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State to begin reporting cases by school

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Santee-Lynches asks residents to support their school district through social media challenge

All residents of Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw and Lee counties are encouraged to show support for their school district by taking part in a Mask for Class social media challenge on Wednesday. Sumter School District will compete with five other … more

Sumter's Liberty STEAM Charter school's founding board announces transitions

In addition to its name change to Liberty STEAM Charter at its founding board of directors' meeting Aug. 10, Sumter's first public charter school announced a couple other administrative changes. First, the directors unanimously approved for … more

BlueCross BlueShield donates $850K to Morris College for COVID-19 relief

SUBMITTED Morris College was recently awarded funding from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina to support institutional needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds totaling $850,000 will be used to aid the college in offering virtual … more

Campus Corner for Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties: Aug. 27, 2020

CENTRAL CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE Central Carolina Technical College congratulates students who were named to the Summer 2020 President's List for Full-Time Students: - Sumter - Alex Beaton; Bryson Cornwell; Laura Coulter; Emily Glass; Dylan … more

Sumter High School senior set for future through military at age 17

It's never too early to plan for the future, and for a 17-year-old high school senior, that is deemed true. With the help of his parents and growing up in a military family, Brandon Murphy is ahead of the game in his career and education after … more

Sumter School District to provide meals under CEP; meal card required

SUBMITTED The National School Breakfast and Lunch program beginning Sept. 2 requires that students are identified prior to receiving meals. Sumter School District will issue a meal card to each student who receives weekly meals. Please note, only … more

Sumter-affiliated PTA receives $15,000 grant

The National Parent Teacher Association recently awarded the PTA affiliated with Sumter School District a $15,000 grant to help meet critical needs of students, families and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Jessica McKinley, state District 13 … more

Morris awarded $198,455 in scholarship funds

SUBMITTED Morris College was recently awarded scholarship funds from the United Negro College Fund and Quillin-Hastings Scholarship for the fall 2020 semester. The funds totaling $198,455 will be used to support one-time, non-renewable, … more

Readiness report, finances before Sumter School District board

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Alice Drive Elementary's Chua named District Teacher of the Year

On Friday, Sumter School District named Amy Chua its District Teacher of the Year for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Chua is a third-grade teacher at Alice Drive Elementary School. District … more

Morris College awarded $1.6M grant

Morris College, a historically black college in Sumter, was recently awarded an educational assistance grant of $1,679,210 by the United States Department of Education. The money will be dispersed over a five-year period at $335,842 each year … more

Ballots set for Sumter mayor, city council, school board races

The field has been set. Seven elected positions will be decided among 20 candidates in Sumter's nonpartisan races, including a few late filers for mayor and only three incumbents. Sumterites will decide who their new mayor will be on Nov. 3 … more

Campus corner for Sumter, Clarendon and Lee students: Aug. 14, 2020

ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN TECHNICAL COLLEGE ORANGEBURG - The following have been named honor students for the summer 2020 academic term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: President's List (full-time) - Manning - Averitt Jordan and - … more

Sumter School District operations staff changes with the unknown of COVID-19

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LEAP Day at Sumter elementary school offers preview of new protocol in Sumter School District

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Half of Sumter's students may stay home all year

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Sumter STEAM Charter is now named Liberty STEAM Charter

After recently landing a new historic home, Sumter County's first tuition-free public charter school now has a new name to honor that location. On Monday, the founding board of directors of Sumter STEAM Charter unanimously voted to change its … more

State approves Sumter School District, Clarendon 2 reopening plans

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Safety overview before Sumter School Board on Monday

A school readiness safety presentation tops the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday night. A district staff member posted the agenda online Friday for the media and general … more
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