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Today's News

  • South Pointe youngsters perform Christmas show

    The South Pointe Christian School Elementary School presented its annual Christmas pageant on Nov. 30, called Angels. Lambs, Ladybugs and Fireflies. An appreciative audience filled the gym at South Pointe for the two-act presentation of music, narration and dance about Christmas and the birth of Christ. The pageant was directed by South Pointe Fine Arts Director Emily Privette.

    Here is the cast:

    Angel Narrator

    Seth Furr

    Angels

    Camryn Miller, Payton Oliver

  • Lynches River Electric Co-Op gives county $115,000

    CHESTERFIELD – Lynches River Electric Cooperative has given $115,000 to Chesterfield County for economic development.

    The co-op made the annual contribution after a vote of its board and transferred the money last week. The County Council accepted the money after an executive session last week and vote to enter into a contract for use of the money. The money will be used to develop economic development infrastruture and pursue the construction of a building to attract industry in the Pageland area.

  • County honors employee veterans

    The Chesterfield County Council last week honored county employees who are military veterans or currently serving in the armed forces. Here are the employees listed by the County Council:

    County Council

    Crawford Moore, Air Force; Bruce Eddie Rivers, Army; Frank Plyler, Army National Guard

    Magistrates

    Carson Griggs, Army National Guard; Ronnie Simpson, Army

    Building Codes

    Keith Benton, National Guard; Marion Crenshaw, Navy

    Technical Support

  • Anger management ordered after assault

    A 29-year-old Pageland man received a suspended sentence and probation and was ordered to take anger management classes after his guilty plea last week on charges that he terrorized his ex-girlfriend and stole her car and wrecked it.

  • Eagles wrestlers ready for season

    Coach William Kelty enters his fifth year as head coach of Central’s boys’ basketball.  As usual, he has begun practice with a good many junior varsity players.

    “This is nothing unusual for us,” said Kelty, “due to the outstanding success of our football program. Several football players will only have a couple of days practice before our first game. Practice thus far has been a learning experience for players and coaches. It has been fun, but also a struggle.”

  • Eagles finally getting basketball players

    Coach William Kelty enters his fifth year as head coach of Central’s boys’ basketball.  As usual, he has begun practice with a good many junior varsity players.

    “This is nothing unusual for us,” said Kelty, “due to the outstanding success of our football program. Several football players will only have a couple of days practice before our first game. Practice thus far has been a learning experience for players and coaches. It has been fun, but also a struggle.”

  • Lady Eagles shooting for playoffs

    Region 4-2A girls basketball has almost a complete overhaul from last year. Gone are Eau Claire, Keenan and Columbia, all powerhouses in girls basketball.

    “I would say that Lee Central would be the preseason favorite in our region,” said Lady Eagle coach Rhonda Wallace. “The other five spots in the region will be up for grabs. Overall the region looks pretty much equal across the board.”

  • Family had trouble before house fire

    The family living at 307 N. Elm St. had shown signs of conflict and instability in the days before the fire that destroyed their home.

    On Nov. 26, police responded to a call at the home when Mildred Lockhart, Desmond Lockhart’s grandmother, woke up to banging on her front door at 2 a.m. and found grandson Adrian McManus badly beaten and in extreme pain. McManus, 24 of 400 E. Maynard St., Apt. C1, stumbled into the house and collapsed on the floor behind a sofa. Police found him there when they arrived.

  • Man who throws dogs is jailed

  • Cheraw man sentenced for breaking baby's leg

    CHESTERFIELD — A Cheraw man charged with breaking his son’s leg was given probation in General Sessions Court last week after pleading guilty.

    Kim Smith, 36, of 237 Laney Road, Cheraw, received a suspended sentence of 10 years, and two years probation, was fined $288.40 and was ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and attend anger management and parenting classes.