.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local

  • Betty Jean ‘Het’ Myers Hancock

  • Assaults at Pageland Care 'an ongoing problem'

     An 81-year-old female resident of Pageland Care Facility was assaulted by a fellow resident in an incident that police say is too common at the facility.

    Ann Moree came to the police station on the night of Dec. 9 to file a complaint against the resident who assaulted Betty Myers, the elderly resident of the facility, at 205 S. Gum St.

  • Knight defeats Griffin

     Staff reports

    Contractor John W. “Johnny” Knight Jr. defeated Neil Griffin in the special election for District 6 last Tuesday by a vote of 96-25.

    Knight gained 79.3 percent of the vote in a heavier than expected turnout for a special election that had no other races on the ballot.

    Knight said after the vote that he hoped to study the budget and town issues before making decisions on his plans. He thanked voters and supporters for their help in his campaign.

  • BRIEFS

     Championship

    sign to get update

    The town of Pageland will update the state championship sign to honor Central High School’s 2010 title.

    The Eagles defeated Dillon High School on Dec. 4 to win the championship, their first since 2003. The Town Council will take up the sign job at a meeting tonight.

    “We’re going to replace the sign,” Mayor Brian Hough said. “Now we have the justification to repaint it.”

  • Ballard's mourners share fond memories

    Many people had a Burnie Ballard story at First Baptist Church when friends and family gathered to remember his life and lay him to rest.

    He could be the life of the party. He loved his Hummer and his Harley, but not as much as he loved his wife, Bonnie, who, he told friends, he was lucky to have met. Their names sounded good together: Burnie and Bonnie. He was a tough and dedicated criminal defense attorney, wise to any maneuver that skirted the law.

  • Investigators probe murder

    CHESTERFIELD – Sheriff’s detectives said last week they were making progress in the investigation into the shooting death of a 25-year-old man at a trailer off Center Point Road.

    Deputies were dispatched to 94 Smitty Lane at 12:23 a.m. on Dec. 3 after someone called about a shooting. When they got there, deputies found Michael C. Wilson on the floor dead of a single gunshot wound above his right eye.

  • Leaird will call for mayor's resignation

     By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    Jim Leaird is mad as hell, and most of the authorities in the Pageland area are the target of his wrath.

    Leaird, 77, says he will appear before the Pageland Town Council tonight and demand the resignation of Mayor Brian Hough on the grounds that Hough has not carried out his duties as state law requires.

  • Knight defeats Griffin by 4-1 margin

    Johnny Knight defeated Neil Griffin in the special election for District 6 Tuesday by a vote of 96-25.
    Knight gained 79.3 percent of the vote in a heavier than expected turnout for a special election with no other races on the ballot.
    He said after the vote that he hoped to study the budget and town issues before making decisions on his plans for the town. He thanked the voters and supporters for their help in his campaign.

    For more on this story see the Dec. 14 issue of the Progressive Journal.

  • County honors employee veterans

    The Chesterfield County Council last week honored county employees who are military veterans or currently serving in the armed forces. Here are the employees listed by the County Council:

    County Council

    Crawford Moore, Air Force; Bruce Eddie Rivers, Army; Frank Plyler, Army National Guard

    Magistrates

    Carson Griggs, Army National Guard; Ronnie Simpson, Army

    Building Codes

    Keith Benton, National Guard; Marion Crenshaw, Navy

    Technical Support

  • Burnie Ballard, well known defense attorney, dies of heart attack

    Burnie William Ballard, a well-known Pageland attorney and civic leader, died suddenly Saturday night of a heart attack at age 60.

    Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 7) at Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Pageland with entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.