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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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Search underway for missing McBee youth

July 31, 2020 Search underway for missing McBee youth The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Clifton Washington of West Walnut Avenue in McBee. Washington left his home Tuesday, July 28, after meeting Darrius Brooks and two other individuals on Facebook. He headed towards Charlotte, N.C., around noon in…

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County administrator speaks about animal services

July 27, 2020 County administrator speaks about animal services The Link is aware of concerns some individuals have raised about Chesterfield County Animal Services. Chesterfield County Administrator Tim Eubanks said: “Chesterfield County takes the recent allegations concerning Animal Services very seriously. County staff, volunteers and rescue organizations have worked together for years now to transform Chesterfield…

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Arrests make in Jefferson fire, break-in

July 22, 2020 Arrests make in Jefferson fire, break-in The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has taken two people into custody in reference to a fire at 313 E. Main St. in Jefferson early this morning, as well as a break-in at the Chesterfield County Library in Jefferson. A statement from the sheriff’s office said Sandhill…

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Start of school pushed back one week

July 20, 2020 Start of school pushed back one week Chesterfield County School District Superintendent Dr. Harrison Goodwin announced today the start of classes for the 2020-21 school year will be pushed back one week to Aug. 24. The announcement came during an hour-long online special meeting of the Chesterfield County School Board.  Teachers will report…

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McBee passes face mask requirement

July 15, 2020 McBee passes face mask requirement McBee Town Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance at yesterday’s meeting requiring everyone to wear a face mask in all food service and retail establishments within the McBee town limits.  Exemptions include religious objections, directions from law enforcement, children 16 and under accompanied by adults, people with…

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Chesterfield, Ruby election results

July 14, 2020 Chesterfield, Ruby election results The Town of Chesterfield held a special election today to choose members for four council seats. The unofficial results were tallied at the Chesterfield Visitors Center after voting ended at 7 p.m. District 2 incumbent John Bittle won re-election against challenger Luann Hammond by a vote of 32-12.…

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CCSD update for fall start of school

July 13, 2020 CCSD update for fall start of school The SC S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control COVID-19 activity rating placed Chesterfield County in the “medium risk” category last week. Chesterfield County is one of only seven counties in the state that had a “medium” rating. The remaining 39 counties were in the “high…

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Cheraw shooting, county car chase

July 12, 2020 Cheraw shooting, county car chase The Cheraw Police Department responded to a call today about 4 a.m. in reference to a shooting in the Dizzy Gillespie apartment complex today, according to a statement from Cheraw Police Chief Keith Thomas. Responding officers found a black male gunshot victim in a vehicle who was…

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