Karen Kissiah

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The Cheraw Arts Commission is offering clay workshops for children and adults during next week's Clay and Art Days.
Children and adults will have the opportunity to learn some basic clay techniques with local ceramic artist Jane Crossman.
The adult class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St.
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Clay workshops for children and adults

The Cheraw Arts Commission is offering clay workshops for children and adults during next week's Clay and Art Days. Children and adults will have the opportunity to learn some basic clay techniques with local ceramic artist Jane Crossman. The adult class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St. Adult

Theatre to show 'Jurassic Park'

The Cheraw Arts Commission will present a showing of the 1993 action-adventure film “Jurassic Park” on July 30 at the Theatre on the Green. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase, but attendees can pack a picnic of snacks, too. Admission is $2 per person. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the movie begins at 6:30 pm. Thi

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Send us your event listing no later than noon the Monday prior to publication (Thursday) and we will list your event in the newspaper. There is no charge for most event listings. To list your event, call 843-537-5261, or send an email to kkissiah@civitasmedia.com.
FOOTBALL CAMPWHEN: Aug. 4-21
WHERE: YMCA, Chesterfield
WHAT: Th

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Datebook Deadline Send us your event listing no later than noon the Monday prior to publication (Thursday) and we will list your event in the newspaper. There is no charge for most event listings. To list your event, call 843-537-5261, or send an email to kkissiah@civitasmedia.com. FOOTBALL CAMPWHEN: Aug. 4-21 WHERE: YMCA, Chesterfield WHAT: Th

Members of the On Stage community theater group have selected a play for the fall production and auditions for the cast are set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Theatre on the Green.
The play, “Take a Number, Darling” by Jack Sharkey, is a comedy that includes three male roles and three female roles.
Samuel French, Inc. gives this

Auditions for fall play Aug. 21

Members of the On Stage community theater group have selected a play for the fall production and auditions for the cast are set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Theatre on the Green. The play, “Take a Number, Darling” by Jack Sharkey, is a comedy that includes three male roles and three female roles. Samuel French, Inc. gives this

Chesterfield County sheriff's deputies fired at least six shots in a July 12 standoff near a Pageland home, according to recently released incident reports.
When the standoff near 14 Smith Lane was all over, 32-year-old Harold Terry Chambers of 83 Central Place Lane, Pageland, was arrested on a charge of public drunkenness.
According to the incid

Shots fired, 1 arrested in standoff

Chesterfield County sheriff's deputies fired at least six shots in a July 12 standoff near a Pageland home, according to recently released incident reports. When the standoff near 14 Smith Lane was all over, 32-year-old Harold Terry Chambers of 83 Central Place Lane, Pageland, was arrested on a charge of public drunkenness. According to the incid

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials are “conducting several tests” at the old Delta plant in Wallace, Cheraw Town Administrator Mike Smith told members of Cheraw Town Council at Tuesday's briefing meeting.
And while the agents are here, “they have contracted with our police department for off-duty officers to watch the

Council hopes to de-annex Delta

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials are “conducting several tests” at the old Delta plant in Wallace, Cheraw Town Administrator Mike Smith told members of Cheraw Town Council at Tuesday's briefing meeting. And while the agents are here, “they have contracted with our police department for off-duty officers to watch the

The Cheraw Lyceum. Where is it? What's in there? And what is a lyceum anyway?
The Cheraw Lyceum is the only brick structure of the four buildings on the Town Green, each of which has been recently restored and painted. It was built in 1820, the same year the town of Cheraw was incorporated. It hasn't always been a museum, but it was built where it

Historic Lyceum still a place of learning

The Cheraw Lyceum. Where is it? What's in there? And what is a lyceum anyway? The Cheraw Lyceum is the only brick structure of the four buildings on the Town Green, each of which has been recently restored and painted. It was built in 1820, the same year the town of Cheraw was incorporated. It hasn't always been a museum, but it was built where it

Jackson makes chancellor's list

SPARTANBURG — Rebecca Jackson of Jefferson has been named to the spring 2014 chancellor's list at the University of South Carolina Upstate. To be eligible for the chancellor's list, students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours. The University of South Carolina Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor'

The Cheraw Arts Commission will present an oil painting workshop from Sept. 12 - 14. The three-day workshop will be taught by Charleston artist Joyce Hall.
Hall is an international award-winning oil painter and has exhibited in galleries and museums nationally. View her work online at www.thestudiosc.com
The focus of the September workshop is boa

Oil painting workshop set Sept. 12 - 14

The Cheraw Arts Commission will present an oil painting workshop from Sept. 12 - 14. The three-day workshop will be taught by Charleston artist Joyce Hall. Hall is an international award-winning oil painter and has exhibited in galleries and museums nationally. View her work online at www.thestudiosc.com The focus of the September workshop is boa

