Faith Christian Academy names Honor Roll Faith Christian Academy, Cheraw, recently named its A and AB Honor Roll for the third term.
Term 3 Honor Roll 2012-2013
Lily Cathryn Alexander
Joshua Sto Domingo
NETC instructor recognized as Governor’s Distinguished Professor of the Year Biology instructor Marie Mackey of Bennettsville has received the Governor’s Distinguished Professor of the Year award for Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw.
Mackey, who also serves as assistant dean of science, was nominated for the award by faculty colleagues and the college administration for her teaching excellence and commitment to higher education.
Mackey earned a Bachelor of Science in science teaching (physical sciences) an...
Lee named new Chesterfield County Sheriff Cheraw native Robert Ira Lee, 47, was sworn in as Sheriff of Chesterfield County by Chesterfield County Fourth Circuit Judge Paul Burch at noon, Friday, April 19, at the Chesterfield County Courthouse. Lee’s appointment by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley relieved Acting Sheriff Kip Kiser of the job. Kiser, who is now reinstated as Chesterfield County Coroner, was the Governor’s choice for acting sheriff when Sam Parker, who had been sheriff of Chesterf...
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office - arrests for April 25, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office:
• Valarey Shawta Robinson, 32, of 303 East Elizabeth St., Apt. 5 B, Jefferson, was arrested for assault and battery
third degree, drug/narcotic violations - simple possession of marijuana, and drug equipment violations.
• Jerry Smith Jr., 53, of 504 Farmer Road, Cheraw, was arrested for driving under the influence.
• Martin A. Presnell, 38, of 9559 T...
Prank calls prompt jail time Police will tell you, misuse of 9-1-1 is a serious matter — in fact, it’s a crime.
During the wee hours of Sunday morning, April 14, Chesterfield County Sheriff deputies were called “several times in reference to a break in and trespassing,” at 1217 Cattle Ridge Road in Chesterfield, according to the incident report filed by Chesterfield County Deputy Larry T. Tucker. However, when officers arrived at the scene of the alleged crime, around ...
Laughing out loud Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle
Just the read through at auditions for the next On Stage had potential cast members such as Carrie Allen, center, laughing out loud last Tuesday evening. The play, “The Odd Couple” (Female Version), will be presented at the Theatre on the Green June 13 - 16, 2013.
MyOwn Apps: Opening new doors for advertisers The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser is opening new doors to its advertisers, their current customers and a whole world of new ones, all with the stroke of a fingertip.
And it’s being done through MyOwn Apps, a new high-tech advertising venue that offers advertisers a way to reach on-the-go consumers looking for information fast and in the palm of their hand.
Chronicle Publisher Rick Bacon spoke about the benefits of the MyO...
Economic Alliance celebrates, plans Just two and a half years ago the Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance didn’t even exist. Now, having enjoyed the success of an $800,000 campaign to establish the Alliance, members are anxious to proceed with the next steps. Recently, the group met at the YMCA in Chesterfield to celebrate their accomplishments and discuss future strategies.
According to Brenda Workman, executive director for the Chesterfield County Economic Dev...
Cheraw Police Department - arrests for April 25, 2013 Thomas Alan Quick, 24, of 292 Longhorn Lane, Cheraw, was stopped by Cheraw Police Officer Robert Joseph White at the intersection of Third and Market Streets for faulty equipment on his silver Dodge Neon, according to incident reports from the Cheraw Police Department. When White approached the car he said he “could see in plain sight a propane burner and several flash lights and tools in the front passenger’s floorboard.”
Officer White sai...
NETC plans special events for May 18 Northeastern Technical College (NETC) will welcome Congressman Tom Rice to campus on May 18 for the college’s 2013 Commencement Exercises and the alumni festivities following graduation.
Rice, who represents the 7th District of South Carolina in Congress, will be the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony, which will be held outside on NETC’s main campus in Cheraw. Students who completed programs of study during the academic year 2012-...
Oil Painting Workshop is scheduled The Cheraw Arts Commission is presenting Paint A Wren Oil Painting Workshop on Friday, May 3,
The instructor is Vicky McLain. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St., Cheraw.
Registration fee is $40. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
Contact the Cheraw Arts Commission for additional information and to register by calling 843-537-8420, ext. 12. The Cheraw Arts Commission is sup...
Annual Yard Sale of the Carolinas May 11 in Chesterfield Registration is under way for the “Yard Sale of the Carolinas” to be held in Chesterfield on Saturday, May 11.
The event will be held from 7 a.m. to noon in the 200 block of West Main Street in front of the Chesterfield County Courthouse. The event is co-sponsored by Team Chesterfield and Hospice of Chesterfield County’s Sunshine Shoppe thrift and gift store.
