EDITOR'S COLUMN: Pageland, a place to come from or go to?

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By Don Worthington

It has been almost four decades since the head of the state agency responsible for helping downtowns declared Pageland as the ugliest town in South Carolina.
Last week, the president of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce gave a grim prognosis for downtown – it’s dying and nobody is doing anything to help.
So to paraphrase the great Mark Twain, are reports of Pageland’s demise a great exaggeration, or not?
Much has been done over four decades to beautify downtown. There are banners, flowers and “way finding” signs.

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