Benefits of prescribed burning are many, but managers finding it harder to burn The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina’s heritage. However, conducting prescribed burns is becoming increasingly challenging due to a variety of factors, according to a state wildlife biologist and forester.
Johnny Stowe, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representative to the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council and a certified wildlife biologist and forester, said prope...
Hospice of Chesterfield County sets annual meeting The annual meeting of Hospice of Chesterfield County will be held Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m., at the Hospice of Chesterfield County Office, 700 West Blvd., Chesterfield.
Call 843-623-9155 or 1-800-972-9322 for more information.
A new direction, across the pond A meeting to discuss the future of the Teals Mill bridge will be held Tuesday, June 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, by the pond. The public is invited.
Representatives from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be there to discuss the proposed plans for replacing the current bridge, which is a Bailey bridge, or temporary bridge.
According to SCDOT, “The proposed improvements include repl...
Thinking organic … think 4-H Club Are you interested in learning more about 4-H? Do you want to learn about animals, how to garden, science and technology, food and nutrition or how to be a better leader? Then 4-H might be for you.
Chesterfield County 4-H, offered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, will hold a meeting for parents and youth Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m., at the Chesterfield County Library, 119 West Main St., Chesterfield. Please come thro...
Graham earns promotion U.S Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Deondre Javon Graham has been promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class.
Graham is the son of Minister Jacqueline G. (Tyrone) Younger of Cheraw, S.C., the brother of Bessiethea L. Burns and the Grandson of Leon (deceased Bessie M.) Graham Sr. and Joyce (deceased Charles) Burns of Society Hill, S.C.
Graham is a 2008 graduate of Cheraw High School and is currently stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.
Cheraw High School announces 4th nine weeks honor roll Cheraw High School has named the Honor Roll for the 4th nine weeks:
Khalya Alston Butler, Savannah Ange, Elisha Brown, Kiana Brown, Amanda Bruneio, Kevon Butler, Jermaine Byrd, Taylor Elizabeth Byrd, Beth Coates, Caitlin Cohoon, Jamesha Cole, Michael Cranford,Daniel Crawley, Marvin Davis, Eunique Dials, Christopher Dixon, Greer Eddins, Johneisha Ellerbe,Sloane English, Katelyn Evans, Alexis Sharda Ford, Averyona Gainey, Paula Gonzales, Lafe...
SC Department of Revenue to hold sales and use tax seminar COLUMBIA — The SC Department of Revenue’s upcoming Sales and Use Tax Seminar will be held June 19 in the Upstate to discuss the basics of sales and use tax, local taxes, software and maintenance matters, and sales tax exemptions. Those who work in or with educational institutions are encouraged to attend.
WHO: SC Department of Revenue
WHAT: Sales and Use Tax Seminar for Educational Institutions
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 10 a.m...
Tempers flare, budget passes Chesterfield County’s budget for the coming fiscal year, which stands at $13.9 million, passed June 5, with an increased millage rate of 7.89 percent and a split decision vote of 5-4. The increased millage will amount to an extra $30 per year for property valued at $100,000.
Councilman Crawford Moore, chairman of the finance committee, told council he felt the proposed budget was “very responsible,” and made a motion that it be approved for...
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office - arrests for June 13, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office:
• Nicholas Alexander Lewis, 29, of 2359 White Plains Church Road, Pageland, was arrested for criminal domestic violence, possession of methamphetamine, and simple possession of marijuana.
• Keon Isaiah Taylor, 22, of 1521 Lakedell Drive, Charlotte, N.C., was arrested for not having a driver’s license, and charged with speeding.
• Douglas Wayne Arant, 4...
Local residents graduate from Clemson University CLEMSON, S.C. — Several local residents graduated from Clemson University on May 10, 2013.
David Lawrence Brabham Jr. of Cheraw, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management.
Mary Milan Crawford of Cheraw, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences (Prerehabilitation Science).
Taylor Julia Fraychak of Cheraw, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B...
Cheraw Town Council OKs new budget The second reading to adopt a budget for the Town of Cheraw passed Tuesday evening, with three council members voting against it. The $9,436,920 budget for fiscal year 2013-14 includes a tax increase of 10 mills, and several councilmen have refused to cast their vote in favor of raising taxes. The budget also calls for an increase in revenues by raising the cost of garbage collection by $1 a month.
Voting against the new budget were council...
