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Fire at A.O. Smith plant evacuates employees

Sept. 17, 2020 Fire at A.O. Smith plant evacuates employees An electrical fire last night at the McBee plant of A.O. Smith caused the evacuation of all employees on shift. Fire department personnel and equipment are currently on site investigating the cause of the fire, which occurred in the production facility. The engineering buildings were…

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County administrator comments on animal shelter

Sept. 16, 2020 County administrator comments on animal shelter “Chesterfield County Administrator Tim Eubanks has released a statement on the county animal shelter: “Over the last several weeks, and especially the last few days, there has been a significant amount of misinformation spread through social media and other means concerning Chesterfield County Animal Services.  I…

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John surprised with Teacher of the Year

Sept. 16, 2020 John surprised with Teacher of the Year Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School mathematics teacher Jela John, left, was surprised with the announcement she was selected as Chesterfield County School District’s Teacher of the Year. CCSD Superintendent Dr. Harrison Goodwin, right, and other members of the district office visited CRMS to make the announcement

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Dam/reservoir owners, operators should begin lowering water levels

Sept. 16, 2020 Dam/reservoir owners, operators should begin lowering water levels Owners and operators of reservoirs statewide should check their dams and take appropriate steps to safely lower the water levels today and through the next several days in preparation for potential problems caused by heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sally, according to the S.C. Department…

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Odom takes McBee mayoral seat

Sept. 3, 2020 Odom takes McBee mayoral seat Glen Odom gathered 213 votes to edge Charlie Short with 203 votes to win the McBee mayoral seat in Tuesday’s tightly contested election. Taking the two McBee Town Council seats were political newcomers James Linton and Robby Liles with 211 and 201 votes, respectively. Incumbent Charlie Sutton…

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Investigation due to unlawful gun sales results in arrest

Sept. 3, 2020 Investigation due to unlawful gun sales results in arrest The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has announced the CCSO  executed a search warrant at the residence of Olive Harold Tyner on Mount Olivet Church Road in the Patrick area of Chesterfield County on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The  The sheriff’s office conducted an extensive…

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McBee election results

Sept. 1, 2020 McBee election results Initial results are in for the McBee election for mayor and two council seats. In the race for mayor, Charlie Short received 199 votes, while Glenn Odom received 194. Two seats for town council were being decided, with the top two vote-getters being the winners. The votes were as follows…

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County Council/Administration Office hit with COVID-19

Aug. 19, 2020 County Council/Administration Office hit with COVID-19 The Chesterfield County Council/Administration office has released the following statement: As of yesterday, August 18, 2020, a number of employees in the County Council/Administration Office tested positive for COVID-19. Given the relatively small staff (eight full-time employees), which has now been reduced by about half, the…

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Jefferson 8U wins Dixie World Series

Aug. 5, 2020 Jefferson 8U wins Dixie World Series The Jefferson 8U Dixie Softball team won its World Series in Oxford, Alabama, today. The girls came back from a 5-0 score to win 6-5. They will be coming through Hartsville, McBee and Jefferson later this evening. More information will be posted to Breaking News as…

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CCSD closes enrollment in virtual academy

Aug. 3, 2020 CCSD closes enrollment in virtual academy The Chesterfield County School District has closed enrollment in its virtual academy after 3,024 students were enrolled in it. That figure represents about 43 percent of the approximate CCSD total enrollment of 7,000 students. More information will be posted to Breaking News as details become available.…

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