• 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.

  • Co-Op reneges on swap proposel

    The Lynches River Electric Co-Op Board of Trustees voted to withdraw a property swap offer with the town of Pageland, casting doubt over the plans for a new co-op headquarters and a new town hall location in Pageland.

    The stunning announcement that the co-op had reneged on the property swap offer caught the Town Council by surprise. After a closed session last Tuesday, council members directed Town Attorney Anthony Harris to send a letter to the co-op expressing the town’s view.

  • Council rejects Leaird’s charges

     The Pageland Town Council decided last week it won’t hold proceedings to force the removal of the mayor, rejecting a demand by Chesterfield County resident Jim Leaird.

    After a closed meeting, the council voted not to hold a public meeting or trial to take up the charges made by Leaird. Mayor pro tem Shane Hancock presided over the discussion and the council action since the charges are directed at Mayor Brian Hough.

  • REACH MUSC comes to Carolina Pines

     HARTSVILLE  — Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC)stroke team have partnered to provide urgent consultations at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center through a Web-based outreach initiative called REACH MUSC. REACH stands for remote evaluation of acute ischemic stroke.

  • Carolina Pines promotes heart health in women

      Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center Creates List of Top 5 Things Women Can Do

    During Heart Month to Reduce Heart Disease


  • Bladez Hair Salon joins Chamber


    The Chamber welcomes new 2011 member Bladez Hair Salon.  Amanda Stegall is the owner and has been with the salon for 15 years.  The salon opened in 1990, under the original owner Kim (Williams) Peyton.   There are seven staff members.  Southeastern Beauty College graduates Amanda , Kelly Chapman and Lisa Bledsoe; Monroe Beauty School graduate Karen West; Kenneth Schuler graduate Elizabeth Caote; and LaGrand Cosmetology graduates Ashley Atkinson and Casey Watts. 

  • Business Profile: Waiters Martial Arts Studio

     Editor’s note: As part of Black History Month, the Pageland Chamber of Commerce is profiling African-American leaders who have contributed to the town and its business.



    The Karate school opened in Pageland in June 1994. Waiters also has a studio in Kershaw.  The Karate school offers classes for all ages with classes divided into appropriate age groups.