Today's Features

  • We all know them – the Christmas crafters. Those crafty individuals who arrive at holiday parties and family get-togethers with cute, heartfelt homemade gifts and baked goods. The kind of gifts which make our hastily wrapped Hickory Farms fare look like we didn’t even try.

    For years, we’ve just had to grin and accept it. We’re never going to be crafty, and that’s that.

    Or at least that was how it was until 2010. Enter Pinterest.

  • The holiday season is a time to revisit traditional family recipes, but sometimes the same pumpkin pie, the same bread or the same hard-as-brick fruitcake can be a little boring.
    Spice up your Christmas or holiday party menu by trying out these three recipes.
    Who knows? They may become a new tradition.

  • In the modern world, it’s not very often you find a business which combines both Faith and good service.

    Since opening its doors on Sept. 1, Sandy’s Barber Shop & Salon: God’s Creation, 105 S. Pearl St., Pageland, has been enthusiastically serving the town of Pageland.

    Owned by Sandy Baker and William Kelty, the business currently employs two other stylists, Dianne Newman and Kelly Tickle, along with Baker, and has two open stations for expansion.

  • Pageland Garden Club press release
    The lawn of Boyd and Clara Hayes of 308 Evans Mill Road has been chosen as October’s Yard of the Month by the Pageland Garden Club. The couple has lived in the home for more than 50 years and their yard has received honors from the garden club two times before.

    “It’s a lot of work because we do all the mowing ourselves,” Clara said. “In the winter months we take a break, but we do a lot of watering in the summer because it requires it.”

  • Tim Williams served his country more than 39 years in active duty and reserve service in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. He began his military career as a Marine in 1972 and served until 1974. He then continued in the Marine Corps Reserves until 1982 earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.

    After the Marines, Williams was commissioned as a Lieutenant JG, Chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1983 where he served until he retired with the rank of Commander in November, 2011. He served in Reserve Centers in Knoxville, Raleigh and Charlotte.

  • Harold Hutto was born in Blackville and graduated from Macedonia High School in 1962. He attended South Carolina State University in Orangeburg where he earned his B.S. degree in agriculture in 1966. He and his wife, Pearline were married in 1972 and have three children and two grandchildren.

    Hutto’s first teaching job was at Lyons High School in Lyons, Ga. where he stayed a little more than a year until he was drafted in 1968 and served in the United States Army from September 1968 until April 1970.

  • 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.”