Today's News

  • Center responds to local calling

    These visitors stood out right away.

    Community leaders, politicians, church members and supporters of the new Blessings Resource Center (BRC) in Pageland trickled in for its open house on Sunday.

    An open door invited them into a renovated facility with messages of hope spread throughout along with large red apples for the taking in each room.

  • Council agonizes over two requests


    Progressive Journal Editor

    After a long and strained debate, the Pageland Town Council delayed two requests for funding at its regular meeting Oct. 7.

  • Election 2014: candidate profiles

    The following are profiles and answers to questions posed to the candidates for Chesterfield County Sheriff.

    Jay L. Brooks

    Running for: Chesterfield County sheriff

    Party:  Democrat 

    Age: 57

  • Commonly-asked questions about the upcoming election

    Though the registration deadline for the Nov. 4 election has passed, if you are registered to vote there are quite a few decisions for you to make this year.

    What’s on the ballot

    A sample ballot for the upcoming election is available at the Chesterfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office.

  • BFFS: Volleyball teammates are scholars, too


    For the Progressive Journal

    When the Lady Eagles take to the volleyball court this Thursday for their last high school game of the year, four senior players will be recognized for what each of them have contributed to the team throughout their individual careers at Central High School.

  • Braves defeat Eagles


    For the Progressive Journal

    The visiting Cheraw Braves scored the winning touchdown with 11:11 remaining in the game and made the two point conversion to hand the Eagles a 14-7 loss Friday. The win gives the Braves first place in Region 4AA. 

    Cheraw improved to 4-0 in region play while Central fell to 3-1.

  • Hawks remain undefeated, whip Long Middle School 30-6

     The New Heights Middle School Hawks improved their season record to 4-0 by defeating their host Long Middle School of Cheraw Oct. 8 by a score of 30-6.

    The host team took an early lead in the opening quarter after intercepting a Hawks’ pass at the visitors’ 31-yard line. Two plays later, the Warriors scored their only touchdown of the game on a 27-yard touchdown pass with 3:17 left in the first quarter. The extra point attempt failed and Long Middle led 6-0.

  • Volleyball team gets first win


    For the Progressive Journal

    Central Eagles’ volleyball team got their first win Oct. 9 against South Pointe at home. 

    Central won the first set 25-19 with South Pointe taking the next one 25-18. The third set went to the Lady Eagles 25-13 and they sealed the match with set four 25-22.

  • Cross country teams host meet

     Central Eagles’ cross-country team hosted a meet Oct. 7 at the school. 

    Six schools participated in the event. South Pointe Christian came in number one with a team time of 1:39:22. Central came in second at 1:39:37; and Buford finished third with a time of 1:42:43.

  • School district awarded $2.4 million grant

    From release
    The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announced Oct. 2 it awarded a $2.46 million award to Chesterfield County School District.
    The money will be used on the “Integrative Models: PBIS and Olweus Bully Prevention” project through the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI).
    PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.
    CSSI is a large-scale, multi-agency research effort to build knowledge about effective approaches to increasing school safety nationwide.