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Today's News

  • Central relying on young golfers

    Central’s golf team won back-to-back matches last week.
    On last Tuesday, Central totaled 169 strokes at the Kershaw Country Club to beat Andrew Jackson, 173, and North Central 219.
    David Oliver, a seventh-grader led Central with a 37. Noah Johns, a sophomore, had a 41; Chance Horton, an eighth-grader, had a 43; and Connor Cryster, an eight-grader, had a 48.
    On Thursday, Central had 165 strokes at the White Plains County Club to beat North Central, 202, and Lewisville, 213.
    Oliver shot a two-under par 34. Johns shot 42, Horton 43 and Cryster 46.

  • A grand time for Cheraw

    Kevin Thurman, long-time softball coach at Central and now Cheraw, had a career first in the game against Loris last Tuesday.
    It was the first time that two of his players hit grand slam home runs in the same game.
    Jazz Dixon hit the first grand slam in the first inning.
    Eryn Butler hit the second grand slam in the third inning. Butler nearly had another grand slam in the fourth inning. She finished the game 4-for-4 with 6 RBIs.
    Cheraw beat Loris, 14-0. 

  • Central, Buford tangle in key region game

    Wednesday’s Central-Buford game is a battle of the top AA softball teams in the state. 
    Central, undefeated at 14-0, is ranked No. 1 in AA and 15th overall in the state.
    Buford, 11-3, is ranked No. 3 in AA.
    It is a region game for the teams. Central is 7-0, while Buford is 8-1. Buford only region loss was 4-3 to Central.
    That game was tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh at Central. Karly Kirkley hit the game-winning single on a 1-1 pitch.

  • Central’s Parks posts a trifecta

    On first glance, Jamie Parks’ stats for last week appear to show an OK outing. 
    He threw 7.1 innings, allowed a run, six hits, struck out seven and walked two – an average of a hit and a strikeout per inning.

  • S.C. fallen firefighters remembered

    From release

    Firefighters in South Carolina will gather Wednesday to remember their colleges who have died while serving their communities.
    The 11 a.m. ceremony will be at the S.C. Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the on the grounds of the S.C. Fire Academy, 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia.
    The South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs, and other members of the state’s fire service will attend the ceremony.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Central’s Myers reaches her DECA goals

    From the day I attended my first DECA state meeting in 2017, I knew I wanted to be a state officer.
    Last month, I reached that goal, being elected South Carolina DECA’s Vice President of Leadership.
    In 2017, Central participated in competitive DECA for the first time. I was appointed the Director of Competitions.
    At the 2017 Region II qualifying event, I placed tenth in the Individual Entrepreneurship Series. At the 2018 state competition, I switched to public speaking and placed seventh.

  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Proposed bill to lower state income tax rates

    Last week was a big step forward in reducing income taxes in South Carolina.
    Several months ago, House Speaker Jay Lucas, who represents a portion of Chesterfield County, created a special legislative committee to focus on tax reform. The committee’s first bill proposes reducing income taxes. This bill, H.4334, would reduce income taxes from 7% to a flat rate of 4.5%, making South Carolina competitive with neighboring states.

    Waiting on the Senate

  • Senior Spotlight: Jerry L. Jett

    Age: 62
    Town:  Pageland
    Family: Two sons and two grandchildren
    Faith Affiliation: Baptist
    Occupation/Retired from: Essex Wire, Ind./17 years; U.S. Army/six years
    Favorite meal: Loaded pizza and a salad
    Favorite TV show: Westerns
    How you spend your days? I just joined the seniors at the Pageland Nutrition Center and I work in my garden. I intend to join a gun range soon.
    Where is the last place you traveled? Indianapolis, to see the Amish horses and buggies. My parents live in Carlisle, Ind.

  • Meet Pageland Police Officer Sgt. Marcia Miller

    Rank: Sergeant
    Service with the Pageland Police Department:  Approximately three years
    Age: 31
    Birthplace: Cheraw
    Residence: Chesterfield
    Education: Chesterfield High graduate, 2005; Coastal Carolina graduate, 2010; 12-week training at the S.C. Police Academy, Columbia
    Work experience: House manager, CHESCO

  • A.O. Smith McBee honored for workplace safety

    From release

    McBEE – A. O. Smith’s McBee team was honored for maintaining a safe working environment by the parent company for the third consecutive year.
    A. O. Smith recognizes the company’s manufacturing and distribution operations that have fewer recordable safety incidents than what is considered industry standard by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).