Volunteers plan Town Hall work to repair to public restrooms, replace broken windows and protect town archives.

    Neil Griffin told the Town Council that 15 Wal-Mart Distribution Center employees will put in a total of 250 hours on the project.

    “They’ve also promised us $5,000 in cash to be used for repairs of downstairs public restrooms, replace broken windows and build new storage units in the basement, and purchase watertight containers for public records,” Griffin said.

  • Mulvaney goes to Congress


    By Christopher Sardelli

    Landmark News Service

    About 15 minutes after becoming the first Republican from Lancaster County to win the 5th Congressional District seat in more than 100 years, Mick Mulvaney appeared overwhelmed.

    Surrounded by his wife, Pam, and members of his campaign team, Mulvaney, the state senator for District 16, thanked a crowd of supporters at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster for his win over Democratic incumbent John Spratt, who has held the seat since 1983.

  • Town sets land price at $150,000

    By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    The town of Pageland set a $150,000 price tag for the sale of a 15-acre parcel to Lynches River Electric Cooperative last week and delivered a proposed sales contract to co-op officials.

    The Town Council voted unanimously to offer the property to the co-op minutes after it rezoned the South Arant Street property from single-family residential to light industrial.

  • Board rejects 601 site


    By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    The Chesterfield County Council rejected a Pageland site for a new spec building, endorsing instead a site on S.C. 9 between Chesterfield and Cheraw.

  • Town to set price for land

    Staff reports

    The Pageland Town Council plans to set a price tonight for the proposed sale of a 15.3-acre parcel of town property on South Arant Street to Lynches River Electric Co-Op.

    The land sale could move forward after the expected rezoning of the property at the same meeting tonight and after questions about a deed restriction are resolved. The council meets today (Nov. 2) at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

  • Hard work lands good job

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    CHERAW — Would you sign up for a difficult and technical 15-week course with the hope — but no promise — of getting a quality job? While most people wouldn’t put themselves into such a tough spot, a few Chesterfield area folks took the risk — and it paid off.

  • EDITORIAL: Co-Op rezoning deserves a yes vote

    More facts have come to light about a proposed new headquarters for Lynches River Electric Cooperative in Pageland. The evidence weighs heavily in favor of going forward.

  • County leaders close door to talk jobs

    CHERAW — Chesterfield County elected leaders met behind closed doors on Thursday as they began a new effort to map the county’s job hunting strategy.

  • Planners recommend co-op rezoning

    The Pageland Planning Commission last week recommended rezoning of city-owned property that could become the new corporate headquarters for Lynches River Electric Cooperative, giving the utility a key step forward.
    Barring new information, the rezoning is likely to sail through the Town Council next month. In a first reading on the rezoning Oct. 5, the council unanimously endorsed the change from single-family residential to limited industrial.
    The Planning Commission deadlocked 3-3 when it first took up the request on Sept. 20.

  • Pageland Hardee's closes

    Workers carried out furniture, loaded a rental truck, swept the floor and said their goodbyes Monday morning as Pageland’s Hardee’s closed.

    A district manager said Hardee’s corporate owner CKE of California made a business decision to close the Pageland store. He didn’t know what would be going in that space; any transaction would be handled by the corporation’s real estate division. Some employees were offered jobs at the Hardee’s in Indian Trail, N.C.