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  • Liza cracks the case

    JEFFERSON — An alert deputy and a sharp-nosed canine named Liza led to an arrest of two out-of-state residents for drug violations, possession of a sawed off shotgun and possession of a stolen firearm at 10:21 p.m. on Oct. 14.

    Deputy Randall Kerns made a traffic stop of a car that ran a stop sign at Highway 151 and Highway 903 in Jefferson. The two young men were nervous and tried to avoid eye contact. Kerns noticed rolling papers on the floorboard and asked for permission to search the vehicle. They said no, not without a warrant.

  • Magistrate's court cases

    Cases heard in magistrate’s court at the Pageland Judicial Center. Listed are name, address, offense and sentence. Verdict is guilty unless noted.

    Lisa D. Short, 36, 264 Plyler St., disorderly conduct, $455.

    Marcus Lee, 31, disorderly conduct, 400 E. Maynard St., 1 day.

    Michael L. Warwick, 23, 167 Elvis Pressley, Chesterfield, disorderly conduct, 30 day.

    Ashley N. Terry, 20, open container, $155.

    Roger D. Little, 45, 285 McCray Road, disorderly conduct, $280, 30 days.

  • County leaders close door to talk jobs

    CHERAW — Chesterfield County elected leaders met behind closed doors on Thursday as they began a new effort to map the county’s job hunting strategy.

  • JVs rout Andrew Jackson 45-3

    KERSHAW — Central’s junior varsity had no problem Thursday night in Kershaw by polishing off home standing Andrew Jackson 45-3. The game was decided by halftime with the Eagles holding a commanding 33-0 advantage.

    Starting from their own 12-yard line on their second possession of the game, quarterback Joseph Rollings connected with Kelton Myers for an 87-yard touchdown pass. The PAT failed leaving the score 6-0.

  • Crowder was two-way player for Eagles

    This week we only go back 15 years to feature this week’s “Where Are They Now?” athlete. Steven Crowder played both offense and defense for the Eagles, playing running back and linebacker. Crowder played three years of varsity football earning all-region and all-state honors as a linebacker his senior year. He also was selected best back on his team and was weightlifting champion in the featherweight division.

  • Defense stout again in 45-0 rout

    Depending on which poll you look at, the Central Eagles are ranked No. 1 or 2 in Class 2A. Either way, they proved worthy of their ranking Friday night by manhandling the visiting Andrew Jackson Volunteers 45-0 and it could have been much worse. The scoreboard clock ran continuously in the fourth quarter.
    The Eagles wasted little time putting points on the board, moving 52 yards for their first touchdown. This came on quarterback Jowan Henderson’s 17-yard pass to Radford Robinson with 7:38 remaining in the first quarter. The extra point attempt was no good.

  • Stolen rifle recovered

    Good instincts by an alert officer on patrol led to a felony arrest for theft and the recovery of a $1,200 hunting rifle last Thursday morning.
    Sgt. Nathan Brucke observed a Toyota Camry operated by a driver he knew had a suspended license. He made a traffic stop and asked the driver, 36-year-old Troy Joseph Gainey of 208 E. Turner St., for his license.

  • Planners recommend co-op rezoning

    The Pageland Planning Commission last week recommended rezoning of city-owned property that could become the new corporate headquarters for Lynches River Electric Cooperative, giving the utility a key step forward.
    Barring new information, the rezoning is likely to sail through the Town Council next month. In a first reading on the rezoning Oct. 5, the council unanimously endorsed the change from single-family residential to limited industrial.
    The Planning Commission deadlocked 3-3 when it first took up the request on Sept. 20.

  • Mad, profane and in jail

    A local woman was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police say she threatened to cut another woman, let loose a torrent of profanities at a police officer and fought being subdued.

    Sgt. Nathan Brucke responded to a call at 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, about a reported knifing at 504 W. Godfrey St. He found the suspect, Rosetta Doster Staton, 53, of 405 N. Oak St., walking on N. Elm St. Brucke asked her if she had a weapon and she pulled out a pocketknife with a 7-inch blade.

  • Sullivans announce birth of their son

    Tim and Jennifer Sullivan announce the birth of a son, Jason Luke Sullivan, born August 12, 2010 at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster. He weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and measured 19 1/4 inches.
    Grandparents are Cecil and Shelby Kimrey of Wallace and Tommy and Linda Sullivan of Jefferson.