Water Wings Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle
Tropical Storm Andrea dropped plenty of water in Chesterfield County as it made its way up the east coast last Friday. As seen here, even a little water on the road can create impressive wakes … and pose potential threats to safety.
Cheraw Police Department - arrests for June 13, 2013 These arrests were made recently by the Cheraw Police Department:
• Dantwan Monte Whitley, 29, of 714 Pickett St., Rockingham, N.C., was arrested for ABC violations.
• Samuel Mario Gandy, 28, of 902 Armstead St., Rockingham, N.C., was arrested for not having a driver’s license.
• Whitney Sabrina Brown, 21, of 47 Inglis Road, Cheraw, was arrested for shoplifting.
• Henry Ervin Smith, 47, of 35, Clemmons St., Cheraw, was arrested for br...
Local students graduate from Coker College HARTSVILLE, S.C. — The following area residents graduated from Coker College on May 18:
Ashli Nicole Pollard of Chesterfield, S.C. graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education.
Kelley Michelle Hyatt of Cheraw, S.C. graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education.
Brittany Elizabeth Crowley of Patrick, S.C. graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
Stolen donations Two people were arrested Sunday morning, June 2, for stealing donations that had been dropped off at The Bargain Basket on West Market Street, Cheraw. The business is owned and operated by Chesco Services of Chesterfield County.
According to incident reports from the Cheraw Police Department, an anonymous call alerted them to the situation.
When officers arrived they found two women outside the business, by the donation bin. When the susp...
Emergency nurse wins Patient Choice Award CHERAW — Sherry Harrington, RN, has been named Chesterfield General Hospital’s 2013 Patient Choice Award Winner.
The Patient Choice Award recognizes a nurse with a high level of care, comfort and compassion demonstrated in daily work. Patients and their family members who have been cared for at Chesterfield General Hospital in the past year choose the winner through a nomination process.
“We ask our patients and their family members to sp...
New fire lines lower insurance rates for neighborhoods Chesterfield County Council members voted unanimously last week to amend the Fire District Contract with the Town of Cheraw, raising the county’s financial commitment by $100,000 over the next two years.
Several months ago, Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram and members of Cheraw Town Council approached County Council with a request to review the contract that had set the county’s payments to Cheraw Fire Department at $200,000 annually, for 10 years....
Grand re-opening Contributed photo
Tamara Weatherford, center, celebrated a re-opening for “Merle’s Girls” Thursday, May 30, at Merle Norman’s on Market Street in Cheraw. Weatherford and her staff, along with Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce Chairman Phil Holman, Board Member Laura Lee Griggs, were there to cut the ceremonial ribbon.
25 gain valuable craft skills by completing Continuing Education course Twenty-five people earned industry-recognized credentials that will help them get better, higher paying jobs after completing a two-week course at Northeastern Technical College in Dillon.
Dave Seagle was the instructor for the course offered by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with...
NETC employees honored for service to college Several employees of Northeastern Technical College were recently awarded State Service Pins and Certificates for their employment service to the college.
Employees were honored during a monthly NETC Area Commissioners meeting where Chairman Herbert W. Watts, President Ron Bartley and Human Resources Manager Rita Oliver presented service pins and certificates to each employee.
Receiving recognition were Scott Schantz, biology and chemistr...
A marked path Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle
The recent addition of graffiti on Church Street, between Marion and Christian Streets, will be removed as soon as maintenance requests to fund the clean up effort are secured, according to Cheraw Police Chief Jay Brooks. The incident remains under investigation.
Storm to bring heavy rain, flooding The National Weather Service, out of Columbia, S.C., has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for several cities including Cheraw, S.C., and several counties including Chesterfield County.
A flood watch remains in effect today and Friday.
From 8 a.m. Thursday morning through Friday evening, June 7, potential exists for rainfall amounts from 2 to 4 inches as Tropical Storm Andrea moves northeast toward the region.
The airmass across the ar...
Brock named to Honor Roll at Gardner-Webb University BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Helen Marie Brock of Cheraw made the Honor Roll during the Spring 2013 semester at Gardner-Webb University. The Honor Roll recognizes those outstanding students who achieve a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.7 for the semester.
Brock is majoring in accounting.
Two make President’s List at Coastal Carolina Two local students have made the Coastal Carolina University President’s List for the spring semester 2013. Cameron Griggs, a junior from Chesterfield, and Mystic Harrison, a junior from Patrick.
Griggs is an Exercise and Sport Science major. Harrison is a Psychology major.
Coastal Carolina University is a liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 65 areas of ...