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Today's News

  • A place that 'seldom rests'

    Cathy Taylor never thought she’d be a farmer. She worked in offices her whole life, most recently spending eight years working for Mar Mac Wire in McBee as an accounts payable clerk. 

    But when she was laid off from that job in 2004, her life changed in a way she couldn’t have imagined. 

  • Ken Buck retiring from school district

    Central High School assistant principal and Chesterfield County School District public information officer Ken Buck will retire before the beginning of the new school year.

    Buck, who has worked with Chesterfield County schools since 1986, has served as public information officer for the last 10 years and assistant principal of CHS since 2010.

    “I’ve had the unique challenge of managing two jobs at the same time for the school district,” Buck said.

  • County program wants to stop litter

     Don’t think you can get caught littering? Think again.

    Chesterfield County has started a roadside cleanup program that is getting some folks not only ticketed, but picking up trash themselves.

    If a person’s name is found in a trash bag or trash pile along the roadways, that person is ticketed and has to go to court.

    The magistrate then fines that person(s) and orders them to complete community service by picking up litter. 

  • Two arrested in local home shooting

     Two people were arrested following a home shooting that led to a one-car accident.

    John S. McIntyre, 50, of Cross Roads Church Road in Ruby, was arrested July 21 and charged with burglary. 

    His daughter, Nikki Nicole McIntyre, 22, of the same address, was also charged with burglary.

  • Important school information you need to know

     All Chesterfield County schools will have registration day on Tuesday, August 5th, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm.

    Registration Day is an opportunity for parents to attend their child’s school to make sure all the computer information is correct, pay fees, pay on lunch, fill out any pertinent information, find out what teacher the child will have (at some schools), get school supply lists, etc., said Ken Buck, Chesterfield County schools public
    information officer. 

  • County prepping for football jamboree

     By KIMBERLY HARRINGTON

    For the Progressive Journal

    Coaches throughout the county are gearing up for the annual kickoff Football Jamboree.

    At a meeting last week at Chesterfield High School, Jimmy Weatherford, athletic director, revved up the coaches for the upcoming games.

    The Jamboree will be held Aug. 16 at Chesterfield High School.

  • Jefferson Dixie Boys finish third

     The Jefferson Dixie Boys finished third in the State Dixie Boys Tournament played at Riverview Park in North Augusta last week. 

    After losing to Aynor 5-1 on Saturday and defeating Gaffney 10-0 on Sunday, the boys picked up two wins before being eliminated on Wednesday.

    In a rain-delayed game that began Monday, July 21, and was completed Tuesday morning, Jefferson scored five runs in the top of the first inning to set the pace for the team’s 13-3 win over Lexington. 

  • Dixie youth eliminated from state

     After losing to Dillon 7-5 in their first game of the state tournament, Jefferson’s Dixie Youth Majors bounced back with 12 hits last Sunday to defeat Belton 9-3 in Florence, S.C.

    Will Atkinson led the team with three hits, one run, followed by Trent Neuberth with two hits, two runs, and Chance Jordan with two hits.  

  • Hometown girl returns from Big City

    Actress Patina Miller said this – the small town of Pageland – is where it all started.

    “This is where my dream started as a little girl. I used to look at TV and say, ‘One day, I want to do something like that. I knew I wanted to be on TV one day.’”

    Miller returned to her hometown of Pageland this weekend for the annual Watermelon Festival.

  • Vendors, melons and music, oh my!

     By KIMBERLY HARRINGTON &

    LAURA CASKEY

    Progressive Journal

    The Watermelon Capital of the World once again drew thousands of people to Pageland for its annual festival over the weekend.

    Organizers were well pleased with the revamped festival this year.