• W. Wooten’s long bombs sink Sumter

     Wil Wooten scored 26 points including four three-pointers to lead the South Pointe Patriots to a 58-44 win over Sumter Christian on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

    Wooten also had two rebounds, two steals and one assist and David Hart had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to power the Patriots inside. Hart also had 5 steals, and 3 assists. Other scorers were Sam Burnett with 9 points (18 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot), Jake Wooten with 7 points (3 rebounds, 2 steals, and 4 assists), and Jackson Reese with 4 points (2 rebounds, 3 steals, and 4 assists).

  • Hawks began season with 1-2 record

     The New Heights Hawks began their season last week by losing two of their first three games.  The Hawks opened with a road loss to Long Middle School on November 29, by a score of 37-14.

    “I think it could have been a case of the first game jitters,” said Coach Billy Blakeney. “We played all 15 of our players.”

    Scoring for New Heights were Carico Miller and Travay Hatten 4 points each, Dadric Miller 3, Matthew Terry 2, and Dedric Robinson 1.

  • JV’s on a 3-0 roll

     Central’s junior varsity basketball team started the season last week on a positive note winning all three games played.


    The Junior Eagles defeated visiting McBee last Wednesday 41-26. Leading 16-9 at the half, Central outscored the visitors 15-7 in the third quarter to take command of the game.

    Cornelius Miller and Deaven Johnson led the scoring with 10 points each, followed by Dillon Jackson and Mitch Meadows 4 each, Deontae Chambers, Deaven Coleman, and Trey King 2 each, and Dorian Robinson and Elontae Meadows 1 each.

  • Lady Eagles defeat Great Falls for first win

     After losing their first two games of the season, the Lady Eagles earned their first win Saturday with a 48-44 victory at Great Falls.  Seventh-grader Malia Rivers paced Central with 27 points, followed by Danielle Moore 15, Cherrie Thompson 4, and Candice Wright and Dearo Nivens 1 each.

    Wednesday the Lady Eagles lost their season opener at home to McBee 68-37. The Lady Panthers raced to a 33-15 halftime lead in route to the win.

    Moore led the Lady Eagles with 13 points followed by Nivens 8, Wright and Rivers 5 each, Thompson 4, and Monique Little 2.

  • Tree-growing tradition

     Tree-growing tradition

    Mangum’s family opened farm 22 years ago

    By Nita Brown

    Landmark News Service

    KERSHAW – The folks at PaPa John’s Christmas Tree Farm think there’s no substitute for a live Christmas tree. And they believe getting it locally is the only way to get a truly fresh tree. But owner, John Mangum, said it goes far beyond a fresh tree.

  • Betty Ballard dies Sunday

     Betty Hinson Ballard, a longtime teacher in Chesterfield and Lancaster counties and the mother of Burnie W. Ballard, died on Sunday.

    A funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, First Baptist Church of Pageland with burial to follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home.

  • Nurses-in-training visit elementary classes

     NETC News Release

    Do you think you have clean hands after a quick hand washing? Think again.

    Licensed Practical Nursing students from Northeastern Technical College showed first-graders at Ruby Elementary School otherwise using a black light that revealed the “germy” areas of their hands if they did not scrub well or long enough.

  • Rotary gives students dictionaries

     Staff reports

    Even in the age of Wikipedia and dictionary.com school children still need an old fashioned printed dictionary.

    Third graders in Chesterfield County are getting them, thanks to the Cheraw Rotary Club. Three club members traveled to Pageland Elementary School last week to hand out the books to appreciative children.

    Chesterfield town administrator David Huntley, Kevin Light of Hartsville and Tony Nolan of Jefferson hauled cartons of A Student’s Dictionaryto the 117 students in eight third grade classes.

  • Clenzell Gaskins, Sr

     JEFFERSON – Mr. Clenzell Gaskins, Sr., died November 28, 2010. A funeral service was held December 5, 2010 at Mt. Elon United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

  • Dennis Guy Jenkins

     PAGELAND – Dennis Guy Jenkins died December 12, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wed. December 15, 2010 at Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home Chapel. Surviving are, Wife, Judy Birtcher of the home; Son, Dennis Wayne Jenkins of Kingsport, TN; Step-Son, Shawn Ogle of Pageland; Step-Daughter, Jody McManus of Pageland; Brother: Johnny Jenkins of Marshville, NC; Sisters, Linda J. Knight of Wingate, NC and Polly Clark of Marshville, NC; six Grandchildren.