• Moms need more help to tackle bullying in schools

    I am one person out of many in our state and in our nation that’s extremely tired of trying to get something done about the bullying going on in our  schools.

  • Letter to the Editor

    In a debate on Obamacare, the law was called a failure due to high premiums, deductibles, failed promises and plans loaded with unnecessary provisions, such as maternity care for nuns and senior adults.
    Other problems include the fact that it is a forced government program with hidden taxes and costs and it appears the only people who can afford coverage are those being subsidized.

  • Letter to the Editor

    The  Griffin Foundation would like to thank the town of Pageland for its sponsorship and support of the Pageland Christmas Parade, “A Miracle on McGregor Street.”
    We would also like to thank Police Chief Larry Brown and the Pageland Police Department for their assistance. A special thanks goes to Eddie Rivers and the Pageland Fire Department for providing the fire truck and help revive the tradition of Santa arriving on the town fire truck.  

  • Winter months are prime times for fires

     Dear Editor: 

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Chesterfield County residents are decking the halls and trimming the trees. The Chesterfield County Fire Fighters Association’s (CCFFA) wish is for a fire-safe holiday season. While our primary goal is to keep every home fire safe, we know that this isn’t always realistic. This holiday season, we want you and yours to know when to go should fire strike your home. 

  • It's hospice month

    To the editor:
    No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually.  There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness.
    It’s Hospice of Chesterfield County, a local, non-profit hospice started by concerned churches and caring citizens 20 years ago.

  • Editorial

    By Shane McNamee
    Despite its gun-friendly citizenry and reputation, South Carolina law doesn’t go out of its way to protect Second Amendment rights. Ours is one of only six states that impose an outright ban on all forms of handgun “open carry,” for example, and one of only three states that prohibit concealed weapons permit (CWP) holders from carrying weapons into restaurants that sell alcohol.
    Unfortunately, state law isn’t the only thing South Carolina gun owners need to be concerned about. Another is federal coercion.

  • Bills would increase agency accountability

    A bill to restructure state government (S 22) was amended and approved by the House, despite vocal opposition from some Democrats. The bill, which was approved in a vote of 91-23, would abolish the state Budget and Control Board and move most of its functions into a new Department of Administration, headed by a director appointed by the Governor.   

  • Rescue squad thanks community for help

    To the editor,
    As Captain of the Pageland Rescue Squad I would like to say thank you to the following organizations that participated in the motor vehicle crash drama that we presented at Central High School on April 19th:

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:
    Harold Conway and family would like to thank the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department, members of the police department and other volunteers for their swiftness and compassion for us during our house fire Thursday night March 7.  
    Although our contents were destroyed, their expertise and actions saved the structure of our home.
    Words alone cannot express our depth of gratitude to these men and women. May God bless each of you and your families as you continue to protect and serve our communities.


  • Arant family says 'thank you'

    To the editor:

    Our Mother, Pearl Sowell Arant, used to tell us how she and her friends would  walk to school and observe the house being built at 501 W. McGregor Street.  

    She knew John Armstrong Arant was having the house built for himself. The   bricks were all hand-scratched which was something done to provide jobs as it was being built during The Great Depression. The house also was constructed with walls that were two bricks thick to provide an unusually solid structure.