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County council considers one percent sales tax

July 15, 2021 County council considers one percent sales tax Chesterfield County Council has unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance to authorize a county-wide referendum Nov. 2 requesting the imposition of a one percent sales tax for transportation infrastructure. If approved by the voters, this sales tax will begin only after the current…

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Woman arrested for armed robbery

July 15, 2021 Woman arrested for armed robbery A Cheraw woman has been arrested for a robbery that took place yesterday afternoon at Wannamaker Drug in Cheraw. When the woman left, the CPD was notified of the robbery. The woman was soon located and identified as Emily Brigham-Hall of Cheraw. She was charged with armed…

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Mobile home parks, school masks

July 11, 2021 County council halts mobile home parks Chesterfield County Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance “declaring a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of applications and issuance of permits for the establishment of mobile home parks within the unincorporated areas of Chesterfield County after an executive session at last Wednesday’s meeting. This ordinance is…

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Officers investigating Cheraw shooting

July 6, 2021 Officers investigating Cheraw shooting Cheraw Police Chief Keith Thomas announced this afternoon the Cheraw Police Department was dispatched July 3 to Highway 1 near Keith’s ABC in reference to a shooting. Officers were able to recover spent shell casings and projectiles from the area. Thomas said no one was injured, but several…

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Standoff ends in arrest

June 29, 2021 Standoff ends in arrest A standoff between a resident and law enforcement officials took place on Highway 151 just north of McBee this afternoon. Members of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the State Law Enforcement Division were on the scene when the man was finally taken into custody. More information will…

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Search on for missing 5-year-old girl

June 25, 2021 Search on for missing 5-year-old girl The Cheraw Police Department is searching for 5-year-old Shayla Marie Streater. She was last seen outside an apartment in the Dizzy Gillespie complex of Cheraw around 5:30 p.m. today. Officers are currently searching the area and reviewing camera footage. Anyone who has any information as to…

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Coach Al Usher dies

June 25, 2021 Coach Al Usher dies Former Central High School football coach and athletic director Al Usher died yesterday. He was 72 years old. This picture of Coach Usher was taken Sept. 26, 2014, at the 25th anniversary reunion of the 1989 2-AA State Championship team. More information about Usher will be in the…

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SLED investigating death

June 4, 2021 SLED investigating death The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death of an individual who had just been taken into custody last night by the Pageland Police Department. SLED Public Information Officer Tommy Crosby said EMS was called when the person experienced a “medical event.” While en route to a hospital,…

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