Today's News

  • Central head football coach to leave the Eagles

    Head football coach Craig Hatcher announced to Central High football players April 5 of his plans to leave Central at the end of the school year to take the athletic director’s job at Chesterfield High School.

    Players were called to the locker room, where Hatcher made the announcement.

  • Pageland Cleanup Week starts April 17

    It’s time for spring cleaning – not just your closets, but your neighborhood.

    The Pageland Town Council set Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21, as Spring Cleanup Week.

    This means residents are encouraged to make an effort to pick up trash in and around their neighborhoods and in downtown Pageland.

    During cleanup week, the town will pick up washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, heaters, air conditioners, household furniture and the like.

  • Cycle to the Sea
  • New Heights students participate in Release Time Education

    Picture this: It’s a typical public school day. As students board the bus, they pray.  Once they get to class, they pray again.

    They also ask Bible questions and learn how to become close to God.

    And it’s all within proper policy.

    This is what Release Time Bible School is all about and more than a hundred New Heights Middle School (NHMS) students are experiencing it.

  • Mustang club may host parade in June to feed hungry children

    The Power Fanatics Mustang Club is planning to host a Parade of Power in downtown Pageland in June.

    The group appeared before Pageland Town Council at its regular meeting April 4 seeking permission to host the parade.

    It would be among the largest parades held in town, joining the Christmas and Watermelon Festival parades, said Town Administrator Cecil Kimrey.

    As a general rule, the town approves requests for parades of this nature, especially those of political and religious speech, said Town Attorney Adam Foard.

  • Vlossi opens in Pageland




    KEVIN SMITH/For the Progressive Journal

    Guests attending the ribbon cutting for Vlossi were treated to a barbecue lunch on April 1. The consulting group boasts 20 years of experience and is managed by Purvis Brown.


  • Town to establish new fees for community center

    The town of Pageland is amending its ordinance on rental fees for the community center.

    The discussion stems from a request from CHESCO Services, which is seeking to rent the community center for free.

    During the Town Council’s March meeting, Andre Singleton, parks and recreation director, spoke in support of CHESCO, which uses the community center four to five times a year at the nonprofit rate, which is $375. (The regular profit rate is $500.)

    “They are extremely good. I don’t have an issue with them,” Singleton said.

  • Leave and cleave, but what about mom?


    Guest column

    Well folks, I’ve been away for a few months. It seems as if my plate is always full.

    On Sept. 17, 2016, my family and I drove to Louisiana for my son, Daydron’s, wedding. He married a young lady named Bianca. She is in the Navy. He did seven years in the Navy as well. This happens to be not only something new for him, but also for me – meaning, having a daughter-in-law.

  • Miss Pageland is coming of age for contestants


    For the Progressive Journal

    Tim Griffin peers out of the curtain. He makes sure the lights are working. He checks for cracks in the stage. He watches the audience. He’s about to send the first of 31 potential Miss Pagelands out on the runway and everything must be perfect.

    “A light is down,” he yells back. “Stage left, front. Don’t run.”

    The information is echoed back and then echoed again. Tim watches as a stagehand walks calmly through the audience, taking the least viewed path possible.

  • Eagles’ pitch no-hitter in win over Camden Military

    Central High School’s varsity baseball team hosted Camden Military Friday night in a double-header and shut them out in the first game 4-0 with the Eagles’ pitchers combining for a no-hitter.

    B.R. Hatcher was the winning pitcher going two innings, striking out two and walking four. Ron Benjamin struck out two and walked three in his two innings pitched, and Quan Chambers gave up one walk and struck out two.