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  • Snow storm makes for long break

    The Jan. 10 snowstorm turned into a 10-day break from school for Chesterfield County students.

    With overnight lows in the teens making unplowed rural roads hazardous ice slicks, school officials called it a week and canceled classes Friday.

  • Darrell Lee Watts

    CHERAW –
    Mr. Darrell Lee Watts, 70, died January 13, 2011. A funeral service was held January 16, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery.
    Surviving are, Sons, Steven Watts and Doug Watts of Jefferson,  and Ricky Watts of Pageland; eight Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren
    Brothers, Willie Watts and Carson Watts of Alton, NC; Sister, Martha Wright of Rock Hill, SC.
     
     
    Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, was in charge of the arrangements.
     

  • Tommy F. Stogner

    Mt. CROGHAN –  
    Mr. Tommy F. Stogner died January 11, 2011. A funeral service will be held
    January 15, 2011 at Fairview Baptist Church with burial
     in the church cemetery.
    Surviving are, Wife, Darlene Oliver Stogner of the home;
    Sons, Tommy Stogner II of the home and Timmy Stogner of Owensboro, KY;
    three Grandchildren
    one Great Grandchild; Brother, Bobby Stogner of Cheraw; Sisters, Peggy Oliver of Jefferson, Betty Gainey and Georgia Hurley of Cheraw.

  • Roy Thomas Bullard

    CHESTERFIELD –  Mr. Roy Thomas Bullard, 56, died January 10, 2011. A funeral service was held January 13, 2011 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial
    in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Surviving are, Brothers, Ben Pigg and Darrell Pigg of Kannapolis, NC; Sisters,  Carolyn Beam and Barbara Huneycutt of Kannapolis, NC and Judy Harper of Lancaster, SC
    Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, was in charge of the arrangements.
     

  • Mulvaney's big day

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A collection of state quarters on a small table. A New York Yankees baseball cap atop a pile of paperwork. A personalized box of macaroni and cheese inside an empty cabinet.
    The collection of items may seem odd, but each holds a special meaning to newly installed U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

  • Chesterfield County lists 2010 achievements

    STATE OF THE COUNTY 2010
    •Received a clean independent audit for fiscal year 2008-2009. (presented in March)
    •Provided for another Sandblast Rally event in Chesterfield County.
    •Re-allocated bond funds in order to purchase dumpsters that were being rented.
    •Declared February as “Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month”.
    •Assisted Pageland Police Department in clearing off land in order to establish a training/firing range for their officers.

  • Resident thanks Highway Department staff

    It seems that everyone, including myself, are quick to complain about service rendered to us, and take good service for granted. Well I would like to state my sincere gratitude and pride in our local SC Highway Department maintenance staff.

    During this past week’s snow storm, I made a trip out of Chesterfield county, traveling through Darlington county and ultimately to Florence. Along this trip, it was obvious that roads in our county were considerably better cleared of snow and ice, therefore much safer, than any roads in Darlington county.

  • Edenmoor's new owners plan to move forward

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission has agreed to move forward with a proposal by Charlotte-based real estate developers to purchase Indian Land’s troubled Edenmoor residential development.
    The announcement came during a commission meeting Friday with representatives of Citizens Homes Inc. and Reilly Properties, a partnership interested in buying 222 Edenmoor parcels. The Edenmoor land became available for bid in early December.
    In winning the bid, the companies beat out L Star of Raleigh.

  • Parents can help teens stay focused

    The New Year means new resolutions. The first thing that we begin to do once Christmas has passed is make resolutions for the upcoming year. Resolutions are especially important to teens.
                    Parents, there are ways to help your teens stick to New Year’s resolutions. As parents, you know that making New Year’s resolutions are simple but keeping them can be very difficult. Here are a few tips to keep your teen focused on their goals:

  • On-line course is sew easy at NETC

    On-line course is
    sew easy at NETC
    Are you frustrated trying to learn to sew on your own because sewing and pattern drafting classes are hard to find these days? Don’t put down that needle and thread just yet because Northeastern Technical College is offering several new online courses this spring that can help.
    Registration is now open for Online Basic Sewing/Tailoring and Pattern Making classes through NETC’s division of continuing education.