Area Breaking News

Tornado watch issued

A tornado watch has been issued for Chesterfield County from 1:25 to 7:30 p.m. A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and around the watch area, so be prepared to act quickly if a tornado watch is issued or a tornado is spotted.  

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Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting

April 28, 2021 Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has just released the following information about an incident in the Society Hill area of Chesterfield County on April 26 in which two brothers were shot. On April 26, 2021, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office responded to Coit Chapman Lane in the Society…

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State Supreme Court Denies Odom’s Motion

April 27, 2021 State Supreme Court Denies Odom’s Motion In a document published April 10, the Supreme Court of South Carolina denied Glenn Odom’s motion to dismiss the appeal of the Sept. 1 McBee Town Council election filed by appellants McBee Municipal Election Commission, Charlie Short, Charlie Sutton and Hewitt Dixon. In February, attorneys for…

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Sheriff”s Office investigating a death

April 26, 2021 Sheriff”s Office investigating a death The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that occurred this afternoon on Sally Blackwell Lane off Highway 207 in the Pageland area, according to Capt. Wayne Jordan. The CCSO is investigating with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. More information will be posted to Breaking News…

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VA expanding COVAX eligibility

April 15, 2021 VA expanding COVAX eligibility In conjunction with the University of South Carolina, the Columbia Veterans Administration Health Care System is hosting its third mass vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. About 1,500 vaccinations (Moderna or Pfizer) are available for all…

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COVAX appointments available

April 10, 2021 COVAX appointments available The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will hold a one-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Alligator Rural Fire Department located at 219 South 11th St. in McBee. These Moderna vaccinations are by appointment only for anyone 18 and…

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County Council declares Second Amendment sanctuary

April 7, 2021 County Council declares Second Amendment sanctuary Chesterfield County Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting Second Amendment sanctuary rights during its April 7 meeting. The resolution expresses council’s strong and unequivocal support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free…

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Arrest made in homicide

March 29, 2021 Arrest made in homicide The Chesterfield County Office has arrested a man in a homicide that occurred on Poplar Knob Lane yesterday in the Mt. Croghan area of Chesterfield County, according to a statement from the CCSO. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a seriously injured 54-year-old woman lying in…

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Deputies investigating homicide

March 28, 2021 Deputies investigating homicide Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators are on the scene of a homicide in Jefferson on Poplar Knob Lane. Capt. Wayne Jordan stated a male victim has died, and a female victim is in critical condition. Jordan said a male suspect is in custody, and there is no threat…

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COVAX open to 16 and older

March 27, 2031 COVAX open to 16 and older All people 16 years of age and older in South Carolina are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 31, according to a March 26 statement by S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. Scheduling inoculations for that population cohort begins the same day. However, only the Pfizer…

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