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Business

  • Tucker Lumber unveils new sawmill

    Tucker Lumber Co. unveiled its new sawmill last week, an outgrowth of the desire to modernize and the need to rebuild after a fire last year heavily damaged the old sawmill.
    C.M. Tucker Lumber Co., at age 91 the oldest manufacturer in Chesterfield County, led a tour of its North Pearl Street operation on Thursday to show off the new mill and show town officials and business leaders the overall operation.

  • New Markette ignites gas war

    By Jonathan Wedlock

    Progressive Journal Reporter

    A new gas station on the North Carolina line could spark a gas war at a time of soaring fuel prices.

    The Markette Gas station opened on U.S. 601 on March 7 with regular gas going for a cash price of $3.25 per gallon. Motorists lined up at the pumps since it opened, saving 18 cents a gallon.

    “ It has been very busy for the first week” said cashier Khaliah Sinclair. “We’re just hoping it stays that way.”

  • Pageland Paint moves to McGregor Street

     By Jonathan Wedlock

    Progressive Journal Reporter

    Pageland Paint & Floor Covering recently switched locations.

    Store owners Donna and Rick Helms vacated their space on Maple Street, where they spent over a decade, and moved around the corner to 124 W. McGregor St. on Pageland’s main retail street. This location allows the Helmses to display the global Porter Paints logo outside, attracting the attention of contractors and others passing through town.

    Store clerk David Laney enjoys the new store.

  • 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