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  • Weaver birth announced

    Daniel and Niki Weaver of Lancaster, SC announce the birth of a daughter, Krista Elizabeth Weaver, born October 16, 2010 at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, S.C. She weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and measured 19 inches. She joins sisters Savannah 11, and Madison 5.
    Grandparents are Carolyn Weaver and Melvin Thompson of Pageland and Patricia McDonald of Shelby, N.C. Great-grandparents are Viola Sikes of Ruby and Robert Deery of Shelby.
     

  • Roy E. Copeland

    CHERAW – Mr. Roy E. Copeland, 66, of Cheraw/Myrtle Beach, SC died November 23, 2010 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held November 27, 2010 at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church with burial
     in the church cemetery.
     Surviving are, Wife of 44 years, Gloria B. Copeland of the home; Son, Chad Andrew Copeland, Sr. of Cheraw; Daughters, Crystal Eugenia Copeland of Cheraw, and Cara Rebecca “Beckie” Copeland Pate of Myrtle Beach, SC;
     Brother, Sammie Copeland of Chesterfield;
    five Grandchildren.

  • H. F. Bell

    CHESTERFIELD –Mr. H. F. Bell, age 89, died November 26, 2010 at his home. A funeral service was held November 29, 2010 at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Wampee, SC.
    Surviving are, Son, William G. “Bill” Bell of North Myrtle Beach, SC;
    Daughters, Betsy B. Vaughn and Suzanne B. White of Chesterfield;

  • Hazel Z. Mills

    CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Hazel Z. Mills, 92, died November 24, 2010. A funeral service was held
    November 27, 2010 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery, with Military Honors.
    Surviving are, Sons, Jerry W. Mills of Chesterfield, and Randy H. Mills of Ruby; Daughter, Mary Lynn Rivers of Chesterfield; six Grandchildren; six Great Grandchildren; Brothers, Lawrence Mills of Lancaster, SC and Bobby Gene Mills of Monroe, NC; Sisters, Eunice Christian of Macon, GA, Minnie Jo Moser of Monroe, NC and Ann Austin of Pageland.

  • Johnny Knight addresses town issues

    At a glance

    John W. “Johnny” Knight Jr.

    Graduated from Pageland High School, 1973

    Co-owner, H&K Interiors

    Two children

    Married to Sheila Middleton Knight

    First Baptist Church, Friendship Sunday school class president.

    Member of Wildlife Action.

    Leisure activity: hunting and fishing.

     

  • Pageland District 6 election is Dec. 7

    Pageland District 6 voters go to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 7, to fill a Town Council vacancy. Candidates Neil Griffin and Johnny Knight are running for the seat vacated by Joe Steen, a Walmart executive who left to take a promotion at a company grocery distribution center near Indianapolis.

    Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with voting at the Fire Station and the Community Center for District 6 voters only. Because of the election, the Town Council meeting has been postponed to Dec. 14.

  • Serial loitering brings charge

    In the span of 20 minutes a local man was escorted off two businesses for bothering customers, then picked up four days later for the same offense.

  • Chesterfield remembers first secession action

    Gene Hogan re-enacted the speech by Col. Stephen Jackson in which Chesterfield residents endorsed secession weeks after Lincoln’s election on a platform that opposed the expansion of slavery.

  • Neil Griffin outlines campaign

    Town Council candidate Neil Griffin told voters that he would use his business background to push for improvements in Pageland, spend money wisely and find more sources for grants and other revenue.

    At a meet-the-candidate forum at the Boy Scout Hut last week, Griffin told a gathering of about 15 people about his background and plans if elected. He faces Johnny Knight in a Dec. 6 special election for the District 6 council seat.

  • Economic Development Board rips County Council

    Members of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Board last week expressed disappointment and frustration with the County Council’s decision to invest in a spec building at the Carolinas Centre instead of Pageland.

    The County Council’s 6-3 vote on Nov. 3 rejected the unanimous recommendation of the economic development advisory panel to erect a spec building in Pageland, a recommendation that came from consultants also.