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  • A new home for your Christmas Tree?

    From release
    Discarded Christmas trees are being used by the state as fish attractors at South Carolina reservoirs.
    Discarded trees can be put to good use for fish or wildlife, such as erosion control or as brush piles to provide resting and cover for small animals.
    Brush piles constructed of Christmas trees can help birds such as sparrows, towhees and wrens, quail and rabbits.

  • A New Year’s resolution for everyone

    From Rx WikiNews
    Most people make – and then promptly forget – New Year’s resolutions.
    Here is one resolution that will help you, your family and everyone around you.
    Properly wash your hands.
    Proper hand hygiene can help reduce:
    - The number of young children who get sick.
    - The number of people who get sick with diarrhea by about 23 to 40 percent.
    - Diarrheal illness in people with HIV by about 58 percent.

  • Soldiers, civilians battled an indiscriminate killer

    In the fall of 1918, Chesterfield County residents awaited the opening of the county fair.
    There was great expectation for the fair. It was the sixth-annual event. Fair directors had purchased 11 acres west of Chesterfield on the road to Ruby, Mount Croghan and Pageland for the fair. They constructed a large show hall, buildings to exhibit cattle, livestock, swine and poultry, built a restroom for the women, and dug two wells, despite a scarcity of supplies because of the war.

  • A sailor’s tale of influenza

    When a third-class petty officer at the Charleston Navy Base felt sick in the fall of 1918, he went to the base hospital.
    In was in the middle of the second wave of the worldwide influenza pandemic.
    It hit the Charleston base hard. According to one account, “flu raged through the camp like a pack of rabid wolves. Men were dying every day.”
    Nurses and doctors could do little for flu victims. In many cases they didn’t even take their temperatures, or their blood pressure. A hot whisky toddy was about all they could do for the sick sailors.

  • 2018 Election

    Unofficial results as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. Results will be certified Friday. 
    Governor
    ◆    Henry McMaster - Republican – Incumbent
    Pamela Evette, running mate for lieutenant governor
    State: 900,090, Chesterfield County 6,639
    ◆    James Smith Jr - Democratic
    Mandy Powers Norrell, running mate for lieutenant governor
    State: 756,187, Chesterfield County 5,098
    Secretary of State

  • 2018 Election Overview

    Voter Information
    Polls open today
    from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    What you must bring to vote: Photo ID. Acceptable forms include a South Carolina driver’s license, a SC DMV ID card, a S.C. Voter Registration Card with photo, a U.S. Passport or a Federal Military ID.
    Don’t have a photo ID?
    Bring your voter registration card to the polling place. You may vote a provisional ballot after signing an affidavit citing a “reasonable impediment” to obtaining a photo ID.

  • Hospice of Chesterfield to hold Memorial Service

    From release
    Hospice of Chesterfield County is having a community Memorial Service 6 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 East Main Street, Chesterfield.
    The service is to remember all patients served by Hospice of Chesterfield County since October 2017. 

  • Race for S.C. 7th congressional seat

    Robert Williams
    Party: Democrat
    Age: 53
    Birthplace: Darlington
    Residence: Darlington
    Education: St. John High School, Darlington; Voorhees College, BS Business Administration; Troy University, Master’s in Public Administration
    Employment (current employer, other significant employers): Business Development Consultant, S.C. House of Representatives, District 62
    Previous elected or political experience:  Currently serving as the District 62 House Representative, 12 years.

  • Cheraw students arrested for alleged threats

    From release
    Two Cheraw students have been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot up Cheraw High School.
    The incidents, which happened Friday, are unrelated.
    School Resource Officer Timothy Knight of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office handled both threats, said Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks.
    Cheraw students were never in danger, Brooks said. 
    In one incident, a 15-year-old student was upset after students picked on him for how he treated his girlfriend.

  • Pageland author writes his redemption story

    A local author knows first hand how pain and failure can lead to positive outcomes.
    In his newly released book, “All Eyez on Him,” Kevin Rivers shares his personal testimony of how life’s negative events led him to God’s purpose for him.
    Rivers wrote the book to show God’s redeeming, restoring and resurrection power through his life as a young boy growing up in Pageland.