• 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.

  • 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.”