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Financial update, demographics report before Sumter school board

A financial update and demographics study report top the list of items coming before Sumter School District's Board of Trustees on Monday at its next meeting at the district office. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda for the upcoming … more

Sumter School District demographics study shows 10-year enrollment decline

Describing it as confirmation of what he and the interim superintendent have been seeing, Sumter School District's chief financial officer detailed a recently completed county demographics study to the school board's Facilities Committee on … more

Bringing learning to LIFE at Alice Drive Middle School

If you go by the idiom "a picture is worth a thousand words," then the images these gadgets produce "are worth a thousand and then some." They are Alice Drive Middle School's new virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, and they are … more

Morris College names interim academic dean

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Jacob E. Butler Jr., chairman and professor of Political Science in the Division of Religion, Humanities and Social Sciences at Morris College, has been appointed interim academic dean according to a news release from the … more

Sumter School District makes staffing changes

Amid the headline topic of the district's school consolidation proposal during the last month, there have been a few noteworthy personnel changes that Sumter School District's Board of Trustees has approved from administration in recent … more

Sumter School District bus with 39 students rear-ended

A Sumter School District bus carrying 39 Furman Middle School students was rear-ended on Wedgefield Road Tuesday morning, officials confirmed. As a precautionary measure, 29 students were … more

17-year-old Crestwood High football, baseball player fatally shot near downtown Sumter

Sumter Police Department is investigating the death of a 17-year-old man after he was found with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment complex on Peach Street Sunday afternoon.Sumter County Coroner … more

Sumter employers spark students' interest in industrial careers at expo

Area economic development partners and employers put their best foot forward Friday in trying to spark interest in local manufacturing and technology-related jobs with their second-annual Manufacturers and Technology Expo. In the morning, about … more

Education News: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Central Carolina Technical CollegeRegister for Summer or Fall SemesterRegister now for summer or fall semester at Central Carolina Technical College. CCTC has an average job placement rate of 92 … more

4 Sumter public schools will become 2

In a 5-3 split vote, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees passed the district administration's revised consolidation proposal on Tuesday night to close two low-enrollment schools and merge them into other larger schools in the same general … more

NAACP Legal Defense Fund concerned with Sumter school consolidation process

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund based in New York has expressed concern to Sumter School District officials and local and state elected leaders regarding the district administration's school consolidation proposal process. Leah Aden, senior counsel … more

BREAKING: Sumter school board votes to close two schools

In a 5-3 vote on Tuesday night, Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees passed the district administration’s revised proposal to close Mayewood Middle School and F.J. DeLaine … more

Students to be 'expo'sed to manufacturing careers

In their continual effort to educate school-age children and their parents on local career opportunities in the manufacturing field, area economic development partners will host the second-annual Manufacturers and Technology Expo on Friday. A … more

Campus Corner: Sunday, April 8, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Angela Williams of Sumter has been selected as an Honors College ambassador at The University of Alabama for the 2018-19 school year. Honors … more

Consolidation proposal headlines Sumter school board meeting

What will Sumter School District's Board of Trustees do with the district administration's school consolidation proposal is the big question heading into its upcoming meeting on Tuesday at Lakewood … more

Regional director to address 2018 USC Sumter graduates

The new director of a regional agency charged with improving quality of life in Sumter and surrounding counties, who previously had a distinguished military career, will be the commencement speaker for University of South … more

All jazzed up: Lakewood High jazz, acapella choir to perform at Apollo Theater

Departing today with a special invitation to perform at this weekend's New York City Jazz Festival, it's another feather in the cap for the Lakewood High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble and choral director Herbert Johnson. Under Johnson's leadership, … more

Sumter school board moves up April meeting dates

Due to board member schedule conflicts, Sumter School District has moved up the date for its next Board of Trustees meeting.  The district's scheduled April board meeting will occur on April … more

Staggers to become president of Morris College

Morris College’s interim president can remove the word “interim” from his title. A media alert from the college Friday said Morris’ Board of Trustees named Interim … more
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