Today's News

  • A champion's welcome

     It was a cold and rainy afternoon in downtown Pageland Sunday, but the lights and sirens of Pageland’s fire engines, police cars and rescue unit added to the excitement for those who came out to welcome Central High School wrestler Daquan Chappell.

    He was returning to Pageland after winning his third consecutive state wrestling championship over the weekend. 

  • Missing CHESCO resident found safe

     A concerted effort by local and state law authorities helped to find a missing CHESCO resident who wandered away early last week.

    The CHESCO residential facility at 160 Ivy Ave. in Chesterfield notified Chesterfield Police on Feb. 23 of a missing person at the home.

    The on-duty caregiver went to check on Rickie Myers, 22, and noticed he was missing and that a back window, facing east, was open, the police report said.

  • Makeup day announced

     The Chesterfield County School District announced last week that it has designated Friday, March 13, as the makeup day for the Feb. 17 school closing due to winter weather.

    Originally scheduled as as staff development day, March 13 will now be a regular school day for both students and staff.

  • NETC names three educators of the year

     Three Northeastern Technical College employees were recently named as the college’s Educators of the Year and recognized at the annual S.C. Technical Education Association (SCTEA) Conference held February 19 at Myrtle Beach. 

  • Ex-boyfriend charged with burglary and assault


    Progressive Journal editor

     A Hartsville man faces serious charges after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s McBee house and assaulting her.

    Dashawn Jamal Allison, 20, of 1541 Elmwood Drive, Hartsville, was arrested Feb. 22 and charged with first-degree burglary, aggravated assault and criminal sexual assault.

  • Terry signs to play for SMU

    Central High senior Matthew Terry signed a letter of intent to play golf for Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg.  

  • CHESCO paints the town red with annual event

     ed a Valentine’s Day dance for consumers on Feb. 13 at the Pageland Community Center. 

    Nearly 250 individuals with physical and developmental disabilities enjoyed a night of fellowship and dancing in the annual “Paint the Town Red” event. 


     Most of the town of Pageland was without power for almost 10.5 hours on Feb. 17, according to Town of Pageland Administrator Cecil Kimrey.

    “All Duke Power customers in the area didn’t have power. There were about 6,000 homes and businesses in Chesterfield County without power on Tuesday,” Kimrey said.

  • Fugitive extradited, in local custody

    Harland Donnell Melton is now in custody at the Chesterfield County Detention Center without bond.

    The kidnapping suspect was booked at 12:28 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, eight days after his capture in Oregon, according to Sheila Gillespie, administrator of the Chesterfield County Detention Center.

  • Pageland lottery winner buys new truck

     If the new truck parked in his driveway doesn’t tip off the neighbors, it won’t be long before they know what most in Pageland already do: one of their own is a lottery winner.

    “Everybody knows,” the $100,000 Black Diamond Riches winner told lottery officials.

    He says word spread quickly, too quickly inside the Town and County Grocery at 701 S. Pearl St. in Pageland, where he scratched the ticket.