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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!

Town of Cheraw Seeks Town Administrator

The Town of Cheraw, South Carolina will be accepting applications for the position of Town Administrator.  The current Town Administrator will be retiring August, 1 2020.  The Town of Cheraw has a Mayor-Council form of government (strong Mayor) and the Town Administrator is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and administering all Town functions and activities.  The Town Administrator will work closely with all Town departments to provide policy guidance and coordinates the administrative activities that enable a Town to operate.  The Town Administrator along with the Mayor and Clerk/Treasurer oversee a Town budget of approximately $13 million dollars.

Applicants need to have a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in public administration or a similar field and four to ten year's experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The beginning salary for this position is $71,942.

Submit a cover letter and detailed resume with references to Tina Ellis, Town Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Cheraw, PO Box 219, Cheraw, SC 29520 or email to

The deadline to apply is January 10, 2020.

The Town of Cheraw is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Town of Cheraw Releases Historic Commercial Building Grant

The Town of Cheraw is pleased to announce a pilot grant program for owners and lessees of historic commercial buildings in Downtown Cheraw.  For eligibility and application requirements please download an application by clicking 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...

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

Saturday, Dec 14th 2019

Cheraw ChristmasFest 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Join us on December 14th from 1 to 4PM for our annual Christmas Fest Celebration!   Full Story ››

Saturday, Dec 14th 2019

Annual Cheraw Christmas Parade

Time: 5:30 pm

Join us for our annual Christmas Parade! Marching bands, floats, princesses, and much more! The parade will move down Second St., from Church St. to Kershaw St.

Watch the floats go by in the heart of downtown Cheraw!   Full Story ››

Monday, Dec 16th 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 ››

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