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  • Shawn Freeman talks about platform

    Shawn Freeman, owner of Freeman’s Videos at 110 McGregor St., says he will be a strong advocate of downtown merchants if elected to the Pageland Town Council.

    Freeman is the third candidate to file the District 5 seat that became vacant when incumbent Susan Breisch resigned in November. Candidates Jason Evans and Barry Laney were interviewed in the Jan. 4 issue.

  • Budget impasse stalls sewer line funding

    Pageland officials remain hopeful that the town will receive funding for a critical sewer line project despite a congressional stalemate that blocked passage of a budget.

    Three months after the federal fiscal year began, Congress still has not passed a 2010-11 budget.

    Officials from Pageland and the Alligator Rural Water and Sewer Co. had hoped for federal approval by now of a grant and loan package to finance the $18 million sewer line project from the North Carolina line to McBee.

  • Schools closed Friday; teacher work day scheduled

    Monday's big snowstorm has turned into a 10-day break from school for Chesterfield County students.

    With overnight lows in the teens turning unplowed rural roads into hazardous ice slicks, school officials called it a week, and canceled classes Friday.

  • Our resolutions for 2011

    Despite the still gloomy economy, the town of Pageland and Chesterfield County have reason for optimisim in the 2011.

  • Town signs get new lights

  • Pointing gun brings arrest

    PAGELAND — A North Carolina man opted to serve time in jail after being charged on Dec. 27 with weapons violations.

  • Police search for downtown intruder

    Staff reports
    Police used a tracking dog and searched the eastern section of town for a suspect but were unable to find anyone after a brazen armed robbery last week at 209 E. McGregor St.

  • Town cracks down to clean up

    The Town of Pageland wants to clean up in 2011.
    With the authorization of the Town Council, codes enforcement officer Willie Herbert is putting an emphasis on dilapidated and unsafe buildings and junk cars that make the town look shabby.
    Herbert is asking property owners to “take a close look at their property. If they’ve got any rundown dilapidated type building we’ll be glad to work with them and get them taken down. It will make the property cleaner and nicer, no fire hazard.”

  • Eagles swept in Farm Bureau

    Eagles winless in Farm Bureau Classic
    Central High School’s boys basketball team had a rough time last week, losing all three games in the Farm Bureau Insurance Basketball Classic played in Chesterfield.
    Monday, Marlboro County outscored Central 19-2 in the first quarter and coasted to a 55-25 win over the Eagles. Scoring for Central were Jalen Covington 9, Jiwan Funderburk 7, and Quentin Wallace 3, while Radford Robinson, Josh Kelty, and Deaven Johnson each had 2 points.

  • Arrest Reports

    Pageland Police Department Arrests
    12/23 – 12/29/10

    Delores Patterson Miles, 47, 411 Salebarn Rd., Pageland – Shoplifting, Dec. 23.

    Markeil Tyson, 19, 201 Richardson Dr., Pageland – service bench warrant, Dec. 24.

    Ricky Joe Belk, 51, 1850 Landfill Rd., Jefferson – public drunk, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Dec. 24.

    Juan F. Ochoa Galvan, 36, 62 TB Watts Rd., Pageland – DUI/DUS, Dec. 25.