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Today's News

  • Inmate escapes from county jail

    An inmate escaped from the Chesterfield County Detention Center on Aug. 31 but was soon back behind bars.

    Correction officer Cheryl Louallen said she placed a food tray in the cell of Dontrell Maleek Sharper, 17, at approximately 11 a.m. He was lying on his bed and she walked out and closed the door, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s incident report.

  • Are you disaster ready?

     By LAURA CASKEY

    Progressive Journal reporter

    With the recent flood warning released over the weekend for Chesterfield County, a natural disaster doesn’t seem so far out of reach. 

    If a major disaster were to strike Chesterfield County, would you be ready? Would you know the correct procedures and where help was available?

  • Pageland Elementary hosts school board meeting

    The Chesterfield County School Board held its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Pageland Elementary School.

    Once each quarter, the board travels to one of the four main attendance areas of the county. 

    The meeting included several special presentations, as well as recognitions of some of the county’s top students.

    School kickoff video

  • The town of Bethlehem is coming to Pageland

     Have you ever wondered what it was like on the night Mary and Joseph came to Bethlehem?

    Come this December, you will get an idea as Hope Family Worship will transform the Pageland Community Center and its adjoining areas behind it into a replica of the birthplace of Jesus.

    Pastor W.J. Wallace appeared before Pageland Town Council on Sept. 2 seeking permission to use the community center and its surrounding area to put on the production.

  • Get ready to get fit: Sunday is Let's Move Day

     September is a great month for parents to resolve to get their kids moving again and eating healthier.

    It’s Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Merilee Kern, a children’s health advocate and two-time fitness champion, is offering simple ideas for kids fitness.

    But first, Pageland residents can start with Let’s Move Day on Sunday.

  • Reading aloud to children has benefits

     Think back to when you were a child and your mother or father read you bedtime stories.

    Or perhaps you frequented the library for storytime with a storyteller.

    Being read to aloud did more good than you could have imagined. And local literary advocates want that same tradition passed on to this generation of young children.

  • Jail officers charged with misconduct

    Two Chesterfield County Detention Center correctional officers have been charged with misconduct in office, furnishing contraband to inmates and sexual misconduct with inmates.

    On July 27, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office investigator, First Sgt. Daniel Scott, was asked by Lt. Wayne Jordan to meet with jail administrator Sheila Gillespie in reference to allegations made against her correctional officers, according to sheriff’s reports.

  • Getting back the side walks

     By KIMBERLY HARRINGTON

    Progressive Journal Editor

     

    am Mitchell was happy to be busy tending to customers Wednesday in her shop, Simple Needs Consignment on McGregor Street.

  • Boy Scout Hut Project a labor of love for seniors

     By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    Beginning Oct. 1, senior citizens visiting the Senior Nutritional Center on North Sycamore in Pageland will notice a few changes. 

  • All students eat free with school lunch program

     By KIMBERLY HARRINGTON

    Progressive Journal Editor

    Parents got a nice surprise this year when the school system announced no child will have to pay for breakfast or lunch.

    Effective Sept. 2, all students enrolled and attending the Chesterfield County School District will receive free meals.