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Chesterfield County is under ‘enhanced’ risk for severe weather on Tuesday, Jan. 9

The National Weather Service has upgraded Tuesday’s potential severe weather event to “enhanced” for Chesterfield County. Chad Arant, emergency management director for the county, provided an update from the 11 a.m. weather briefing with the National Weather Service. “We have a storm front that’s going to come through tonight (Monday, Jan. 8),” he said. “It…

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SCDOT to repair bridge on SC 265 over Lynches River in Chesterfield County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation officials announced they would begin repairs on the bridge on S.C. 265 over the Lynches River in Chesterfield County on Jan. 7. Repairs are expected to last approximately 120 days. The road will be closed at the bridge site, and traffic will be detoured using Flat Creek Road/McBee Highway…

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Superintendent meets to address safety concerns at Cheraw High School

On Tuesday, Chesterfield County School District Superintendent Dr. Chan Anderson wanted students, parents and staff to know that Cheraw High School is safe. “Cheraw High School is safe for students and staff,” he said. “We have work to do.” Anderson held the event, attended by about 50 people in the school’s cafeteria, to address and…

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CCSD officials, law enforcement discuss safety

Dr. Chan Anderson, superintendent of Chesterfield County School District; Chesterfield County Sheriff Cambo Streater; and Sandy McCormick, acting Cheraw Police Chief, held a press conference on Friday afternoon at Cheraw High to alleviate parents, students, and community concerns about safety at the school. Confusion earlier in the afternoon resulted in panicked students. Streater said there…

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CCSD Superintendent to meet with parents, community about incident involving two men gaining access inside Cheraw High

This week, Chesterfield County Superintendent Dr. Chan Anderson will meet with parents and community members about an incident last week at Cheraw High School involving two men who were given access to the main office. In a press release on the district’s Facebook page, Anderson assured everyone that safety will continue to be a priority…

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Turkey issues? Butterball has the answer for any turkey problem

For more than 40 years, Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line has come to the rescue with helping folks make sure their turkey makes to the table. It started in 1981 with six people answering 11,000 calls and has evolved to 50 people answering calls every November and December. Turkey Talk-Line Expert Phyllis Kramer has answered calls for…

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Two men face several counts of cattle theft

Two men are facing several charges after the theft of cattle. This week, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office investigated the theft of 17 cattle from a pasture on Glory Road in the Mt. Croghan area of the county. Officials said during the investigation, Richard Owensby, 29, and Kipp Tyner, 30, were taken into custody and…

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Two-vehicle collision results in fatality near Pageland

The S.C. Highway Patrol reported a fatality after a two-vehicle collision on Nov. 7  near Pageland. According to Master Trooper Gary Miller, around 2:10 p.m., on Airport Road at Coon Creek Road, two miles east of Pageland. Miller said the driver of a 1997 International tractor-trailer was traveling north on Airport Road. The driver of…

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Trick or Treat hours

Here are the trick-or-treat hours for Halloween. Mt. Croghan will have hours for trick-or-treating from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Ruby will have hours for trick-or-treating from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. The Town of Cheraw will have hours for trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. The Town of Chesterfield will have hours for…

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