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  • Town to buy land for new Town Hall

    Pageland Town Council plans to buy land to build a new Town Hall.

    After a little more than an hour in closed session at its July 5 meeting, Town Council returned and took three major actions.

    First, it authorized Town Administrator Cecil Kimrey and attorney Adam Foard to draft a contract to purchase land at the corner of Pearl, Sycamore and Sewell streets to build a new Town Hall.

    The property is owned by Miguel Moreno and Angel, et al. The land deal has not been finalized.  Once it is, the design of the building will be the next phase.

  • Say cheese!

    A Jefferson native turned “an ugly smile” into a beautiful opportunity.

    “I was teased a lot for having spaces between my teeth as a kid and having an ugly smile,” said Dr. Jennifer Meadows-Cancelliere, a general dentist practicing in Florida.

    The 2002 graduate of Central High School said being teased for something she had never acknowledged as a problem killed her self-esteem.

  • Back to Petersburg reunion

    Former students of Petersburg High School enjoyed reminiscing about old school days as they gathered for their 13th “Back to Petersburg” reunion July 1-2.

    The reunion, sponsored by the classes of 1945-1968, took place at Petersburg Primary in Pageland.  The reunion was first held in 1992 and takes place every two years.

    About 75 people attended the “Meet and Greet” on Friday evening, according to Gerald “Mickey” Baker, reunion president and class of 1965.

  • Watermelon: It does a body good

    By IRIS HUNTER

    For the Progressive Journal

    Millions of people across the nation have grown to love the taste of freshly cut watermelon, but many of them are still unaware of the numerous health benefits of eating this delicious fruit that is also a vegetable.

    So, exactly how is watermelon beneficial to your health?

    Watermelon contains many things, such as lycopene, which is usually found in red fruits and vegetables, which allows it to improve the human body. 

  • Jefferson Auto parts is a two-fold business

    The manager of Jefferson Auto Parts said the business has been a plus for the town for more than one reason.

    For one, Tommy Tice said there are a lot of local farmers who need a place to get parts for their tractors and trucks.

    The business, located at 324 S. Main St., sells parts for cars, trucks and other vehicles.  It even has a select inventory for tractors, Tice said.

  • Weekend cook eyes culinary career

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    Courtney Sims looks over the counter at In & Out Mini Mart. She’s short, so customers have to meet her halfway.

    “What’ll y’all have today?” she asks.

    Kim, my girlfriend, gets her usual toasted turkey and cheese with bacon. I go with two hot dogs all the way and a basket of tater tots. We leave the counter to collect our drinks and find a seat. A few minutes later Sims brings us our food.

  • Springhill fun day
  • Fire destroys apartment complex

    Nine people were displaced after a fire ripped through an apartment complex on Sycamore Street in Pageland last week.

    The Pageland Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call Thursday morning. When firefighters arrived, the fire had already broken through the roof, said Chief Eddie Rivers.

  • Community input is focus for new chief

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    “It’s been a very interesting career,” said new Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee of his 30 years in law enforcement.

    Greenlee has been with the Pageland Police Department for more than five weeks now.

  • County unemployment rate continues to fall

    From release

    The number of working citizens in Chesterfield and Lancaster counties continued its climb to a new record level in May, said Rep. Richie Yow (D-53).

    This helped push the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down to 4.9 percent in May 2016 from 6.2 percent in May 2015 for Chesterfield County.

    Chesterfield County now has the seventh lowest unemployment rate in the state.