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Today's Features

  • Dwight Courtney was drafted into the U.S. Army February 13, 1951 at age 19. He took his basic training at Fort Campbell, Ky. and was stationed there four months before receiving orders he was going to Korea.

    Though Courtney was in the military less than two years, he has many memories of the experiences.

    “When I arrived in Korea I was assigned to the Personnel Department 98th Field Artillery,” he said. “We kept records of 500 men and what happened to them while they were stationed there.”

  • Peggy and Clayton Caldwell Jr celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 9, 2012 at Pageland First Baptist Church fellowship hall.
    They have two children Robin (Butch) Terry of Pageland and Kim (Tony) Oliver of Oklahoma.
    They have four grandchildren, Dustin and Paige Terry of Pageland and Colt and Callie Oliver of Oklahoma.
    Many family and friends attended the special occasion including Clayton’s sister Elaine and her husband Richard Duncan of Union, S.C.

  • From release
    Here are the three spotlight candidates for adoption this week from Chesterfield County Animal Services.
    Tigress is a six-month-old female cat.  She has a limp due to a gunshot wound,  and is looking for that special home where she will be safe. Tigress will be fully vetted before adoption.
    Ratly is a one-year-old male Wheaton Terrier mix. He is sweet and loveable and will be fully vetted before adoption.

  • “The Vietnam War was not a popular war in the states and could have probably ended a great deal sooner, but I would gladly serve again,” veteran Joe Catoe said. “I guess that is a pretty safe comment since there would not be too much of a demand for a soldier who is old enough to draw social security.”

  • Raking leaves is an annual event for people in many parts of the country. Some people enjoy getting out in the crisp, autumn air and spending a day cleaning up the yard. Others do not relish the idea of hours upon hours of leaf removal from their lawns. Making the process easier and more enjoyable benefits all involved.

    The majority of homeowners realize that in order to keep their lawn pristine, leaves and debris must be routinely removed from the yard. Raking leaves is an activity that takes time and energy.

  • Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins. Many pumpkins are turned into decorative jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, only to be tossed in the trash come November 1. That could be because many people are unaware of the various ways they can put pumpkins to good use.

  • This year, the Chesterfield County Youth Development Coalition (YDC) is joining with area restaurants and the Chesterfield County Libraries to celebrate National Family Day.

    The YDC has designed placemats to use for your family dinner with fun things for the kids to do and conversation topics for you and you’re teen.

  • Here are the three spotlight candidates for adoption this week from Chesterfield County Animal Services.

    Jackie is a female eight-month-old Beagle mix. She is very sweet and will be fully vetted before adoption.

    Palmetto is a one-year-old female Hound mix. She is a beauty and will be fully vetted before adoption.

    Geraldine is an eight-week-old female Lab mix. She is very playful. Geraldine will be fully vetted before adoption.

  • A Women’s Health Fair was held Thursday, September 6 at the Chesterfield Family YMCA. Healthcare professionals from Chesterfield General Hospital, Northeastern Technical College, Hospice of Chesterfield County and more were on hand to provide health screenings and information to women.

  • As a 33-year veteran of the military that included service in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, Johnny Mills can tell many stories of places he traveled, wars fought and friends made and lost. But Mills is a man of few words when it comes to talking about his war-time experiences.

    Mills was born April 19, 1923 to the late Roosevelt and Octavia Mills. He grew up in Pageland and attended area schools. He and his wife of 63 years, Verla are the parents of three children.