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The Class of 2018: Lakewood High School graduation

Lakewood High School held its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Sumter County Civic Center. Friends and family packed the bleachers to see their loved ones walk across the stage and turn … more

The Class of 2018: Crestwood High School graduation

Crestwood High School graduated its seniors on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Sumter County Civic Center. Friends and family packed the stands to cheer on their loved ones and celebrate their milestone. more

The Class of 2018: Sumter County Career and Technology Center

Sumter County Career and Technology Center program participants graduated on Thursday at the Sumter County Civic Center. Family and friends packed the seats to cheer on their loved ones and celebrate … more

Sumter school board's special called meeting Monday will be mostly executive session

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokesperson distributed an … more

Campus Corner: Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wofford College SPARTANBURG - The following local students were among 394 graduates of Wofford College during the 2018 Commencement exercises on May 20: Essence Unique Buckman of Sumter received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, concentration … more

Education News: June 10, 2018

Sumter School District Graduation ceremonies held Crestwood and Lakewood high school graduations were held Friday at Sumter County Civic Center. Sumter High School graduation was held Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Crestwood's valedictorian … more

Lakewood High grad soars despite hardships

A Lakewood High School senior showed that his will to do well in school is much stronger than his reading disability after he received more than nine recognitions, including six scholarships, during Class Day on Wednesday. One of those … more

Perfect: 4 Sumter seniors mark 12 years of never missing a day of school

No one is perfect. Except four teenagers from Sumter. When J'Quan Jenkins-Johnson, Morgan Pringle, Shekinah Lonon and Kyle Boothe graduate from high school this weekend, they will complete a 12-year challenge that started in kindergarten and ended … more

Education News: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Path to Provide scholarship opportunities Path to Provide is a partnership with the South Carolina Technical College System and affiliated colleges and the South Carolina Hospital Association and member … more

Longtime F.J. DeLaine employees reflect on careers

WEDGEFIELD - F.J. DeLaine Elementary School's Willie Jenkins and Gloria Anderson share many things in common. The duo are the longest continuous-serving employees at the small school that will officially close at week's end as part of a … more

CAMPUS CORNER: June 3, 2018

THE CITADEL CHARLESTON - Mary Patton of Sumter graduated from The Citadel during The Citadel Graduate College's commencement ceremony on May 5. Patton received an Educational Specialist in School Psychology degree. Approximately 500 members of … more

Former Lincoln High School classmates celebrate 65th reunion

Friends and classmates often get together for a sleepover and to reminisce, but one group of former high school peers who did so on Tuesday have grandchildren who were their age when they met. The Class of 1953 celebrated its 65th anniversary of … more

Read more, dream bigger: Sumter’s 2nd Ben Carson Reading Room opens at Manchester Elementary

PINEWOOD - School administrators and donors hope a new, special library at Manchester Elementary School will help youth in this rural community of Sumter County think and dream big. On Tuesday, local leaders and school officials held a grand … more

County council to hear district presentation

Sumter County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today at Sumter Fire Department Training Center, 470 Green Swamp Road, where it will listen to a budget presentation by Sumter School District. more

Education News: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sumter School District Star Teacher of the Month named Angela Hart, a fifth-grade QUEST teacher at Kingsbury and Willow Drive elementary schools, was named the May Star Teacher of the Month. The Star Teacher program is sponsored by Community … more

Private sector firms donate $35K to Sumter School District

As part of a continual effort to support Sumter School District, local private investors made a contribution Thursday to support the district's upcoming teacher professional development conference.Greg Thompson, a member of the Sumter Smarter Growth … more

Student makes threat to Hillcrest Middle School

Increased law enforcement at Hillcrest Middle School on Friday morning is because of a student who made an alleged threat against the school. An investigation by Sumter County Sheriff’s … more

CCTC names new Business and Public Service dean

There is a new dean of Business and Public Service at Central Carolina Technical College. Pam Dinkins was named as the new dean after she had been serving as interim dean since February 2017. "Central Carolina Technical College is all about … more

Edmunds High School alumni cross stage again for honorary diplomas

As 18-year-olds get ready for their last day of school and imminent commencement ceremonies before they head to college, careers and the rest of their lives, a different group of graduates also got their diplomas - again. Graduates of Edmunds … more

'Pirates!' take over Kingsbury Elementary for spring musical

Kingsbury Elementary School saved the best PTA meeting for last. This year's spring musical titled "Pirates!" was a show-stopper. The set was designed by art teacher Sylvester Hickmon and featured an enormous pirate ship that engulfed the entire … more
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