• Knight defeats Griffin by 4-1 margin

    Johnny Knight defeated Neil Griffin in the special election for District 6 Tuesday by a vote of 96-25.
    Knight gained 79.3 percent of the vote in a heavier than expected turnout for a special election with no other races on the ballot.
    He said after the vote that he hoped to study the budget and town issues before making decisions on his plans for the town. He thanked the voters and supporters for their help in his campaign.

    For more on this story see the Dec. 14 issue of the Progressive Journal.

  • County honors employee veterans

    The Chesterfield County Council last week honored county employees who are military veterans or currently serving in the armed forces. Here are the employees listed by the County Council:

    County Council

    Crawford Moore, Air Force; Bruce Eddie Rivers, Army; Frank Plyler, Army National Guard


    Carson Griggs, Army National Guard; Ronnie Simpson, Army

    Building Codes

    Keith Benton, National Guard; Marion Crenshaw, Navy

    Technical Support

  • Burnie Ballard, well known defense attorney, dies of heart attack

    Burnie William Ballard, a well-known Pageland attorney and civic leader, died suddenly Saturday night of a heart attack at age 60.

    Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 7) at Sutton-Baumgartner Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Pageland with entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

  • Burnie William Ballard

    Mr. Burnie William Ballard, 60, of Pageland, SC passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2010.

    Mr. Ballard is the son of Betty Hinson Ballard and the late Billy Ward Ballard.

    Mr. Ballard served in the US Air Force; a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Clemson University, University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor. Mr. Ballard owned and operated his own law practice in Pageland, South Carolina.

  • Tadlock turns 6

         Kali Jade Tadlock celebrated her 6th birthday on Nov. 27, 2010 at Extreme Play with a Ariel party theme with family and friends. She is the daughter of Kayla Tadlock of Jefferson and Tracy Tadlock of Pageland.
       Grandparents are Scott and Joanie Austin of Jefferson and Craig and Libby Tadlock of Pageland, and the late Graylon Jowers of Jefferson. Great-grandparents are Dillon and Ruth Mills of Pageland.

  • Gordon/Rivers

    Brittany Danielle Gordon and Evan Monroe Rivers were married on July 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon at Union Hill Baptist Church in Pageland, S.C. The Reverend Robert A. Dickard officiated the double ring ceremony. A reception followed at the Union Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center, given by the parents of the bride. A rehearsal dinner was given by the groom’s parents at their home on Friday evening.

  • Arson arrest made in house fire

    A 22-year-old man was charged on Thursday with setting a fire that destroyed the home he was living in with his grandmother and two other people.

  • Junior Wallace

     PAGELAND – Mr. Junior Wallace, 44, died December 2, 2010 at his home. A funeral service was held
     December 4, 2010 at Center Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
     Surviving are,
    Wife, Sarah Rogers Wallace of the home;
    Daughter: Miranda Leigh Wallace of the home;
    Mother, Dianne L. Wallace of Pageland.
    Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield was in charge of the arrangements.

  • Mary Blakeney Edgeworth

    LANCASTER – Mary Blakeney Edgeworth, died November 14, 2010. A funeral service was held November 18, 2010 at Rose Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
    Surviving are, sons, Broadus Threatt, Jr of Monroe, and Aaron Edgeworth of the home; daughters, Drusilla Moore and Anita Blakeney of Pageland; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
    King’s Funeral was in charge of the arrangements.

  • Martin Van Blakeney

    PAGELAND – Martin Van Blakeney, died November 9, 2010. A funeral service was held November 14, 2010 at Salem United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.