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Campus corner: Aug. 23, 2018

Troy University TROY, Alabama - Troy University recognizes the following Sumter students who completed the requirements for graduation during the summer semester/Term 5 of the 2017-18 academic year: Shelley Kile, Master of Public Administration; … more

College names Kolb as Clarendon County's director of Adult Education

SUBMITTED MANNING - Central Carolina Technical College has selected Lara Kolb to serve as Clarendon County's director of Adult Education at the F.E. DuBose campus. "I am excited for the opportunity to reconnect and serve the students and families … more

Trio of young men, pastor will run for Sumter school board

Three young men and a pastor were among several candidates who signed on during the final week of the filing period for nonpartisan, Sumter School Board seats up for election in November. Filing closed on Wednesday. Shawn Ragin, Caleb Kershaw … more

Another year of learning begins at Sumter School District

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM Students at Willow Drive Elementary School are cheered on as they walk into the school for their first day on Monday. Most students in Sumter School District headed back to classes on Monday, and … more

Men to greet students at Sumter schools through United Way program

By DANNY KELLY The United Way Diamonds Men's Day Wednesday program has teamed up with Sumter School District to help welcome children back to school with a project called Men2School, in which men will greet children when they … more

Rallying the troops: Sumter School District teachers get together for back-to-school pep rally

"Whatever it takes." That's the theme for the new school year in Sumter School District, and it was expressed loud (really loud) and clear Wednesday at the district's annual opening meeting for teachers and staff at Sumter County Civic … more

Sumter sends Clemson freshmen off with an orange bang

The Swan Lake Heath Pavilion was flooded with orange and purple and tiger paws Thursday evening as the Sumter Clemson Club held a send-off party for incoming Tiger Town freshmen from Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. About 80 students were … more

A little bit of hand sanitizer goes a long way for Sumter teachers

A passerby may think upon hearing the cheers and seeing the smiles that it was Christmas in August at Lemira Elementary School on Friday. Just swap out a sack of presents under a tree with boxes of school supplies on a truck. Employees from … more

SHS announces orientation time change

FROM STAFF REPORTS Orientation for freshmen and students in grades 10-12, who are new to Sumter High School, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16. Students whose last names begin with A-L will report from 5 to 6 p.m., and M-Z will report from 6 … more

2 Sumter School District teachers complete Energy Educators Institute

FROM STAFF REPORTS MONCKS CORNER - Two Sumter School District teachers, Desire Webb and Faith Gibbons, recently participated in Santee Cooper's annual Energy Educators Institute. According to a news release from Santee Cooper, state educators … more

Sumter School District will change its career fairs to 2 days

Sumter School District is changing the format of its middle- and high school career fairs this upcoming year. "It's basically a district-wide career fair," said Mark Gillard, the district's work-based learning coordinator, on Wednesday when … more

Sumter schools welcoming 173 new teachers this year

Newness, excitement, joy and some jitters filled the air Wednesday at Sumter School District's New Teacher Orientation at Crestwood High School. This year, the district has 173 new certified classroom teachers in Sumter County, according to … more

Sumter School Board Finance Committee to discuss year-end standing

Sumter School Board's advisory Finance Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokeswoman distributed the agenda for the meeting on Tuesday. Committee … more

McQuilla will not run for re-election to Sumter school board

Sumter School District Board of Trustees member Lucille McQuilla announced she will not be seeking re-election to the Area 3 seat on the board. Reading from a prepared statement on Friday, McQuilla said she enjoyed serving the children of Sumter … more

Campus Corner: Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The following Sumter students were awarded degrees during spring 2018 commencement at the University of Alabama May 4-6: Allison Estep, Bachelor of Science, and Shania Sankey, Bachelor of Social … more

Concert set for Music Man's Lee County departure, Sumter arrival

Thomas "Terry" Slater, also known as the Music Man, has taught music in Lee County for 32 years. Now, he's moving to Sumter County, and his former students think it's only right to put on a show in his honor.New Zion AME Church in Bishopville will … more

Lakewood High marching band Class of 2018 awarded college scholarships

Some teenagers turn their tassels at graduation and never look back at high school. Not four recent Lakewood High School graduates. Five of the six seniors who were in marching band at Lakewood went back to their now alma mater on Old Manning … more

Lee County back-to-school bashes will be Aug. 4, Aug. 9

Lee County students can attend two back-to-school bashes in August.Lee County School District will hold its bash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Lee Central Middle School Gymnasium, 41 … more

Lee school bashes will be Aug. 4, Aug. 9

Lee County students can attend two back-to-school bashes in August. Lee County School District will hold its bash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Lee Central Middle School Gymnasium, 41 Charlene Lane, Bishopville. Lee County NAACP … more

Lowe’s gives Sumter's Lemira a new look

After Thursday, close to 30 volunteers associated with Lowe’s in Sumter would certainly agree with the old adage “helping others helps yourself.”For two days this week, 25 … more
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