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  • Page Square honors

    From release

    Two employees of the Page Square Apartments of Pageland were recently honored by Partnership Property Management.
    Lisa Mitchell was named outstanding site manager and Donnie McCray was named outstanding maintenance caretaker for the territory of Gloria Denning at the Partnership Property Management’s annual awards banquet.
    The awards are given to employees that show continued professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to their property.

  • Pageland’s 2018 list: Wastewater treatment plant

    Jason Evans, Pageland’s mayor, talked with the Progressive Journal about the town council’s actions last year, and what to look forward to this year. 

    What stood out for the town council last year?

    “The debt for the community center. We were able to shave off 26 years of the debt, saving $426,000. We will have that debt paid off in 2022, which helps our bond rating. The higher the bond rating, the better interest rate you will get when you apply for other bonds.” 

  • 2 charged in Taco Bell incident

    Two individuals, one adult male and a male juvenile, were charged in the Dec.20 incident at the Taco Bell in Pageland.

    Dior Quay Shawn Irons, 21, of Georgia was trying to shoot a 16-year-old juvenile in the buttocks with a BB gun, according to Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee.  The shot shattered the first pane of glass at the restaurant, but did not penetrate the second.  Damage was estimated at $600. 

    Irons was charged with causing damage to property and discharging a dangerous device in public, Greenlee said.

  • Alligator best rural water

    From release

    Alligator Rural Water & Sewer Company was named Water System of the Year by the South Carolina Rural Water Association at its recent annual conference in Myrtle Beach. It is the second time Alligator has received the award in 14 years. 

    Alligator’s system was established in 1987. The system was initially funded by Rural Development, a division of U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

  • 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. 

    Residents

    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.