Today's Features

  • “I need 15 of these!”
    “They’re wonderful!”
    “Can I get a deal if I buy 10?”

    Surprised volunteers gathered in the office of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster Director Elaine Adkins the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16, to see their cookbook for the first time.

    “HOPE for All Seasons,” which has been in production for more than two years, features 600-plus recipes from 92 food enthusiasts.

  • What a busy summer it’s been at the S.C. Department of Agriculture. Plus, it’s been a typical South Carolina summer, which can be unbearably hot, sometimes rainy, sometimes dry. We certainly feel sympathy for so many parts of the country that are absolutely parched.

  • Due to the death Larry Benton, the Pageland Garden Club’s long-standing landscaper, the Pageland Garden Club Sign Committee, comprised of members Gail Leaird, Elisabeth Youngblood and Catherine Williams, received bids from four local landscapers in the Pageland area to maintain the club’s four entrance signs into the Town of Pageland.  

  • The August Yard of the Month, presented by the Pageland Garden Club, goes
    to Donnie and Judy Sullivan of 212 South Hickory Street. Donnie gives all
    the landscaping credit to Judy. The yard is a beautiful blend of seasonal
    colors, evergreens, ground covers and stone. Various island beds outline
    the yard. To have something in bloom for the fall, Sweet Autumn Clematis
    and Lady Banks roses blanket the arbor, which leads to their immaculate
    backyard. Thank you Donnie and Judy for adding beauty to our wonderful

    SC Press News Service
    It has been said that the first sign of getting old is a strong desire to relive the past. Apparently, I’m getting old. I’ve been remembering eating homemade ice cream, on the front porch with my grandfather.
    My grandfather was a master of homemade ice cream. The process started in the early afternoon. The custard would be mixed, the peaches peeled and added. Then the ice cream custard would retire to the “icebox” to chill. A quick trip to town for a bag of ice and it was time for the ritual.

  • Heat and drought have been mentioned in the news this week nearly as much as the 2012 Olympics.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Tuesday that July was the hottest month ever recorded in the lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. The average temperature last month was 77.6 degrees, which tops the record of 77.4 degrees set in July 1936. Records date back to 1895.

  • Michael Lauffer was born June 29, 1947 and has spent most of his life in Pageland. He attended Pageland area schools and graduated from Lower Richland High School in Columbia in 1966.
    Three of the years away from Pageland were spent serving his country in the U.S. Army.

  • Tickets are now on sale for the Marlboro County Jamboree and the Cheraw Jamboree.
    Central plays Carver’s Bay at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Marlboro County, and plays South Stanley at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Cheraw.
    Advance tickets are $5 and are available for purchase at River’s Graphics, 100 N. Pearl St., or from any varsity football player (If purchasing from a player, the ticket must be paid for in full before the ticket can be delivered).
    The proceeds from all advance ticket sales goes solely to Central High School.

  • Eight area residents recently completed Hospice of Chesterfield County’s volunteer training program. The 15-hour course that was held July 10 through 24 at Hospice of Chesterfield County’s office in Chesterfield.