• Businesses unite to renovate the Blakeney Hotel

    In the early 20th century, The Blakeney Hotel on West McGregor Street, welcomed travelers and local guests with southern hospitality. In its heyday The Blakeney Hotel featured a hotel restaurant, two verandas and a porch.

  • Melon Beach offers real variety

    Progressive Journal Editor

    Pageland has a new retail store and the owners say they offer something for everyone.

    Melon Beach recently opened on the northwest corner of McGregor and Pearl Streets in the building that most recently housed Hidden Treasures used furniture store. The store opened Friday, Nov. 23 and held a Grand Opening one week later.

    Owner Mack Nicholson said he had a specific vision for what he wanted Melon Beach to be.

  • Chamber hosts Holiday Open House

    It’s only the beginning of November, but the Christmas holiday season is fast approaching. With this month comes the first Christmas songs on the radio, the first appearance of decorations and, of course, the first holiday specials at local businesses.

    To welcome in the shopping season, the Pageland Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Pageland Holiday Open House, a kick-off event hosted by local businesses.

  • Pageland Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament coming Sept. 14

    From release
    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, September 14 at White Plains Country Club. Registration will begin at 11a.m. and the shotgun start will begin at noon.

    Golfers will be treated to a quick lunch and at the conclusion we will have the awards program and buffet dinner. Awards will be given to the first and second place team and then we have some fun in also awarding the last place team.

  • Family medicine open Saturdays

    From release
    CHERAW – Dr. Jeff Brock of Chesterfield Family Medicine in Cheraw will begin offering services on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon beginning September 8.

    Appointments are not necessary as walk-ins will be seen, but appointments will also be taken for Saturdays.

    Weekday business hours of the practice are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Wednesdays the practice will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Property near Pageland ready for commercial development

    The Chesterfield County Economic Development Board announced last week that Chesterfield County now has improved the odds that an industry will find a site on the western side of Chesterfield County attractive. The 22-acre industrial site, located next to Wal-Mart Distribution Center on Highway 601 in Pageland is ready to go.

  • Healthy Woman celebrates three years

    From release
    For women, fulfilling the varied roles and responsibilities required of them – mother, daughter, caregiver, friend, volunteer or professional, not to mention finding time to care for themselves – is a challenge. Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw launched Healthy Woman, a free program designed just for women, to help.

  • Carolinas Center Spec Building

    A short six months after the April 12, 2012 groundbreaking, Chesterfield County and the Towns of Cheraw and Chesterfield got a “Certificate of Completion” signaling that the brand new spec building is ready to go.
    The 52,284 square-foot building, expandable to 102,284 square feet and LEED pre-certified is a good fit for industrial manufacturers or suppliers since it has a 24 feet,10 inch clear height.

  • Best time of year for bargains

    Metro Creative Connection
    The savvy shopper knows there is no reason to pay full price if you don’t have to. Timing is everything when bargain hunting, and with a little patience, most people can find deep discounts on items that might have broken the bank just a few weeks prior.

  • ‘Sales Tax Holiday’ is this weekend

    COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Retail Association (SCRA) has announced that the 12th annual Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, Aug. 3 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, Aug. 5 at 11:59 p.m. Due to the success of the previous tax-free weekends, the South Carolina General Assembly has set aside one weekend free of sales tax on back-to-school related items such as pencils, paper, backpacks, textbooks, computers, shoes and clothing. The three-day event is popular among South Carolina consumers because it provides a tax break as they make necessary purchases for school or college.