Today's News

  • Like mother, like daughter, like granddaughter

    Dreamer Ann Chambers is not just a “dreamer.” She is a woman who did not let age deter her from pursuing her goals.
    The Jefferson resident, who is turning 66 next month, will graduate from the University of South Carolina Lancaster at the end of June with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in sociology.
    What is even more spectacular about Chambers’ accomplishment is that she is one of three generations in her immediate family who is a graduate this school year.

  • New captain joins Pageland Police Department

    The Pageland Police Department has welcomed a new officer to its force.
    Capt. Dean Short joined the police department on April 18, replacing former Capt. Bobby Melton.
    Short brings 18 years of law enforcement experience to the department. He comes from the Lancaster City Police Department, where he worked previously with Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee for about 12 years.
    “We are very pleased to have Capt. Short join our force,” Greenlee said. “He’s a true professional.”

  • Farmer of the Year: Helms Farms

    By Kevin Smith
    For The Progressive Journal

    The Chesterfield County Soil and Water Conservation District held their 2017 Affiliate Membership Banquet on May 9th at Hopewell Baptist Church in Chesterfield. The banquet is held to recognize affiliate members, sponsors, local farmers and education initiatives in the county.

  • Pageland Garden Club wins several awards

    By Kevin Smith
    For The Progressive Journal

    The Pageland Garden Club was honored with multiple awards at the South Carolina State Garden Club Annual Meeting at Francis Marion University in Florence.
    The S.C. State Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Club organization with the goal of promoting conservation and environmental responsibility, while achieving successful beautification projects and educational endeavors. Its annual meeting recognizes garden clubs who help with this initiative.

  • McLeod Health breaks ground for new ED

    From release

    McLeod Health held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Emergency Department at McLeod Health Cheraw on May 18 on the campus of the hospital.
    Expansion of the Emergency Department at McLeod Health Cheraw underscores the commitment by McLeod Health to provide treatment, services and health care to the residents of Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.

  • NETC Foundation receives $149K from local EDA

    From release

    The Northeastern Technical College (NETC) Foundation recently received a $149,000 donation from the Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance (CCEDA) to help foster economic development in Chesterfield County through NETC’s workforce development initiatives.
    The donation is specifically designated to fund initiatives that support economic development in Chesterfield County, including those that directly benefit the four major population centers of Pageland, Cheraw, Chesterfield and McBee.  

  • Local runners gearing up for Hicks 5K

    Local runners and walkers are gearing up for the seventh annual Jason Hicks Memorial 5K on May 27.
    The program, which will be held at the Pageland Community Center, will begin with a brief ceremony at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5K event, which starts and ends at the community center.
    Late registration will be held from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. the day of the event. The cost of registration is $25, and the race is open to people of all ages.

  • Senior Spotlight: Joyce Tucker Sullivan

    Age: 84                                                                             
    Town: Pageland

  • Column: Gov. McMaster’s first 100 days: Failure?

    Guest column

    Editor’s note: This is an expanded version of a column that appeared the first week of May in The State newspaper.

    May 4 marked Gov. Henry McMaster’s 100th day in office. Since there was such a flurry of reporting about Pres. Trump’s first 100 days, it seems appropriate to look at what Gov. McMaster has achieved in his first 100 days.

  • Column: Memories of our loved ones live within us

    Guest column

    Through the winter months, I had been thinking about how I was going to tackle the huge project of replacing our privacy fence in the spring.
    I have built this type of fence before and those of you that are familiar with this, will understand when I say it is very hard work, especially when you are doing it by yourself.