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Workplace fatality in Cheraw

Workplace fatality in Cheraw A workplace incident at South East Grinding on Dixie Pipeline Road in Cheraw resulted in the death of an employee earlier today. The employee was identified as 56-year-old James Hatcher of Wallace, according to Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser. Kiser said the event in being investigated by the coroner’s office, the Chesterfield…

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Schools to have eLearning Jan. 21

Schools to have eLearning Jan. 21 The Chesterfield County School District has just issued the following notice: With the forecast of inclement weather, Friday, Jan. 21, will be an eLearning day for all Chesterfield County Schools. School offices and the district office will be closed. All after-school activities and events, including adult education classes, are…

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Power outages in county

Jan. 16, 2022 Power outages in county Duke Energy and Lynches River Electric Co-op are reporting power outages in several locations in Chesterfield County. Two sites in the Jefferson area, 59 on Highway 265 near Airport Road, eight south of Mt. Croghan and 423 on the north side of Chesterfield are listed by Lynches River.…

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Shooting in Cheraw

Jan. 16, 2022 Shooting in Cheraw Two people are in the hospital after an overnight shooting in Cheraw in the John Motley apartment complex. Lt. James Henderson with the Cheraw Police Department said the shooting is under investigation. More information will be posted to Breaking News as details become available. Read the full account in…

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School board chair resigns 

Jan. 11, 2022 School board chair resigns The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously accepted the resignation of board chair Wesley Miles at Monday night’s meeting in order for him to accept the position of director of maintenance for the district. The resignation is effective immediately. Under South Carolina law, it is a conflict of interest…

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Sheriff asks public’s help regarding shooting, attempted theft

Jan. 3, 2022 Sheriff asks public’s help regarding shooting, attempted theft The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating suspects involved in two separate incidents that occurred yesterday afternoon and early this morning. Shooting on Brahma Lane A 19-year-old from Cheraw, Joshua Emmanuel Sellers of 81 Hailey Lane, is wanted for…

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Fatal auto accidents in Pageland area

Fatal auto accidents in Pageland area Two fatal automobile accidents have occurred in the Pageland area in the last few days. A single-vehicle accident took place last night about 11:49 p.m. on S. Pearl St. near Tory Road, according to Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway with the S.C. Highway Patrol. Ridgeway said the driver was attempting…

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Funeral Arrangements for John L. Melton III

Dec. 22, 2021 Funeral Arrangements for John L. Melton III The Rev. John L. Melton III, 61, died Tuesday, Dec. 21. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Cheraw High School gymnasium. Burial will follow in Lower Macedonia Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC. The family asks that everyone who attends…

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Santa changes schedule again

Dec. 19, 2021 Santa changes schedule again Santa Central has announced another change to Santa’s schedule. Because of unfavorable weather conditions, Santa has changed his trip to the Cash community to Wednesday, Dec. 22. Santa apologized for the delay but said even he couldn’t control the weather. His Cash tour will still take place from…

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Santa announces change in schedule

Dec. 18, 2021 Santa announces change in schedule Santa Central has announced a change in Santa’s schedule. Santa will make a trial run through the Cash community from 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow Dec 19. Residents are encouraged to be outside so children can talk with Santa and receive candy canes. Cash Fire Department will…

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