• United Way helping Pathfinders grow and serve local children

    From release

    The playground stands empty today, but in a few days it will be bustling with about 50 young boys and girls who will be attending summer camp at Pathfinders United in Cheraw.
    During the summer, it becomes an all-day summer camp.

  • ‘Isn’t it time we talk’ about advance planning

    From release

    Hospice of Chesterfield County is sponsoring a “Lunch & Learn” for the community on Wednesday, June 28, at Northeastern Technical College’s Auditorium, on S.C. 9 in Cheraw.  
    Cliff McBride, an attorney with S.C. Legal Services and Chesterfield County Probate Judge Gail Ingram will present information on advance care planning.  
    Caregivers are welcomed to attend as many are involved in making decisions regarding end of life for their parents.  

  • ‘Round Up’ to help United Way

    From release
    Piggly Wiggly of Chesterfield is partnering with United Way of Chesterfield County again to give its customers an opportunity to donate to United Way.
    Piggly Wiggly of Central South Carolina will conducte the “Round Up” program in its 14 stores across nine S.C. counties.
    Piggly Wiggly owner Ricky McLeod has agreed to support United Way using the “Round Up’ fundraiser. Simply put, customers are asked by cashiers to round up their purchase to the next dollar to benefit United Way.

  • Renee S. Tyson: Head Start is a community partnership

    The Chesterfield/Marlboro Head Start Program first came to our area in 1984. It is a   comprehensive child development program that provides services to primarily low-income children ages 3 to 5.
    I taught 4-year-olds at the Pageland Head Start Center for the initial two years. And while I am an advocate of this federal program, teaching preschoolers was not my passion.

  • Parade of Power event June10

    Local residents can show off their cars, motorcycles, trucks, dragsters or classic cars Saturday, June 10, while also helping a worthy cause.
    The Parade of Power and Car Show begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Pageland. The event helps local children through Chesterfield County First Steps.
    There is a $5 fee to participate in the parade and a $10 fee to enter the car show. All proceeds benefit Chesterfield County First Steps’ Blessings in a Backpack program.

  • Hospice of Chesterfield County receives top honor

    From release

    Hospice of Chesterfield County has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics.
    The prestigious program recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

  • Senior Spotlight: George Harvell

    Age: 70
    Town: Mount Croghan
    Family and pets: Two sons, two daughters and seven grandchildren
    Occupation/retired from: Retired from Love Plumbing, Heat and Air in Monroe, N.C.; former electrician, tree service person and chef
    Favorite meal: Meatloaf, string beans, potato salad and banana pudding
    Favorite TV show: “Andy Griffith”

  • Like mother, like daughter, like granddaughter

    Dreamer Ann Chambers is not just a “dreamer.” She is a woman who did not let age deter her from pursuing her goals.
    The Jefferson resident, who is turning 66 next month, will graduate from the University of South Carolina Lancaster at the end of June with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in sociology.
    What is even more spectacular about Chambers’ accomplishment is that she is one of three generations in her immediate family who is a graduate this school year.

  • New captain joins Pageland Police Department

    The Pageland Police Department has welcomed a new officer to its force.
    Capt. Dean Short joined the police department on April 18, replacing former Capt. Bobby Melton.
    Short brings 18 years of law enforcement experience to the department. He comes from the Lancaster City Police Department, where he worked previously with Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee for about 12 years.
    “We are very pleased to have Capt. Short join our force,” Greenlee said. “He’s a true professional.”

  • Farmer of the Year: Helms Farms

    By Kevin Smith
    For The Progressive Journal

    The Chesterfield County Soil and Water Conservation District held their 2017 Affiliate Membership Banquet on May 9th at Hopewell Baptist Church in Chesterfield. The banquet is held to recognize affiliate members, sponsors, local farmers and education initiatives in the county.