Today's News

  • Local woman dies in N.C. house fire

    Family and friends gathered at the Clyburn Center in Pageland on Monday to say farewell to Jasmine Burch.

    Burch, 25, of Pageland, was laid to rest on Jan. 9 after dying in a house fire on New Year’s Day in Wadesboro, N.C.

    The young woman lost her life trying to save her sister, close friends to the family tell the Pageland Progressive Journal.

    The Wadesboro Fire Department was dispatched to the fire on White Store Road at 10:31 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1.

  • Young lady dies in single vehicle crash

    A 21-year-old woman was killed over the weekend in Pageland’s first traffic fatality of the year.

    Zan-Malia Deese of Pageland was pronounced dead at the scene in a single vehicle collision on Providence Church Road, about 1.7 miles east of Pageland.

    The accident occurred about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, said Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Deese was traveling south on Providence Church Road, driving a 1997 Honda Civic, when she ran off the left side of the road, went down an embankment and overturned, Miller said.

  • Chesterfield County men say they were shot in Tradesville

    Landmark News Service
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a mysterious shooting incident involving three Chesterfield
    County men this weekend.

    According to the incident report, one of the three men, Phillip Chambers of Mount Crogan, walked into the Pageland Police Department about 7 p.m. Saturday, saying there were two gunshot victims in the car.

    Inside the car, police found Diante Hayden of Mount Crogan, who had been shot in the leg, and Michael Heath of Pageland, shot in the chest and arm.

  • Foster parents open their hearts and homes

    Two local foster care parents say they have built long-lasting relationships with children they have fostered.

    Jefferson resident Mildred Ingram and Cathy Griggs of Ruby have opened their hearts and homes to foster kids for almost two decades.

    Ingram and Griggs both provide therapeutic foster care for children who need high levels of care and attention. Both of them said some of the children who have maxed out of the system still keep in touch with them, especially during holidays.

  • More foster care parents needed in county

    A lot of people adopt new interests and undertakings during the start of a new year.

    Some even make the decision to welcome foster kids into their homes and into their hearts.

    Christopher Whitaker, recruiter for the S.C. Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP), said the need for more foster parents in the state is growing.

    Whitaker said the agency is looking for single, married, widowed or divorced people to provide safe, nurturing homes for children of all ages placed in foster care.

  • Town Council looks back on great year

    It was the consensus of the Pageland Town Council that 2016 was a great year.

    During his administrative report to Town Council on Jan. 3 at its regular meeting, Administrator Cecil Kimrey said the town exceeded his expectations in many of its projects last year.

    Council members, in the absence of Joe Clontz and Johnnie Knight, all agreed that last year was a productive year for Pageland.

    Kimrey presented council members with a year in review, highlighting major accomplishments for each month.


  • Organizers planning second 'March for Unity' Monday
  • Eagles overcome county rival Rams

    After having a week off for winter break, the Central Eagles basketball team hosted the Chesterfield Rams Tuesday, Jan. 3, and started the new year off with a 72-62 win.
    Chesterfield jumped out to a 15-13 lead in the first period, but the Eagles bounced back in the second stanza putting 21 points on the board to the Rams’ 14 to take a 34-29 lead into the locker room at halftime. 
    The Rams scored 18 points and the Eagles 17 during the third quarter, but Central outscored Chesterfield 19-15 in the final period to seal the win.

  • Central Lady Eagles drop three games

    Central’s Lady Eagles endured three losses in their last games, two of them against region foes. 
    At Andrew Jackson on Friday, Dec. 16, the Lady Volunteers dominated the region game in a lopsided victory as they pounded the Lady Eagles 84-23.
    The Lady Eagles kept it close in the first period falling behind 11-6, but Andrew Jackson overpowered Central in the second period 22-5 to end the half with a 33-11 lead.
    The Lady Volunteers continued dominating in the third quarter posting a 28-3 rout and finished the final stanza going 23-9.

  • Council recognizes Small Fry champs