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Crosswell Elementary School's new rec room puts focus on good behavior, grades

Students can now play pool, arcade and video games at an elementary school if they get good grades, and the room is a result of a community partnership aimed at increasing student engagement. Thompson Family of Companies worked with Crosswell … more

Wilson Hall fifth-grade students travel to D.C.

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall fifth-grade students Henry Jones and Cooper Hill are pictured in front of the replicas of the ships that brought colonists to the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia. The students and their classmates visited Jamestown and … more

Sumter students, families enjoy Wilson Hall Fall Festival

Wilson Hall's annual Fall Festival was held on Spencer Field on Tuesday. Sponsored by the PTO, the event featured 15 game booths, inflatable bouncy house and rock climb/slide, costume and pumpkin … more

Sumter school board candidates get one last shot

Before next week's election, at-large candidates vying for two seats on the nine-member Sumter School Board participated in another meet-the-candidates forum Tuesday. Five of the eight candidates took to the stage at Central Carolina Technical … more

New board members will shape Sumter schools for years to come

Many would contend the Sumter School Board race is the most important election in Sumter County this election cycle. Sumter School District has almost 17,000 students who will represent the future local workforce in our ever-growing 21st century … more

Sumter school board candidate apologizes for using gay slur at opponent

A Sumter School District Board of Trustees candidate is being asked by state Democratic officials to apologize after a recording revealed her calling a fellow candidate a gay slur. Barbara Bowman, who is seeking the Area 1 Sumter School District … more

Sumter native honored by Elie Wiesel Foundation for ethics essay

ROCK HILL - First-generation, low-income students face a unique set of challenges when they enter college. No one knows that better than Winthrop University senior Ana Barkley. For much of her … more

Jammed election field sets sights on Sumter school board area seats

In addition to the two at-large seats on the Nov. 6 ballot, four area seats on the Sumter School Board are up for grabs in the upcoming election.Twelve of the 13 area-seat candidates took to the … more
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