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Voting is now open for the November edition of High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College. This month's three finalists are Shelley Kirby from East Clarendon High School, Julie Toole from Manning High School and Whitney … more
On the day of a historic Artemis 1 launch, the Sumter School District NASA App Development Challenge team got a special visit from Chuck Baldwin, a computer science instructor and the NASA Minds competition project leader at … more
After rumblings indicated Morris College would be naming a new president recently, the chair of the local college's board said this week the trustees are "still deliberating" on the matter. Morris College Board of Trustees Chairwoman Lucy Reuben … more
On the Friday before Thanksgiving break, Ebenezer Middle School students participated in their second STEM Day. STEM activities included bucket towers, the longest paper chain, building boats, index card towers, redesigning paper plates and … more
The nine-member Sumter School District Board of Trustees will feature a seven-member changeover in January after four new faces to the scene won runoff elections Tuesday throughout Sumter County. Daniel Palumbo, Brittany English, Tarah Cousar … more
Four runoff races were held for Sumter school board seats. Two featured incumbents, both of whom lost. A runoff is necessary when there are more than two candidates on the ballot but no one receives a majority of the votes (50% plus one vote). … more
All votes have been tallied in this race. Tarah Cousar Johnson received 60.79% of the votes cast, or 600 votes. Monica Squires received 39.21%, or 387 votes. The Sumter Item will have details … more
A new face will represent Sumter City Council’s Ward 1 district following the results of the Nov. 22 runoff. Anthony Gibson defeated with Joe Brown with 120 votes, or 64.52%. Brown received … more
All votes have been tallied in this race. Jeff Zell received 59.57% of the votes cast, or 719 votes. Phil Leventis received 40.43%, or 488 votes. The Sumter Item will have details updated here … more
All votes have been tallied in this race. Brittany English received 71.04% of the votes cast, or 368 votes. Incumbent Frank Baker received 28.96%, or 150 votes. The Sumter Item will have details … more
All votes have been tallied in this race. Daniel Palumbo received 57.70% of the votes cast, or 311 votes. Incumbent Brian Alston received 42.30%, or 228 votes. he Sumter Item will have details … more
The Sumter County election commission denied a local candidate's protest of the Nov. 8 midterm election after a hearing. Five members of Sumter County Voter Registration and Election Commission unanimously rejected dual candidate Reginald … more
During this Thanksgiving season, the Crestwood High School Knights were busy spreading joy to others. The CHS National Honor Society donated snacks to the Durant Children's Center. The center was grateful to receive the contribution. All snacks were … more
Sweet and confident are two words that best describe Crestwood High School junior Saravia Wright. The 17-year-old is a first-year student in the health science career cluster program at Sumter Career and Technology Center and talked this week … more
NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden's plan to provide up to $20,000 in federal student loan forgiveness has been blocked by two federal courts, leaving millions of borrowers wondering what … more
Do you or your high school student have a teacher you're especially thankful for this month? You can nominate them now for November's High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College, for their chance to win money and … more
With Thanksgiving a week away, Morris College Gospel Choir will lift their voices to sing and give thanks - and you're invited to join in. Morris College Gospel Choir will host its annual Fall Concert "LIVE and be FREE" on Thursday. The … more
DALZELL - Most of Sumter School District's classified employees, which includes bus drivers, custodians, food-service staff and paraprofessionals, will soon receive their biggest pay raise since Sumter merged into one school district in 2011. The … more
The business world has changed immensely in the last 25 to 30 years toward technology and innovation, and what better way to spark children's interests in an available career than to bring it to them? That was an underlying theme of Saturday's … more
Tickets are still available for Sumter's first-ever State of Education breakfast to be held Thursday morning at Black River Electric Cooperative on North Pike. Breanna Hughes, a staff member of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce - the host of … more
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