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Read for 20 minutes a day and get rewarded for your reading in the Sumter County Library's reading challenge, All Together Now. The challenge, open to readers up to 18 years of age, began on May 30. Come to any branch of the … more
A total of 22 area high school juniors were recognized Wednesday as part of the annual Ross McKenzie Emerging Leaders Program, presented by TheLink Economic Development Alliance and University of South Carolina Sumter. The Class of 2023 was the … more
Sumter school board Finance Committee Chairman Daniel Palumbo says he would prefer "to play the long game" on district funding with county council, and fellow trustee Jeff Zell said he would like a clearer budget. Palumbo voted against Sumter … more
It feels like only yesterday it was August 2019. Bright-eyed freshmen took their first steps into the unfamiliar high school hallways, their first-day jitters heightened by the excitement of what the next four years would entail. New friends, new … more
Cherryvale Elementary School, an Arts in Basic Curriculum School, presented Disney's Moana Jr. last week. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
BISHOPVILLE - Lee County's three elementary schools will be consolidated into one thanks to the former state superintendent allocating millions to the school district. In September 2022, Lee County School District and Clarendon County School … more
Sumter's school board gave its approval Monday for district administration to request the full amount of millage possible from Sumter County Council next month, but it was not a unanimous vote. In a 7-1 vote, the district's Board of Trustees … more
Alice Drive Middle School Orchestra, top, under the direction of Michael Baier, and Sumter High School Honors Orchestra, under the direction of Erik Hines and Krystin Baier, earned the South Carolina Music Educators Association Outstanding … more
It’s May and that means next fiscal year’s proposed budgets are before local government bodies and that will be case for Sumter school board on Monday night. First reading of the … more
Looking ahead to items concerning next school year will highlight Liberty STEAM Charter School's upcoming board of directors' meeting on Monday. A staffing update for 2023-24, second reading on next fiscal year's budget and an elementary academy … more
A lack of professors, staff and activities for students are plaguing Morris College and resulting in continual enrollment declines, according to recent graduates of the school. Those same graduates say students lack a voice now at the private, … more
A Hillcrest Middle School student is one step closer to the chance of being the national winner of the Doodle for Google contest. It was announced on Monday that Haniyah Robinson, an 8th grader at … more
Seventh- and eighth-graders from Alice Drive Middle School installed two wood duck nesting boxes in Swan Lake Iris Gardens on Friday afternoon. The project is a collaboration between Alice Drive Middle … more
The 2023 Music Scholarship Competition sponsored by the Woman's Afternoon Music Club was held on April 30 at First Presbyterian Church. This year's adjudicator was Dr. Sonja Sepulveda, artistic director of Palmetto Voices and retired … more
A solid math teacher can help students go a long way, and for her efforts, a Hillcrest Middle School teacher has won a regional and state award. Last week, the president of the local Swamp Fox Chapter of the Air Force Association, retired Col. … more
A little hammering here, a dollop of glue there and splashes of paint everywhere turned an ordinary afternoon for Liberty STEAM Charter School into a wholesome experience at the Manning Avenue Free Studio on Saturday, May 13. On the studio's back … more
Sumter School District's Finance Committee will have its next meeting on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the district office. Monthly financial reports and initial discussions on next fiscal year's budget will be agenda items, according to a district … more
PHOTOS PROVIDED Author Stephanie Perry Moore visited Wilder Elementary School last week. She spoke to third-graders about her new book series "Magic Strong" and her upcoming TV show based on the book series. Moore donated her time and two sets of … more
Chick-fil-a has made a lot of noise in Clarendon County since opening last year from giving free food to students to bringing more revenue into the county and now giving out scholarships. Three Manning High School students received a $2,500 … more
WEDGEFIELD - Sumter School District has already decided that it will develop a former local school for internal use, and residents would like a wing of the complex to serve as a community hub for services. The district led a requested community … more
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