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  • Econominc Development

    Chesterfield County should form a public-private partnership to raise more money for jobs recruiting, a consultant told the County Council last week.

    The county Economic Development Board hired Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consulting, of Raleigh, to analyze local efforts and craft a plan to attract jobs.

    Crystal Morphis, of Sanford Holshouser, told the County Council that non-profit corporations in local communities in the Carolinas have been successful in boosting tax-supported industry recruiting efforts.

  • Overtime Lawn Care joins Chamber

    In 1994, a family friend asked Mitchell Jordan for help in maintaining a local commercial property. That conversation was the start of a business adventure that is going strong today.  
    “I am very grateful to Sonny “Chicken” Robertson for what he did for me. We still maintain that property today,” Mitchell said.

  • Office move bad idea

    Split votes on a local governing board are not a cause for alarm under usual circumstances. It has never bothered us when board members disagree, do their best to make their points and vote their conscience.
    Having said that, the recent pattern of split votes on the Chesterfield County Council is a troubling one. The three representatives from western Chesterfield County are consistently coming up short in their effort to fight for the legitimate interest of Pageland and Jefferson.

  • Gregory wins GOP primary

    By Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Former state Sen. Greg Gregory won the Republican nomination for the state District 16 seat in a special election Tuesday, Feb. 22.
    Gregory, one of five candidates running for the Republication nomination hoping to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney, won with a total of 3,470 votes, or 56.7 percent of the total votes cast in York and Lancaster counties. Gregory received a total of 2,839 votes in Lancaster County.

  • New sign, new hours
  • Kershaw turns down Dollar General

    Landmark News Service
    KERSHAW — Plans for the Dollar General store in Kershaw to move from Hampton Street have been halted, at least for now.
    Kershaw Town Council voted 2-4 last week against a request to rezone property on Neal Street from R-15 (residential) to B-3 (business).
    Councilmen Wade Hunter and Randy Seegars voted in favor of the measure. Councilman Eddie Coates was absent.

  • Grant cuts concern NETC

    By GARY PHILLIPS
    Progressive Journal Editor
     

  • Heir seeks to block land swap

    The proposed land swap between the town of  Pageland and the Lynches River Electric Cooperative has another hurdle to clear.
    The sole heir of the Pageland resident who sold the 15-acre parcel to the town 21 years ago has filed a counterclaim that attempts to block the swap. The town wants to swap the South Arant Street parcel for the co-op land and headquarters building at 1104 W. McGregor St.

  • Former owner returns to Cowboy's Corner

    By Gary Phillips
    Progressive Journal Editor
    Cowboy’s Corner at 118 S. Pearl St. in Pageland is under new ownership but old customers should be familiar with the latest proprietor.
    Shirley Pantas opened the store in 1994 and ran it for 14 years before selling it in 2008. Now she has the store again and is welcoming old and new customers looking for western clothing, saddles, tack, animal health products and feed.

  • 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.