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Band of Oz plays tonight

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Contributed photoThe 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 more information, call 843-537-8421.


A fresh look at old Town Hall

Cheraw Town Hall, constructed in 1858, sits on the corner of Market and Second streets, exactly where it stood when Sherman’s soldiers descended upon the town in 1865, driving out local Confederate forces and setting up camp in various locations around town.The sketch seen on this page from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, published April 8, 1865, shows Town Hall in the background as Sherman’s 17th Army Corps made its mark here during the Civil War. An origin...

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Cheraw man dies in U.S. 1 moped crash

A 60-year-old Cheraw man died Saturday when he turned his moped in front of an oncoming box truck on U.S. 1, according to state troopers.The crash happened while a 1995 International box truck driven by 61-year-old Clide Watson was passing the 2009 VIP moped in a passing zone 4 miles south of the Cheraw town limits, said Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol.Jones said Watson’s truck hit the moped when the rider tried to turn left into a private drive. ...

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Cheraw Police Department

These people were recently charged by members of the Cheraw Police Department:• Andropulus Chasino Miller, 25, of 100 Moffat Road, Cheraw, was charged with dissemination of obscene material.• Ruben Armando Arias, 22, of 149 Blueit Falls, Rockingham, N.C., was charged with giving false information to police.• Eugene Kyle Sanders, 21, of 124 Aslington St., Rockingham, N.C., was charged with shoplifting.• Donavan Darnell Johnson...

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Council hopes to de-annex Delta

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials are “conducting several tests” at the old Delta plant in Wallace, Cheraw Town Administrator Mike Smith told members of Cheraw Town Council at Tuesday’s briefing meeting.And while the agents are here, “they have contracted with our police department for off-duty officers to watch their equipment during the night,” Smith said.The property, which was annexed into the town of Cheraw several years ag...

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Painting postpones talent show

Scheduled performances by Cheraw’s young musical and theatrical talents will have to wait — until the paint is dry and the drop cloths and dust are removed.Because the job of painting the Theatre on the Green is not yet complete, the youth talent show, Got Talent?, originally scheduled for tonight, July 24, has been postponed.Cheraw Arts Commission Executive Director Lindsay Bennett, organizer for the event, said a new date for the talent show has not been sl...

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Shots fired, 1 arrested in standoff

Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies fired at least six shots in a July 12 standoff near a Pageland home, according to recently released incident reports.When the standoff near 14 Smith Lane was all over, 32-year-old Harold Terry Chambers of 83 Central Place Lane, Pageland, was arrested on a charge of public drunkenness.According to the incident report filed by Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry T. Tucker, deputies were called to the scene because t...

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Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office

The following people were recently charged by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office:• Sherri Renee Little, 31, of 26337 S.C. 9, Pageland, was charged with disorderly conduct.• Edward Bayden Marze, 22, of 996 South Arrant St., Apartment 4B, Pageland, was charged with child abuse.• Kevin Chapman, 36, of 106 Burchwood Circle, Cheraw, was charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.• Angela ...

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New security measures

Karen Kissiah | Cheraw ChronicleA new glass security window has been installed at the front desk of Town Hall where payments for water bills are received. Cheraw Town Clerk Tina Ellis said this safety measure gives her and her staff a “level of comfort” they are enjoying.

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A state motto worth memorizing

South Carolina’s motto, “While I breathe, I hope,” is surely the most optimistic statement any one can make. Despite all, if we can draw a breath, we are hopeful and optimistic.I’m sure most people don’t pay attention to such things, or even know what our state motto is, but “While I breathe, I hope” gives great solace to me. I am an optimist by nature and when it comes to the future and fortunes of my beloved native state, I sometimes vaci...

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Oil painting workshop set Sept. 12 - 14

The Cheraw Arts Commission will present an oil painting workshop from Sept. 12 - 14. The three-day workshop will be taught by Charleston artist Joyce Hall.Hall is an international award-winning oil painter and has exhibited in galleries and museums nationally. View her work online at www.thestudiosc.comThe focus of the September workshop is boats and water. Instruction will address painting all types of boats with an emphasis on scale and perspective. Students will also ...

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Thurman, Griggs to wed

Mr. and Mrs. David Perkins Thurman, Jr. of Ruby announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Thurman, to David Justin Griggs of Hartsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Ray Griggs.The bride-elect received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Francis Marion University in 2011. She is currently employed as a registered nurse with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.The groom-elect received a bachelor of science degree in sociology wit...

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Datebook DeadlineSend us your event listing no later than noon the Monday prior to publication (Thursday) and we will list your event in the newspaper. There is no charge for most event listings. To list your event, call 843-537-5261, or send an email to CAMPWHEN: Aug. 4-21WHERE: YMCA, ChesterfieldWHAT: The camp is open for kids ages 6-12. $10 fo...

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Secret autopsies leave public in the dark

For the second time in a month, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.On July 15, the court ruled that autopsy records are exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act because they are medical records.Why does this matter to the public?It matters because the next time police shoot an innocent man, don’t expect the public to have access to the autopsy report g...

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Auditions for fall play Aug. 21

Members of the On Stage community theater group have selected a play for the fall production and auditions for the cast are set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Theatre on the Green.The play, “Take a Number, Darling” by Jack Sharkey, is a comedy that includes three male roles and three female roles.Samuel French, Inc. gives this description of the play: “Since concert pianist Duncan Latimer and wife, Ellen, famous soap opera star, lead impeccable li...

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Cheraw man faces child porn charges

George Walter Krauss, 76, of Cheraw, was recently arrested for the second time in 17 months on child pornography charges, according to a release from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.Krauss has been charged with 11 counts involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The attorney general’s office, which supervises the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, made the arrest.The task force received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Mis...

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Jackson makes chancellor’s list

SPARTANBURG — Rebecca Jackson of Jefferson has been named to the spring 2014 chancellor’s list at the University of South Carolina Upstate.To be eligible for the chancellor’s list, students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.The University of South Carolina Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs. Among the fastest-growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse community...

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Hospice names new board members

Hospice of Chesterfield County has named three new members to its board of directors. Katherine Griggs of Cheraw, Jean McLean of Wallace and Mark Tucker of Pageland were elected to three-year terms as board members at the agency’s annual meeting on June 26.Griggs is a graduate of Meredith College and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in India for two years. She served as a training coordinator for the Peace Corps and as bookkeeper for her husband’s law firm. She has ser...

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