Today's News

  • The Best of the Taste

    It was a hole-in-one at the White Plains Country Club as the Pageland Garden Club scored big this year with its annual Taste of Pageland on Saturday.

    Under the theme, “Evening on the Green,” guests enjoyed excellent cuisine with backdrops of lovely floral arrangements and a soundtrack of live music provided by the Three Peace band.

    Vendors were in a circle-like fashion with the mingling area all together rather than spread out, making for a more enjoyable social setting.

  • Tully named county ambassador for economic development

    From release

    Governor Nikki Haley and the South Carolina

    Department of Commerce recognized Lance Tully, Natural Resource manager for Nestlé

    Waters North America, as Chesterfield County’s 2016 Ambassador for Economic Development.

    The award honors South Carolinians who have made exceptional contributions to their county and the state’s economic development efforts.

    Nestle Waters’ new facility in Chesterfield County represents an investment of more than $40 million and created nearly 60 jobs.

  • South Pointe baseball wins state title


    Special to the Progressive Journal

    The SCACS state baseball tournament was held in Hartsville May 6-7.

    Having finished their conference schedule without a loss, the Patriot boys entered the state tournament as a No. 1 seed.

    On Friday, South Pointe squared off against Oconee Christian Academy from Seneca, last year’s runner-up.

    The Patriots set the tone early, scoring one run in each of the first three innings before breaking it open in the fourth with five more. 

  • Winning was an ‘absolute shock’


    For the Progressive Journal

    Editor’s note:The Pageland Progressive Journal, in collaboration with the Miss Pageland Scholarship organization, will spotlight a former Miss Pageland in upcoming issues. We’ll take a look at their experiences with the pageant, as well as find out a little more about their lives after the pageant and where they are now.

    Although Agelika Boyadjieff Vogt would enter four pageants in her life, the Miss Pageland pageant was the first pageant she entered and it wasn’t even her idea.

  • Deadline to register for Hicks Memorial 5K is May 26

    The sixth annual SSgt Jason Hicks Memorial 5K will be held May 28 at the Pageland Community Center and Conbraco Park.

    The community event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will offer several festivities along with the popular 5K (3.1 mile) race.

    People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the 5K.  The deadline to register is May 26 at 11:59 p.m. Registration cost is $25 for each participant and the forms can be downloaded online at jashonhicksmemorial.com.

  • Turn the other cheek? Maybe, maybe not


    Guest column

    Every now and again people come by to talk with me about situations that may have occurred in their life or maybe in the life of someone they know.

    Sometimes they may ask me to do a column about the situation and get the opinion of others, which I love to do. I want to know how and what you folks think about things.

    This is one of those columns where I got the thoughts and opinions of others. I must say, folks, this turned out to be a doozy. This is for the Christian folks only. So here it goes.

  • Stay calm and color


    Special to the Progressive Journal

    Adult coloring, one of the latest and popular pastimes to see a resurgence across the country, has come to a Chesterfield County library near you.

    During the months of May, June and July, Pageland, Chesterfield, Cheraw, Jefferson and McBee libraries are hosting summer reading programs for adults and children.

  • “Moose” wins state in 800 meter run

    Central High School senior Mustapha Elgazar ended his high school running career at Spring Valley High School May 14 by winning the state championship in the 800 meter run in Class 2A.

    To honor his accomplishment, residents and fans welcomed him and his teammates back to the community Saturday evening with escorts of fire trucks, law enforcement and other rescue vehicles through downtown Jefferson and Pageland.

  • Take a Kid Fishing Day is Saturday

    From release

    “Take a Kid Fishing Day” will be held Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Kenny and Wanda Douglas’ pond, located seven miles east of Pageland, at 23630 Highway 9 in Mt Croghan, behind Douglas Machine Shop.

    This event is hosted by Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 58 of Pageland and Carolina One Shot Buckmasters of Chesterfield.

    Wildlife Action was a previous sponsor of “Take a Kid Fishing Day,” but the organization is no longer active in the Pageland area.

  • Popping up poppies

    The local American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Unit 92 is gearing up for its poppy distribution on Memorial Day weekend.

    Pat Terry, secretary and treasurer for the Pageland/Jefferson unit, said members of the organization will distribute poppies during the Jason Hicks Memorial 5K on May 28.

    She said the auxiliary would have a table set up at the Pageland Community Center on the day of the 5K so people can receive a poppy.  The poppies can be worn all weekend.