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County council schedules public hearing about sales tax referendum

County council schedules public hearing about sales tax referendum Chesterfield County Council has scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. next Thursday, Oct. 14, in council chambers. The primary purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing open to anyone to express support for or opposition to the one percent transportation sales tax…

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Pageland Police name person of interest in Deidre Reid disappearance

September 24, 2021 Pageland Police name person of interest in Reid disappearance The Pageland Police Department has named Emanuel Bedford as a person of interest in the disappearance of 41-year-old Deidre Reid. A statement from the Pageland Police Department said the PPD is actively working with the State Law Enforcement Division, Charlotte Mecklenburg PD and…

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Mass COVAX event at Pageland Elementary

Mass COVAX event at Pageland Elementary The Chesterfield County School District has partnered with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control to host a mass drop-in COVID-19 vaccination event at Pageland Elementary School from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. The school address is 715 McGregor St. in Pageland. Appointments are not required…

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Gun incident at Chesterfield High

Chesterfield County School District has announced today at Chesterfield High School there was an incident with a non-student having a gun on campus. That person has now been arrested and local law enforcement is handling the investigation. Students have been dismissed from the school. As always, the safety of our students and staff is our…

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Looking for missing woman

The Pageland Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating Deidre Reid, who was last seen at 112 E. Turner St. in Pageland on Sept. 3. At that time Reid was headed to the Greyhound bus station in Charlotte, N.C. She was wearing gray sweatpants, a  light pink and white shirt, and white Air…

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Animal control seizes 46 dogs

Aug. 31, 2021 Animal control seizes 46 dogs Chesterfield County Animal Control seized 46 dogs, many of them young puppies, at a residence yesterday, according to Animal Control Officer Blake Rakestraw. “We got 46 dogs and four that were deceased. The ones we got were covered in fleas and malnourished,” he said, adding they were…

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Mask requirement back on school buses

Aug. 26, 2021 Mask requirement back on school buses State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman directed all school superintendents that they will enforce the Centers for Disease Control’s Order to require face coverings on school buses beginning Aug. 30. The measure is designed to mitigate COVID-19 transmission and keep K-12 public schools open and operating as…

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Armed robbery in Cheraw

August 24, 2021 Armed robbery in Cheraw The Cheraw Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred this afternoon at Check Loan of South Carolina, located on Jersey Street, according to information from the CPD. Chief Keith Thomas stated it was determined that two black males entered the business by force and assaulted the…

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Vouchers for produce

Aug. 21, 2021 Vouchers for produce The Chesterfield County Council on Aging will provide vouchers for produce for eligible recipients from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 23. Interested people can apply the day of the event. Applicants must be 60 years old or older and provide their income and the size of their households.…

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Pageland woman dies in wreck

August 17, 2021 Pageland woman dies in wreck A traffic accident on Highway 9 about 7 p.m. yesterday claimed the life of a Pageland woman identified as 77-year-old Barbara G. Brigman, according to Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser. Cpl. Joel Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said Brigman was a passenger in a vehicle that…

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