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  • 'Christmas in the Air'

    On Dec. 16, South Pointe Chorale presented “Christmas in the Air” conducted by Emily Privette and accompanied by Charles Litaker.
    Song selections included ‘Christmas Bells are Ringing,’ ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel,’ ‘Comfort, Comfort,’ ‘Candlelight Carol,’ ‘Were you there on that Christmas Night?,’Sing Gloria,’ ‘Sing We All Noel,’ ‘Christmas Day’ and ‘Joy to the World.’

  • Town Council Election

    Jason Evans
    Age: 37
    Address: 310 E. McGregor St.
    Education: Central High School, USC, bachelors in business; Webster University, masters in business administration.
    Job: Procurement director, Lancaster County schools; photographer
    Family: wife, Erin; two children.

    Barry Laney
    Age: 41
    Address: 208 W. Blakeney St.
    Education: Central High School, Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College.
    Job: Barry Laney Construction, specializing in cabinetwork, in Charlotte area.

  • SC man sentenced for fraud

    United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that Kenneth Ojua, age 39, of Greenville, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson for his involvement in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. Senior United States District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr. of Anderson sentenced Ojua to 27 months imprisonment and ordered him to pay $147,541.87 in restitution to the victim of his crime.

  • Never count Ciara out

    At the young age of 18, Pageland’s Ciara Myers has already experienced the trials and triumphs of college athletics.

    A freshman on the varsity volleyball team at Methodist University, Myers was wilting at a preseason practice in the broiling heat of Fayetteville, N.C.

  • NETC grad to work on new X-Men movie

    Frank Ponce, a native of Chesterfield, is planning a major career move to Los Angeles to make his name in the entertainment business – on both sides of the camera.
    While an accomplished actor, Ponce recently signed a contract to work as a production assistant on the set of Twentieth Century Fox’s “X-Men: First Class.”

  • NETC's new LPNs take the Nightingale Pledge

    The Practical Nursing class of 2010 celebrated, laughed and cried together one last time on Dec. 16 when the graduates of the program were formally “pinned” during a ceremony at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw.
    Thirteen nursing students were recognized before family members, friends and college administrators for successfully completing the rigorous program that prepares them to take the National Council Licensure Examination in order to become licensed practical nurses.

  • High rate of traffic fatalities warrants special DUI enforcement team

    By Bill Moss
    Progressive Journal Editor
    Highway Patrol Cpl. Bryan McDougald says Chesterfield County’s high fatality rate leads directly back to two factors: seatbelts and drunk driving.
    “While the state of South Carolina has seen a reduction in fatalities, in Chesterfield County we’re not seeing that,” McDougald said. “A couple things that are very evident are a lack of seatbelt use and the amount of alcohol use. Ninety percent (of victims) are not wearing seatbelts, and 40 percent involve alcohol.”

  • Council holds inductions

    The public is cordially invited to attend the induction ceremony for Chesterfield County Council members at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, in the Main Courtroom, Chesterfield County Courthouse, 200 West Main Street, Chesterfield. A reception will immediately following in the Multi-Purpose Room of the courthouse.

  • Utilities warn of high light bills

    Utilities warn of high light bills

    PAGELAND, S.C. — Utilities are warning of high light bills as a result of December’s frigid temperatures. Lows on Dec. 14 caused a record peak demand for consumers served by South Carolina’s member-owned electric cooperatives and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper.
    The warning came before low temperatures again over the Christmas weekend and on Monday drove up the demand for home heat.

  • blotter

    A convicted felon was charged with driving under suspension and possessing a firearm after Pageland police stopped his SUV on S.C. 151.
    Sgt. Nathan Brucke was on patrol when he spotted the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer who was not wearing a seatbelt the morning of Dec. 20.
    After making a traffic stop, Brucke ran a check on the driver’s license, which was issued in Virginia and had been suspended. Brucke noticed the driver reaching in the backseat, and asked him why. “Because I have dogs in the back,” he said.