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  • Lady Eagles defeat Great Falls for first win

     After losing their first two games of the season, the Lady Eagles earned their first win Saturday with a 48-44 victory at Great Falls.  Seventh-grader Malia Rivers paced Central with 27 points, followed by Danielle Moore 15, Cherrie Thompson 4, and Candice Wright and Dearo Nivens 1 each.

    Wednesday the Lady Eagles lost their season opener at home to McBee 68-37. The Lady Panthers raced to a 33-15 halftime lead in route to the win.

    Moore led the Lady Eagles with 13 points followed by Nivens 8, Wright and Rivers 5 each, Thompson 4, and Monique Little 2.

  • Tree-growing tradition

     Tree-growing tradition

    Mangum’s family opened farm 22 years ago

    By Nita Brown

    Landmark News Service

    KERSHAW – The folks at PaPa John’s Christmas Tree Farm think there’s no substitute for a live Christmas tree. And they believe getting it locally is the only way to get a truly fresh tree. But owner, John Mangum, said it goes far beyond a fresh tree.

  • Betty Ballard dies Sunday

     Betty Hinson Ballard, a longtime teacher in Chesterfield and Lancaster counties and the mother of Burnie W. Ballard, died on Sunday.

    A funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, First Baptist Church of Pageland with burial to follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home.

  • Nurses-in-training visit elementary classes

     NETC News Release

    Do you think you have clean hands after a quick hand washing? Think again.

    Licensed Practical Nursing students from Northeastern Technical College showed first-graders at Ruby Elementary School otherwise using a black light that revealed the “germy” areas of their hands if they did not scrub well or long enough.

  • Rotary gives students dictionaries

     Staff reports

    Even in the age of Wikipedia and dictionary.com school children still need an old fashioned printed dictionary.

    Third graders in Chesterfield County are getting them, thanks to the Cheraw Rotary Club. Three club members traveled to Pageland Elementary School last week to hand out the books to appreciative children.

    Chesterfield town administrator David Huntley, Kevin Light of Hartsville and Tony Nolan of Jefferson hauled cartons of A Student’s Dictionaryto the 117 students in eight third grade classes.

  • Clenzell Gaskins, Sr

     JEFFERSON – Mr. Clenzell Gaskins, Sr., died November 28, 2010. A funeral service was held December 5, 2010 at Mt. Elon United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

  • Dennis Guy Jenkins

     PAGELAND – Dennis Guy Jenkins died December 12, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wed. December 15, 2010 at Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home Chapel. Surviving are, Wife, Judy Birtcher of the home; Son, Dennis Wayne Jenkins of Kingsport, TN; Step-Son, Shawn Ogle of Pageland; Step-Daughter, Jody McManus of Pageland; Brother: Johnny Jenkins of Marshville, NC; Sisters, Linda J. Knight of Wingate, NC and Polly Clark of Marshville, NC; six Grandchildren.

  • Michael Christopher "Buddy" Wilson Sr.

     CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Michael Christopher Wilson. Sr.“Buddy” died December 3, 2010. A funeral service was held December 8, 2010 at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church with burial in the  Church Cemetery.

    Surviving are, his mother, Jean W. Fuller, of Chesterfield; his father, Michael Jenkins Chesterfield; children, Jamaya Wilson, Michael Wilson, Jr., Nasion Wilson and Damaris Wilson; grandparents, Scipio and Mae Jenkins and Dorothy Rivers, Chesterfield; great

  • Rose Ella Plyler West

      PAGELAND – Mrs. Rose Ella Plyler West, 79, died December 8, 2010. A funeral service was held December 10, 2010 at First Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the  Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Surviving are, Sons, Lloyd West and Larry West of Pageland; Daughter, Eunice McManus of Chesterfield; Brothers, B.C Plyler of Pageland, and Ray Plyler of Monroe, NC; Sister, Maude Parker of Monroe, NC; eight Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Homeof Chesterfield, was in charge of the arrangements.

  • Chesterfield sheriff

     JEFFERSON – A 41-year-old Pageland man was charged with third-degree assault and battery after Pageland officers Jeremy Lear and Garry Deaver responded to a domestic call at 303 E. Elizabeth St. Apt. 1G at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. The town police officers were covering for sheriff’s deputies at an office Christmas party when they answered the call about an assault. They found 24-year-old Leslie Smith in a neighbor’s apartment bleeding from a cut over her right eye. Charged with hitting her was Billy Ray Patterson of 207 Old Sutton St.