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Bringing research to life

PHOTOS PROVIDED Students in Katie Huggins' third-grade class at Millwood Elementary School completed a research project on Revolutionary War Soldiers. The groups wrote research papers and created life-size replicas of their soldiers. Students … more

Education News: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Wilson Hall State Math Meet The high school math team, advised by Mary Anne Erter, placed ninth out of 35 teams in the S.C. Independent School Association State Math Meet held at Sumter County Civic Center on Jan. 31. In individual … more

Clarendon native, NASA scientist, BBQ master inspires Morris College students

Not many people are actual rocket scientists. Not many people are nationally renowned barbecue masters. Howard Conyers is both. A connection between the two may not be immediately clear, but Conyers, a Manning native who has been a NASA Stennis … more

Dr. Doug visits Lemira

Dr. Doug, an internationally renowned oceanographer and geo-scientist, joined Lemira Elementary School second-graders in the STEM Lab. Chyna Whitted is closest to Dr. Doug with Sha'Zyria Prince watching at left. The students learned about matter and … more

F.J. DeLaine students, Covenant Place residents in Sumter share what love means to them

Candy and flowers topped the list of things students at F.J. DeLaine Elementary School would like to give or receive this Valentine's Day while some of the students' vast imaginations resulted in more out-of-the-box responses. However, despite their … more

Sumter school board approves consultants for population, facilities studies

Two independent consultants were approved Monday to conduct studies that could impact the future of smaller, low-enrollment schools in the district. After returning from executive session at its … more

Group wants alumni in role as Morris president

The Rev. Ralph Canty said he considers it an honor that a local grassroots campaign has been organized for him to be considered as a candidate for the Morris College presidency. Canty, 72, made his comments last week to The Sumter Item after it … more

Education News: Feb. 11, 2018

Lee County School District BISHOPVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL The Bishopville Primary School Thunderbird Dance Team performed at the district's school board meeting on Jan. 16. January 2018 was … more

Professional services contract goes before Sumter school board

After taking no action following a two-hour executive session at a special-called meeting Thursday, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet again Monday for its regular monthly board meeting. A district staff member distributed the … more

Group petitions Morris College to consider Canty for its president

A local grassroots campaign last fall to get a Sumter leader to be considered as a candidate for the Morris College presidency is now taking its efforts to the next level. Sumter County resident Carlton Washington, leader of a petition campaign … more
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