• Town Council to honor youth football all stars

    The 9-10 year Pageland football all-stars will be honored at Tuesday’s Pageland Town Council meeting.

    It is the first meeting of the year for the council. Agenda items include continued discussion on a policy to allow Pageland police officers to take their patrol cars home, a review of residential parking rules and a request by Tucker Lumber.

    The meeting is 7 p.m. at council chambers in the Arant Building.  

  • Open registration for NETC’s Spring semester is Jan. 3

    From release 

    Open registration for Northeastern Technical College’s spring semester is Wednesday at the main campus in Cheraw.  

    Returning students can register from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. New students should attend orientation at 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. and register for classes afterwards.  

  • Senior Spotlights to Remember

    Katherine Thaxton (Jan. 1)

    “The Waltons” is my favorite television show because I grew up during the Great Depression, and the story is set during that era.

    Samuel Jackson (Jan 17)

    I sang baritone with a quartet during high school at Petersburg School.

    Pearl Arant (Jan 31)

    I operated the first beauty salon in Pageland

    Catherine “Cat” Robertson (March 21) 

    I was the first Mrs. Pageland Watermelon Queen, 1970.

  • 18 graduate NETC’s Practical Nursing Program

    From release 

    CHERAW – Eighteen Northeastern Technical College students made a pledge to the nursing profession Dec. 7, during the practical nursing pinning ceremony. 

  • 11 graduate NETC Nursing Assistant program

    From release 

    Eleven students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s nursing assistant program. 

    Nursing assistant graduates were: Leah Bryant of Bennettsville, Lisandra Burgos of Bennettsville, Marie Collins of Bennettsville, Patricia Cue of Cheraw, Stormy Edwards of Cheraw, Brittany Freeman of Bennettsville, Carrie Hayes of Bennettsville, Kaylan Jackson of Bennettsville, Angelica Jovenal of Cheraw, Mary Adger Lee of Chesterfield, and Jessica Strickland of Wallace. 

  • Taco Bell incident being investigated

    Pageland police are investigating a Dec. 20 incident at the Taco Bell, 204 Van Lingle Mungo Boulevard.
    Between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. someone fired what is believed to be a pellet gun at the restaurant, said Ashley Page, director of operations for the restaurant.
    Page said there was one customer in the restaurant as well as employees.
    “No one was in danger,” he said.
    The store has double-paned windows. The projectile did not reach the second pane, Page said.

  • It’s not too late to write Santa

    Before departing from Pageland for the North Pole last week Santa Claus shared some last-minute advice for those still working on their letters to him.
    • “Please be specific” when making your list.
    • “Children need to remember, have they been good all year? Santa has been watching.”
    • Christmas gifts are special “when they ask for what is in the heart.”
    • “Don’t forget to write, I get millions of letters and I read them all. It brings me a lot of joy.”

  • Central students offer prayers after cyber threats

    When cyber threats were made against their school, some Central High School students turned to God.
    They gathered at the school’s flag pole in the cold temperatures last Wednesday, praying for their school and community.
    Central High sophomore Luke Deese, who organized the event, said, “With all of the things happening here lately, we just needed God’s help.”
    About 35 people stood united at Central. There were students – not all of them from Central – as well as residents and spiritual leaders.

  • Shoppers counting down to Christmas

    The Progressive Journal

    The days to find that special Christmas gift are dwindling.
    The Progressive Journal team of Melinda Cato and Vanessa Brewer-Tyson were out last week and Monday, doing some last-minute shopping in Pageland, Jefferson and Ruby.

  • A Soldier Writes from Greenville to Home Folks

    Reprinted from the Pageland Journal front page, Dec. 26, 1917
    Excerpts from letter sent to W.R. Huneycutt from his son, C.F. Huneycutt, Co. I, 118th Infantry.

    Guess I won’t get home for Christmas. If Santa brings me anything you can save it for me.
    I suppose by this time next year we will be in the trenches – God only knows where.
    They are now saying we will go to Italy.