Community Events

  • Sheriff collecting toys for needy

    CHESTERFIELD – The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department is collecting new toys for its annual charity Christmas donation to needy families. The department collects new, unwrapped toys and donations for the program, which serves about 60 families in Chesterfield County.

    “We’d really rather have toys,” Sheriff Sam Parker said. “A lot of people bring money and we’ll take that too.”

  • Parades set this weekend

    Santa Claus is coming to town.

    Pageland’s downtown tree decorating gets under way at 3 p.m. followed by the tree lighting and the Christmas Parade of Lights at 5 p.m. Saturday.

    In Jefferson, judging of Christmas lights and decorations is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and the Christmas Magic Parade is 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Ruby’s Christmas parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 11.

  • South Pointe youngsters perform Christmas show

    The South Pointe Christian School Elementary School presented its annual Christmas pageant on Nov. 30, called Angels. Lambs, Ladybugs and Fireflies. An appreciative audience filled the gym at South Pointe for the two-act presentation of music, narration and dance about Christmas and the birth of Christ. The pageant was directed by South Pointe Fine Arts Director Emily Privette.

    Here is the cast:

    Angel Narrator

    Seth Furr


    Camryn Miller, Payton Oliver

  • Christmas events coming soon

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Pageland and Jefferson.

    The “Put Your Money Where Your House Is” Christmas mall is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Pageland Community Center. The Pageland Shopping Mall, sponsored by the Griffridge Foundation, features more than 80 shops and businesses all under one roof for convenient and comfortable shopping.

  • Jefferson native kicks off Music on Maynard

    By Casey Outen

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    Tony Adams looked out at lots of familiar faces, and that suited him just fine.

    “I don’t care if I am performing to two or two thousand, home is home,” he said last week. “This is where I first started cutting my teeth so, by far, this beats singing on a cruise ship any day.”

  • Business leaders focus on domestic violence

    Don Newton recently attended a 25th reunion of employees who worked at a plant where the workforce was especially closeknit.

    “Even though it went through a hostile takeover and was shut down those people still get together for a reunion,” he said.

    One of the workers was a young woman at the time Newton worked in personnel. He walked up when she was telling the former company president that Newton “is the reason why she’s alive today.”

  • Tony Adams kicks off Music on Maynard series

  • Central singers perform 'Night of Glee'

    By Casey Outen

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    An appreciative audience of family and friends filled the Central High School gymnasium on Tuesday night to watch two of the high school’s choral groups perform “A Night of Glee.”

  • Welcome to the redesigned Website

    Welcome to the redesigned and improved Progressive Journal website.

    There’s added value on the website that you can’t get in the print version.

    We invite readers to nominate their dog, frog, cat or bird as Pet of the Week. The nomination form asks you to tell us how you and your pet met, the pet’s best trick and its favorite activity. Staying with dog and cat news, pagelandprogressive.com also features a weekly Adopt a Pet photo from the Paws & Claws animal shelter in Chesterfield.

  • Petersburg recognizes top sellers

    The Petersburg Primary School PTO on Thursday honored the top sellers of its Fall Fundraiser, which generated $4,399 for the school. First place winner was Gracie Moree, who won a $50 gift card, and second place winner was Kierra Patterson, who won a $25 gift card. Both are in kindergarten. Gracie is the daughter of Lisa and Gregory Moree, and Kierra is the daughter of Lisa Hargett and Sheldon Patterson.