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  • JVs defeat Buford, fall to Braves, Stallions

    Playing three games last week Central’s junior varsity basketball team
    lost two of them and saw their record slip to 10-4 for the year.
    In the first of the three home games, visiting Cheraw squeezed past the
    Eagles 53-50 Tuesday. Deaven Johnson led Central with 19 points (including five
    3-pointers) followed by Ryheem Lockhart 11, Mitch Meadows 8, and Deontae
    Chambers 2.
    In a make-up game Wednesday the Junior Eagles downed Buford 63-58.
    Central led 32-17 at halftime, but had to hold off the visiting Yellow

  • Lady Eagles striving for last playoff slot

    Central’s Lady Eagles defeated the visiting Buford Yellow Jackets
    last Wednesday at home for a Region 4AA win. Losses last week to Cheraw
    and Lee Central leave Central at 2-4 in region play and in fourth place
    fighting for the final playoff spot.
    In the 50-41 win over Buford, Danielle Moore led Central with 14
    points followed by Malia Rivers with 10, Cherrie Thompson 9, Candice
    Wright 7, Dearo Nivens 6, and Monique Little 4.
    Tuesday against Cheraw the Lady Eagles fought back from a 29-13

  • Playoff hopes dim for Eagles


    With three region losses last week and the Eagles now 0-6 in Region
    4AA, Central’s playoff hopes took a severe blow last week.
    Cheraw dealt the Eagles their first loss of the week Tuesday by a score
    of 85-55. At halftime the Braves led 42-29 and things only got worse.
    Quentin Wallace was high scorer for the Eagles with 21 points followed
    by Jiwan Funderburk and Sam Caldwell with 8 each, Radford Robinson 7,
    Jalen Covington 5, Josh Kelty 4, and Darius Melton 2.

  • Where are they now? Dede Ballard

    Ballard was 3-sport athlete for Lady Eagles

    We go back 24 years to find this week’s “Where Are They
    Now?” athlete. Dede Ballard played basketball two years and volleyball
    and softball four years each. She excelled in each sport and earned
    all-conference honors in softball her junior and senior years and was
    named her team’s MVP as a senior.
    Dede attended the University of South Carolina, graduating in 1991 with
    a BS degree in physical education and received her master’s in

  • Registration opens for Jefferson Dixie Youth baseball and softball

    Jefferson mayor Chuck Raley has opened a new tire, brakes and oil change shop on South Main Street in Jefferson south of downtown. Raley, who sold the Bermuda Run golf course on S.C. 903 in Kershaw County last May, will offer oil changes for $25.95 “using our oil.” Special brands cost more. He said he can get any tire customers want by the next day. The shop also sells used tires. The shop, which Raley will run with his son, Drew, will also do brake work. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

  • New tire store in Jefferson

    Jefferson mayor Chuck Raley has opened a new tire, brakes and oil change shop on South Main Street in Jefferson south of downtown. Raley, who sold the Bermuda Run golf course on S.C. 903 in Kershaw County last May, will offer oil changes for $25.95 “using our oil.” Special brands cost more. He said he can get any tire customers want by the next day. The shop also sells used tires. The shop, which Raley will run with his son, Drew, will also do brake work. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

  • Hospice opens gift shop

    Hospice of Chesterfield County has opened the Sunshine Gift Shoppe at 114 E. McGregor St.
    The shop sells jewelry, home and garden flags, sheets, stationery, greeting cards, handbags and other gift items and novelties, said John Douglas, Hospice’s executive director. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
    The shop sells new items, not used, including greeting cards for 40 cents, sheet sets, cook books and other gift items. The sheet sets, also sold at Hospice’s Chesterfield store, are popular.

  • Shortcut Cooking: cutting time doesn't mean cutting corners

    Gregory A. Summers
    Landmark News Service
    For many of us, balancing family, family life and career responsibilities, can be a high wire act.
    Weeknight challenges don’t always allow very much wiggle room for a nutritious, well-balanced evening meal.   
    Sometimes it seems easier to go through the drive-thru window of the nearest fast-food restaurant than to spend time in the kitchen.

  • Former textile worker learns new career skills at NETC

    The work force needs more Van Carlisles, according to a CareSouth Carolina employee, who says her coworker’s high energy and positive attitude keeps the office charged up.
     
    An outreach care coordinator for CareSouth, Carlisle, of McColl, provides health screenings and education on stroke prevention for the Marlboro County area through the Stroke Mobile Project.
     

  • Education Briefs

    Business and office technology instructor Melisa Johnson has received the 2010 Governor’s Distinguished Professor of the Year award for Northeastern Technical College.    
     
    Johnson began her tenure at NETC as an adjunct faculty member for the Office Systems Technology Program in 2001. In 2003, she was hired full-time as an instructor and was appointed assistant dean of the Business and Administrative Office Technology program in 2008. She also serves as an advisor for the National Technical Honor Society.