Karen Kissiah

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YMCA offers fall sports signups

The Chesterfield YMCA is offering registration for fall sports from July 23 until Aug. 23. Various programs are available for children ages 5 to 12. The sports programs offered this year include contact football for ages 8 to 12; flag football for ages 6 to 8, cheerleading for ages 6 - 12, and soccer for ages 5 - 12. Parents will need a copy of t

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The town of Cheraw's summer concert series, Third Thursdays, presents the Band of Oz tonight, July 17, at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St. Guests are invited to bring their coolers and lounge chairs from 7-9 p.m. to enjoy the music and the dance floor. This event is for adults 21 and up. The cost is $5 per person. For mo

Band of Oz plays tonight

Contributed photo The town of Cheraw's summer concert series, Third Thursdays, presents the Band of Oz tonight, July 17, at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St. Guests are invited to bring their coolers and lounge chairs from 7-9 p.m. to enjoy the music and the dance floor. This event is for adults 21 and up. The cost is $5 per person. For mo

Animal shelter back to square one

Plans for the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter are going back to the drawing board once again. Last year, the county council purchased property at the corner of S.C. 9 and Hillian-Edwards Road for $125,000 with the intention of renovating the two existing buildings into a proper animal shelter. Residents in the surrounding neighborhood complaine

Northeastern Tech offering online courses

Northeastern Technical College's continuing education department has a program enabling students to develop job skills through online courses and career-training programs. Comprehensive six-week online courses start monthly, and students can work anytime and anywhere. Each course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes and a discussion area. Instr

The South Carolina Department of Transportation paving project now under way along U.S. 52, north of Cheraw toward Wadesboro, N.C., will extend out of town as far as Four Mile Branch, Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram said.
“This is a project we have really, really, been pushing since I've returned as mayor,” said Ingram. “We are very ple

Repaving snarls traffic

The South Carolina Department of Transportation paving project now under way along U.S. 52, north of Cheraw toward Wadesboro, N.C., will extend out of town as far as Four Mile Branch, Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram said. “This is a project we have really, really, been pushing since I've returned as mayor,” said Ingram. “We are very ple

The 80-year-old structure at Cheraw State Park known as the House on the Hill is showing its age.
Efforts to restore the building have taken the structure down to the bare bones — boards, rather — and revealed that many of them were nearly soft as cotton.
Although the renovation effort, estimated to cost $250,000, got off to a good st

Peeling back time

The 80-year-old structure at Cheraw State Park known as the House on the Hill is showing its age. Efforts to restore the building have taken the structure down to the bare bones — boards, rather — and revealed that many of them were nearly soft as cotton. Although the renovation effort, estimated to cost $250,000, got off to a good st

New leaders are at the helm of Cheraw's police and fire departments. Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram last week swore in Keith Thomas as chief of police and Marvin Murray as fire chief.
Both men are native to the community, and have been members of their respective departments for more than 20 years.
“I'm happy for both of them and their families,&

Two new chiefs in town

New leaders are at the helm of Cheraw's police and fire departments. Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram last week swore in Keith Thomas as chief of police and Marvin Murray as fire chief. Both men are native to the community, and have been members of their respective departments for more than 20 years. “I'm happy for both of them and their families,&

Chamber to host Camp Sandhills luncheon

PATRICK — The Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce is taking its Lunch and Learn series “on the road,” traveling to AMI Kids, Camp Sandhills. Luch will be served at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 23. Organizers suggest participants come a little early to allow for extra time. Joshua Brown, director of Camp Sandhills, has invited every

3 named to USC Upstate dean's list

SPARTANBURG — Three local students have been named to the dean's list at the University of South Carolina Upstate. They are Paseo Douglas of Chesterfield, Marissa Johnson of Cheraw and Roger Michael of Cheraw. To be eligible for the dean's list, freshmen must earn a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course

“Moving In”

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“Moving In”

Thirteen 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 and is offered by the college's division of continuing education.
Nursing assistant graduates include Ariel Alford of Clio, Crystal Banks of Che

13 graduate nursing assistant program

Thirteen 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 and is offered by the college's division of continuing education. Nursing assistant graduates include Ariel Alford of Clio, Crystal Banks of Che

Sales tax proposal inches closer

Chesterfield County Council members remain divided in the quest to let voters decide whether to approve a 1-cent increase in county sales tax. Two readings of the ordinance that will place the Capital Projects Sales Tax on the November ballot have passed on a 5-4 vote. The third reading, scheduled for Aug. 6, is necessary to keep things moving in

Rosa Mae Craft

CHERAW, S.C. — Rosa Mae Craft, 90, died Friday, July 4, 2014. Born in Cheraw, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Rosa Mae Tyson Matheson. She was the widow of Robert L. Craft. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, and taught Sunday school for 50-plus years. She enjoyed working in her flowers; she considered it therapy for

Datebook

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Cheraw Police Department

These people were recently charged by members of the Cheraw Police Department: • Elizabeth Biscarrondo, 26, of Gilby St., Apex, N.C., was charged with not having a South Carolina driver's license. • Clifford Davis Liles, 37, of 74 Brama Lane, Cheraw, was charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery third-degree. • De

State agents arrest Chesterfield County deputy

CHERAW, S.C. — Another Chesterfield County sheriff's deputy has been arrested, bringing the total number of arrests within the sheriff's office since March 2013 up to four. Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested Dana Orrin Wallace, 48, on one count of filing a false police report July 3. The offense is a misdemeanor

Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office

The following people were recently charged by the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office: • Joshua Lee Porter, 25, of 3532 Evans Mill Road, Pageland, was charged with failure to stop for blue lights, street racing and driving under suspension. • Ashford Cecil Wadsworth, 27, of 33505 S.C. 9, Pageland, was charged with failure to stop for

Another member of the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office was arrested July 3, bringing the total number of arrests within the department since March of 2013 up to four.
Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested Dana Orrin Wallace, 48, last week on one count of filing a false police report. The offense is a misdemeanor whic

Another deputy arrested

Another member of the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office was arrested July 3, bringing the total number of arrests within the department since March of 2013 up to four. Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested Dana Orrin Wallace, 48, last week on one count of filing a false police report. The offense is a misdemeanor whic

The town of Cheraw celebrated Independence Day with a patriotic children's parade during the morning and evening festivities at Cheraw High School's football stadium.
North Tower played beach music, and other “funky” sounds from the 1970s and 80s as people gathered in lawn chairs to relax and have a bite to eat. Not too many people ven

Cheraw celebrates the Fourth

The town of Cheraw celebrated Independence Day with a patriotic children's parade during the morning and evening festivities at Cheraw High School's football stadium. North Tower played beach music, and other “funky” sounds from the 1970s and 80s as people gathered in lawn chairs to relax and have a bite to eat. Not too many people ven

Not far across the state line in Cheraw, South Carolina, a Google camera car sporting California license plates zipped through town Tuesday recording images of downtown streets and neighborhoods.
The camera mounted to the top of the Google car records images in all four directions at once. These images are uploaded periodically to the Google Maps

Google car pays local visit

Not far across the state line in Cheraw, South Carolina, a Google camera car sporting California license plates zipped through town Tuesday recording images of downtown streets and neighborhoods. The camera mounted to the top of the Google car records images in all four directions at once. These images are uploaded periodically to the Google Maps




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