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Today's News

  • Chesterfield shooting suspect gets 30 years

     By KIMBERLY HARRINGTON

    Progressive Journal Editor

    The suspect in the 2013 Chesterfield County Courthouse shooting was sentenced last week at the same place the incident took place.

    A jury found Curtis Brent Gorney, 58, guilty of three counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and one count of failing to stop for a blue light. 

  • Halloween comes early for Pageland

     By LAURA CASKEY

    Progressive Journal reporter

    As the end of October nears, the amount of Halloween family activities to participate in increases.

    For the second year in a row, the Pageland community and surrounding areas will celebrate Halloween a day early on Thursday, Oct. 30. 

    Thursday night, homes will be open to trick-or-treaters from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Brown, Yow vie for open statehouse seat

    On Nov. 4, residents in Chesterfield County and eastern Lancaster County will choose between Democrat Amy Brown and Republican Richie Yow in a race to fill the open S.C. House District 53 seat currently held by Rep. Ted Vick (D).

    Vick, who served as a state representative for the past 10 years, decided to not seek re-election in 2014.

    Amy Brown

    Though this is Brown’s first try for the District 53 seat, she does have a history in politics.

  • CHS track team will be grand marshals in Christmas parade

     By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    As the holiday season approaches, Pageland and the surrounding area once again look forward to one of the largest Christmas parades in Chesterfield County. 

    The 2014 Pageland Christmas Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, in downtown Pageland.

  • 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

     By KIMBERLY HARRINGTON

    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

     By JERRY ‘SHUG’ HAIGLER

    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

     By JERRY ‘SHUG’ HAIGLER

    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.