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  • Watermelon Idol

    Nearly 300 people gathered at Moore’s Park in downtown Pageland for the first round of the “Watermelon Idol” singing contest Thursday, June 9. Judges Geoffrey Mack, Robbin Usher and Ron Gaines narrowed the field of 14 vocalists down to five, who advance to the finals. Blair Camille, Hannah Price, Andrea Garrison, Joseph Levine and Justin Henderson made the cut.

  • First Steps and School District launch nationally acclaimed Children’s Program

    Chesterfield County First Steps and Chesterfield County School District are teaming up to kick-off Countdown to Kindergarten, South Carolina’s nationally recognized school-transition program. This successful summer program will enroll 20 children from the Pageland and Cheraw attendance areas.

  • Highlight of the month

    This is the home of Louise Nichols of Pageland, whose yard was chosen as May’s “Highlight” by the Pageland Garden Club.

  • Yard of the Month
  • Ellis / Funderburk Wedding

    The wedding of Sean D. Ellis and Candice J. Funderburk was held at Spring Hill Baptist church in Lancaster on January 1, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Funderburk of Pageland. She graduated from Central High School in 2004 and from Clemson University in 2008. She presently attends Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2012.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ellis of Lancaster. He graduated Buford High School in 1987 and from Coastal Carolina University in 1992.

  • Hundreds of continuing education courses offered at NETC this summer

    Now is the time to start planning for those long summer days ahead. And what better way to spend those extra hours then continuing your education. Northeastern Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education has hundreds of courses available for personal enrichment or to jumpstart a career move or upgrade existing job skills. 

  • Beware of check fraud scheme, police say

    Pageland police are cautioning residents about a possible fraud scheme that appears on a regular basis.

  • Join NETC for a cultural adventure next spring

    Northeastern Technical College’s educational opportunities will extend beyond the classroom next spring with a cultural adventure to our nation’s capital.

  • Community Briefs

    Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

    This Saturday, May 14 is the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive by the National Asscoitaion of Letter Carriers. It is held the second Saturday of May each year.

  • Jason Hicks 5kRun/Walk set for May 28

    Runners and walkers in the community are invited to participate in a fundraiser for the SSgt. Jason Hicks Memorial Scholarship fund 10 a.m. Saturday May 28 at Pageland Community Center and Conbraco Park. All proceeds go to the scholarship and are awarded to a graduating senior of Central High School (CHS). The event is coordinated by Theresa Hicks, Jason’s mother.