• Police investigate drive-by shooting

     Pageland police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred shortly before midnight Saturday night on North Hickory Street.

    Police were expecting to make an arrest in the case as early as today, Police Chief Larry Brown said. No one was hit when someone shot into a dwelling in a dispute over a girl, Brown said.


  • Soup making tips

     Soup-making tips

    – Soups and stews always taste better if made a day or two in advance and reheated just before serving. You can also reduce the fat content by making soup the day before, chilling it and then scraping off the fat that rises to the top. If you don’t have time to chill the soup, use qcpaper towel to soak up oil from the surface.

    – Use fresh ingredients if possible – Fresh ingredients are best, but some canned or frozen vegetables, such as peas, green beans and corn, will work.

  • Soup's on!

     Gregory A. Summers

    Landmark News Service

    At one time, soup was just considered part of a meal.

    These days, thanks to busy lifestyles and ultra-tight budgets, one-pot cooking has become popular and economical.

    While canned soup requires little effort to prepare, it doesn’t compare to the homemade variety.

    A few flavor-filled ingredients, when combined with chicken or beef stock and the right amount of seasoning, will create a tasty pot of the good stuff.

  • Where are they now?

     Evans was all-region softball player


    This week we climb into our time tunnel and travel back 23 years to

    find an outstanding female athlete who played both softball and

    volleyball for the Lady Eagles. Lisa Evans played second base for

    Central’s softball team and was selected all-region her senior year.

    After graduating from Central in 1987, Lisa attended King’s College

    in Charlotte, graduating with a medical assistant degree.

  • Central grad inducted to Hall of Fame at Livingston College

     Former Central Eagle standout Roddrick J. Dunlap was recently inducted into Livingstone College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He was one of 10 inductees recognized at the school’s 9th annual College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Salisbury, N.C.

    Dunlap is a 1994 graduate of Central High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball.  He is the son of Vera Dunlap of Pageland and Joe Bracy of Ruby.

  • Rally still needs 60 Volunteers

     PATRICK — The Sandblast Rally Feb. 4-5 in Chesterfield County is seeking volunteers from the community to help with race operations.

    Motorcycles and sports cars race in separate events on six different courses set up on the dirt roads winding through the pines in Sandhills State Forest and H. Cooper Black Recreational Facility. This is the 18th time the rally has been held here since the 1990s.

    The rally still needs about 60 volunteers.

  • Pageland Arrests

     Pageland Police Department Reports


    Mickey James Sikes, 44, 203 Mayesville Rd, Ruby, – filing a false police report, Jan. 6

    Brian Keith Lockhart, 38, 512 W Evans, Pageland – criminal domestic violence, Jan. 7

    Kevin Dale Thomas, 36, 215 Dogwood Circle, Pageland – DUI, Jan. 8

    Christina Shanea Leach, 21, 2104 Guess Rd., Pageland – high and aggravated nature of criminal domestic violence, Jan. 8

  • Education briefs

     Cheek certified as finance officer

    Debbie Cheek, director of finance for Northeastern Technical College, recently received certification from the Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina. She has been approved as a certified government finance officer.

    Certificates were awarded during the GFOASC’s fall conference in Myrtle Beach.

  • Stalker told to get lost

     PAGELAND — A 35-year-old married man with a big ego and a small grasp of spelling and grammar wrote a letter to a 27-year-old woman, confident she would respond to his romantic intentions. “Make no mistakes about it,” he wrote in a love note printed out on copy paper, “I think we can do sum big things when you spend time with me! You know your almost as fine as me.”

  • Guardian ad litem program needs volunteers

      All of us have a need to feel that someone is “in our corner,” that someone cares about what happens to us.  Children who have been abused or neglected have this need more than most of us can imagine.