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Today's News

  • Cool waters: a firsthand look of the new plant in McBee

     Driving between the pine trees on rural Chesterfield County, you might not expect to find an abundant source of high quality spring water. 

    Yet, Nestlé Waters North America did, and is set to build a new water bottling plant near McBee. The plant will create 40-50 new jobs and generate approximately $400,000 in annual local property taxes. 

  • School system brings various board policies up to date

     Revision of board and district policies topped the bill at the monthly meeting of the Chesterfield County School District Dec. 8 at McBee High School.

    Once a quarter, the board travels to one of the four areas of the county to hold its meeting. Though there was no public comment from members of the McBee community, the meeting gave people of that area a chance to attend a school board meeting.

  • Central boys are 2-2 in young season

     Central High’s boys’ basketball team won one game last week and lost two to leave them with a record of 2-2 for the young season.

    On Dec. 9, the Eagles lost to their host McBee Panthers 62-51 after defeating them in their home opener the week before.

  • Lady Eagles win two lose one

     The Lady Eagles of Central High School improved their season record to 3-1 by winning two of three basketball games played last week.

    Central traveled to McBee Dec. 9 and came home with a 55-43 win over the Lady Panthers. The Lady Eagles led 29-16 at halftime.

  • New Heights Hawks begin season 3-1

     According to coach Billy Blakeney, the New Heights Hawks are off to a fast start going 3-1 in the young season.

    “We have a very experienced team with seven returning players from last year’s team,” he said.

  • Lady Hawks blasted by Hartsville

     The Dec. 11th middle school game between Hartsville and New Heights wasn’t anything pretty to see if you were a Hawks’ fan, as the host team blasted the Lady Hawks 40-8.

    The Hawks’ eight points came from Jamie Bracey and Etrinity Baker, each scoring four points. 

  • South Pointe travels to North Carolina

     The varsity Lady Patriots ran into a buzzsaw Dec. 11 when they traveled to Carolina Christian in Locust, N.C., to take on the Lions.

    Led by a Division 1 prospect, the Lions defeated South Pointe 72-30. They quickly built a large lead via full court pressure. It was 24-7 after a quarter of play, and 48-23 at halftime. It became a defensive struggle in the second half.

  • Chesterfield County to retain animal shelter

     After deliberating in closed session for about 55 minutes last week, the Chesterfield County Council was clear on one thing: the animal shelter will remain under the county’s authority.

    That consideration is “off the table,” J. Matthew Rivers, County Council chairman, said in a straightforward tone to the delight of a crowd during the Council’s regular meeting Dec. 3.

  • Pageland town budget is ready for 2015

     Pageland Town Council approved the second and final readings for its 2015 budget, the comprehensive plan, and the waterworks and sewer system bonds.

    The town’s total budget for 2015 stands at $8,144,000.

  • New voice on a new day in South Carolina

     COLUMBIA – Jay Lucas was thankful of his colleague’s support when they elected him speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

    And Lucas said he has a surefire way of showing it.