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  • Sheriff probes dog shooting at landfill

    Animal lovers from Chesterfield County and beyond are up in arms over reports that workers at the county animal shelter in Chesterfield may have taken several dogs across the road to the county landfill and shot them last Friday.

    More than two dozen angry protesters visited the facility at 467 Goodale Road over the weekend seeking answers, but finding very few. The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the allegations. The Animal Control Department is overseen by the sheriff’s department.

  • Pageland Council selects financing for fire truck

    The Pageland Town Council voted unanimously last week to finance a new fire truck for the town through First Citizens Bank. Town Clerk Linda Long reported that First Citizens offered a more favorable interest rate than other bidders and would save the town a considerable amount of money.

  • County OKs metal recycler

    CHESTERFIELD — Pageland is set to get a metal recycling facility despite opposition from the Town Council and adjoining property owners.

    The Chesterfield County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 7-1 on Thursday to Carolina Scrap Iron and Metal to open the recycling operation at 1425 S. Pearl St. across from Conbraco’s Pearl Street plant.

  • Billy Gulledge, Jr.

    PATRICK – Mr. Billy Gulledge, Jr., 66, died Feb. 21, 2011. A funeral service was held Feb. 24, 2011 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Gulledge Cemetery.
    Surviving are his wife, Miriam Waller Gulledge of the home; stepson Patrick Fitzgerald, Jr. of Abbyville, La.; stepdaughters, Jennifer Pedsen of Sunset, La. and Brandy Peterson of Rayville, La.; brothers, Henry Gulledgeof Patrick, and Walter Gulledge of Kannapolis, N.C.; sisters Peggy Emanuel of Patrick,  and Betty Moore of Chesterfield and four step grandchildren.

  • The Pageland parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League
  • Mites Champions: The Celtics
  • Small Fry Champions: The Bulls
  • Adult league volleyball
  • Lady Eagles make strong showing in preseason

    Playing in a tournament at Freedom Park in Florence, Central’s Lady Eagles made a strong showing. They played four scrimmage games with each one lasting an hour. Central defeated Bishop England, South Florence, Fort Dorchester and Wando.
        “Overall I thought we did a good job for it to be early in the year,” said Coach Kevin Thurman. “We still have a couple of problem areas, but with practice they can be corrected.”

  • Veteran lineup back for '11

    The 2011 softball season is off and running and according to Coach Kevin Thurman there are a lot of high expectations for this year’s Lady Eagles though he cautions against those expectations.
        “Yes, we do return a lot of players off a very good team from last year, but after all, this is a new season,” said Thurman.