soon to each public school district in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties. The 12 total SROs coming to tri-county districts are part of a total of 205 state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman … more

Flu vaccine, health screenings offered in Lee County School District by DHEC

SUBMITTED BISHOPVILLE - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is conducting a flu clinic at each school in Lee County School District on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Letters will be sent to parents soon detailing the new … more

USC Sumter named No. 5 community college in nation

USC Sumter has been named the second-best community college in South Carolina and No. 5 for best community college in the nation, but this isn't new information for those attending and working there. This is the third year in a row the campus … more

Manning High student council shines light on suicide prevention

Manning High School Student Council set out on a mission to make as many people smile as possible to shine a light on suicide prevention on Thursday, Sept. 12. "They [Student Council] wanted to bring light to suicide prevention because it's not … more

Lee County School District board to meet Thursday

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lee County School District Board of Trustees will hold its regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Quadplex, District Administration Complex, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. For additional information, call (803) … more

Finances before Sumter school board on Monday

The latest monthly financial reports highlight Sumter school board's monthly workshop meeting set for Monday. Board Chairman Ralph Canty spoke about the meeting on Friday. At Tuesday's board … more

Constitution Week posters presented to media specialists

PHOTO PROVIDED Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. In 1955, the President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Gertrude S. Carraway, adopted a project to promote the … more

Sumter district's new year-end projections are enough to get out of fiscal emergency status

Sumter School District's projections for its year-end fund balance for fiscal 2019 continue to go in the right direction from the district's perspective. District Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Miller updated the board of trustees' advisory … more

Students learn about school's STEAM Lab

Wilson Hall third-grade students Kadacia Pepper, Marsha Kate Skey and Christian Knox cooperate on a class assignment. To promote collaboration and communication, develop problem-solving strategies and improve fine motor skills, students worked on a … more

Darlington-Lee Adult Education Center will hold open house for the public Thursday afternoon

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Darlington-Lee Adult Education Center, 123 College St. in Bishopville, is hosting an open house on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. DLCAE Site Manager Wanda Govan said the entire Lee County community is invited to attend. The … more

Monthly reports before Sumter School Board Finance Committee on Tuesday

Sumter school board's Finance Committee will hold its September monthly meeting on Tuesday morning at the district office. Area 4 Trustee and Finance Committee Chairman Johnny Hilton announced the meeting recently. District Chief Financial … more

One simple dot: Kingsbury Elementary activities based on popular book promote creativity, confidence

A simple dot can take you anywhere. At least that's what students at Kingsbury Elementary learned on International Dot Day on Friday. Based on the popular children's book, "The Dot," by Peter H. Reynolds, the Kingsbury STEAM team and … more

Great Clips donates to Alice Drive Elementary School

Great Clips donated $1,000 to Alice Drive Elementary School as part of the company's Back-to-School campaign. Great Clips pledged to donate $1 in school supplies to schools across the United States and Canada for every download of the Great Clips … more

Sumter School District assessing old, failing school HVAC systems

HVAC systems' needs across the district's schools highlighted discussion Tuesday night at Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' Facilities Committee meeting at the district office. District Executive Director of Operations Samuel Myers and … more

Frerichs reappointed to term on USC Board of Visitors

FROM STAFF REPORTS Brian Frerichs of Sumter has been reappointed to serve another three-year term on the University of South Carolina Board of Visitors according to a news release from USC. The Board of Visitors assists the Board of Trustees and … more

Do you know the 'Star-Spangled Banner' lyrics? Sumter School District presents National Anthem Day Project on Thursday

Sumter School District presents the 14th-annual National Anthem Day Project at 7 p.m. tonight in the Patriot Hall auditorium, 135 Haynsworth St. Furman Middle School music teacher Linda Beck started the observance 14 years ago after discovering … more

USC Sumter to host annual Constitution Day program

USC Sumter is teaming up with the Sumter County Historical Society to offer a program integrating local history with the Constitution for its annual Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Community members are invited to attend the … more

Sumter Education Foundation's $500K book initiative halfway there

It's been about three years in the works, but the philanthropic arm of Sumter School District has just passed the halfway mark in a literacy program fundraising initiative to provide hundreds of books in each classroom. Susan Hilton, chairwoman … more
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