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  • Voting today

    Polls for the District 5 Town Council race are open until 7 p.m. today in Pageland.

    Charles Knight is challenging incumbent Elaine Robertson.

    There are two places to vote: the Community Center at 1113 West McGregor St., and the Pageland Fire Department, 111 Poplar Street. 

    There are 223 registered voters in the district. Most vote at the fire station, but 56 registered voters in precinct one can cast their ballot at the Community Center.

  • Two sought in Jefferson armed robbery

    From Release

    JEFFERSON -- The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting information from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division into the armed robbery that occurred about 5 a.m. Thursday  on J.L. Love Road in Jefferson.

    Two masked men assaulted a 37-year-old male as he was walking to his truck. One of the suspects struck the victim in the head with a pistol, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The suspects held the victim at gunpoint, demanding he take them to a gun safe in a shop outside his home.

  • Putting a face with a name

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial lists more than 58,000 names of Americans who died in the war.

    Recently, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has made it one of its missions to put a face with each name. 

    So far they have collected 53,000 photos. Missing are four soldiers from Chesterfield County:   

    • Pfc. Jack N. Louallen of Jefferson, who died March 30, 1969, in the Hua Nghia province.

    • Pfc. John McKay Jr. of Ruby, who died Feb. 13, 1967, in the Binh Dinh province. 

  • Pageland celebrates Veterans Day

    Pageland celebrates Veterans Day 9 a.m. Friday at Moore’s Park. 

    Dr. Joel Dale of First Baptist Church is the master of ceremonies. 

    The Central High School ROTC Color Guard and the children of Petersburg Primary will give the Pledge of Allegiance. 

    Families of veterans who would like to have a flag and plaque in honor or in memory of a veteran should go to the Pageland Town Hall for information. 

    There will be reserved seating for all veterans. The Pageland Fire Department is serving lunch to all veterans present.

  • Samaritan’s Feet coming to Petersburg Primary

    From Release 

    Chesterfield County First Steps and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center through Samaritan’s Feet will provide new shoes to every student at Petersburg Primary School on Nov. 14. 

    Samaritan’s Feet is a Charlotte-based organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and providing them with new shoes.

  • Whispers In The Stacks: November 2017 Edition

    Michael Kaltwang

    Library Director

    Happy November.

    As we enter the holiday season, I have occasion to take a breather and reflect upon my many blessings, faith, family, friends, and a wonderful county to work in and call home. 

    I like to think of our public libraries as peaceful places to get away from life’s hustle and bustle, so stop at any of five county libraries to enjoy special holiday programs and events, learn a new talent, grab a few spine-tingling thrillers or romance novels or just relax. 

  • Iyana’s playground dedicated

    From release 

    WALLACE -- An Evening Among the Oaks for the New Beginnings Transitional Shelter in Wallace put the focus on domestic violence last week. 

    The facility offers up to 18 months of shelter, support and life skills education to women and their children who have left abusive homes.

    The facility also has Iyana’s Playground in memory of the young mother, Ella Lowery, and her eight-year-old daughter, Iyana who were murdered last May. 

  • Police briefs

    Students threaten violence at Central High School

    Two students at Central High School were arrested for posting they would “shoot up the school” on Instagram, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. 

    The students were arrested for unlawful communication when others saw their posts and alerted school officials. 

  • Honoring veterans from the heart

    Standing before about 300 veterans and their families, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Jones fumbled with his notes, but his voice never faltered, and he didn’t stop  talking.  
    “When you come home, you just have to talk from the heart,” Jones said after his speech.
    Jones remembered when the building was home to the Chesterfield National Guard armory.

  • Pageland election upcoming

    Voting for the only contested local election starts 7 a.m. Nov. 7 in Pageland.
    Charles Knight is challenging incumbent Elaine Robertson for the District 5 seat on the Pageland Town Council.
    There are 223 registered voters in the district, 56 in precinct one, which votes at the Community Center (1113 West McGregor St.), and 167 in precinct two, which votes at the Pageland Fire Department (111 Poplar St.)