The yard sale provides a great opportunity for individuals, families, civic grou...
Cheraw Police Department - arrests for April 18, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Cheraw Police Department:
• Takisha Victoria Ruben, 30, of 791 McQueen Road, Patrick, was arrested for trespassing/entering premises.
• Bobby Joe Drakeford Jr., 22, of 109 Hurst Avenue, Chesterfield, was arrested for counterfeiting and forgery.
• Kevin Robert Williams, 18, of 210 Watson Avenue, Rockingham, N.C., was arrested for shoplifting and possession with intent to distribute marijuan...
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office - arrests for April 18, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office:
• Manuel Randolph McIntyre, 28, of 6638 Angelus Road, Ruby, was arrested for petit larceny and drug/narcotic violations.
• Montrell Gerald Lowery, 24, of 91 Boyd Evans Road, Pageland, was arrested for disregarding a stop sign, permit violation and simple possession of marijuana.
• Michael Termaine Smith, 29, of 137 Smith Lane, Cheraw, was arrested for ...
Prom safety Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle
Members of the junior and senior classes for Cheraw High School were given A Taste of Reality by Lida Dutil, just days before the prom, which is scheduled for April 20. Dutil, an emergency room nurse whose speeches are sponsored by Budweiser and Crown Beverages, Inc. of Florence, “shares with her audiences the consequences of poor decisions and the importance of developing healthy attitudes about life.”
Fate of advisory councils still unknown The meeting between the Chesterfield County School Board and the Chesterfield County School Advisory Councils Monday evening began and ended with unanswered questions. Suggested by Rep. Ted Vick, the meeting offered an opportunity for members of both groups to voice their opinions concerning Chesterfield County Superintendent Harrison Goodwin’s recommendation last month that Advisory Councils no longer deal with disciplinary actions, and perh...
A watchful eye brings results A watchful eye and a call to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office reporting a suspected break-in and theft in progress in Ruby Friday, April 8, led to the arrest of Manuel Randolph McIntyre, 28, on charges of petit larceny and drug/narcotic violations. The incident report does not say who reported the crime, but investigators, along with K-9 units responded to the call.
According to Staff Sgt. Wayne Jordan, “dispatch advised that two wh...
County residents remember, honor assault victims A palm tree has been planted near the front corner of the Chesterfield County Courthouse in honor and memory of Beverly Hope Roscoe Melton, who was sexually assaulted and killed the day after Christmas in 2011.
Sponsored by the Pee Dee Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Melton’s family, the tree now symbolizes a communities’ commitment to helping prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future. The event also symbolizes a national ...
Application deadline for summer term is May 1 New or returning students planning to attend Northeastern Technical College this summer should submit admission applications by Wednesday, May 1.
A complete list of day, evening and online course offerings is available at each of the college campuses in Pageland, Cheraw, Bennettsville and Dillon or, by visiting www.netc.edu.
Summer term classes start on May 20.
NETC admission applications may be picked up and submitted at the main campu...
Boy Scouts to build picnic tables at Cheraw State Park The Montgomery, N.C., District of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will build and place 10 new picnic tables at Cheraw State Park on Saturday, April 20.
The assembly is scheduled to begin between 10 and 11 a.m.
The material and wood are donated by Cox Industries, Inc., of Orangeburg, following timeless design standards of state parks, and are considered high grade.
The project at Cheraw State Park is part of a statewide effort to place 600 new...
Rabies clinics offered throughout county Rabies clinics, sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Chesterfield County Environmental Health Services, will be held throughout Chesterfield County during the next few weeks. Vaccination fees may vary by clinic location, but will not exceed $10 per pet.
Dogs must be on a leash. Cats should be contained in a box or carrier. Dr. Tapp will the the veterinarian on duty. All clinics will begin at...
Shifting gears and responsibilities in the Sheriff’s Office After an hour and a half in executive session with Chesterfield County Acting Sheriff Kip Kiser last Wednesday, Chesterfield County Council returned to open session long enough to vote on some changes within the Sheriff’s Office. In three separate and unanimous votes, council relieved the sheriff’s department of its control over the Chesterfield County Detention Center, 911 dispatch operations, as well as animal cruelty and litter control.
Taste of Cheraw on tap Craig and Anna Watson, center, with Chamber of Commerce Chairman Phil Homan, right, and First Vice Chair Jeff Reece, left, are excited to welcome visitors to their home for the 19th annual “Taste of Cheraw,” featuring the Fantastic Shakers. Tickets for this year’s event are now on sale at the Chamber Office, 221 Market St. All ticket holders must be 21 years of age. For more information call 843-537-7681.