• From release

    Dizzy Gillespie’s hometown of Cheraw ushers in its 11th year of the South Carolina Jazz Festival Oct. 14-16 with three days of great jazz and exciting activities. 

  • Samantha Faulkenberry of Ruby and Corbin Norton of Cheraw were united in marriage on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Fariview Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan.

    The Rev. Harold Cooke officiated at the ceremony. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.

    The bride is the daughter of Junior and Angela Faulkenberry of Ruby. She is the granddaughter of Ruby J. Sims and the late Billy Sims of Ruby, and the late Willard and Rena Faulkenberry of Chesterfield.

  • Kristy Annette Brecht of Lancaster and Jaime Jackson of Waxhaw announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Vickie Brecht

    of Lancaster. She is a 2011 graduate of South Pointe Christian School in Pageland and a 2015 graduate of Newberry College.

    She is a client accounts at American Forest Management.

    The groom is the son of Debbie Jackson and the late John Richard Jackson of Waxhaw. He is a 2006 graduate of Butler High School.

    He is employed by Brecht Resources LLC.


  •  Here are our three spotlight candidates for adoption this week from Chesterfield County Animal Services.

    Tommy is a 2-year-old male hound mix. He is very laid back and easy going. Tommy gets along great with other dogs but does not like cats. He will be fully vetted before adoption.

    Mossy is a 10-month-old female boxer mix.  She is a fun-loving girl and full of energy. Mossy will be fully vetted before adoption.

  •  Chesterfield County 

    Animal Services

    Here are our three spotlight candidates for adoption this week from Chesterfield County Animal Services.

    Mary Ann is a 1-year old female terrier mix. She is super sweet and loves hugs and kisses. Mary Ann is good with other dogs but not cats and will make a great house pet. She will be fully vetted before adoption.

  • "I took my basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia for eight weeks. After basic training I received ordered to report to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where we received four months of artillery training. Back at Fort Jackson I was selected Battalion Guideon Bearer who stands at Parade Rest during the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Battalion in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, June 14th. The Battalion has participated in numerous campaign and projects both in the United States and abroad.

  • From release
    Chesterfield County Animal Services has reduced the adoption fee to $65 for this week’s spotlight candidates.
    Pepper is a one-year-old female Hound mix. She gets along well with other dogs but does not like cats. Pepper will be fully vetted before adoption with a reduced adoption fee of only $65.
    Arber is a two-year-old male Lab mix. He gets along better with smaller dogs and will be fully vetted before adoption with a reduced adoption fee of only $65.

  • Pageland native Kenneth Terry graduated from Pageland High School in 1962 and served in the Army National Guard from October 1963 until April 1969. He is the son  of the late Ben Frank and Louise K. Terry.

  • A look at the most popular toys for Christmas 2013 reveals that the most-demanded toys are based off of popular television shows and movies. From turtles to puppets to Minions, there sure to be a variety of traditional toys featuring your child’s favorite character. 

  • John Cato served four years in the U.S. Navy in the early to mid-1960s, as the “Cold War” between the United States and the U.S.S.R. was reaching its peak.

    The son of the late Loyd and Nezzie Cato, he graduated from Pageland High School in 1961 and joined the U.S. Navy on June 23 that year.

  • U.S. Army veteran Randel Caldwell of Pageland served for two years, one in Vietnam.

  •  Pageland Garden Club release


    When John “Johnny” Eubanks tells of his days as a soldier in the U. S. Army serving in Vietnam, there are some things he would rather not talk about. Like most veterans who have seen battle, the memories are some he would rather forget.

  •  Pageland Garden Club release

    The Pageland Garden Club has selected the lawn of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Jackson, 207 West Turner St. as July’s Yard of the Month.  After living in New York, the Jackson’s chose to retire in their hometown of Pageland.  


    Some little boys say they want to grow up to be policemen or firefighters, others football players, but for Ronnie Aycoth his dream was probably more toward being a soldier as evidenced in the photograph of him as a young lad. 


    This Friday and Saturday the town of Pageland will celebrate its most famous piece of produce. Vendors will no doubt line the streets with watermelons in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

  • Ms. Margie Deegan of 919 South Sycamore Street is the proud recipient of the June Yard-of-the Month by the Pageland Garden Club.  
    Since 1984, she has enjoyed adding to the attractiveness of her yard.  She credits her friend Juan, along with his wife, in helping with her landscaping maintenance.  
    Palms, which are used to accent the entrance to her drive, lead your eye to the palm at the corner of her walkway.  Lining her lovely home are Knock out roses in shades of yellow, pink, and red, Gerber daisies, and Stella d’oro daylilies.

    Progressive Journal Correspondent
    When Paul Brewer was growing up on his parents’ farm just outside of Pageland he had no idea that he would travel across America and onto foreign soil to defend his country as a soldier in the United States Army.
    The son of Paul Sr. and Effie Brewer, Paul Brewer Jr. graduated from Pageland High School in 1969 and continued his education at S.C. State in Orangeburg.
    He received his B.A. in sociology on May 13, 1973 and was commissioned that same day into the Army.

  • Pageland Garden Club release