http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Threats target county schools http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/threats-target-county-schools <p> Two incidents of potential gun violence at Chesterfield County schools followed the Feb. 14 fatal shootings at a Florida high school.</p> <p> In neither case was a gun brought to a Chesterfield County school, officials said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Last Thursday, an administrator overheard a student threatening to bring a gun to Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Petersburg Primary’s top teacher finds the joy http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/petersburg-primary%E2%80%99s-top-teacher-finds-joy <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2-20_pageland_toy_anna_hancock_helps_angelique_mendoz_cross_the_monkey_bars_at_petersburg_primarty.jpg" alt="Anna Hancock helps Angelique Mendoza cross the monkey bars at Petersburg Primary." title="Anna Hancock helps Angelique Mendoza cross the monkey bars at Petersburg Primary." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Anna Hancock has an impressive resume showing the things she has been taught.&nbsp;</p> <p> She has a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in elementary education from Coker University. She has a master&rsquo;s degree in education from Francis Marion University. She is certified in early childhood education and gifted and talent education.&nbsp;</p> <p> She has one of the highest honors, being a National Board Certified Teacher.&nbsp;</p> <p> But it is the things that they don&rsquo;t teach you how to teach that often bring Hancock the greatest joys with her students.&nbsp;</p> Bishop Miller’s missions knew no bounds http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/bishop-miller%E2%80%99s-missions-knew-no-bounds <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/miller_obit_pic_cropped.jpg" alt="Bishop Allen J. Miller" title="Bishop Allen J. Miller" align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><p> Bishop Allen J. Miller founded the Faith Assembly of Christ Church in Pageland, but his mission was seldom confined within the walls of the church.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Miller saw his mission as winning souls.&nbsp;</p> <p> So Miller walked the streets of Pageland and traveled to American Indian reservations to reach people. He would hold weeks of service just to save one soul.</p> <p> Miller died Feb. 4 at the age of 70.&nbsp;</p> Pageland Lions’ honor Campbell http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/pageland-lions%E2%80%99-honor-campbell <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2-20_pageland_comm_news_rick_strawn_dorcas_campbell.jpg" alt="Rick Strawn presents a certificate to Dorcas Campbell, who recently resigned as chapter president for the National Federation of the Blind." title="Rick Strawn presents a certificate to Dorcas Campbell, who recently resigned as chapter president for the National Federation of the Blind." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Kim Mangum&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <em>Special to the Progressive Journal&nbsp;</em></p> <p> The Pageland Lion&rsquo;s Club recently gave Dorcas Campbell an honorary membership.&nbsp;</p> <p> Campbell recently retired as chapter president of the National Federation of the Blind. As president, she has worked closely with the Pageland&rsquo;s Lion Club and their SightFirst program.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> SightFirst works with local businesses and communities to schedule low-cost eye exams and provide eyewear for local residents.</p> 2 charged in threats on Chesterfield schools http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/2-charged-threats-chesterfield-schools <p> Two incidents of potential gun violence at Chesterfield Schools have followed the Feb. 14 fatal shootings at a Florida high school.</p> <p> In each case, threats were made but no guns were brought to Chesterfield schools, officials said.</p> <p> On Thursday, an administrator overheard a student threatening to bring a gun to Chesterfield-Rudy Middle School, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.</p> Chesterfield ex-teacher faces sexual-misconduct charges http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/chesterfield-ex-teacher-faces-sexual-misconduct-charges <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2-13_pageland_front_mug_shot_christopher_cullen_clark.jpg" alt="Christopher Clark" title="Christopher Clark" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> A former Chesterfield County history teacher and basketball coach has been arrested on sexual-misconduct charges.&nbsp;</p> <p> Christopher Clark, 42, of 108 Chester Park in Chesterfield, was charged last Wednesday with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and sexual battery.&nbsp;</p> <p> The incidents allegedly happened between December 2016 and December 2017. A sheriff&rsquo;s statement said the incidents happened while the student attended Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School, where Clark was a history teacher. He taught school for almost 20 years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Friendship Nine’s ‘Jail, No Bail’ decision milestone in Civil Rights movement http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/friendship-nine%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98jail-no-bail%E2%80%99-decision-milestone-civil-rights-movement <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2-13_pageland_students_from_northeastern_technical_college_protrayed_the_friendship_nine_at_northeastern_technical_colleges_black_history_month_program._copy.jpg" alt="Students from Northeastern Technical College hold portraits of the Friendship Nine at the recent Black History Month program. " title="Students from Northeastern Technical College hold portraits of the Friendship Nine at the recent Black History Month program. " align="left" hspace="6" width="295" height="85" /><p> CHERAW &ndash; Listening to the Community Singers belt out the songs, David Williamson had a flashback.&nbsp;</p> <p> He was back at the York County Prison Farm. Williamson and nine of his friends &ndash; all but one from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill &ndash; were serving a 30-day sentence for simply asking for a hamburger, soda or coffee.</p> <p> There was nothing wrong with their food order, just where they placed it.&nbsp;</p> Weather damages cost town http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/weather-damages-cost-town <p> Pageland is dealing with unexpected weather-related damages at its police department and its wastewater treatment plan.&nbsp;</p> <p> A flat roof at the police department is leaking. The leak has been is so severe that runoff from the roof quickly fills 50-gallon trash cans in the dispatch room.&nbsp;</p> <p> Police Chief Craig Greenlee said most of the dispatch equipment has been moved to another room.&nbsp;</p> <p> The town is seeking proposals to fix the problem.&nbsp;</p>