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Today's News

  • Got fuel? Pageland airport does

     Billy Hogge pulls the doors open on the hanger at the far end of the 3,396-foot runway at the Pageland Airport.

    “I’ve probably flown in and out of here a thousand times,” Hogge said as he pushes another section of the accordion hangar doors forward. 

  • Griffin Foundation, others win awards at banquet

     The Pageland Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet and membership drive on Jan. 20.

  • School board looking to revamp local advisory councils

    The number of educational advisory councils in Chesterfield may soon decrease thanks to a recommendation by the Chesterfield County Board of Education.

    At its Jan. 12 meeting, the board discussed changes to the advisory board duties. Superintendent Harrison Goodwin and board chairman James Sweeney also suggested reducing the number of councils.

  • Local schools earn art grants

     Chesterfield County School District has a lot to be proud of. Throughout this week, schools and students within the district have received a wide variety of honors.

    On Jan. 9, in a letter to S.C. House Representative Richard L. Yow, the S.C. Arts Commission announced a total of $14,922 in Arts in Education grants approved for schools in the county.

    The grants will support art education, arts organizations and community arts projects in the county.

  • Pageland Fire Department in need of volunteers

     A service that many Pageland residents may take for granted – a fast-responding fire squad – is in need of volunteers who are interested in making the organization run even smoother.

    Pageland Fire Department, located at 111 Poplar St., is in dire need of volunteers.

  • School district starts 2015 with clean audit

     Chesterfield County School District received some welcome news during its monthly meeting on Jan. 12 at the Palmetto Learning Center.

    The recent fiscal year 2014 audit conducted by McGregor & Company – an accounting firm in Columbia – came back clean.

    The firm was chosen to conduct the audit in May 2013.

  • 'Black man' falsely blamed for crashing truck

     By KIMBERLY HARRINGTON

    Progressive Journal Editor

    A couple claimed their truck was stolen and falsely accused a fictional black man for the crime.

  • Remembering Our History

     By DAVID KELLIN

    For The Progressive Journal

    The peals of laughter and student  voices are long silent. Trees have over grown the space.  

  • Sandhills VFD holds annual banquet

     By KEVIN SMITH

    For The Progressive Journal

    The Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual banquet on Jan. 6 to show appreciation for its volunteers and to hand out year-end awards. 

    More than 100 members and their families were treated to a steak and chicken buffet at Smokehouse Restaurant in Jefferson. Chief Tommy Catoe led the event.

  • Chain buys Springmaid Beach

     By GREGORY SUMMERS

    Landmark News Services

    It was announced in the Aug. 27, 1948, edition of The Lancaster News that Springs Mills would be developing 30 acres of property that included a 1,000-foot beachfront at the end of Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach to “afford employees of the seven Springs plants with an inexpensive vacation spot.”