• Chamber of commerce donates 100 trees

    Upon moving back to Pageland from New York three years ago, Luther Benson immediately began to give back to his home town. Last Wednesday afternoon, Benson and Henry Edgeworth visited Petersburg Primary School to plant 100 red-bud trees around the school perimeter. The trees were provided by the Pageland Chamber of Commerce.

  • Pageland High School Reunion

    More than 300 former students of Pageland High School gathered at the Pageland Community Center for the second annual school reunion on Saturday, March 19.

    Graduates from the 1930s all the way to the mid-1970s were able to mingle, reminisce, laugh and partake in a catered pork roast lunch from Mickey’s Restaurant.

    Boyce Haigler of the class of 1953 said he came from his home in Columbia to see old friends.

    “I’ve seen people here I haven’t seen in 50 or 60 years,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun.”

  • Missing Pageland man found

    A Pageland man missing since March 6 has been found living in a wooded area near Hartsville.

    According to a police report, Alan Dudley Hamilton, 53, of  6B Page Square Apartments at 310 S. Gum St. was reported missing by a family member March 14.

  • Jefferson opposes new county building

    By Jonathan Wedlock

    Progressive Journal Reporter

    JEFFERSON — Jefferson Town Council members are the latest elected officials to object to a proposed new county office building a few miles east of the Chesterfield County Courthouse.

  • Town orders scooping

     By: Jonathan Wedlock

    Progressive Journal Reporter


    JEFFERSON — Responding to complaints about a dog owner allowing the pooch to leave deposits on public and private property, the town of Jefferson will enforce poop-scooping.

    The town council voted last week to adopt an ordinance requiring pet owners to clean up after their pets.

  • Chamber goes green with free redbud trees

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce is going green this week. Beginning Thursday, March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day — through Saturday, patrons to the downtown area businesses can pick up a free redbud tree.

  • SLED now on dog case

    The investigation into Chesterfield County Animal Shelter workers allegedly shooting dogs at the county landfill is now being conducted by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Their conclusions may come early this week.

    The shelter is under the supervision of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department, but Sheriff Sam Parker said he did not order the dogs shot and had no knowledge of it until afterward. Four shelter employees are on administrative leave while the matter is investigated.

  • Blakeney gets eagle at White Plains No. 17

     Dr. “Bick” Blakeney was playing the treacherous number 17 hole at White Plains Country Club on Tuesday, March 8. After a good drive, his second shot from the fairway found the cup, resulting in a rare eagle 2 on the club’s toughest hole. Dennis Peine, Ogden Sutton and Tommy Grant witnessed the feat.

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  • Pageland Paint moves to McGregor Street

     By Jonathan Wedlock

    Progressive Journal Reporter

    Pageland Paint & Floor Covering recently switched locations.

    Store owners Donna and Rick Helms vacated their space on Maple Street, where they spent over a decade, and moved around the corner to 124 W. McGregor St. on Pageland’s main retail street. This location allows the Helmses to display the global Porter Paints logo outside, attracting the attention of contractors and others passing through town.

    Store clerk David Laney enjoys the new store.