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S.C. State Fair accepting applications for scholarship

FROM STAFF REPORTS Fifty $6,000 scholarships will be awarded to South Carolina high school seniors by the South Carolina State Fair Ride of Your Life Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be paid out at $1,500 per year over four years. … more

Thomas Sumter Academy celebrates Black History Month

Thomas Sumter Academy recently held its annual Black History Month celebration led by history teacher and coach Paul Greer, who used the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to devise a multifaceted curriculum. Students … more

Lee County School District's Career and Technology Center students visit Statehouse

PHOTO PROVIDED The students of Lee County School District's Career and Technology Center were among nearly 100 Champions at Work who visited the Statehouse on Feb. 4. Legislators recognized them on Hometown Legislative Action Day as members of … more

For 9th time, Central Carolina named silver level 'Military Friendly School'

Being considered a military town, Sumter is home to thousands of military men and women at Shaw Air Force Base who look to further their education beyond high school. With that in mind, Central Carolina Technical College has been designated as a … more

Campus Corner: Sumter, Clarendon and Lee county students excel at college

USC Aiken AIKEN - The University of South Carolina Aiken congratulates the following local students who made the President's List for fall 2019. To earn this distinction, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of at least … more

Celebrating Presidents' Day

First Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten held its annual Presidents' Day Parade on Thursday. The threat of rain moved the event indoors, but that didn't dampen the children's patriotic spirits. They waved flags, sang songs and marched through … more

Sumter school bus transportation, finance committees to meet

A pair of Sumter school board committees have meetings on the calendar for this upcoming week. A district spokeswoman and trustees shared the information recently. Trustee Brian Alston announced at last week's board meeting that the district's … more

Sumter school board quiet on Mayewood issue at Monday board meeting

Sumter school board members didn’t even approach the topic of reopening Mayewood Middle School on Monday at their first meeting since being released from fiscal emergency, and the chairman said … more

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic wins 6th consecutive SCISA Quiz Bowl Regional

St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic School won the SCISA Middle School Quiz Bowl Regional for the sixth consecutive year. The Guardians defeated Wilson Hall, Thomas Sumter Academy and Heritage Christian Academy on Feb. 4 and will now compete in the … more

Campus Corner: Sumter, Clarendon and Lee county students excel at college

Lander University GREENWOOD - Lander University recently announced the names of local undergraduate students who were placed on the President's List for the first semester of the 2019-20 academic year. To qualify for the list, a student must earn … more

1,300 parents, students attend OnePalmetto Scholarship event in Sumter

FROM STAFF REPORTS More than 1,300 parents and students attended the free OnePalmetto Scholarship and College Fair held Jan. 25 at Sumter High School. According to a news release from PACE Scholarship Academy, there were 70 colleges, … more

Dinner to honor late Sumter High grad Hailey Bordeaux, fundraise for future teachers

Hailey Bordeaux never got the chance to live out her dream of becoming a teacher, but a memorial scholarship in her honor helps other future educators along that path.Tickets are still available for … more

Books, books and more books!

PHOTOS PROVIDED For more than 30 years, members of the Eta Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. have shared their love for literacy with students. Members recently surprised 611 Oakland Primary School students with free books, … more

Sumter School District released from fiscal emergency, regains control over finances

Sumter School District has been lifted from its fiscal emergency declaration by the state Department of Education. After achieving a minimum of one month’s operating expenditures in its … more

CCTC honors 17 Clarendon County Scholars

SUBMITTED MANNING - Central Carolina Technical College honored approximately 17 Central Carolina Scholars on Jan. 28 at the F.E. DuBose Campus in Manning. CCTC Vice President for Student Affairs Lisa Bracken and Clarendon School District 2 … more

Clarendon Hall earns AP computer science award

SUBMITTED SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity … more

Campus Corner: Sumter, Clarendon and Lee county students excel at college

USC Aiken AIKEN - The University of South Carolina Aiken congratulates the following local students who finished their degree programs in December: - Sumter - Sherilyn Edwards earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Mekeisha … more

Sumter School District committee continues to discuss driver shortage; superintendent says challenge is nationwide

Fixing Sumter School District's bus driver shortage is easier said than done, given current internal funding constraints and the fact that bus driver shortages are a national problem for districts since the open market pays considerably more wages … more

Sumter, Lee school districts to close schools early due to weather

The threat of severe weather has caused district officials to end classes early or cancel after school activities for Thursday. Sumter School District canceled all after school and evening … more

Sumter Christian names Teacher of the Year

Mary Hankins has been selected as Teacher of the Year at Sumter Christian School for the 2019-20 school year. Hankins has a bachelor's and master's degree from Bob Jones University. She taught at Sumter Christian School for three years … more
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