• Dumb question captures tone of the coverage

     I’ve been struggling with a way to best summarize the first month as a new Congressman. After all, it has been extraordinarily busy at many levels, from Committee assignments to our first meetings, to getting our first District Office open, to starting the weekly commute back-and-forth (and the special fun of trying to fly home during a blizzard). And of course the terrible events in Tucson also impacted the opening days of the 112th Congress. All in all, I thought it was going to be pretty difficult to tie everything together into one column.

  • Capitol Reports

     Capitol Report

    By Representative Ted Vick

    February 3, 2011


                This past week the House took up controversial legislation that would require voters to obtain a government-issued photo identification in order to exercise their constitutional right to vote.   The bill (H 3003) was approved in a House vote of 74 to 45 and sent to the Senate.


  • South Pointe Homecoming

     On Friday, Jan. 21 after the varsity boys won their game against Lake Pointe Academy, the South Pointe homecoming princess and queen were announced.

  • Pageland Police Arrests

     Jeronimo Santos Ricardo, 26, 1011 S Boston Rd., Danville, VA – simple possession marijuana/possession drug paraphernalia, Jan. 31


    Ashley Michelle Barnes, 19, 3071 S. Paraham Rd., York – no SC drivers license, Feb. 1


    Jerry Michael Blackmon, Jr, 33, 4675 Foster Blackmon, Heath Springs – DUS, open container, Feb. 1


    Fermin Meza Jacome, 35, 312 Aspen Run, Birmingham, AL – no SC drivers license, Feb. 1


  • Lady Patriots win

     Staff reports


    Erika Rape scored 16 points and Hannah Byrd and Heather McRorie contributed strong rebounding as South Pointe defeated Hartsville Emmanuel 33-30 on Thursday to improve to 10-4 on the year.

    Byrd pulled down 13 rebounds and scored six points and McRorie snared 10 rebounds and scored five points for the Lady Patriots. Paige Benton chipped in five points to go along with five steals and four assists.

  • Baseball signup under way



    JEFFERSON —Registration is under way for the Jefferson Dixie Youth baseball and softball season. An open registration will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Jefferson Fire Department on Miller Street.

    The Jefferson Dixie Youth organization, which last year fielded 25 teams and drew players from across Chesterfield County, offers Wee ball (ages 3-4), A Tee ball (5-6), AA Coach Pitch (7-8), AAA Minor League (9-10), Majors (11-12) and Dixie Boys (13-14). For boys the cutoff is the child’s age before May 1.

  • Eagle wrestlers prepare for upper state final

     Central’s wrestling team has two weeks to get ready for the Class 2A upper state finals February 18 and 19, which will be hosted by Crescent High School.

    “We have five young men who have stuck with us all year and have done a great job,” said Coach Dr. Judd Starling.

  • Region losses cripple Lady Eagles’ playoff hopes

     Heading into last week the Lady Eagles still had a chance of making the 2A playoffs. Having won two region games, it was good news that they were playing the teams they had beaten. The week turned into bad news as the Lady Eagles lost both games and fell to 2-6 in Region 4AA and 6-14 overall.

    Tuesday at Buford the Lady Eagles fell to the Yellow Jackets 38-32. Danielle Moore led Central with 14 points followed by Malia Rivers 11, Dearo Nivens 6, and Candice Wright 1.

  • Covington signs with Newberry

     From his junior high school days, opposing coaches regarded big Josh Covington as a man among boys.

    “They’d tell us that they’d play us if we’d sit Covington and (Dedrick) Shine,” said New Heights Middle School coach Billy Blakeney.

    Covington and Shine became two of the key players in a strong core of Central High School’s class of 2011, which capped a phenomenal prep record with an undefeated 2011 season and state 2-A championship last December.

  • Two wins improve JV’s to 12-4




    With wins last week over Buford and Andrew Jackson, Central’s junior varsity team improved their overall record to 12-4 heading into the final week of the season.

    Tuesday at Buford the Eagles got 18 points from Deaven Johnson and defeated the Yellow Jackets 63-58. Leading 32-17 at halftime the Junior Eagles held off a second-half rally by Buford to get the win.