• Hardee's lot sells for $340,000

    Gary Phillips
    Progressive Journal Editor

    The old Hardee’s building at the corner of McGregor Street and Hwy. 151 Bypass has been purchased by restaurant owners who also own adjoining property.

    According to a Special Warranty Deed obtained from the Chesterfield County Clerk of Court Faye Sellers, the property was purchased from Spardee’s Realty, Inc. by Ronald L. Campbell and John R. Campbell Jr. of Chesterfield for $340,000.

  • Markette is taking shape
  • Cheraw looks to annex industrial park

    Cheraw may be looking to expand … into Marlboro County.

    Mayor Scott Hunter spoke to a meeting of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Board on Tuesday, Feb. 15 to explain his town’s desire to annex Renewable Energy Industrial Park into Cheraw for the purpose of establishing new businesses with environmentally friendly intentions.

  • Leaird joins fight over deed

    CHESTERFIELD — A Chesterfield County resident has submitted a letter in civil court in a lawsuit that seeks to clear the way for the Town of Pageland-Lynches River Co-Op land swap.
    Jim Leaird, who is also trying to force the Pageland Town Council to remove Mayor Brian Hough, says in the letter that a deed restriction should be enforced.

  • Sunshine rises
  • John (Jackie) Blackwell - Blackwell's Trucking Inc

    John (Jackie) Blackwell - Blackwell's Trucking Inc.
    Jackie Blackwell is a life-long resident of Pageland, SC. He has owned and operated Blackwell's Trucking Inc. for the past 25 years. He has seen good years and lean years, but he has endured it all. He currently has 13 employees, which include mechanics, drivers and administrative staff and a fleet of nine trucks.
    Blackwell Trucking is a flatbed exclusive operation. It hauls products like lumber and decking for C.M. Tucker Lumber to Lowes stores and they also transport lawn products for Old Castle out of Pageland.

  • Dr. John Murdock, DDS, MS

    Dr. John Murdock, DDS, MS - Murdock Orthodontics
    Dr. John Murdock provides orthodontic treatment (braces) for children and adults. Orthodontics is concerned with the study and treatment of improper bites (malocclusions), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on tooth movement only or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth (dentofacial orthopaedics).

  • Co-Op revives land swap

    The Lynches River Electric Co-Op Board of Trustees last week revived a property swap deal with the town of Pageland.
    “We’re going to go forward with our contract with the town of Pageland just like it is and go forward with the lawsuit” to resolve a deed restriction, said Lynches River CEO David Altman.
    The meeting was a relatively short one and not contentious, Altman said. “The meeting was mostly about Billy Spencer giving legal advice,” he said. “We want a very good relationship with the town of Pageland.”

  • Building vote riles council

    CHESTERFIELD — Title searchers, attorneys, county employees and western Chesterfield County officials expressed dismay last week at the County Council’s decision to move administrative offices three miles east.
    The County Council started the process in November to move the offices from the Courthouse to a proposed new building at Chesterfield Commerce Park on S.C. 9. Opposition to the plan has taken many forms, from downtown shopkeepers worried about the effect on sales to real estate attorneys and title searchers outraged at the idea of driving between two buildings to check land records.

  • Pageland Facility needs 2nd vote

     By Casey Outen

    Progressive Journal Correspondent

    The Chesterfield County Zoning Appeals Board will have to take a second crack at approving a proposed scrap metal recycling operation on South Pearl Street in Pageland.

    The appeals board voted 4-2 last Thursday night to approve the facility, one vote short of the five required for the go-ahead. Chesterfield County codes enforcement officer Keith Benton said he heard from the county attorney later that the recycling operation needed five votes to proceed.