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Students awarded scholarship in memory of slain officer

PHOTO PROVIDED Winners of the 2018 Charlie Kubala Memorial Scholarship, from left (holding checks), are Liam Miller of Thomas Sumter Academy, Abby Zilch of Wilson Hall and Sarah Richardson of Sumter High School. Standing with students are Sumter … more

Michalik not running for re-election to Sumter School District Board

With a relatively light agenda, the biggest news from Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' meeting Monday might actually have been afterward when Vice Chairwoman Karen Michalik said she would not be seeking re-election in … more

Sumter school board meeting scheduled for Monday

On its first day returning from its two-week summer break on Monday, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will hold its July monthly board meeting tomorrow. A district spokeswoman distributed the agenda for the meeting on Friday, which … more

Democratic Party chair running for Sumter school board seat

Filing for non-partisan seats on Sumter School District Board of Trustees and Sumter City Council begins Monday, and Sumter County Democratic Party Chairwoman Barbara Bowman said she is ready to file for the school board race. Bowman spoke … more

Dalzell private school to open

Allen Horn retired more than a year ago from three decades in education as a teacher and sports coach in both public and private schools, mainly around the Charleston area. He spent much of the year after substituting in Sumter School District and … more

Sumter Item, Thompson to premiere Sumter School District welcome guide

With summer in full swing and the return of school fast approaching, The Sumter Item is full-steam ahead on a new magazine that will come out this fall. The 2018-19 Sumter School District Welcome Guide will be the public schools' official … more

Campus Corner: Sunday, July 2, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IOWA CITY, Iowa - Amanda Redfoot, a native of Sumter, has been named to the University of Iowa's Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester. USC Aiken AIKEN - The University of South Carolina Aiken congratulates those … more

CCTC holding industrial technology info session today

Central Carolina Technical College is moving forward with a unique one-year industrial certification program that allows students to go to school for free while also working part time in industry, earning $10 per hour. The college will hold an … more

Breaking down Tuesday's Sumter County Council vote to deny school millage request

Following Sumter County Council's 5-2 vote on Tuesday to deny a 5.48-millage increase for Sumter School District, equal to about $1,057,121, council members stated their reasons for voting the way they did. The school district intended to use the … more

Sumter school board members disappointed in millage denial

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees remains expected to adopt its balanced $131.8 million budget tonight after a third and final reading at its board meeting, but a bigger question Wednesday was the board's reaction to Sumter County Council … more

Campus Corner: June 24, 2018

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY CHARLESTON - The following local residents have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester at Charleston Southern University. - Sumter - Thomas Zackery Cook, David Christopher White, Deja Alease … more

Former Millwood students awarded scholarships in honor of late teacher

From left, Roman Childers, Brittany Griswold and Curtis McNeil are recipients of the Barry Leach Memorial Scholarship. Seventeen years ago, the faculty and staff at Millwood Elementary School established the Barry Leach Memorial … more

Sumter School District names new CFO, principals at Lakewood, Willow Drive

Sumter School District has two new school principals and a new chief financial officer, and a couple of them have Sumter connections. District spokeswoman Shelly Galloway released the administrative personnel information late Monday after it took … more

Campus corner: June 17, 2018

Georgia State University ATLANTA - Asia Conyers of Sumter was named to the Dean's List at Georgia State University during the spring semester of 2018. To be eligible for the Dean's List, degree-seeking students must have earned a GPA of at … more

Manning Junior High honor roll

All A Honor Roll (4th Quarter) 7th Grade Calvin Bailey, Summer Beachum, Mattison Casselman, Ashley Felipe', K'Yauna Furman, Hannah Hardy, Derrick Husser, Jodie Li, Mac McCabe, Reagan McElveen, Reid Parimuha, Kush Patel, Abriah Pendergrass, … more

Campus corner: June 14, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced the spring 2018 student honors lists. This term, 406 students have been honored. The President's List recognizes students who were … more

Sumter School District's CFO resigns for another job

Given personnel confidentiality issues and other matters handled by the board behind closed doors in executive session Monday night, not a lot of information was available on Tuesday from Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' special-called … more

Sumter County Council holds off on school district mill increase request

Sumter County Council has more time to mull over Sumter School District's request for a 5.48-mill increase after voting unanimously to remove the item from its agenda while it still waits for the district to answer questions posed by council members … more

Sumter County Council to consider Sumter School District mill increase request

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider a 5.48-mill increase request from Sumter School District before considering third and … more

The Class of 2018: Sumter High School graduation

Sumter High School seniors graduated Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium. Friends and family packed the stands, cheering on their loved ones. more
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