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  • Two arrested for auto theft

    From release 

    Chesterfield County Sheriff Office investigators recently arrested two men on automobile theft charges.

    On May 9, a 2009 Chevy Silverado pickup was reported stolen from BBB Circle in Patrick. 

    Isaac Dalien Jackson, 33, of Hartsville, was identified as the primary suspect in the case by the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators received word Jackson planned to return the truck to BBB Circle and went to the location. 

  • 2 arrested for Teals Mill break in

    From release 

    Two teenagers have been charged with breaking into the Teals Mill Mini Mart on May 15, stealing cigarettes and other items valued at $200.

    The burglary was reported in the early morning hours. The burglars broke a window to enter the business.

    Arrested were Lyndon Mackenzie Sterrett, 18, of the 200 block of Vaughn Lane, Chesterfield, and a 16-year-old juvenile.

    The teens were charged with second-degree burglary and larceny. 

  • 2 arrested for Teals Mill break in

    From release 

    Two teenagers have been charged with breaking into the Teals Mill Mini Mart on May 15, stealing cigarettes and other items valued at $200.

    The burglary was reported in the early morning hours. The burglars broke a window to enter the business.

    Arrested were Lyndon Mackenzie Sterrett, 18, of the 200 block of Vaughn Lane, Chesterfield, and a 16-year-old juvenile.

    The teens were charged with second-degree burglary and larceny. 

  • Central students graduate Saturday

    Central High’s annual commencement will be 9 a.m. June 2 at the school’s football field, weather permitting. 

    If it rains, the event will be moved to the school’s gym and admission will be by ticket only.

    Between 120 and 125 students are scheduled to graduate, said Principal Damon Barnhill. The number includes some juniors who have already finished their high school course work, he said. 

    Speakers will be Central’s valedictorian, salutatorian and the senior class president. 

  • McManus honorary Miss Central

    Monique McManus was surprised when was named Honorary Miss Central High for 2017-2018.

    “I felt good and very excited,” McManus said.

    McManus, a senior at Central, was chosen for the honor because of her character, integrity and personality.  She will graduate from the school June 2.

    McKensie Arant, Miss Central 2017-2018, said it was an honor to crown “Miss Monique.”

    “I’m glad she gets to have the title,” Arant said.

  • New Emergency Department soon to open at McLeod Health Cheraw

    There were back-to-back full houses at the emergency departments of McLeod Health Cheraw last Thursday. 

    In the current emergency department, Dr. Gabe Simpson, medical director of the ER, and his staff were focused on 15 patients, twice the number of available rooms.  

    At the new emergency department, community leaders and guests gathered under the “porte cochere,” a French term that means “coach door.” “Porte cochere” has become an architectural term to describe a large covered entrance.

  • Kiser set high goals for everyone

    Janice Kiser never intended to be a principal. All she ever wanted to do was teach.

    Yet for a third of her career, Kiser was an administrator, the person responsible for every one in the school.

    That responsibility hit hard the day she walked through the door in 2013 as the new principal at Petersburg Primary in Pageland. 

    “It was very humbling and almost overwhelming,” she said.  “I felt the weight of the responsibility.

  • Taking the time to read

    Ruby Elementary School recently held its 6th annual Ruby Reads event. Volunteer readers were Gail Thomas, Sylvia Bailey, Beth Leonard, Libby Gulledge, Keith Bailey, Susan Pressley, Carolyn Sellers, Dan Austin, Bonnie Shaw, Rev. Joel Dale, Vanessa Brewer-Tyson and Erin Austin.  The event was coordinated by literacy coach Michele Adams. 

  • World War II tugboat comes to rest in reef

    CHARLESTON  – After more than 70 years of service, the Gen. Oglethorpe was given a burial at sea. 

    The tugboat was built in 1943 for the U.S. Coast Guard. Its first name was the Ojibwa. The ship was sold to Crescent Towing & Salvage of New Orleans that operated the tug as the John G. Amato and finally, the General Oglethorpe. 

    Last week, the state of South Carolina sunk her off the coast of Charleston, in the company of a retired Coast Guard cutter, another tugboat, a shrimp trawler and 50 subway cars. 

  • Donations to food drive double

    From release 

    Recent donations to the annual United Way of Chesterfield County Letters Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Campaign more than doubled what was given last year. 

    The Pageland Post Office collected about 2,000 pounds, up from 930 pounds last year. 

    The Jefferson Post Office collected 195 pounds, up from 62 pounds last year. 

    The food is given to local food banks.