• Detention officer among those arrested in Patrick drug sting

    From release

    More than 20 people, including a Chesterfield County Detention Center officer, were arrested last week following an investigation into the sale drugs in Patrick.
    Investigators purchased cocaine and crack cocaine from William Lewis, 48, at 190 BBB Circle in October.
    Lewis, who resides in the 400 block of Sugarfoot Road in McBee, was allegedly selling drugs from the home in Patrick.

  • Jefferson woman severely burned in fire

    A Jefferson women was severely burned in an Oct. 26 trailer fire.
    Margaret S. Pickett, owner of the mobile home, said her 37-year-old daughter has  burns over 70 percent of her body. Her daughter had to be revived at one point and had to have a blood transfusion, she said.
    Doctors at UNC-Chapel Hill said the victim will have a long recovery, according to Pickett.
    The Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department responded to a 3:20 a.m. call for a fire at 69 Prestige Lane, said fire chief Tommy Catoe

  • Pageland resident involved in fiery Delaware crash

    NEW CASTLE, DEL. – Delaware State Police have charged Jeffery B. Mosier of Pageland with driving under the influence after a fiery Sunday morning crash on I-95.
    The incident happened about 2:38 a.m. Sunday. Mosier was operating a tractor trailer carrying construction equipment northbound on I-95 merging onto I-295 northbound. 
    The tractor trailer struck a barrier centered between the I-95 and I-295 split before overturning and catching fire, according to Delaware State Police.

  • Pageland police: See something suspicious, call us

    Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee had a simple message for town residents at last week’s annual National Night Out event: “If you see something that doesn’t look right, give us a call.”  
    Capt. Dean Short said the department is getting calls way too late.
    “Don’t think you’re bothering us,” Short said. “Give us a call if something looks suspicious.”

  • Pageland restaurant inspections reported for October

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control inspects restaurants quarterly. Restaurants where problems are found can take corrective action and be reinspected.
    Restaurants receive one of three grades: “A” 88 points or higher, “B” 78 to 87 points, “C” 77 points or less.
    Each score is a snapshot in time based on how a retail food establishment handles the five major risk factors related to employee behaviors and preparation practices. These five major risk factors are:

  • Liquor store opens on S.C. 9

    Ethan Foard of Jefferson owns rental property, a car wash and storage units.
    He also operates a construction business that is currently involved with disaster recovery in Texas and Florida.
    He recently added retail store owner/operator to his list, opening Highway 9 Liquor & Wine of S.C. 9 east of Pageland.
    It is not his first experience in retail, or at that location.
    As a teenager he worked in the same building when it was E&J Convenience, operated by Ernestine and James Richardson.

  • Documents detail the rancor between Griffins, Robertson

    A social media dispute between Tim and Neil Griffin and Pageland Town Council member Elaine Robertson over the couple’s operation of the Miss Pageland Pageant has moved into the public arena.
    For months, the Griffins have been appealing to town officials to curtail what they called Robertson’s “investigation” of the pageant and “harassment” of its contestants, according to documents released to the Progressive Journal this week under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

  • S.C. Secretary of State cites Griffins for illegally soliciting donations

    Tim Griffin and the Griffin Scholarship Foundation’s Facebook request asking people to donate food to another Pageland nonprofit violated state law, says the S.C. Secretary of State.  
    Griffin and the foundation were not authorized by Chesterfield First Steps, which runs the Blessings Resource Center in Pageland, to ask for donations, according the secretary’s office.

  • Rising above cancer

    Sisters Loretta Streater McNeal and Amanda Streater Davis decided to move their conversation from the bedroom to the den.
    Their walk down Davis’ hall – something so simple for years – was a struggle.
    They clung to each other with each step.

    McNeal had just had a chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
    Davis was ridden with cancer too. Cancer had spread from her pancreas to her brain. The cancer was inoperable.
    Davis was the sibling McNeal turned to for encourage.

  • Chesterfield County volunteer affects children’s lives

    From release

    Joyce White has been a Chesterfield County volunteer Guardian ad Litem for more than four years.
    She heard about the program from a friend who Guardian ad Litem volunteer in another state.
    “When she told me about the influence she had on children who had no one to stand up for them in the court system, I wanted to help,” White said.