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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: More than 500 Education bills filed

    We have been hard at work in Columbia this week in committees focusing on the 500 bills that crossed the desk the first day of session. There are more than 70 bills in education, and well more than 100 bills in judiciary alone.
    Speaker Jay Lucas has appointed me to serve this year on the Education and Public Works Committee, Invitations and resolutions, and the Speakers Ad Hoc OPIOID Committee and the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority.
    Governor McMaster has appointed me to serve on the South Carolina Flood Committee.

  • Will Pageland be picked?

    We put our best right foot out.
    We put our best left foot out.
    And then we shook all about, yelling as loudly as we could.
    We then danced and dined through an evening’s delight – all for the deluxe-sized chance at making history.
    And now, we wait.
    Will Pageland make the Top 5 of the Small Business Revolution Main Street competition?
    We will find out Feb. 12. The time of the announcement has not been released yet.
    Our chance to impress came last week when show host Amanda Brinkman and her crew visited Pageland.

  • S.C. Rep. Clyburn condemns white nationalism and white supremacy

    Madam/Mr. Speaker:
    I rise today to speak to how the tale of two Kings has brought us to this moment in history. 
    If he had been allowed to live, today (Jan. 15) would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday. On this auspicious day, this august body stands ready to vote to disapprove of Representative Steve King's recent comments and condemn white nationalism and white supremacy.
    White supremacy and white nationalism are evil.  They are insidious and are clear and present dangers to our great Republic. 

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because we’re silent on things like this

    Over the past two years, Republicans have focused on spreading opportunity, and it has paid dividends: From the creation of opportunity zones in some of our nation’s most distressed communities to amazing job-creation statistics and low unemployment rates, there’s no doubt that the future is brightening for many Americans.

  • Jefferson sports registration

    Jefferson Dixie Youth is accepting registrations for the spring softball and baseball seasons.
    The ages are 3 to 14 for boys and 3 to 18 for girls.
    The registration fee for wee ball, tee ball and sweet tees is $45 and $55 for all other divisions.
    Registration at the Jefferson Town Hall during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesday the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The last day to register is Feb. 22.

  • Central player injury being evaluated

    Yvonne Vanderpool of Central suffered a bad back bruise in Friday’s game with Andrew Jackson.
    She appeared to hit her head hard on the court in the second quarter, said coach Eddie Rivers. Rescue crews took every precaution in caring for her, Rivers said. She was put on a back board and taken from the court on a stretcher.
    When Vanderpool can return to play has not been determined, Rivers said.

  • 13 graduate from Nursing Assistant program

    From release

    Thirteen students recently graduated Northeastern Technical College’s Nursing Assistant (NA) Program
    Nursing assistant graduates are Alice Gibson of McColl, Tara Harrington of Wallace, Angela Hill of Cheraw, Kristen Honeycutt of Ruby, Courtney Jackson of Bennettsville, Shonda Little of Cheraw, Britney Lowery of Clio, Mary McDowell of McColl, Billie Morton of Chesterfield, Victoria Scott of McColl, Alexus Stubbs of McColl, Lamarte Townsend of Cheraw, and Kerria Wilson of Jefferson.

  • McLeod physicians honored

    From release

    Five McLeod physicians were recently honored with the Pillars of Professionalism Awards at the McLeod Regional Medical Staff meeting.
    The fifth-annual event recognizes physicians who reflect the highest values in professional medical excellence.
    The 2018 recipients were Dr. Carmen Piccolo, Dr. Timothy Hagen, Dr. Jamie Smith, Dr. Amy Murrell and Dr. Gary Emerson.

  • OPINION: Bills submitted this legislative session by Chesterfield legislators

    Rep. Richie Yow
    ◆ H3170: Exempting an all-terrain vehicle purchased or lease in another state from S.C. use tax, if the purchasers paid the sales tax in another state.
    ◆ H3346: Revise the filing period for election to the Chesterfield County Board of Education.
    ◆ H3358: Require companies with a state contract to mow along state highways to pick up and dispose of all trash and other debris before mowing.
    ◆ H3359: To allow a veteran’s designation on state identification cards and driver’s licenses.

  • GUEST COLUMN: It’s time to stop gun violence

    I wanted to speak to the community about shootings. This is a common issue that the “2000’s” crew, I would say, go through.
    Most cases stir up because of bullying and cyber-bullying. These issues are displayed on all kinds of social media sites.
    This carries the problem even further than what it’s suppose to go.

    It starts to become personal, carrying it to schools,  people’s houses and the streets. Many teenagers and young adults commit suicide or make suicidal attempts each year.