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Today's News

  • Following God through her pain

    Zenda Rushing’s fight with cancer began in 1996 when her son, Harley, was six years old.
    The Cheraw resident and veteran teacher remained positive throughout her battles with breast and then colon cancer for her son.
    To do that, she relied on her faith in God and his promises, Rushing told cancer survivors during a  luncheon at Hopewell Baptist Church in Chesterfield.
    Even though Rushing had annual mammogram screenings, she said something was not right when she felt a lump in her breast.
    A biopsy revealed cancer.

  • Mt. Croghan man allegedly threatens deputy

    A Mt. Croghan resident was arrested May 2 after threatening a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputy and spitting on him.
    Jesse R. Brigman, 17, of Burch Street, was arrested after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a shotgun, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. The incident allegedly started when the neighbor gave Brigman’s puppies some milk.
    When a deputy questioned Brigman about what happened, Brigman became belligerent, threatening to kill the deputy and attack the deputy’s wife and children.

  • Meet Pageland Police Officer Sgt. Richard Plyler

    Rank: Sergeant
    Length of time with the Pageland Police Department: 1.5 years
    Age: 33
    Birthplace: Cheraw
    Residence: Ruby
    Education: Central High, 2004; S. C. Criminal Justice Academy
    Work experience: Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department; Lancaster Police Department.
    What led you to law enforcement? It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always looked up to police officers. I was a cadet with the S.C. Dept. of Corrections from 2006 until 2012. That experience was a steping stone for me.

  • Senior Spotlight: Margaret Edgeworth

    Age: 65
    Town: Pageland
    Family: A son, Rontal Edgeworth, a granddaughter, and a grandson
    Church: Salem United Methodist Church
    Place of work: GM Nameplate, Monroe, N.C.
    Favorite meal: Seafood, (especially whities), hush puppies, and a baked potato
    Favorite TV show: “General Hospital”
    How you spend your days? Besides working, I like to go for long drives. I also love to spend time with family. I often visit my niece, Angie, since she has had some health problems.

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    May is “Get Caught Reading” month.
    Get Caught Reading is a nationwide, public-service campaign launched by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.
    While May is officially Get Caught Reading month, the celebration lasts throughout the year.

  • 15 graduate NETC’s Nursing Assistant program

    From release

    Fifteen students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s Nursing Assistant Program.
    The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training. 

  • SC Works moves in at NETC

    From release

    CHERAW – SC Works has opened an office at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw.
    SC Works brings employees and job seekers together, helping job seekers create resumes and cover letters, answer questions about their skills, and gain additional skills that improve their chances of finding a job. The SC Department of Employment  and Workforce reported SC Works helps more than 25,000 South Carolinians find work each year.

  • Chesterfield High ranks highest in county

    Chesterfield High School was highest ranking county school in the recent listing released by U.S. News and World Report.
    Chesterfield ranked 41st out of 221 schools in South Carolina.
    McBee ranked 85th, followed by Central, 104th,  and Cheraw, 135th.
    This is the first year that U.S. News and World Report has issued a comprehensive ranking of high schools nationwide.
    The top school in the country was Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston.
    Rankings were based on:
    ◆ The percent of college ready of students

  • GUEST COLUMN: Changes coming for electric cooperative members

    Gov. Henry McMaster has signed legislation that revises rules that govern electric cooperatives, increasing transparency to co-op members and adding limited government oversight.
    Legislators did not set standards for who can be elected to cooperatives’ governing boards, or how often boards can meet or the compensation of board members.
    The legislatures left those decisions to cooperative members.

  • Jefferson Dixie program honors Tommy Catoe

    The opening ceremony for Jefferson Dixie Youth’s Family Day on Saturday included a surprise “Hometown Hero” award for Dixie Youth Director Tommy Catoe. 
    After Catoe recognized the Blue Jay Festival beauty queens, Town Clerk Tammy Withrow announced Catoe was getting a an appreciation award. 
    Lacey Catoe then gave a short speech thanking Tommy Catoe for his tireless work supporting the youth in Jefferson and surrounding areas.