• Chamber holds truck drivers’ job fair

    To help meet the demand for truck drivers, the Pageland Chamber of Commerce recently held a job fair.
    The job fair was sponsored by CEVA Logistics, a global logistics supply chain firm which provides drivers to Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Wal-Mart Distribution is a member of the chamber.
    Maria Rangel, regional driver recruiter for CEVA, talked about the company and how to apply for various truck driving jobs. 

  • Seeking Pageland’s history

    From release

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce is working with the businesses in downtown Pageland to create a window shopping tour.
    The event is planned in conjunction with the Watermelon Festival.
    The chamber will be meeting with the business owners to determine a night that they will stay open late and promote the History Display tour.
    People who want to donate items to the tour can contact the chamber at (843) 672-6400.
    The chamber is looking for:
    ◆ The histories of local churches.

  • Chamber to seek $3,000 in hospitality taxes for 2017

    Tim Griffin’s audition to become the elected president of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce officially begins today.
    Griffin will hold the first meeting of the new chamber board this afternoon and will then appear before the Pageland Town Council tonight, asking for $3,000 in hospitality tax funding from last year.
    The chamber board of directors, Billy Hogge, Dennis Anderson and Lavonna Rivers, recently appointed Griffin chamber president.

  • Pageland Chamber reorganizes under new leaders

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce has a new leadership team.
    Tim Griffin, of the Griffin Scholarship Foundation, is the new president, replacing Shawn Freeman.
    Billy Hogge, business operations/project manager of Screwmatics, is the new first vice president. He has previously served on the chamber’s board of directors.
    Andrew Currie, of Cross Country Adjusters, is the second vice president.
    Dennis Anderson, of Anderson Accounting of Pageland, is the treasurer.

  • Dr. Fanelli joins McLeod group

    From release
    Dr. Matthew Fanelli, a board certified general dermatologist, has joined McLeod Physician Associates and a newly established practice, McLeod Dermatology Associates.
    Dr. Fanelli comes to McLeod from Mohs Surgery and Dermatology of Elgin, Ill. He has practiced medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in private practice since 2014, following the completion of his residency training.

  • Pageland IGA takes a bow

    Pageland’s IGA Foodliner has earned national recognition for the second consecutive year.
    The grocery at 1211 S. Pearl St. was named one of the company’s Five Star Stores for its customer service, cleanliness and overall operations.
    Last year’s award was the first time the Pageland store earned the top honor from IGA’s Assessment Program.

  • Nestle honors Tully for volunteer work

    From release

    Lance Tully, natural resource manager for Nestlé’s McBee facility, received the Volunteer Leadership Support Award at the company’s recent “Thanks for Giving” luncheon. 
    Coworkers said Tully is  “the driving force in support of the McBee community,” and leads by example. His enthusiasm and passion inspires other associates to get involved, said coworkers.

  • Emergency department expansion continues

    From release

    CHERAW – McLeod Health Cheraw staff gathered Oct. 5, signing the final steel beam of the Emergency Department expansion.
    Mib Scoggins, hospital administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw, said, “the signing of this beam is a symbol of the teamwork that it takes to bring great healthcare services to our communities. It is like having our own time capsule for years to come.”
    McLeod Health Cheraw is expanding its Emergency Department to serve the growing population in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.  

  • Ruby clinic project proceeds

    When the Sandhills Medical Foundation clinic in Ruby is finished, its supporters predict the patrons will come – in golf carts.
    The partnership between the foundation and the town of Ruby fulfills a long-term need.
    The building being renovated is the former office of Dr. Michael Verde, who died in November at 101.
    Former Ruby resident Glenn Gulledge remembered what Dr. Verde meant to Ruby.
    Gulledge lived in walking distance from the clinic when he was growing up.

  • No pies, just trees at this Papa John’s

    Progressive Journal

    If you want to bring a little bit of nature into your home this holiday season, a live Christmas tree may be just what you need.
    The good news is you do not have to travel far to find the right tree for you and your family.
    The Progressive Journal’s shopping team of Melinda Cato and Vanessa Brewer-Tyson, visited Papa John’s in Lancaster County, a 40-acre Christmas tree farm, located on S.C. 903.