• Jacobs did recon in Vietnam

    Veteran Frank “Frog” Jacobs served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 24, 1963 until Aug. 13, 1971 and earned the rank of E2 before his discharge. He served in Vietnam with a reconnaissance unit.
    “I tool my basic training at Fort Bragg for nine weeks, then went to Fort McClellan, Alabama, for eight weeks of jungle training. In June, 1966, we were sent to Cam Raku Bay for several days of processing and repelling training,” he said. “From there we went to Tay Nighn province for more recon training.”

  • Town council discusses noise in Pageland

    When the Pageland Town Council passed a stricter noise ordinance earlier this year, provisions were included in the law that allows groups or individuals to request variance in the ordinance for specific events. The ordinance spells out decibel levels ad hours that certain levels are permitted. Variance requests would ask for leniency on the hours, the noise level, or both.

  • Mt. Croghan history book on sale again


    From release

    Due to a renewed interest in the “Mt. Croghan and Surrounding Areas History Book,” authors Clara Hendrick and Jean Rushing have announced a new shipment. 

  • Money received to renovate armory


    After only 90 days as acting Chesterfield County Sheriff, Rob Lee presented a proposal to the Chesterfield County Council that will save the county more than $1.3 million by refurbishing the old county armory to be used to house most of the department’s offices. He asked for and received $30,000 for the renovation, which he said is being done by his personnel as much as possible.

  • Benefit poker run for Helms is scheduled for Saturday, June 22

    The friends and family of Kenny Helms are doing what they can to make life easier for him.
    Helms, 51, is battling stage IV lung and brain cancer. Helms currently lives with his brother Darrell and Darell’s wife, Linda.

    “He’s still in pretty good spirits,” Linda Helms said. “He’s just getting really tired and we wanted to do what we could for him.”

  • Plans underway for Miss Pageland pageant

    The Miss Pageland Scholarship Organization is hosting The Miss Pageland Watermelon Debutante Pageant on June 15th at the Pageland Community Center.

    The Miss Pageland Watermelon Debutante Pageant is designed to celebrate each young lady and to build self-esteem and self-worth in the young girls in the Pageland area. In a Debutante style pageant each young lady is a winner, receiving a crown, a sash and rose. Each young lady will get to “Walk the Runway” in her tiara and sash to the applause of the audience.

  • Jefferson Dixie Youth kicks off season

    The Jefferson Dixie Youth baseball and softball program started the spring season with the annual Family Day, drawing players and their familes from Jefferson, Bishopville, Bennetsville and Lewisville on Saturday, April 13..
    Miss Pageland Watermelon Brandi Cato addressed the crowd during a special ceremony held at noon.
    Program Director Tommy Cato said more than 400 players are involved in Dixie Youth sports this season.

  • Yard Sale of the Carolinas, May 13

    From release
    Registration is underway for the annual “Yard Sale of the Carolinas” to be held in Chesterfield from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 11. The event will be held in the 200 block of West Main Street in front of the Chesterfield County Courthouse and is co-sponsored by Team Chesterfield and Hospice of Chesterfield County’s Sunshine Shoppe thrift and gift store.
    The yard sale provides an opportunity for individuals, families, civic groups and churches to raise funds.  

  • Walk for Hope was April 13

    More than 300 people gathered in downtown Chesterfield on Saturday, April 13 to honor the memory of Hope Roscoe

    Melton and recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Melton was abducted, assaulted and murdered Dec. 26, 2011 after leaving a Jefferson convenience store.

    Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault organized the event. Victim’s advocate Lisa Baker said South Carolina has a relatively poor record for sexual assaults.

  • Pageland Pride Partnership Committee and Walmart team up

    Progressive Journal Editor
    In conjunction with Pageland’s spring clean-up week, the Pageland Pride Partnership Committee started an improvement project in the downtown green space.
    “This green space project is an expansion of some things that have been done in the past.” Committee member Tommy Rivers said. “The Wal-Mart Distribution Center guys have teamed up with the committee to install an extension of the brick paver patio walkway through the rest of the park.”