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Business

  • Pageland Merle Norman dealer honored at convention

    From release
    More than 80 years ago, cosmetics pioneer Merle Nethercutt Norman, was one of the first women in cosmetics and a true innovator.
    In addition to creating breakthrough products, she empowered other women to begin their own business selling her beauty products. Her relationship with her franchisees was much like a family, and she took pride in recognizing their years of service with a special annual ceremony.

  • Hair Connection marks 30 years in business

    By JONATHAN WEDLOCK
    Progressive Journal Reporter
    With the state of economy in a downslide it remains tougher and tougher for Pageland storeowners to stay in business. Rebecca Seegars said she understands the community is hurting but needs to come together to work as one. Seegars is the owner of the Hair Connection Beauty salon at 102 N. Pearl St. Seegars said she is a people person who is loved by her customers.

  • Pageland Chamber welcomes new member

    From release
    Stegall’s Paint and Body Shop is a new 2011 Chamber member. They are located at 808 North Pearl Street in Pageland. Owner Gary Stegall got his start in auto repair service with his uncle. He worked in Albemarle, N.C. while attending high school.

  • The Chop Shop offers a mix of old and new

    are stylists and then there are barbers. For men who prefer the latter, The Chop Shop, 305 West McGregor in Pageland offers a variety of services and products.
    B.J. Crawford, 40, has been a barber since 2004 and opened The Chop Shop in 2007. He said barber school was a year-long course followed by another year of apprenticeship working at a barbershop. He said he also received barber experience while in the Army.

  • Pageland auto repair shop now under new ownership

    A new owner has taken over a mechanic shop in downtown Pageland, but he’s familiar to many area residents.
    Derrick Vincent opened D’s Car Care at 120 East McGregor Street in mid-May, but was a 12-year employee of Advance Auto Parts before branching out on his own.
    “I wanted to stay in Pageland because I like it here and the people are great,” the Kershaw resident said. “Working here as long as I have I’ve gotten to know the people.”

  • Save the Blakeney

    Miss Pageland Erika Bryant is still spearheading the effort to save and restore the historical Blakeney Hotel in downtown Pageland. Bryant recently visited the hotel again with Michael Bedenbaugh, Executive Director for The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation. Bedenbaugh said The Blakeney will be the subject of a feature story in the summer issue of Sandlapper magazine.

  • Sports cars getting ‘greener’

    Most people choose muscle cars or stylish roadsters for their appearance and performance, not necessarily for their gas mileage. But more sport cars are being redesigned to be more fuel efficient, making them a stylish and more environmentally sound choice.
    Sports cars are typically considered gas-guzzlers, primarily because most feature a V8 engine under the hood, which can easily take the vehicle up to the top speeds afficionados desire.

  • Is a hybrid car the right fit for you?

     

    While some eco-friendly behaviors and lifestyle changes have been easy to adopt, others have proven far more difficult. Perhaps nothing illustrates that more than consumer reaction to hybrid cars.

  • Chamber of Commerce welcomes two new members

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce has welcomed two new members.

    J. S. Cato Electrical, LLC
    J. Stuart Cato began his business in 1988, working from a van. In 2003, he upgraded to an office and formed a Limited Liability Corporation.
    In 2010 he acquired his unlimited (Class 5) license and is now able to do any size job available.

  • Consignment shop offers clothing bargains

     Debbie Cowart recently opened the Trendy Chicks clothing store at 113 N. Pearl St.
    Cowart offers brand name, gently worn clothing for everyone.  Cowart said she did not open just a regular store, she opened a consignment store.  
    “Opening my own store is something I always wanted to do. I like the consignment store because I can offer used goods at a low cost and sell new items as well,” Cowart said.