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Campus corner for Wednesday, March 3, 2021: Students in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT BLUFFTON - Melisa Schuessler of Lynchburg has been chosen as a USCB Standout Student. The Standout Student program at the University of South Carolina Beaufort identifies high-performing students selected … more

South Carolina opens up COVID-19 vaccine access to most of state

COLUMBIA — The majority of people living in South Carolina will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting next week, state officials announced Tuesday. The state will move to Phase 1b … more

COVID-19 vaccine to open to teachers, frontline essential workers in South Carolina

South Carolina is expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to Phase 1b, which includes teachers and essential workers. The announcement comes as a third vaccine was approved in the U.S. over … more

Carol Rollings named Sumter Christian School Teacher of the Year

SUBMITTED Carol Rollings has been selected as Teacher of the Year at Sumter Christian School for the 2020-21 school year. Rollings received her Bachelor of Science degree in Premedicine from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, Florida, … more

Thomas Sumter Academy's NJHS exceeds goal, donates 3,300 pounds of food to SPCA

Thomas Sumter Academy's National Junior Honor Society sponsored a food drive for the Sumter SPCA and collected 3,300 pounds of pet food for the nonprofit. The Sumter SPCA received the donation and shared it on social media Feb. 20. "We are in … more

Sumter elementary schools expanding to 4 days of in-person learning

As new COVID-19 cases continue to drop statewide and groups continue to push both for teachers to be allowed to get vaccinated and for students to return to the classroom, Sumter School District will … more

Clarendon Hall's Collier signs with Erskine College Quiz Bowl Team

SUBMITTED SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall Senior Gabriel Collier, son of Rusty and Courtney Collier of Holly Hill, accepted a scholarship and signed to play on the Quiz Bowl Team at Erskine College on Feb. 17. Collier has been a member of the … more

Furman Middle School's Ashley Cappelmann named Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month for February

This is the sixth in a contest series called Teacher of the Month. Presented by Carolina Grove, the public is asked to nominate their favorite K-12 teachers in Sumter's public and private schools. After the nomination period, the public votes … more

Employee bonuses again before Sumter school board on Monday

The Sumter school board will again take up discussion of employee bonuses for the increased workload during COVID-19 at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night. The item, along with January financial reports, highlight the agenda, which … more

Still closed meetings, no public comment for Sumter School District

As we continue the education during COVID-19 debate in South Carolina of at-home, virtual instruction versus in-person learning for students, it's been 11 months without any public participation at school board meetings in Sumter. Some may see … more

Campus corner for Feb. 19, 2021: Students from Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SUMTER USC Sumter congratulates the students who were named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List. To reach this academic achievement, students must maintain a GPA of 3.50 or higher earned on a minimum of 12 credited semester … more

South Carolina House subcommittee to hear more on educator vaccine plan next week

An effective implementation plan and more actual vaccine are critical next steps as a bill works through the state House of Representatives to vaccinate public school teachers and then reopen schools for full, five-day, classroom … more

Sumter High group gives back in COVID-19 with service project

Who says you cannot find something to do in the COVID-19 pandemic? Last week, Sumter High School's senior class members of its Student Government Association donated various gifts to kids at Prisma Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, and … more

Goodie baskets delivered to 10 Sumter day care centers

The Oakland Primary School Improvement Council delivered goodie baskets to 10 day care centers Wednesday to show appreciation for supporting students, assisting them during virtual instruction, feeding them and caring for them until their parents … more

Vote for February's Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month

Vote now for your favorite educator to give him or her a chance to be named February's Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month. Four finalists have been chosen by Item staff from nominations submitted by the public. To vote daily … more

After clarification, Sumter School District vaccination survey results more promising

A survey administered by the state Department of Education on potential vaccination participation for K-12 teachers and staff across the state created some unintended consequences and confusion locally. Sumter School District Executive Director … more

Campus corner for Feb. 12, 2021: Students from Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties

LANDER UNIVERSITY GREENWOOD - Lander University has announced the names of 125 undergraduate students who have been named to the Freshman Honor Roll for earning top academic achievements during the first semester of the 2020-21 school … more

Clarendon School District 4 board members ask for accreditation delay

Clarendon School District 4's Board of Trustees discussed their next steps in their accreditation status at Monday's meeting. Dr. Angela Bain, interim superintendent for Clarendon 4, said the board asked for a delay of their accreditation … more

Doris Hastie Fullwood Foundation plans drive-up luncheon; Ray Guy Award-winner Pressley Harvin III to speak via video call

Doris Hastie-Fulwood was known to many in Sumter County as a remarkable woman and educator who provided great service to her community. It was a blow to families and friends when she passed away because of complications from heart disease on Jan. … more

Clarendon School District 2 to offer 4 days per week of in-person instruction in March

Clarendon School District 2 officials announced they will begin to offer four days of in-person instruction for all students starting on March 1. In a letter from Clarendon School District 2, school officials said these four in-person days … more
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