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Central Carolina Technical College has promoted Jason Tisdel to the position of vice president for academic affairs. The college distributed a news release on the announcement earlier this week. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Tisdel started at CCTC in … more
Sumter school board's chairman said he thinks a district rezoning plan for school attendance lines needs to include a comprehensive facility master plan that takes into account the age of buildings. After hearing a consultant's presentation on a … more
After preapproving a bonus for all returning district employees in the spring, Sumter school board unanimously approved another round to be distributed this fall. All full-time, returning employees from last school year, to include teachers and … more
University of South Carolina Sumter announced Monday it has earned the 2023-24 Military Friendly School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a … more
Sumter School District board trustee Shawn Ragin earned Level Four of the South Carolina School Boards Association Boardsmanship Institute and was presented a certificate by Board of Trustees Chairman the Rev. Ralph Canty. more
Many people might think that new Wilson Hall Headmaster Brent Kaneft has big shoes to fill in replacing long-time leader Fred Moulton, but Kaneft looks at the situation through a slightly different lens. A 2000 Wilson Hall alumnus, Kaneft sat … more
Towns in Clarendon County are preparing for Tropical Storm Idalia, and Clarendon County School District held an emergency meeting with faculty and staff Monday afternoon to discuss dismissal changes because of the storm. CCSD will shift learning … more
A district-wide salary study report and the carryover topic of rezoning of school attendance lines from the previous board will be before Sumter School District's Board of Trustees on Monday. A district staff member placed the agenda for the … more
Sumter's current school board has been in place for eight months, but since January, the Facilities Committee has still not met. Chairman Shawn Ragin is the carryover committee leader after he won re-election last November, and his committee is … more
Sumter Career and Technology Center recently received a donation of lumber from Jamey Gowdy and his team at Georgia Pacific branch in Clarendon County. Gowdy said, "I hope this donation will help provide a great learning experience for the students … more
In a stride toward an even brighter future, Morris College has unveiled four new academic opportunities set to empower its students. On June 23, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved Morris College's … more
A Sumter school board member addressed a post he made on Facebook earlier this month that prompted "outcry" from students, parents and teachers in response to a music video shown at Lakewood High School. Sumter School District Area 8 Trustee Jeff … more
With an influx of COVID-19 relief money that could be used for instruction, Sumter School District distributed $521,444 in select teacher bonuses this summer before a deadline to spend money for its most impoverished students. District Director … more
Shaw Heights Elementary students in Mrs. Faddis' class put their engineering skills to work in order to brainstorm, plan and build bridges this week. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
When philosophy professor Darren Hick came across another case of cheating in his classroom at Furman University last semester, he posted an update to his followers on social media: "Aaaaand, I've caught my second ChatGPT plagiarist." Friends and … more
Sumter School Board Chairman the Rev. Ralph Canty, right, and Vice Chairwoman Bonnie Disney, left, present a resolution to Alice Drive Middle School Principal Jeannie Pressley, second from left, and STEM lead teacher Marina Mosneaguta, second from … more
Sumter School District is still short on bus drivers, but a goal in the near term is to develop standard procedures for notifying schools and parents when buses are late or delayed. In response to questions from trustees, district Executive … more
Clarendon County School District has been working on updating policies throughout the summer to go into the new school year fresh but specifically for paid parental leave. During the Aug. 7 school board meeting, board members unanimously approved … more
Clarendon Hall students who love to fish or be outdoors, this story is for you. Get your fishing rods out and gather your lures because Clarendon Hall students can sign up for the Clarendon Hall Bass Fishing Team on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 … more
As the first school district in the tri-county area to start the new school year, Clarendon County School District seemed to have a great first week back. The Sumter Item reported last week that CCSD was the first district to head back to school, … more
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