Cheraw Police Department - arrests for May 9, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Cheraw Police Department:
• Sandricka Brown, 27, of 1382 Dizzy Gillespie Apts., Cheraw, was arrested for forgery.
• Timothy N. Douglas, 36, of 3286 W. Market St., Cheraw, was arrested for trespassing/entering premises.
• Jacqueline S. Rhymer, 48, of 839 Ayers St., Cheraw, was arrested for shoplifting and petit larceny.
• Jeffery Thomas Wilson, 43, of 133 Evans Row, Cheraw, was arrested f...
No news on fire contract It remains to be seen whether or not “no news is good news” when it comes to decisions regarding the current contract the Town of Cheraw has with Chesterfield County in regards to the county’s annual $200,000 obligation to the Cheraw Fire Department.
The issue was on Chesterfield County Council’s agenda last Wednesday morning, May 1, to be discussed in executive session. Council entered executive session for that purpose, but after approxim...
Council considers millage increase to balance budget When Cheraw Town Council met Tuesday evening, Mayor Andy Ingram presented a proposed budget plan that would include a 10 mill tax increase, a $1 increase per month for garbage service, as well as comprehensive measures to seek budget savings throughout the year.
Last week, Ingram expressed concern over not being able to offer council a balanced budget on which to vote. The budget presented last week fell short on the revenue side by more th...
Cheraw High School names 3rd nine weeks honor roll ALL A’S
Taylor E Byrd
Alexis Sharda Ford
Lt. Governor McConnell recognizes May as Older Americans Month COLUMBIA, S.C. — Since 1963, communities across the nation have joined in the annual commemoration of Older Americans Month, a proud tradition that demonstrates our nation’s commitment to celebrating the contributions and achievements of older Americans. On May 7, Older Americans Month was celebrated with a Senior Expo and Fun Day at Hyatt Park in Columbia.
Hosts for the event were the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation and the Lieutenan...
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office - arrests for May 9, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office:
• Jonathan R. Davis, of 1310 Oak Crest Drive, Apt. 736, Columbia, S.C., was arrested for simple possession of marijuana.
• Travis Scott Reep, 22, of 742 NC 120 Hwy, Mooresboro, N.C., was arrested for speeding and possession of a controlled substance.
• Labrelle Nicole Curry, 28, of 6 321 Bypass, York, S.C., was arrested for trafficking cocaine, possess...
Chesterfield-Ruby Middle students participate in state read-in Fourty-eight students from Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School joined more than 2,000 other students from around the state and assembled on the State House grounds April 11 to celebrate the importance of reading and libraries.
Sponsored by the SC Association of School Librarians and the SC State Library, the festivities began with a parade down Senate Street from the State Library to the State House. A school roll call was conducted once the st...
USDA announces final call for 2012 Census of Agriculture WASHINGTON — With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing on May 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging farmers and ranchers not to miss this opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America. USDA has already received more than 2 million completed Census forms.
“Our nation needs your help to ensure that decisions about U.S. agriculture accurately represent you,...
Movie at Theatre on the Green is Friday The Cheraw Arts Commission is presenting the movie “Wreck-It Ralph,” at the Theatre on the Green this Friday, May 10, from 7 to about 8:30 p.m.
Admission is $2 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
The movie is a Disney animated feature and rated PG.
Wreck-It Ralph is an obsolete video game character who longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. When a modern, first-person shooter game arri...
Photography exhibit, reception May 7 The Cheraw Arts Commission invites the public to a gallery opening Tuesday, May 7, at the Burr Gallery of the Cheraw Community Center, located at the corner of Second and Powe Streets, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibit, Picture This!, celebrates American National Photography Month.
The exhibit features a collection of photos by area residents and will be displayed throughout the month of May. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thro...
Hospital recognized for service to community Cheraw mayor Andy Ingram presented a proclamation to Chesterfield General Hospital CEO Jeff Reece and staff last Thursday morning in recognition of the hospital being named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its list of “100 Great Community Hospitals.” In part the proclamation reads: “Now, therefore, be it proclaimed by the mayor and town council that we offer our sincere congratulations to Chesterfield General Hospital on its well-deserved recog...
Relay for Life here Friday The Chesterfield County Relay for Life begins Friday, May 3, at 5 p.m. at the Chesterfield High School football stadium.
