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  • Slight rock shift quakes Pageland

    The Granite Pageland Pluton has had a couple of stressful days in 2017.
    In the early morning hours of May 18 and Nov. 24, the stress became too much and the pluton cracked ever so slightly, about the size of a thumbnail or less.
    The release, or relief from, the stress – so intense at times it rings like a bell – was hardly noticed by most. But it wasn’t unexpected to the folks at the U.S. Geological Survey and the S.C. Seismic Center.

  • Freedom Fund banquet celebrates ‘History with a Purpose’

    Kenya C. Miller of Jefferson stood before the Pageland branch of the NAACP on Saturday, reflecting on the history of the Civil Rights movement.
    She recounted the accomplishments of African Americans who played major roles in abolishing slavery and Jim Crow laws, and creating the NAACP.
    She spoke about Harriet Tubman, Charles Hamilton Houston, W.E.B. Dubois, Ida B. Wells, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks.

  • Pageland town council considers budget

    The Pageland Town Council will consider adopting its budget for 2018 fiscal year at its monthly meeting Tuesday.
    Also on the agenda is the hospitality tax budget for the upcoming year.
    The council will also review possible changes to the ordinance that restricts the types of vehicles that can be parked in residential areas; a funding request by the American Legion, request by Tucker Lumber and a policy to allow Pageland police officers to take police vehicles home.

  • Senior Spotlight: Otis Burch

    Age: 87
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Three girls, two boys, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren
    Church: Oro United Methodist Church
    Occupation/Retired from: Perfect Fit, Monroe, N.C./47.5 years; and farming
    Favorite meal: Linked sausage, grits, eggs and coffee
    Favorite TV show: Westerns

  • Hospitality and deals for holiday shoppers

    By VANESSA BREWER-TYSON and MELINDA CATO
    Progressive Journal

    The joyful sounds of Christmas music playing throughout a store. Stores with Christmas trees and special decor. It gets you into the holiday spirit quickly.
    The Progressive Journal’s shopping team of Melinda Cato and Vanessa Brewer-Tyson, with visions of deals dancing through their heads, found that atmosphere at New Creations Embroidery and Gifts in downtown Pageland.

  • Senior Spotlight: Sue Hoffman Dawkins

    Age: 71
    Town: Pageland
    Family and pets: Charles Dawkins, husband; a son; a daughter; a stepson; a step daughter; two grandchildren; four step grandchildren and outside cats
    Church: Smyrna Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from: Caregiver for a lot of people
    Favorite meal: Steak, baked potato and a tossed salad
    Favorite TV shows: Old westerns, “I Love Lucy,” “Golden Girls,” and Hallmark Christmas movies

  • Faith helps local man survive cancer

    Mickey Jordan knew something was wrong. He was coughing up blood and passing out. His doctor said it was bronchitis. He knew it was worse.
    It was.
    Tests showed he had lung cancer. Jordan told his wife, Barbara, he was going to die.
    “I just busted out crying,” Barbara Jordan said. “I couldn’t even talk.”
    Doctors wanted to remove the lung. Jordan vacillated. He was more sure of death.
    “I was scared the surgery would kill me. It was the scariest I had ever been,” Jordan said.

  • Living with diabetes

    Paige Terry was nine years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, sometimes called juvenile diabetes.
    Terry weighed 45 pounds and was in the fourth grade at then Petersburg Elementary School.
    “I couldn’t gain weight,” Terry said. “I was tired and thirsty all of the time.” She often left the classroom to use the restroom.
    Something was wrong.
    Her mother, Robin Terry, called Pageland Family Medicine.
    A doctor checked her blood sugar level. At first, Terry’s blood sugar level would not register.

  • Progressive Journal shoppers find smiles and deals

    By MELINDA CATO and VANESSA BREWER-TYSON
    Progressive Journal

    Consignment and antique shops, hair salons, dress boutiques and other family owned businesses add a certain uniqueness to small towns.
    Shopping at these local stores not only support local schools, police, fire and public works departments, it is also a lot of fun.

  • Pageland center of mild earthquake

    A 2.4 magnitude earthquake rippled through Pageland early Friday morning.
    The quake’s epicenter was 6.2 miles south, south-west of the town, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It happened at 12:47 a.m., about 1.5 miles below the earth’s surface. The USGS listed Pageland as the earthquake’s epicenter.
    It is the second quake this year for Pageland. A 2.2 magnitude quake happened in May.