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  • Pregnancy rate rises for teens

    After dropping by 45 percent from 1997 to 2003, Chesterfield County’s teenage pregnancy rate climbed by 35 percent from 2004 to 2007, state figures show.

    J.R. Green, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, reported on the figures last week during a School Board meeting. Chesterfield County’s pregnancy rates for girls 10-19 followed a state pattern of a drop and increase, although Chesterfield County’s downward and upward curves were more dramatic.

  • NETC open registration for spring

     

    Open registration for Northeastern Technical College’s spring semester will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 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.

  • Board thanks Patterson

     

  • NETC graduates fourteen from CNA program

    Fourteen students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s Nursing Assistant (NA) Program. The program consists of 70 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training and is offered by the college’s division of continuing education.  

     

  • Blue Light Christmas

    Twenty-five families will have a merry Christmas thanks to Pageland police officers and the Blue Light Christmas program.

    Police officers, Walking by Faith Christian Ministry and Boys to Men program donated money and bought toys for the needy children. Driver Mickey Baker delivered the toys with a police escort on Friday to Pageland Elementary and Petersburg Primary.

  • Sam Heda on 'John Boy and Billy' Wednesday

    Sam Heda showed his talent for guitar at an early age.

    His dad gave him a child-sized guitar when he was 3 or 4, and the youngster made up a song. At age 15, he’s already written enough rock songs to complete his first album. His audition videos are so good they immediately impress experts who have seen plenty of young talent.

  • Transcript of Leaird's Town Council appearance

    Transcript of Jim Leaird’s appearance before the Pageland Town Council on Dec. 14.

     

    Jim Leaird: My name is James Leaird, better known as Jim. Any other information you need? Purpose of my talk is to initiate proceedings of forfeiture for your office as mayor. This was given to me by the South Carolina code of laws, title 5, chapter 7, section 5-7-200. Since I know all the members of the council, is your town attorney here, would you point him out to me?

     

  • Pageland parade winners

     

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    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce announces winners for the Christmas parade.

  • Pageland parade winners

     

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    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce announces winners for the Christmas parade.

  • Parade winners announced

    JEFFERSON — The Christmas Magic Parade was held on Sunday, Dec. 12, regardless of the bitter cold and extreme wind conditions. Our faithful community and supporters came displaying their warmest clothing and Christmas spirit. The Community Enrichment Partnership wishes to thank all who helped to make this another successful parade year.