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Life In The Prettiest Town in Dixie

A game of golf at Cheraw State Park. Strolling down the tree-lined sidewalks on Third Street. Cheering on your favorite ball player at Arrowhead Park. Life in Cheraw is quiet, comfortable, and beautiful. Good people making the best of their resources. Nothing elaborate; just simply celebrating life. Cheraw is rich with gardens, parks and the architectural heritage of three centuries. Shop, golf, or enjoy the outdoor adventures the area has to offer. A strong economic base blends this beautiful legacy with the best of the present, making Cheraw a wonderful place to live. Come see us. We'll be delighted if you decide to stay!

Incentive Program for New Retail and Commercial Businesses

The Cheraw Town Council recently passed an ordinance authorizing incentives to help attract new retail and commercial businesses to Cheraw.
To read more about the Incentive Program click here.

House Number Service

The Town of Cheraw is offering residents a service that will allow their house number to be painted on the curb at their driveway to assist emergency personnel in locating houses. There have been several incidents where emergency personnel have had difficulty in finding houses that have no house number displayed or the incident has taken place at night when house numbers are hard to find or read.

As a result of these incidents, the Cheraw Town Council has voted to implement a service that is completely voluntary to its citizens. Residents wanting to have their house number painted on the curb can stop by the Cheraw Town Hall and fill out an application. A $10 fee will need to be paid and the Town will paint the house number on the curb.

For those residents who have no curb, you can obtain a yard house number sign by going to the Cheraw Fire Department and pay a $15 fee.

2019 Jazz Festival!

The 2019 Jazz Festival is just around the corner.  Be sure to mark your calendars for a weekend of fun and activities.

The headliner events at the Theatre on the Green will feature:

Friday, October 18th: The Pianist Emmet Cohen Trio, with special guest trumpeter Bruce Harris

Saturday, October 19th: Sammy Miller and the Congregation

Other events include:  Dizzy on Display at the Southern African American Heritage Center, The Bepob Parade on Saturday at 11AM, Market on Market in Downtown from 9-2 on Saturday, and Centennial Park Jazz, Featuring Live music and food trucks from 1 to 6PM on Saturday!  To learn more about this event and a full listing of events please click here.                   

New Rules for Citizens Requesting Appearance Before Town Council

On November 14, 2017, Ordinance 2018-02 was passed, amending Section 2-16 of the Town Code of Ordinances. For additional information, read more...

Historic Resources Survey Project Completed

The Town of Cheraw recently received a completed Historic Resources Survey of the historic district.  For additional information and to read the report, read more...

Latest News

Public Hearings on the Cheraw Zoning Ordinance Update

The Cheraw Planning Commission will hold two public hearings, one on September 23rd and one on October 7th to discuss proposed changes to the Cheraw Zoning Ordinance.   Full Story ››

Town Accepting Bids on 2 Wrought Iron Gates

Town of Cheraw Accepting Bids for Iron Wrought Gates The Town of Cheraw will take sealed bids on 2 black iron wrought decorative gates that were previously located in the Cheraw Community Center until 10:00 am,   Full Story ››

Notice of Non-Partisan Election and Runoff Election

Notice of Regular Non-Partisan Election and Runoff Election Notice is hereby given that a non-partisan election will be held between the hours of 7:00AM and 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 for the purpose of electing   Full Story ››

EPA releases FAQ addressing concerns about PCB contamination in Cheraw

The Environmental Protection Agency along with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has released answers to some frequent concerns raised by those who live in areas affected by PCBs.   Full Story ››

Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct 18th 2019

The 2019 SC Jazz Festival

Time: 7:00 pm

Three days of great events start on October 18th. Live performances, arts, crafts, food, and more will create a wonderful Fall Weekend to remember!   Full Story ››

Monday, Oct 21st 2019

Cheraw Planning Commission Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm

This meeting will take place on the 4th Monday of each month* at Town Hall, 200 Market Street, Town Hall Courtroom.
Contact Information:
Mike Smith, Town Administrator (

*The Planning Commission may reschedule meeting dates for holidays, Town closings, or to accommodate conflicting schedules. The Town will notify the media and public if there are cancellation or date changes.   Full Story ››

Tuesday, Oct 22nd 2019

Town Council Briefing

Time: 5:30 pm

This informal meeting will take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 200 Market Street, 2nd Floor Courtroom.   Full Story ››

Wednesday, Oct 30th 2019

Downtown Halloween Walk

Time: 3:30 pm

Head downtown for our annual Halloween Walk at 3:30!   Full Story ››

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