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  • Severe thunderstorm watch issued for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Chesterfield County through 2 p.m. today, Feb. 21.

  • New council members get down to business

    Two incumbents and a newcomer were sworn in as council members during the 2014 initial meeting of Pageland Town Council on Jan. 7.
    The trio included returnees Johnny Knight, representing District 6, Joe Clontz, representing District 6, and serving her first-ever term as council member Elaine Robertson, representing District 5.
    Jason Evans, who previously represented District 5, was sworn in as Pageland’s new mayor.
    Evans recommended Clontz as mayor pro tem and the motion was seconded and approved.

  • Judge issues gag order in Melton case

    LANCASTER – A gag order has been imposed and records sealed in the high-profile capital murder case of a Chesterfield man charged with abducting and murdering a Kershaw woman in late 2011.
    Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 25, of Jefferson, is charged with murder, kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct in the Dec. 26, 2011, death of Beverly Hope Melton, 30.

  • New shop opens on McGregor Street

    Mike  and Nick Lauffer recently opened Palmetto Furniture and More at 118 W. McGregor St. The business buys and sells furniture, antiques and collectibles, as well as food items like boiled and roasted peanuts, hot dogs, nachos and pork skins.
    The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For details, call (843) 622-6405 or (843) 517-3089.

  • Bladez hosts Christmas Open House

    Bladez Hair Salon & Spa, 119 N. Pearl St., held a Christmas Open House during the holiday season. The salon gave away five gifts from a drawing and had food available for guests.
    The business also sponsored pictures with Santa, and would like to thank all of those who participated in the event. Bladez is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. until last requested appointment Saturdays.

  • Arts commission plans retro-themed events

    The Cheraw Arts Commission is presenting several happenings with a ‘60s and ‘70s retro theme during January. There will be a display at the Burr Gallery, an Adult Art night and musical tribute at the Theatre on the Green.
    Feeling Groovy!, an exhibit reflecting a ‘60s and ‘70s vibe, will be featured at the Burr Gallery. The exhibit will open from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Cheraw Community Center.
    Owners of VW's are invited to drive their vehicles to the opening. The CAC is accepting memorabilia for this exhibit.

  • Jacobs did recon in Vietnam

    Veteran Frank “Frog” Jacobs served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 24, 1963 until Aug. 13, 1971 and earned the rank of E2 before his discharge. He served in Vietnam with a reconnaissance unit.
    “I tool my basic training at Fort Bragg for nine weeks, then went to Fort McClellan, Alabama, for eight weeks of jungle training. In June, 1966, we were sent to Cam Raku Bay for several days of processing and repelling training,” he said. “From there we went to Tay Nighn province for more recon training.”

  • Town council discusses noise in Pageland

    When the Pageland Town Council passed a stricter noise ordinance earlier this year, provisions were included in the law that allows groups or individuals to request variance in the ordinance for specific events. The ordinance spells out decibel levels ad hours that certain levels are permitted. Variance requests would ask for leniency on the hours, the noise level, or both.

  • Mt. Croghan history book on sale again

     

    From release

    Due to a renewed interest in the “Mt. Croghan and Surrounding Areas History Book,” authors Clara Hendrick and Jean Rushing have announced a new shipment. 

  • Money received to renovate armory

     

    After only 90 days as acting Chesterfield County Sheriff, Rob Lee presented a proposal to the Chesterfield County Council that will save the county more than $1.3 million by refurbishing the old county armory to be used to house most of the department’s offices. He asked for and received $30,000 for the renovation, which he said is being done by his personnel as much as possible.