• Miss Pageland, citizens group trying to save Blakeney Hotel

    Community leaders are working to save the historic Blakeney Hotel on West McGregor Street in downtown Pageland.

    Miss Pageland Erika Bryant toured the historic downtown area on Tuesday, March 8, along with Mayor Brian Hough, Town Council members Jimmie Baker and Martha Hamilton, town codes enforcement officer Willie Herbert, Chesterfield County solicitor Adam Foard, Miss Pageland organizer Timothy Griffin and several others.

  • New Heights MathCounts team competes

     On Saturday, February 26, four New Heights Middle School students made history being named the first MathCounts team. The team consisted of William "Bill" Barber, Malcolm Craig, Chantel Hancock and Andrea Knight. Eighth grade Math Teacher, Tiffany Myers, served as the team coach. These students competed individually and collectively among 88 other students from 13 schools within the Pee Dee/Coastal Region. The competition was held at Coastal Carolina University.


  • NETC Employee Wins Award for Growing Workforce Partnerships

     NETC Employee Wins Award for Growing Workforce Partnerships

    Sherrie Chapman is not a teacher, but she has provided thousands of people who have passed through the doors of Northeastern Technical College with an education.

    Chapman is dean of the College’s continuing education division, which has been instrumental in meeting the educational needs of businesses, industries and individuals within its three-county service area.

  • Dog shooting case would go to state A.G.

    The investigation into Chesterfield County Animal Shelter workers allegedly shooting dogs at the county landfill may be conducted by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

    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.

  • Pageland offers BIG fix up grants

    Pageland business owners can apply for financial help to paint their buildings, repair broken windows and replace tattered awnings.

    The Business Improvement Grant (BIG) program, sponsored by the Town of Pageland, is aimed at  helping owners improve the appearance of their buildings rather than structural repairs.

  • 49 arrests in three days at local Checkpoint

    Chesterfield County should form a public-private partnership to raise more money for jobs recruiting, a consultant told the County Council last week.

    The county Economic Development Board hired Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consulting, of Raleigh, to analyze local efforts and craft a plan to attract jobs.

    Crystal Morphis, of Sanford Holshouser, told the County Council that non-profit corporations in local communities in the Carolinas have been successful in boosting tax-supported industry recruiting efforts.

  • Schools to get teachers through special program.

    The Chesterfield County School District is looking to hire four new teachers through the Teach for America program. The nine-member School Board unanimously approved the move at a special meeting Monday, Feb. 28.

  • Consultant guides School Board on strategic plan, goal setting

    The Chesterfield County School Board has hired a consultant for $3,500 to help them set goals, and priorities and to determine ways to make the board more efficient and effective.

    Odell Stuckey is former employee of the South Carolina School Board Association who lives in Columbia and conducts strategic planning seminars with educators throughout the state. He gave a presentation to the Chesterfield board at a special meeting Monday, Feb. 28.

  • Miss Central High pageant set March 19

    For the first time since 1997, a Miss Central High School Pageant will be held Saturday, March 19 at the school starting at 7 p.m. Fifteen contestants will compete for the honor.

    Admission is $5 with children under 6 admitted free.


    Organizer Janet Mangum said she doesn’t know why there hasn’t been a pageant for 14 years, but she is glad to bring it back.


  • Pageland High School Reunion set for March 19th

    Pearl Arant and her son, John Arant, both graduates of PHS, enjoy last year’s reunion. Pearl, 96, was the oldest graduate in attendance. John is a pharmacist who lives in Rock Hill.


    Martha (Jordan) Robertson is a Pageland High School graduate.



    The Pageland High School reunion for classes 1924 through 1976 will be held again this year at the Community Center on West McGregor Street in Pageland.