Cheraw Chronicle- RSS Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:24:44 EST 1800 Amber Alert issued for missing girl, 14 JEFFERSON — Authorities are looking for a 14-year-old Chesterfield County girl and her stepdad after they say the man picked her up from school Friday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:41:52 EST Project seeks to uncover Cheraw tribe’s history The town of Cheraw is nammed after a tribe of indigenous Americans, but not much is known about the Cheraw people aside from their name. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:41:51 EST Ladder truck completes Cheraw FD’s fleet The Cheraw Fire Department recently welcomed a new vehicle to its fleet.The fire department held a dedication ceremony for the new aerial truck on Jan. 18, but the apparatus has actually been with the department since Dec. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:11:52 EST Police seek pay scale boost The Cheraw Police Department is seeking a better starting pay for newly hired officers with previous experience in law enforcement. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:01:51 EST Burr Gallery to feature fiber art The Cheraw Arts Commission will feature African-American fiber art in the Burr Gallery during the month of February. The exhibit is from the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival on loan through the S.C. State Museum. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:36:51 EST Hickson, Griffis to wed Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Hickson Jr. of Cheraw announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Sommer, to Bradley Allen Griffis of Chesterfield, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Griffis of Chesterfield. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:31:51 EST 4 county students earn Clemson degrees CLEMSON— Clemson University awarded degrees to 1,300 students in Dec. 18 graduation ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum.Local students who received degrees are: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:11:52 EST Recipe of the Week: Stuffed bell peppers Do you have a winning recipe you'd like to share?Do you have a signature dish that's just too good to keep to yourself? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:06:52 EST FAFSA Day planned for college-bound students Northeastern Technical College will hold FAFSA Day on Saturday, Feb. 21, to help individuals planning on going to college in the fall. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:56:52 EST Condemning the Crocs I remember my mother saying one day, “Do you know what the advantages to getting older are?” Expecting pearls of wisdom to fall from the lips of the woman who had taught me everything I know about life, in my ignorance, I waited for the... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:41:51 EST Free 2-year college could benefit county Northeastern Technical College leaders are intrigued by the prospect of free community college for all Americans, but federal funding must be in place before they know what to expect locally. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:11:51 EST 2 face break-in charges The following individuals were recently charged by deputies of the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office:•Darion Tyrell Threatt, 19, 94 Smith Lane, Pageland, burglary/breaking and entering, Jan. 15 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:46:51 EST 2 charged with shoplifting The following individuals were recently charged by officers of the Cheraw Police Department:• Adam Joseph Faile, 32, 714 Colonel Road, Cash, shoplifting, Jan. 20 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:36:53 EST Our $130M child support scandal$130M-child-support-scandal “Someone needs to go to jail.” Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:31:52 EST Darlington man wins $100K lotto prize$100K-lotto-prize RALEIGH, N.C. — Kal Jackson, a construction worker from Darlington, South Carolina, plans to save the $100,000 prize he won playing the $1 Million Jackpot game to help buy a house. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:31:51 EST Local ‘Idol’ goes to Hollywood Some area residents may have noticed a familiar face on a recent episode of “American Idol.”Karla Davis of Monroe, North Carolina, earned herself a “golden ticket” during a recent audition, meaning... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:46:51 EST Business façade grants still available Matching grants to assist in the exterior enhancement of businesses located within the town limits are still available from the town of Cheraw. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:26:52 EST Delbert McClinton to play Florence Civic Center FLORENCE — A renowned R&B and blues performer brings Florence an early Valentine's present as the Uptown Ballroom at Florence Civic Center welcomes Delbert McClinton & the Rondells with Ronnie Kelly and Billy Ray Sanders plus special... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:21:53 EST Red Cross volunteer honored BENNETTSVILLE — American Red Cross volunteer JoAnne Hudson has received the Disaster Cycle Services quarterly national volunteer award for serving as a disaster dispatch operator at the Red Cross' national headquarters from Nov. 20-Dec. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:11:51 EST The pros and cons of official ID I was issued my press badge from the South Carolina Press Association last week, and I am very excited. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:41:53 EST