Today's News

  • grate-ful: celebrate with thanksgiving

     Jose Ambriz is careful with his words. He speaks English fairly well but at times depends on his high school-age daughter to better translate the context.

    But there is one word he embraces with all his heart: gratitude.

    Ambriz, a humble minister who says he lives one day at a time, applied for a Habitat for Humanity home four years ago. 

  • Distinguished reading teachers named for district

     Chesterfield County School District has chosen 16 teachers to represent their schools as distinguished reading teachers.

    The teachers were presented to the Chesterfield County School Board at its November meeting.

    The teachers were chosen because they encourage a lifelong habit of reading in their classrooms and continually promote literacy among their students.

  • County receives first same-sex marriage application

     At least one same-sex marriage application has been processed in Chesterfield County.

    This, after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state to make gay marriage legal.

  • Pull back film, stir, repeat

     As we approach turkey day, I look back at the moments in my life that were defined by what I ate and who I was eating it with. 

    Being in a relationship lends itself to better eating, whereas being single kind of sets you up for eating things that can be totally prepared in a microwave. Cans. Ramen noodles. Frozen dinners.

  • Two options for Thanksgiving meal

     Don’t love your kids enough to cook this Thanksgiving? Love them too much to make them eat what you cook? 

    Either way, you’re bound to find something locally that’ll hit the spot. The number one and number two buffets are going all out for Thanksgiving this year, so if you would rather spend your time at the table instead of in the kitchen, you might want to stop in on Thursday for their Thanksgiving buffet.

  • Skip Black Friday, shop local on Saturday

     Some local business will be offering specials, sales and raffle drawings in support of Pageland’s Shop Local event on Nov. 29.  

    In association with the nationally recognized Small Business Saturday, Pageland’s Shop Local campaign hopes to encourage residents to support local and small business during the holiday season as well as throughout the year.

  • From 'Frozen' dolls to dinosaurs: top toys of 2014

     With all of the available technology at the grasp of children, sometimes it may seem that traditional toys get left in the dust. 

    However, there are still a ton of tangible items that are popular with children.

  • Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell

    Lancaster’s Duracell plant will soon be under different ownership.

    Berkshire Hathaway, a company owned by American businessman Warren Buffett, is buying Duracell from Procter & Gamble for about $3 billion.

    The deal was announced Nov. 13 and is expected to close in the second half of 2015.

  • Ridin' Hummer style

     Mouths wide open, students excitedly pointed out the cool features as they stepped into the Hummerzine.

    The Hummer limo would be their ride to lunch at Chick-fil-A in Monroe on Nov 13.

    The qualifying students were top sellers during a cookie/tumbler fundraising campaign at the school.

    “This is awesome. I’ve never seen anything like this,” shouted one student, pointing to the TV screen in the limo.

  • Jefferson is gearing up for Christmas

     The town of Jefferson is getting in the Christmas spirit with its upcoming holiday activities, sponsored by Jefferson Community Enrichment.

    On Friday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m., Jefferson will hold its Christmas tree lighting at Jefferson Town Hall, complete with house and tree of life judging.

    Bows may be purchased in honor or in memory of someone at the tree lighting. Names will be read on that night. All proceeds will go to Hospice.