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  • Crime Reports

    Lancaster men face robbery charges

    RUBY – Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested four Lancaster men after a robbery of a 64-year-old Ruby man on Dec. 21.

  • Correcting the record

    Correcting
    the record
    To the Editor: I was very humbled when contacted by Mr. Shug Haigler several months ago about  a "Where Are They Now" sports article.  We had a great conversation which I enjoyed tremendously.  However, having just read the article, I felt the need to clarify the title.  I did play quarterback and also punted for Central  during the 1978 season.  I did make all region my senior year but as a punter and not quarterback.  It would be an injustice to all the "great" Eagle  

  • Hough responds

    To the Editor:

    In response to Ben Cook's letter in last week's paper, I believe Mr. Cook would have a very different opinion about who is due an apology if he had been in attendance at our town council meeting. Those who were present saw an outrageous display of rude behavior by Jim Leaird, who refused to abide by the rules under which we conduct our meetings. Mr. Leaird was loud, aggressive and ultimately had to be escorted from the meeting by police officers because he acted in such a disorderly manner.

  • Pageland's Latifah Coleman starts strong for Tar Heels

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Latifah Coleman drove hard down the lane to put up a shot and got fouled by a Gardner-Webb defender. Coleman made one of two free throws, which turned out to be her scoring total for the night.
    Three days before the New Year’s Eve game at Gardner-Webb, the freshman guard from Pageland played 22 minutes and helped spark an offensive onslaught that buried the College of Charleston.

  • Leaird plans another attempt

    Jim Leaird, a Chesterfield County resident who says Pageland mayor Brian Hough should resign from office, says he’ll try again to present his complaint against the mayor today.
    Leaird tried to make his presentation on Dec. 14 but Hough cut him off, saying he had to adhere to a five-minute time limit that applies to all speakers during a public participation period at the start of each meeting. Leaird spent most of his five minutes arguing against the time limit and never finished the substance of his grievance against Hough.

  • McBee High FFA receives award

    The McBee High FFA Chapter is the 2010 recipient for Agrium’s Community Investment Fund Program because of their involvement within the community. This is the second year in a row that this honor has been bestowed upon this chapter.
    This program, funded by the Agrium Company, recognizes organizations that promote community involvement and encourage student participation in improving the community.  McBee High FFA Chapter’s mission statement is to promote premier leadership, personal growth, and career success while being immersed in community development.

  • 'Christmas in the Air'

    On Dec. 16, South Pointe Chorale presented “Christmas in the Air” conducted by Emily Privette and accompanied by Charles Litaker.
    Song selections included ‘Christmas Bells are Ringing,’ ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel,’ ‘Comfort, Comfort,’ ‘Candlelight Carol,’ ‘Were you there on that Christmas Night?,’Sing Gloria,’ ‘Sing We All Noel,’ ‘Christmas Day’ and ‘Joy to the World.’

  • Town Council Election

    Jason Evans
    Age: 37
    Address: 310 E. McGregor St.
    Education: Central High School, USC, bachelors in business; Webster University, masters in business administration.
    Job: Procurement director, Lancaster County schools; photographer
    Family: wife, Erin; two children.

    Barry Laney
    Age: 41
    Address: 208 W. Blakeney St.
    Education: Central High School, Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College.
    Job: Barry Laney Construction, specializing in cabinetwork, in Charlotte area.

  • SC man sentenced for fraud

    United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that Kenneth Ojua, age 39, of Greenville, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson for his involvement in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. Senior United States District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr. of Anderson sentenced Ojua to 27 months imprisonment and ordered him to pay $147,541.87 in restitution to the victim of his crime.

  • Never count Ciara out

    At the young age of 18, Pageland’s Ciara Myers has already experienced the trials and triumphs of college athletics.

    A freshman on the varsity volleyball team at Methodist University, Myers was wilting at a preseason practice in the broiling heat of Fayetteville, N.C.