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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

18 of 21 school board candidates attend Meet the Candidates Night at Crestwood

Eighteen of the 21 candidates running for six available seats on the Sumter School Board took to the stage Tuesday night to answer platform questions about topics including teacher pay and the … more

Theater returns to Thomas Sumter Academy

PHOTOS PROVIDED Thomas Sumter Academy's new theater / fine arts teacher, Anna Burrell, has breathed new life into the arts and theater program. For the first time in several years, TSA put on a play, not only one play but two one-act plays - … more

Applications being accepted for REACH program

PHOTOS PROVIDED Sumter School District's REACH program for artistically gifted and talented students offers students in grades 3-11 opportunities to develop and enhance their talents in the areas of visual arts, theater and choral music through … more

Superintendent search consulting firm to address school board Monday

After recently selecting a search consulting firm to help in finding its next full-time superintendent, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hear from that firm Monday at its next regularly scheduled meeting. A district spokeswoman … more

Sumter County Interagency Transition Team to host Resource Night on Tuesday

The Sumter County Interagency Transition Team of the Transition Alliance of South Carolina will host a free Student Resource Night at 220 Hasell St. from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. "It's for students … more

Willow Drive Elementary kindergartners visit Sumter Fire Department to learn about safety

Willow Drive Elementary kindergarten class visited the Sumter Fire Department at Alice Drive on Thursday morning for Fire Prevention Week, which the department stretches into a month in order to include the … more
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