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Today's News

  • Chesterfield County schools lead in bullying research

    There were screams and shouts as Spiderman and Wonder Woman walked the halls of Petersburg Primary in Pageland.
    There were high-fives and hugs amid the chaos, and even the teachers stopped the superheroes for selfies.
    After all, Petersburg Primary bills itself as a place where superheroes are in training.
    Principal Janice Kiser selected the theme because of the renewed interest in superheroes. Last week she invited students and teachers to wear their favorite superhero garb to school.  

  • Pageland donations headed to Texas

    When the trailer arrives in Beaumont, Texas, ministers there will quickly know who has helped them.
    Inside the trailer will be a poster and messages from students at Petersburg Primary and Pageland Elementary.
    “You always can nourish someone’s body,” said Pageland Town Council member Elaine Robertson, who organized the relief trailer through her charity, A Servants Heart.
    “But we hope the letters will touch their hearts and their minds” and give them hope.

  • Pageland’s District 5 has town council race

    Barring a last-minute write-in campaign, voters in Pageland’s District 5 will be the only ones going to the polls Nov. 7 in the general election.
    Incumbent Elaine Robertson faces challenger Charles Knight.
    There are 223 voters in District 5. Voting machines, not paper ballots, will be used this election.
    Estimated cost of the election is “no more” than $1,500, said town clerk Linda Long.
    All of the other races in Pageland were uncontested. Write-in candidates have until Thursday to file to run in any of the Pageland races.

  • Pageland hunting club has strict rules

    A 1,000-acre hunting club off Union Hill Church Road near Pageland, bears the name of one of its primary natural resources, white oaks.
    Thomas Stoner, president of The White Oaks Hunting Club of Pageland, said he named the club after a white oak near the clubhouse. The tree may be as old as 300 years. Four hundred acres of the hunting preserve has white oaks.
    Hunting is a family affair for the Stoners. He started the club for his son, Joseph. The 7-year-old shot his first buck. Sept. 1. His wife Rebecca Harvey also hunts.

  • Wee Miss, Wee Master pageant restarted

    From release
    The Griffin Scholarship Foundation is restarting the Wee Miss and Wee Master Pageland beauty pageant.
    The event is 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at New Height Middle School.
    The pageant is for boys and girls from newborn to 7 years-old. There will be eight titles for girls and eight titles for the boys.  Each age will have a Miss and Master.
    Pageant winners will participate in local events such as Christmas parades, and various festivals. They will also be part of the next’s year Miss Pageland United States Pageant in June.

  • Conbraco committed to Pageland

    Conbraco Industries continues to invest in its Pageland plant, making more valves domestically rather than importing them from Italy or China.
    The company has also changed its distribution system, adding five warehouses across the country. The change in distribution means less shipping jobs in Pageland, CEO Glenn Mosack said. About 35 jobs were recently eliminated, he said.
    The company’s commitment to Pageland and domestic production remains strong, Mosack said.   

  • Senior Spotlight: Linda E. Knight

    Age:  69
    Town: Pageland
    Family: One son, two stepsons and six grandchildren
    Church: High Point Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from: Springs Grace plant/30 years
    Favorite meal: Anything Italian
    Favorite TV show: “The Big Bang Theory”
    How do you spend your days? Cleaning my flowers and helping other people get around and about.
    Where is the last place you traveled? Myrtle Beach
    If you could do anything, what would it be? I would go see the Grand Canyon.

  • Scanning the skies

    In the 1950s thousands of similar calls were made throughout the United States. While they were military in manner and precision, they were not made by military men. 

    The callers were unpaid volunteers  – more than 800,000 of them at 16,000 posts and 73 filter centers – scanning the skies for airplanes, fearing a hostile plane would drop an atomic bomb, killing thousands of their countrymen. They were part of the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Observer Corp.

  • Meet Pageland police

    The Pageland Police Department is having a meet-and-greet event 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pageland Community Center, 1113 W. McGregor St.

  • ‘A tale of lived grace’

    When Pris Campbell opted for early college admission at 16, she had to forgo her senior year at Pageland High School. She missed being the senior newspaper editor, missed going to the prom, marching to “Pomp and Circumstance” at graduation, and missed eating “fried green tomatoes and scuppernongs straight off the vine.” 

    Campbell, now 75, went on to become a successful clinical psychologist and an observer of life. She has been a sailor and a poet.