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Today's News

  • Nicholson is back behind bars

    The Pageland man charged with hoarding thousands of weapons last year, many presumed stolen, is back behind bars, along with his son.

    Brent Nicholson of 932 E. McGregor St. turned himself in to Pageland Police at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, July 21, on charges related to his son’s arrest last week, said Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee.

    Nicholson was charged with two counts of possession of stolen handguns and receiving stolen goods (weapons) valued at more than $2,000.

  • Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!

    By IRIS HUNTER

    For the Progressive Journal

    Are you properly taking care of your pet(s) during these hot summer days?

    If you answered “yes,” that’s great.  But if your response was “no” or “I don’t know,” then you need to become aware of the dangers that excessive heat can have on your pet, specifically your dog, before he/she suffers from a heat stroke or even dehydration. 

  • Local public schools' students to get free meals

    From release

    Chesterfield County School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2016 - 2017 school year, which means all students will receive free lunch.

  • Rick’s Produce: A hobby that keeps on growing

    A Pageland farmer said what started out as a hobby grew into something bigger.

    Although he grew up plowing a mule, Rick Hendrix said he got away from farming after becoming an adult.

    Hendrix chose to work in the landscaping business. He did landscaping out of Charlotte for 25 years before he returned to farming.

    “It started out as a hobby,” Hendrix said of growing produce.  “Then it got serious again.”

  • Avoid food poisoning during summer months

    By IRIS HUNTER

    For the Progressive Journal

    Summer time is a time when families engage in a variety of fun outdoor activities together, including going on picnics and having backyard barbecues.

    It is during this time that families need to take extra precaution when taking or cooking food outdoors, where it is exposed to higher temperatures since there is an increase in food poisoning incidents during the summer months. 

  • Pageant queen collecting hats for cancer patients

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

            “I am collecting hats for children who are fighting cancer,” says Lauri Grace Autrey, Little Miss Pageland United States 2016.

  • Let's use feedback to improve festival

    This year makes 65 years that Pageland has been hosting the Watermelon Festival.

    I work at a store in downtown Pageland. Being on the main street, I get to interact with a lot of foot traffic during the festival. I also serve on the Chamber of Commerce board, which sponsors the festival.

    As always, new faces come into the store. This year, I asked a few of the new faces on Saturday, the last day of the festival, how they enjoyed everything?

  • Central Dixie Pre-Majors are state runners-up

          The 2016 Central Eagles Dixie Pre-Majors traveled to Charleston July 16-18 and came home with the State Runners-Up trophy after playing five games in three days.

    Central was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award. The team qualified for the state tournament after placing second in the District 3 tournament behind McBee, which won the district title.

  • Coaches preview upcoming season at McBee luncheon

    By DAVID KELLIN

    For the Progressive Journal

    Football season is about to begin and for Central High School coach Craig Hatcher, it is a chance to build depth into a young team.

    Hatcher joined other coaches for a luncheon at McBee High School on July 22.

  • Police seize more guns, make arrests at Nicholson home

    More guns have been confiscated from the Pageland home of Brent Nicholson, where thousands of stolen weapons were seized last October.

    Forty guns were taken from the home at 932 E. McGregor Street on Friday and included rifles, shotguns and handguns, said Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee.

    Two people have been arrested including James Nicholson, the 18-year-old son of Brent Nicholson, and Cameron McKinney, 18, a friend of James Nicholson, who also lives there. A juvenile who lives at the home was also involved.