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  • McBee Elementary School Honor Roll/Principal’s List

    1st Grade Honor Roll (All E’s)
    Davion Abraham, Jeremy Clark, Joseph Eufracio, RebeccaJo Floyd, Morgan Frantz, Madison Gainey, Shania Hammonds, Anthony Hicks, Keion Hicks, Noah Howle, Rachel Hunter, Austin McKenzie, Jackson Morris, Vance Poole, Audrey Rackley, Gage Ritter, Abby Simms, Bailee Smith, Dylan Smith, Ken Tiller, Trevor Trull, Scott Wallace, Andon Watford
    Honor Roll (All A’s and B’s)

  • LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS

    Church announces
    hoops tournament
    JEFFERSON — New King James Holiness Church is holding a men’s basketball tournament on Feb. 25-26 at the Jefferson gym with first, second and third place prizes. Entry fee of $100 per team must be turned in by Feb. 23. Call 843.658.7559 or 843.680.4489 for information or to enter. Games start at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The tournament is a benefit for the church’s building fund.

    Jefferson baseball
    signup under way

  • Pageland Police Arrests

    Pageland Police Arrests

    Ashley Michelle Barnes, 19, 3071 S Paraham Rd., York – no SC drivers license, Feb. 1

    Jerry Michael Blackmon, 33, 4675 Foster Blackmon, Heath Springs, DUS/open container, Feb. 1

    Fermin Meza Jacome, 35, 312 Aspen Run, Birmingham, AL – No SC drivers license, Feb. 1

    William Rodney Stone, 45, 996 Philadelphia Ch Rd., Pageland – found guilty in court, Feb. 2

    Laranda Genee Stone, 45, 996 Philadelphia Ch Rd., Pageland – found guilty in court/service of bench warrants, Feb. 2

    Kenneth Louallen, 51, 803 W Sewell St., Pageland – public drunk
    Feb. 3

  • Crime Reports

    Dad charged
    with assault
    A 62-year-old Pageland man was charged with assault after he allegedly grabbed his daughter by the neck and threw her to the floor. Latoya Wingo, 21, of 633 Austin Road, told Officer Jeremy Lear that the altercation between the two was over “her correcting her 6-year-old half brother.” Charged with assault was Haywood Wingo, of 415 W. Godfrey St.

    Jefferson man
    faces 3rd DUI

  • TEENS FOR JEANS

    The New Heights Middle School Beta Club sponsored the Teens for Jeans drive for the second year. When students donate their gently used jeans, they receive a coupon for 25 percent off a new pair of jeans from Aeropostale. Chesco joined the Beta Club's efforts and donated over 100 pair of jeans from its The Bargain Basket Thrift Store owned and operated by CHESCO Services. The jeans will be taken to the Aeropostale store in Florence. From there, they will go on to needy South Carolina families.

  • Leaird joins fight over deed

    CHESTERFIELD — A Chesterfield County resident has submitted a letter in civil court in a lawsuit that seeks to clear the way for the Town of Pageland-Lynches River Co-Op land swap.
    Jim Leaird, who is also trying to force the Pageland Town Council to remove Mayor Brian Hough, says in the letter that a deed restriction should be enforced.

  • Sunshine rises
  • J R Green - Chesterfield County School District

    J R Green - Chesterfield County School District
    J R Green serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction with the Chesterfield County School District. His primary responsibility is to assist school level administrators in developing an effective instructional program.
    "Our desire is to develop an instructional program that will enable every student to maximize his/her academic potential," Green said in a recent interview.

  • John (Jackie) Blackwell - Blackwell's Trucking Inc

    John (Jackie) Blackwell - Blackwell's Trucking Inc.
    Jackie Blackwell is a life-long resident of Pageland, SC. He has owned and operated Blackwell's Trucking Inc. for the past 25 years. He has seen good years and lean years, but he has endured it all. He currently has 13 employees, which include mechanics, drivers and administrative staff and a fleet of nine trucks.
    Blackwell Trucking is a flatbed exclusive operation. It hauls products like lumber and decking for C.M. Tucker Lumber to Lowes stores and they also transport lawn products for Old Castle out of Pageland.

  • BRIEFS

    District 5
    election today
    Today is Election Day for the special election to fill the District 5 seat vacated by former Pageland Town Council member Susan Breisch. Candidates are Jason Evans of 310 E. McGregor St., Shawn Freeman of 302 S. Sycamore St. and Barry Laney of 208 W. Blakeney St. Polls are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Only District 5 voters are eligible to vote. Briesch, elected in November 2009, resigned last November after she moved from the district.

    Coaches
    to face off