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  • FEMA Board accepting funding requests

    From release

    The Chesterfield County FEMA Board is accepting applications for requests for funding.  
    Funding of $22,414 is anticipated from the Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program to fund programs that prevent hunger and homelessness among residents of Chesterfield County.  
    Under the terms of the allocation from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
    ◆ Be private, voluntary, nonprofits or units of government;
    ◆ Be eligible to receive federal funds;

  • WIRE members learn how to help abused children

    The Lynches River Electric Cooperative’s branch of Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE) held it quarterly meeting June 20.
    Jennifer Burch, Chesterfield County coordinator for the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program, was guest speaker.
    Burch spoke to members about the purpose of GAL, a child advocacy program, and how their voice could affect a child’s future.

  • Hospice, Springhill Assisted planning first senior expo

    From release

    Hospice of Chesterfield County and Springhill Assisted Living are planning the first-ever Chesterfield County Senior Expo on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.  The event will be held on the campus of Springhill in Pageland.

    Want to know more?
    If your agency provides services to area seniors and would like to participate, call Cindy Beard at (843) 623-9155 or Mary Blythe Chipman at (843) 675-2500.

  • Senior Spotlight: Luther E. Benson

    Age: 73                                                                         
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Wife, Judy; two children; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

  • Patrick man serving aboard Navy’s newest attack sub

    From release

    PEARL HARBOR – A Patrick native and 2011 McBee High School graduate, Petty Officer 2nd Class William Young is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the Navy’s newest attack submarines, USS Texas.
    Young works as an information systems technician (submarine) aboard the Pearl Harbor-based boat, one of only 13 Virginia-class attack submarines in the Navy’s fleet. The Virginia class is the Navy’s newest and most advanced submarine.

  • Pageland fire chief passes mantle to son

    After 51 years of serving as fire chief of the Pageland Fire Department, Eddie Rivers said he is proud to pass the mantle to his son.
    The retired fire chief said it was a good feeling to pin the badge on his son and successor, Tommy Rivers, during a small ceremony at the station June 2.
    “I know the department will continue to do well,” Eddie Rivers said. “I wish him nothing but the best as new chief of the station.”

  • Summer Fun

    Summer may not officially start until Wednesday, but hot weather has brought summer activities to Pageland a bit early.

  • $1M grant to fund new wastewater treatment plant

    The town of Pageland was awarded $1 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the S.C. Statewide Community Infrastructure Program.
    Pageland Mayor Jason Evans said he received a letter from Gov. Henry McMaster’s office notifying town officials on Friday of the huge grant coming its way.
    Evans said the funds would be used for the town’s new southeast wastewater treatment plant.

  • Club hunts for metals, relics – even your ring

    If you have lost a gold ring or any other valuable metals, a local metal detecting and relic club may be able to help.
    Donnie Catoe, president of the Sandhill Metal Detecting and Relic Club in Pageland, said members of the club not only hunt for precious metals and artifacts as a hobby, but they will also assist people in the community in finding lost objects, whether it be an old high school graduation ring or a precious jewel.
    “We will come in and search for it free of charge,” Catoe said.

  • Haigler is Honorary Ms. Central

    From release
    Madeline Haigler was named Honorary Ms. Central 2017-2018.
    Haigler is the daughter of Punkie and Nancy Haigler of Jefferson. Grandparents are Shug and Janet Haigler of Pageland, Margie Eubanks, and the late Pete Eubanks of Jefferson.
    She enjoys singing, and socializing with family and friends. Her favorite subject is reading; favorite color is red; favorite food is yogurt; and her favorite song is, “You are my Sunshine.”