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Sumter school board to have special called meeting Monday; 2 committee meetings will be later in week

With a special called, virtual meeting of the full board Monday and two virtual committee meetings on Thursday, it will be a busy upcoming week for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees. A district spokeswoman notified the media of the … more

Bates Middle School to be part of state group focused on graduate profile

The requirements for new entrants into the workforce in future years are steeped in critical-thinking skills, problem solving, creativity and innovation. The state Department of Education recently selected Sumter School District's Bates Middle … more

Campus corner: Thursday, July 2, 2020

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY CONWAY - Students from Coastal Carolina University have distinguished themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic as Public Health Reserve Corps volunteers and staff, including Lauryn Johnson, a Biology major from Sumter, … more

3 money lessons to teach your children

By Rachel Cruze Ramsey Solutions Have you been stressed during budget conversations? Are you anxious at the grocery store checkout when you hear the total? Do you seem to be buying more and more stuff to make yourself feel better about … more

Board for Sumter’s 1st charter names school leader after unanimous vote

Khalil Graham will be the founding executive director of Sumter STEAM Charter School.In an 11-0 unanimous vote, the charter’s founding board of directors selected Graham from four finalists for … more

Clarendon Hall Saints basketball team recognized with resolution

On June 22, Rep. Robert L. Ridgeway III presented Clarendon Hall with a South Carolina House of Representatives Resolution in recognition of the Saints Varsity Boys Basketball Team winning its second consecutive SCISA State Championship. Pictured … more

Central Carolina Technical College to hold 3 virtual quick-start days

Central Carolina Technical College is offering personal assistance to those planning to start college this fall. Titan SPARK! (Student Priority Advising and Registration Kickoff) began in 2019 as an interactive, on-campus overview of … more

Sumter STEAM Charter expected to vote today on 1st executive director

Sumter STEAM Charter School's Board of Directors will have a special-called meeting this morning at 11 a.m. to vote on various matters, including a temporary office location for the school and a founding executive director. Charter Chief of Staff … more

Campus corner for Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties: June 24, 2020

ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN TECHNICAL COLLEGE ORANGEBURG - The following local students have been named honor students for the spring 2020 academic term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: President's List (full-time) - Santee - Claire … more

Sumter County Council denies school district funding increase request

It was a different vote by Sumter County Council but the same outcome for Sumter School District in its request for a millage increase this year. A motion Tuesday night by Councilwoman Vivian … more

CCTC Foundation board of trustees adds new member

SUBMITTED BY CCTC The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation Inc. recently named Maria Watson of Lee County as a new member to its governing board. Watson, of Bishopville, is a graduate of Francis Marion University, Lesley University … more

TSA's Matos named Air Force Association's Swamp Fox Chapter Teacher of the Year

SUBMITTED Michele Matos, a teacher at Thomas Sumter Academy, Dalzell, was unanimously named the 2020 Air Force Association's Swamp Fox Chapter Teacher of the Year. As part of AFA's mission to encourage aerospace education in Science, … more

Sumter School District asks for feedback on reopening schools

All our coronavirus coverage is free to the public. It’s the right thing to do as a public service to our community. If you find this article helpful or informative and want to support our … more

Campus corner: Friday, June 19, 2020

Wofford College SPARTANBURG - Wofford College has awarded 149 merit scholarships to incoming students. Sumter students receiving scholarships are Cameron Dixon and Haley McCaffrey. The College of Charleston CHARLESTON - The College of … more

Central Carolina Technical College and Lander University partner to advance education

SUBMITTED BY CCTC Central Carolina Technical College and Lander University have formed a partnership to enhance the transfer of students from CCTC to Lander University. Articulation agreements will allow CCTC students to easily transfer their … more

Crestwood FFA gains 1st state officer in school history, places 1st in Parliamentary Procedure

SUBMITTED Members of the Crestwood FFA Chapter participated in the 93rd South Carolina FFA State Convention via a virtual platform. While the convention was different this year, students still participated in a variety of activities. Allison … more

4 Sumter students tapped for statewide virtual conference

Four high school students from Sumter were selected among 79 peers statewide earlier this year for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but COVID-19 changed their plans. The students were set to travel to Washington, D.C., this month or to Columbia … more

CCTC phases more employees to campus

SUBMITTED BY CCTC Central Carolina Technical College continues to bring employees and students back to campus using a three-stage phased approach for safety purposes. Phase one began in late May when a limited number of faculty and staff … more

Campus corner for Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties: June 13, 2020

LANDER UNIVERSITY GREENWOOD - Lander University conferred bachelor and master degrees upon over 300 graduates at the close of the 2020 academic year. ***Summa Cum Laude is a distinction awarded to graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or … more

Laurence Manning Academy honors students

SUBMITTED Laurence Manning Academy honors the following students who were named to either the Headmaster's List or the Honor Roll for 2019-2020. Headmaster's List SECOND GRADE - Jodi Danback - Liza Barwick, Cadence Geddings, Bridges … more
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