History was made Tuesday in Sumter County, with the opening of a new consolidated high school.
Sumter Central High School is located between the towns of York and Livingston. Its students and faculty were formerly at Livingston High School and Sumter County High School in York.
The brand new, 85,000 square foot facility houses grades nine through twelve.
"People are excited. People that we've lost to Demopolis, to Greene County, to Choctaw County, now they're coming back to Sumter County," said Sumter Central principal Eric Hines. "People have been coming from Lauderdale County and Kemper County, wanting to know about our curriculum."
For the first day of classes, Sumter Central had 760 students. By the end of the year, administrators expect that number to grow to almost 800.