Mr. and Mrs. David Perkins Thurman, Jr. of Ruby announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Thurman, to David Justin Griggs of Hartsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Ray Griggs.
The bride-elect received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Francis Marion University in 2011. She is currently employed as a registered nurse with

Thurman, Griggs to wed

Mr. and Mrs. David Perkins Thurman, Jr. of Ruby announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Thurman, to David Justin Griggs of Hartsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Ray Griggs. The bride-elect received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Francis Marion University in 2011. She is currently employed as a registered nurse with

Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office

The following people were recently charged by the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office: • Sherri Renee Little, 31, of 26337 S.C. 9, Pageland, was charged with disorderly conduct. • Edward Bayden Marze, 22, of 996 South Arrant St., Apartment 4B, Pageland, was charged with child abuse. • Kevin Chapman, 36, of 106 Burchwood Circle

Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle
A new glass security window has been installed at the front desk of Town Hall where payments for water bills are received. Cheraw Town Clerk Tina Ellis said this safety measure gives her and her staff a “level of comfort” they are enjoying.

New security measures

Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle A new glass security window has been installed at the front desk of Town Hall where payments for water bills are received. Cheraw Town Clerk Tina Ellis said this safety measure gives her and her staff a “level of comfort” they are enjoying.

Scheduled performances by Cheraw's young musical and theatrical talents will have to wait — until the paint is dry and the drop cloths and dust are removed.
Because the job of painting the Theatre on the Green is not yet complete, the youth talent show, Got Talent?, originally scheduled for tonight, July 24, has been postponed.
Cheraw Arts

Painting postpones talent show

Scheduled performances by Cheraw's young musical and theatrical talents will have to wait — until the paint is dry and the drop cloths and dust are removed. Because the job of painting the Theatre on the Green is not yet complete, the youth talent show, Got Talent?, originally scheduled for tonight, July 24, has been postponed. Cheraw Arts

Cheraw Police Department

These people were recently charged by members of the Cheraw Police Department: • Andropulus Chasino Miller, 25, of 100 Moffat Road, Cheraw, was charged with dissemination of obscene material. • Ruben Armando Arias, 22, of 149 Blueit Falls, Rockingham, N.C., was charged with giving false information to police. • Eugene Kyle Sand

YMCA offers fall sports signups

The Chesterfield YMCA is offering registration for fall sports from July 23 until Aug. 23. Various programs are available for children ages 5 to 12. The sports programs offered this year include contact football for ages 8 to 12; flag football for ages 6 to 8, cheerleading for ages 6 - 12, and soccer for ages 5 - 12. Parents will need a copy of t

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The town of Cheraw's summer concert series, Third Thursdays, presents the Band of Oz tonight, July 17, at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St. Guests are invited to bring their coolers and lounge chairs from 7-9 p.m. to enjoy the music and the dance floor. This event is for adults 21 and up. The cost is $5 per person. For mo

Band of Oz plays tonight

Contributed photo The town of Cheraw's summer concert series, Third Thursdays, presents the Band of Oz tonight, July 17, at the Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St. Guests are invited to bring their coolers and lounge chairs from 7-9 p.m. to enjoy the music and the dance floor. This event is for adults 21 and up. The cost is $5 per person. For mo

Animal shelter back to square one

Plans for the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter are going back to the drawing board once again. Last year, the county council purchased property at the corner of S.C. 9 and Hillian-Edwards Road for $125,000 with the intention of renovating the two existing buildings into a proper animal shelter. Residents in the surrounding neighborhood complaine

Northeastern Tech offering online courses

Northeastern Technical College's continuing education department has a program enabling students to develop job skills through online courses and career-training programs. Comprehensive six-week online courses start monthly, and students can work anytime and anywhere. Each course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes and a discussion area. Instr

The South Carolina Department of Transportation paving project now under way along U.S. 52, north of Cheraw toward Wadesboro, N.C., will extend out of town as far as Four Mile Branch, Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram said.
“This is a project we have really, really, been pushing since I've returned as mayor,” said Ingram. “We are very ple

Repaving snarls traffic

The South Carolina Department of Transportation paving project now under way along U.S. 52, north of Cheraw toward Wadesboro, N.C., will extend out of town as far as Four Mile Branch, Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram said. “This is a project we have really, really, been pushing since I've returned as mayor,” said Ingram. “We are very ple

The 80-year-old structure at Cheraw State Park known as the House on the Hill is showing its age.
Efforts to restore the building have taken the structure down to the bare bones — boards, rather — and revealed that many of them were nearly soft as cotton.
Although the renovation effort, estimated to cost $250,000, got off to a good st

Peeling back time

The 80-year-old structure at Cheraw State Park known as the House on the Hill is showing its age. Efforts to restore the building have taken the structure down to the bare bones — boards, rather — and revealed that many of them were nearly soft as cotton. Although the renovation effort, estimated to cost $250,000, got off to a good st




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