• Jefferson hears recreation request

    JEFFERSON — Facing a changing of the guard, the Jefferson Dixie Youth baseball organization has suggested that the town could help the league if it would create a Recreation Department.

    Becky Burch stepped down after eight years as president of the organization. She was replaced by Tommy Cato, who won election to the post Sunday during a meeting here.

    Burch and Cato raised the idea last week during a Jefferson Town Board meeting.

  • Two charged for pulling blades

    Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Hartsville men for pulling knives and sent a third home with a citation for fighting after a disturbance call at High Rollers Bar on Hartsville Highway at 11:14 p.m. on Oct. 7.

  • Police make checkpoint arrests

    Pageland police made a drunk driving arrest, two drug arrests and issued six citations for no South Carolina drivers license during a Friday night checkpoint Oct. 8 on Highway 9 at Cato Street. In all, police issued tickets to or arrested a dozen drivers.

    Among the arrests:

  • Work under way on Pageland Markette

    Hartsville-based West Oil Co. is building a new Markette gas station, convenience store and propane sales store on the state line north of Pageland.

    The station will have gas pumps on the south side and diesel pumps on the north side. It will have a separate retail store for the sale and refilling of propane tanks. Construction superintendent Tim Clark of Walker Engineering did not have a specific timetable for the construction to be completed and the station to open. It will be “as fast as we can get it done,” he said.

  • Welcome to the redesigned Website

    Welcome to the redesigned and improved Progressive Journal website.

    There’s added value on the website that you can’t get in the print version.

    We invite readers to nominate their dog, frog, cat or bird as Pet of the Week. The nomination form asks you to tell us how you and your pet met, the pet’s best trick and its favorite activity. Staying with dog and cat news, pagelandprogressive.com also features a weekly Adopt a Pet photo from the Paws & Claws animal shelter in Chesterfield.

  • Reformers sweep co-op election

    Reform candidates won seats on the Board of Trustees for the Lynches River Electric Cooperative Saturday in one of the most contentious elections in memory.

    Daryl Faulkenberry of Charlesboro defeated 27-year incumbent Gary Leaird of Jefferson 706-485 and Randolph Mackey won 428 votes to defeat Patricia Farmer of Westville (393) and Gary Sowell of Kershaw (387) as voters streamed into the gym at Central High School.

  • Stun gun cuts down 'Half Pint'

    A 31-year-old Cheserfield man wanted for questioning about a burglary at TJT’s Grocery refused to go along, and instead wielded a beer can in a threatening manner, pulled off his shirt and sent “pre-attack signals” toward Detective Mikkos Newman on Friday, Oct. 1, at Evans Mill Road. Bad move.

  • Sheriff's reports: She's done with him

    PAGELAND — Deputies Joseph Carnes and Becky Martin responded at 10:40 p.m. Sept. 29 to a call at 2850 Airport Road about a woman beating on the door and trying to get in. When deputies arrived they spoke to the door beater, April Michelle Funderburk, 36, of 400 East Maynard St., Pageland. She told them she’d caught her husband at the home with another woman.

  • Petersburg recognizes top sellers

    The Petersburg Primary School PTO on Thursday honored the top sellers of its Fall Fundraiser, which generated $4,399 for the school. First place winner was Gracie Moree, who won a $50 gift card, and second place winner was Kierra Patterson, who won a $25 gift card. Both are in kindergarten. Gracie is the daughter of Lisa and Gregory Moree, and Kierra is the daughter of Lisa Hargett and Sheldon Patterson.

  • Flags to fly in downtown Pageland

    As they did years ago, American flags will once again grace downtown Pageland.

    Councilman Joe Clontz spearheaded the project after he and his wife, Amelia, were reminiscing about how the town used to display Old Glory.

    “She said why don’t you do something about it,” Clontz recalled with a grin.

    So he did.