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Central Carolina Technical College to offer apprenticeship program for Sumter youth

Central Carolina Technical College will address two issues at once with its youth apprenticeship program: preparing high school seniors for careers in mechatronics and machine tools and increasing the workforce for local industries. The program … more

Sumter school board votes to reopen Mayewood Middle School after hours of open, closed discussions

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees voted 6-3 late Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School for next year after a nearly six-hour meeting. The vote was made shortly after the … more

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to visit Morris College on Monday

SUBMITTED U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) will promote his 2020 presidential campaign on his visit to Morris College on Monday from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. The senator will address the campus community starting at … more

Campus Corner : Feb. 10, 2019

Lander University Lander University announces the names of undergraduate students who are recognized with the honor of making the President's List, during the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. To qualify for the President's List, a … more

'Scholarship Lady' hosts college fair at Sumter High

Sumter native and resident Melinda Mihlbauer, founder of PACE Scholarship Academy, hosted a college scholarship fair Saturday at Sumter High School. More than 2,000 students and parents attended the free event, which was an opportunity for them to … more

Morris College announces Church and Sacred Music Workshop Series

As part of its ongoing efforts to serve the larger community, Morris College announces the offering of a non-credit Personal Enrichment class titled Church and Sacred Music Workshop. This class provides an overview of the … more

Sumter School District Vice Chairman Frank Baker says take community members off Finance Committee

The former superintendent under whose watch the Sumter School District overspent its budget by $6.2 million two years ago and who now serves on the school board of trustees publicly said involvement by business and community leaders on the … more

CCTC to hold health sciences career fair, welding course for women

FROM STAFF REPORTS Central Carolina Technical College will hold its Seventh-Annual Health Sciences Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the Health Sciences Center, 133 S. Main St. This free event offers Nursing, Medical … more

Lee County School District Teacher Recruitment Fair set for March 16

FROM STAFF REPORTS Looking for a teaching position? The Lee County School District Teacher Recruitment Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be … more

Campus Corner: Feb. 3, 2019

Central Carolina Technical College Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced the fall 2018 student honors lists. This term, 390 students have been honored. The President's List recognizes students who were … more

Lee Central High School's Wallace teaches physical education, exceptionally

BISHOPVILLE - Research reveals that physical activity is 4.5 times lower for children and youth with disabilities compared to their peers. That is certainly not the case for Teriann Nash's class of … more

Morris College's Science in Action Week begins Tuesday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Morris College will be holding several events worth noting in February. The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will celebrate its annual Science in Action Week beginning Tuesday evening with a Cyber Security Fair … more

New therapy puppy at Bates Middle School helps students with autism come out of their shells

Bates Middle School, like any other public school, keeps safety a top priority by requiring all staff members to wear ID badges - whether that staff member has two or four legs makes no difference. Kelly Snell has been bringing Bantam, a … more

Liberty Seafood owner recognized by Lakewood High School JROTC

ADRIENNE SARVIS / THE SUMTER ITEM Members of Lakewood High School's JROTC program presented Randy Durham, owner of Liberty Seafood, with a plaque, school sweatshirt and a school coin Wednesday for his assistance in helping the group pay for a … more

Shiver me timbers! Kingsbury Elementary welcomes pirates

PHOTOS PROVIDED There were a lot of pirates plundering Kingsbury Elementary School on Monday as the school held its Family Reading Night encouraging families to not only make reading fun, but also to show how reading can be extended with STEAM … more

Sumter board will "take step backwards" from vote to reopen Mayewood

After the legality of a recent vote to reopen a school was raised, Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will readdress the matter at an upcoming meeting, according to the board’s … more

Sumter school board takes no action on personnel matter in special-called meeting

There was no action taken by the Sumter School District Board of Trustees during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon on an undisclosed personnel matter and to receive legal advice. On … more

Lakewood students win Golden Apple Awards

PHOTO PROVIDED The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce celebrated 12 outstanding students at Lakewood High School on Jan. 24 with the presentation of the Golden Apple Awards. Each student was recognized for having integrity and strong moral … more

BREAKING: Sumter school board's vote to reopen Mayewood Middle was illegal, South Carolina Press Association says

Sumter School Board’s vote on Monday night to reopen Mayewood Middle School was an illegal vote, according to the lawyer for the South Carolina Press Association. After reviewing agenda … more

Sumter school board votes to reopen Mayewood Middle School less than a year after closing it

Mayewood Middle School will reopen next school year after Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday night to reverse a decision it made less than a year ago to close it. The … more
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