Community residents will join more than four million other people this week as they participate in the annual fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, now celebrated in more than 20 countries around the world.
The event, which runs through the night, is designed to help inspire those fighting cancer and honor...
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office - arrests for May 2, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office:
• Bobby Lee Blakeney Jr., 36, of 161 Prestige Lane, Jefferson, was arrested for driving under the influence.
• Dianta Inman, 22, of 1973 Erline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested for speeding and driving under the influence.
• Joshua Christopher Melton, 23, of 708 Bailey Sawmill Road, Ruby, was arrested for driving under the influence and drivi...
Quest for speakers becomes life threatening Cheraw resident Adam Blake McGirt, 25, was attempting to buy a pair of used car speakers last Wednesday, April 24, when he was robbed at gunpoint, according to incident reports filed with the Cheraw Police Department. Two men have been arrested as suspects in this crime.
The report says that while inside the residence at 16 John Motley Drive in Cheraw one of the suspects “pulled a handgun and pointed it at him (McGirt) and demanded all of h...
Cheraw Police Department arrests for May 2, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Cheraw Police Department:
• Cynthia Annette Rivers, 39, of 63 Hillian Edwards Road, Chesterfield, was arrested on two counts of forgery.
• Erica Louise Carlton, 34, of 5001 Deleview Drive, Charlotte, N.C., was arrested for shoplifting.
• Demonta Deone Gillespie, 30, of 343 High St., Cheraw, was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
• Leo Tramall Byrd, 29, of...
New sheriff immersed in work Chesterfield County Sheriff Robert Lee said his first week in office has been a busy one. “I’ve put in some long hours this week trying to get a handle on all the various aspects of the job.”
On the administrative side, Lee said, “I’m trying to establish more stability and continuity, with respect to the chain of command. I’m not a micro-manager.” For example, he said, “There’s no reason I should be asked if a deputy can have the day off or...
Town budget $370,000 short of balancing “My job is to provide you with a balanced budget to vote on,” Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram told members of Cheraw Town Council Tuesday evening. As it stands, he said, “It is not balanced.”
The current proposed budget is $370,000 short of balancing, he said. The question is, “Do we go back and try to cut that much, or do we raise the millage?” said Ingram.
With one member of council absent from the meeting, Councilman Fred Harris, the prelimin...
Fawn fenced at Primary The playground area of the Cheraw Primary School proved to be the last stomping grounds for a young deer last Tuesday morning. According to Cheraw Police Chief Jay Brooks the fearful creature made its way into the fence but was unable to get out.
As the children were arriving to school that morning, officers were on the scene attempting to capture the fawn. “It had beaten itself up pretty badly trying to escape,” said Brooks.
Students study local history Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle
Several second grade classes from Cheraw Primary School were seen walking around town last Friday, as their local field trip focused on Cheraw’s history and current municipal departments.
Pastoral Anniversary celebrated this Sunday Empowerment Temple Life Changing Ministries, 36 Davis Street, Cheraw, invites everyone to celebrate Pastor Timothy Michael Hancock’s 3rd Pastoral Anniversary on Sunday, May 5, at 4:30 p.m. Prophetess Dorothy Craft of New Bethel Outreach Deliverance Ministries Inc. of Atlanta, Ga., will be the guest speaker.
Looking ahead, there will be a Birthday Appreciation Celebration service for Rev. Ineze Hancock on Sunday, May 26, at 4:30 p.m. at Empo...
First Bancorp Board of Directors elects new chairmen TROY, N.C. — First Bancorp and its subsidiaries have elected two new chairmen to its board of directors. The new board chairmen are James C. Crawford III, of Cheraw, S.C., and Mary Clara Capel.
Chairmen for the board are elected annually and will serve a four-year term.
“Our shareholders are fortunate to have these talented folks serving in these key roles,” said First Bancorp President and CEO Richard Moore. “Their industry experience an...
Educational leaders encourage commitment to education The University of South Carolina partnered with Chesterfield County School District and Northeastern Technical College to hold a public forum to remind the community about the power of education and the importance of working together to ensure every child gets an education.
Lemuel W. Watson, dean of the College of Education at USC, spoke recently about his modest roots of growing up on a dirt road in Chesterfield County and how education ha...
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...