• Young writer overcomes obstacles

    An August fire not only destroyed Jzurnee Myers’ home in Pageland, but her collection of writings as well. 

    The fire did not destroy Myers’ passion to write.

    “Oh well, I just had to start over,” Myers said.  “It’s not like my talents burned away.”

    The 15-year-old Central High has been writing poetry and short stories since seventh grade. She had started a fantasy book before the fire, which she intended to be the first in a series.

  • Towns list accomplishments, goals

    Staff report

    Chuck Raley

    Jefferson Mayor 

    In 2017 the town of Jefferson

    • Received $497,500 grant from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority to replace the influent pump station and improve its wastewater treatment plant, allowing the town to serve Jefferson residents for decades to come.

    • The Jefferson Dixie Youth program had more than 330 baseball/softball players and more than 150 basketball players for this year’s season.

  • Pageland Budget: Breaking down the numbers

    Staff report

    The Pageland town council recently adopted a $2.7 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year that started Jan. 1. 


    The only change Pageland residents should see is a 5 percent increase in sewer rates. Property tax bills could drop slightly based on the town’s annual tax credit, which is budgeted at $335,000. The town’s 1-cent sales tax funds the tax credit. 

    • Tax rate: the millage remains at 90.4. 

  • McLeod Hospice ‘pins’ veteran

    From release

    McLeod Hospice in Cheraw recently “pinned” another first armed forces veteran patient. Chesterfield County resident, William “Bill” VanDerpoel, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was surrounded by family and friends at his family home in Teals Mill, as he was pinned by Louise Talbert, RN, Patient Care Coordinator for McLeod Hospice.

    In January 2017, McLeod Hospice began honoring its patients who are veterans through the “We Honor Veterans” program, a nationally sponsored Hospice Veteran Partnership. 

  • Town Council to honor youth football all stars

    The 9-10 year Pageland football all-stars will be honored at Tuesday’s Pageland Town Council meeting.

    It is the first meeting of the year for the council. Agenda items include continued discussion on a policy to allow Pageland police officers to take their patrol cars home, a review of residential parking rules and a request by Tucker Lumber.

    The meeting is 7 p.m. at council chambers in the Arant Building.  

  • Open registration for NETC’s Spring semester is Jan. 3

    From release 

    Open registration for Northeastern Technical College’s spring semester is Wednesday at the main campus in Cheraw.  

    Returning students can register from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. New students should attend orientation at 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. and register for classes afterwards.  

  • Senior Spotlights to Remember

    Katherine Thaxton (Jan. 1)

    “The Waltons” is my favorite television show because I grew up during the Great Depression, and the story is set during that era.

    Samuel Jackson (Jan 17)

    I sang baritone with a quartet during high school at Petersburg School.

    Pearl Arant (Jan 31)

    I operated the first beauty salon in Pageland

    Catherine “Cat” Robertson (March 21) 

    I was the first Mrs. Pageland Watermelon Queen, 1970.

  • 18 graduate NETC’s Practical Nursing Program

    From release 

    CHERAW – Eighteen Northeastern Technical College students made a pledge to the nursing profession Dec. 7, during the practical nursing pinning ceremony. 

  • 11 graduate NETC Nursing Assistant program

    From release 

    Eleven students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s nursing assistant program. 

    Nursing assistant graduates were: Leah Bryant of Bennettsville, Lisandra Burgos of Bennettsville, Marie Collins of Bennettsville, Patricia Cue of Cheraw, Stormy Edwards of Cheraw, Brittany Freeman of Bennettsville, Carrie Hayes of Bennettsville, Kaylan Jackson of Bennettsville, Angelica Jovenal of Cheraw, Mary Adger Lee of Chesterfield, and Jessica Strickland of Wallace. 

  • Taco Bell incident being investigated

    Pageland police are investigating a Dec. 20 incident at the Taco Bell, 204 Van Lingle Mungo Boulevard.
    Between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. someone fired what is believed to be a pellet gun at the restaurant, said Ashley Page, director of operations for the restaurant.
    Page said there was one customer in the restaurant as well as employees.
    “No one was in danger,” he said.
    The store has double-paned windows. The projectile did not reach the second pane, Page said.