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Today's News

  • Pageland Chamber makes changes, renews focus

     

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    The addition of two new board members was among several changes made to the Pageland Chamber of Commerce during the Feb. 7 meeting.

    “Angela Lowery from New Heights Middle School and Sarah Decker from First Palmetto Bank are the newest Chamber board members,” said Crystal Burch, Pageland Chamber of Commerce executive director.

    This is Lowery’s first time serving on the Chamber board. Sarah Decker is a longtime volunteer with the Chamber.

  • Pageland IGA earns national recognition

    While a few pennies – more or less – separate grocery stores’ prices, it becomes a matter of personal choice that keeps customers coming back.

    Pageland IGA recently got validation that it’s doing the right things to keep customers satisfied.

    The store, located at 1211 S. Pearl St., earned a five-star status, the highest level of recognition in IGA’s Assessment Program.

  • Love is a dance

    About 360 students and their parents participated in Petersburg Primary’s Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son Dance at the school on Feb. 10.  PPS sponsored the dance in order to raise funds for its Relay for Life campaign. Meghan Zahler, a first-grade teacher at the school, was coordinator for the fundraiser.  School principal Janice Kiser said she was pleased with the turnout and that everyone enjoyed the event.

  • ‘Inseparable, just you and me’

    I loved you yesterday, I love you stilI. I always have, I always will.

    The words from this Valentine’s poem are fitting for William “Ted” and Elsie Evans.

    The Pageland couple has been true loves since back in the late 1950’s.

    It was Ted’s senior year at Pageland High School when he and Elsie first started dating.  He was driving the school bus to earn a few dollars.

    Every time he looked in the rearview mirror, a certain little red-headed girl would catch his eye.

  • Tearing down walls

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    “The Messiah has made things up between us so that we’re now together on this, both non-Jewish outsiders and Jewish insiders. He tore down the wall we used to keep each other at a distance.” – Ephesians 2:14

    The above Scripture is read to the youth who showed up last Wednesday night in the basement of First Baptist Church.

    “The Pit,” as youth minister Meredith Mills and her students call it, is ground central for the youth program of Pageland First Baptist.

  • Man damages properties with four-wheeler

    A Mt. Croghan man was arrested for doing “donuts” with a four-wheeler on other people’s property.

    James William Price, aka Bill, 42, of Depot Street, was arrested Feb. 3 and charged with malicious injury to real property and trespass of real property, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s incident report.

    A man who lives on Burch Street in the Mt. Croghan area told officers the suspect had been riding a blue four-wheeler on his property and tearing up his yard by doing donuts.

  • Ribbon-cutting celebrates new downtown laundromat

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    Members of the Pageland Town Council and Pageland Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Roger’s Laundromat in downtown Pageland.

  • Pageland Fitness can help witih 'healthy' resolution

    By IRIS HUNTER

    For the Progressive Journal

    Are you among those who promised to get in shape at the stroke of the new year, but haven’t found the time to exercise.

    The new year is a great time to start taking care of your body and getting into shape. 

    Insufficient physical activity is one of the 10 leading risk factors for death, and one out of four adults are not active enough worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

    Exercising on a regular basis helps to improve your overall health. 

  • Eagles head to playoffs Wednesday

    The Central Eagles basketball team will travel to Southside Christian School in Simpsonville on Feb. 15 to compete in the first round of the Class AAstate championship.

    Central finished third in Region IV AA behind number one Lee Central and number two Andrew Jackson.

    The Eagles finished their last regular season game this past Friday night, losing in overtime to North Central 53-48 at home.

    North Central went ahead in the first quarter 14-9 and outscored the Eagles in the second period 15-8 to have a halftime lead of 29-17.

  • Central High School honors athletes of fall sports

    Athletes who were involved in fall sports at Central High School were honored at an awards ceremony on Feb. 9 in the commons area of the school.

    The athletes who participated in football, cross-country and volleyball were recognized. All athletes of each sport were received medallions representing their sport. Certain students were honored for individual awards.