• Deputies make brave rescue


    By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    Two Chesterfield County deputies ran inside a burning house Saturday night and made a dramatic rescue of two people inside as the house started to collapse around them.

    Deputy Chris Quick and reserve deputy Jordan Seidhom were on routine on patrol at 11 p.m. on Zoar Road when they spotted a large amount of smoke coming from Zion Church Road near Central High School.

  • Mental Health forum stresses involvement, cooperation


    Mental Health forum stresses involvement, cooperation


    Tri-County Community Mental Health Center and the Director of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, John McGill, held a forum Thursday night, November 4, 2010, to encourage community involvement and interagency cooperation in serving those with a mental illness in Marlboro, Chesterfield and Dillon Counties.  Mr. McGill stressed the benefits of working together to the large group of community leaders, stakeholders from agencies and businesses, and staff in attendance.

  • Petersburg Primary School Honor Roll


    1st Grade all "E" Honor Roll for the first Nine Weeks:


  • Hannah bags 10 for 10

    Hannah Horton, 10, of Jefferson recently bagges her third deer, a 170-pound, 10-point buck. Hannah is the daughter of Mack and Kathy Horton of Jefferson.

  • Jefferson, Petersburg get good report cards


    Staff reports

    Chesterfield County schools generally reported average grades in school report cards released last week by the South Carolina Department of Education.

    Jefferson Elementary School and Petersburg Primary were bright spots, with Jefferson achieving a growth rate of excellent and Petersburg achieving an absolute grade of excellent.

  • Whitley Letter

    To the Editor: Hats off to the Central Eagles coaches! 

    I attended the game at Central High Friday, Nov. 12.  A player on the opposing

    team was injured, and as he was being placed on the stretcher to go to the

    ambulance, the coach instructed ALL of our players to come on the field, take

    a knee and pray for this young man.  The stadium observed silence at this time.  Then after he was removed from the field, our players remained, heads bowed, and continued to pray. 

  • Sheheen letter

  • furr letter

    Citizen deserves



    Letter to Editor:  After reading about the arrest of Steve Sowell for helpingsomeone that was carjacked at gunpoint (Progressive Journal, Nov. 9), I'd like to give him a commendation!



    1116 BRIEFS

     The High Point Volunteer Fire Department was kept hopping over the weekend by a series of fire calls.

    On Friday night firefighters, Pageland Rescue and First Health EMS responded to a motor vehicle crash and rollover on Crowburk road just south of Highway 207. When firefighters arrived, the driver of the Nissan 300z, which had hit a tree, was out of the car and was not injured.



    Staff reports

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and three teenagers were charged with underage drinking after a Pageland police officer noticed suspicious activity at Grits and Groceries on Nov. 5.