• Town salutes top cops

     A patrol sergeant with a knack for spotting drunk drivers, a patrol officer who nabbed a Monroe bank robber and a sergeant who helped the department land thousands of dollars worth of grants were honored Thursday night at the Pageland Police Department’s Third Annual Awards Ceremony.

    At a dinner catered by Mickey’s restaurant at First Presbyterian Church, the sworn officers, dispatchers, behind-the-scenes employees and volunteers enjoyed tales of the top police work as they honored the 2010 achievements.

  • Pageland Facility needs 2nd vote

     By Casey Outen

    Progressive Journal Correspondent

    The Chesterfield County Zoning Appeals Board will have to take a second crack at approving a proposed scrap metal recycling operation on South Pearl Street in Pageland.

    The appeals board voted 4-2 last Thursday night to approve the facility, one vote short of the five required for the go-ahead. Chesterfield County codes enforcement officer Keith Benton said he heard from the county attorney later that the recycling operation needed five votes to proceed.

  • Co-Op reneges on swap proposel

    The Lynches River Electric Co-Op Board of Trustees voted to withdraw a property swap offer with the town of Pageland, casting doubt over the plans for a new co-op headquarters and a new town hall location in Pageland.

    The stunning announcement that the co-op had reneged on the property swap offer caught the Town Council by surprise. After a closed session last Tuesday, council members directed Town Attorney Anthony Harris to send a letter to the co-op expressing the town’s view.

  • Council rejects Leaird’s charges

     The Pageland Town Council decided last week it won’t hold proceedings to force the removal of the mayor, rejecting a demand by Chesterfield County resident Jim Leaird.

    After a closed meeting, the council voted not to hold a public meeting or trial to take up the charges made by Leaird. Mayor pro tem Shane Hancock presided over the discussion and the council action since the charges are directed at Mayor Brian Hough.

  • REACH MUSC comes to Carolina Pines

     HARTSVILLE  — Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC)stroke team have partnered to provide urgent consultations at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center through a Web-based outreach initiative called REACH MUSC. REACH stands for remote evaluation of acute ischemic stroke.

  • Carolina Pines promotes heart health in women

      Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center Creates List of Top 5 Things Women Can Do

    During Heart Month to Reduce Heart Disease


  • Bladez Hair Salon joins Chamber


    The Chamber welcomes new 2011 member Bladez Hair Salon.  Amanda Stegall is the owner and has been with the salon for 15 years.  The salon opened in 1990, under the original owner Kim (Williams) Peyton.   There are seven staff members.  Southeastern Beauty College graduates Amanda , Kelly Chapman and Lisa Bledsoe; Monroe Beauty School graduate Karen West; Kenneth Schuler graduate Elizabeth Caote; and LaGrand Cosmetology graduates Ashley Atkinson and Casey Watts. 

  • Business Profile: Waiters Martial Arts Studio

     Editor’s note: As part of Black History Month, the Pageland Chamber of Commerce is profiling African-American leaders who have contributed to the town and its business.



    The Karate school opened in Pageland in June 1994. Waiters also has a studio in Kershaw.  The Karate school offers classes for all ages with classes divided into appropriate age groups.

  • School Board OKs heat repair at Central High


    The school system Central High School will get its heat fixed. The Chesterfield County School Board last week authorized the replacement of boilers that heat about 40 classrooms of the school building at a cost of $30,000. “We have what I would consider a critical issue at Central High School,” Rick Hammond, the school system’s director of maintenance and transportation, told the School Board. That older part of the school is heated by four boilers.

  • Chesterfield County School District National Board Certified Teachers

     The following teachers have become National Board Certified Teachers, the Chesterfield County schools administrators announced last week.

    Chesterfield High – Melissa Mixon

    Chesterfield-Ruby Middle – Christopher C. Clark

    Edwards Elementary – Kadee Herring, Sue Johnson

    Ruby Elementary – Rebecca Tolson

    Long Middle — Donna D. Teal

    McBee Elementary – Bonnie Middleton, Shauna Newell

    New Heights Middle – Michelle Hatcher