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  • Sheriff defends record on crime in Jefferson

    JEFFERSON —Sheriff Sam Parker defended his department’s crime control in the town of Jefferson, saying his deputies have a quick response time and a near 100 percent rate of solving cases.
    Parker and several high-ranking deputies attended the Jefferson Town Council last week at the request of council members who said they wanted to know what they could do to prevent crime. Break-ins downtown, including eight or nine last year at Rollins service station on Main Street, had council members concerned about security.

  • Co-Op revives land swap

    The Lynches River Electric Co-Op Board of Trustees last week revived a property swap deal with the town of Pageland.
    “We’re going to go forward with our contract with the town of Pageland just like it is and go forward with the lawsuit” to resolve a deed restriction, said Lynches River CEO David Altman.
    The meeting was a relatively short one and not contentious, Altman said. “The meeting was mostly about Billy Spencer giving legal advice,” he said. “We want a very good relationship with the town of Pageland.”

  • Building vote riles council

    CHESTERFIELD — Title searchers, attorneys, county employees and western Chesterfield County officials expressed dismay last week at the County Council’s decision to move administrative offices three miles east.
    The County Council started the process in November to move the offices from the Courthouse to a proposed new building at Chesterfield Commerce Park on S.C. 9. Opposition to the plan has taken many forms, from downtown shopkeepers worried about the effect on sales to real estate attorneys and title searchers outraged at the idea of driving between two buildings to check land records.

  • Rivers gets life in murder

    CHESTERFIELD — The unhappy life of Mitchell Alexander Rivers ended the morning of Aug. 7, 2005, in a trailer on Shorthorn Drive in Cheraw. A paramedic carried the baby from a kitchen table in the home and raced to an ambulance. Attempts to revive him on the way to the hospital and in the emergency room were unsuccessful.
    Alexander Rivers was pronounced dead at Chesterfield General Hospital. He was four months old.

  • Georgia Gaddy

     CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Georgia Gaddy, 71, died February 6, 2011. A funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morven, NC. VISITATION: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at the Funeral Home.

  • Everett Miller Brock

  • Margaret Jackson Tippins

     MARSHVILLE, NC – Margaret Jackson Tippins, 86, died February 3, 2011. A funeral service was held February 7, 2011 at Providence Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

    Surviving are, Daughter, Glenda Lee of Marshville, NC; brothers, JT Jackson of Lansing, MI, Therald Jackson of Monroe, NC, Pinky Jackson of Pageland, Bert Jackson of Pageland; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

    Memorials:  Providence Baptist Church, Pageland, SC 29728 or Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

  • Everette “Lee” Atkinson

     PAGELAND – Everette “Lee” Atkinson, 80, died February 3, 2011. A graveside service was held February 6, 2011 at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

    Surviving are, Wife; Hazel Brewer Atkinson of the home; Daughters, Patricia Foard of Pageland, Carol Anderson of Pageland; four Grandchildren; seven Great Grandchildren;

    Memorials: Paws & Claws PO Box 386 Chesterfield, SC 29709

    OR  Zion United Methodist Church 647 Zion Church Road Pageland, SC 29728

  • Willie Lloyd Therrell

     PATRICK – Mr. Willie Lloyd Therrell, 77, died January 31, 2011. A funeral service was held February 5, 201l at Childrens Baptist

    Church, Patrick, SC.

     Surviving are, Sons, Ricky Therrell of Gaffney, SC, Gary Keith of Raleigh, NC, and Kevin Keith of Patrick; Daughters, Lori Hamlin of Vermont, and Peggy Winburn of Patrick;

    Sisters, Margaret T. Fallaw and Mildred T. Taylor both of Patrick;19 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

  • Julia Byrd Threatt

     JEFFERSON –  Julia Byrd Threatt, 86, died February 2, 2011. A funeral service was held February 5, 2011 at Jefferson Baptist Church with burial in the Jefferson Town Cemetery.