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Today's Features

  • Pageland’s Jesse Edgeworth has been barbecuing chicken, pork and steaks for almost five decades for family reunions, cook-outs and other family events.  

    Sometimes he has helped others in the community with their barbecue needs.

    At 82, Edgeworth said he doesn’t do much barbecuing now.  He mainly instructs others on how to do it and recently sat down with Vanessa Brewer-Tyson of the Progresive Journal to share his tips.

  • From release

    It’s July 4 and it is time to light up the grill for hamburgers and hotdogs. 

    About 73 percent of consumers grill on July 4, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. 

    Other top grilling holiday are Memorial Day, 60 percent; Labor Day 58 percent and Father's Day, 45 percent.

  • When Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church recently celebrated its 100th-year anniversary, Pageland Mayor Jason Evans observed the milestone meant 5,200 Sunday morning services, 5,200 Wednesday night services, 5,200 Thursday night services.
    “That’s 15,600 opportunities for service to this community,” Evans said.
    For 100 years that service has been based on faith and family.
    The church, established in 1918, is continually evolving and attracting new members.

  • Two incidents of potential gun violence at Chesterfield County schools followed the Feb. 14 fatal shootings at a Florida high school.

    In neither case was a gun brought to a Chesterfield County school, officials said.  

    Last Thursday, an administrator overheard a student threatening to bring a gun to Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.   

  • By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    Macedonia Baptist Church of Jefferson will host a Cross Cultural Community Revival this weekend.

    The scheduled times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m.

    Participating churches include Angelus Chapel A.M.E. Zion, Fork Creek Methodist, Hopewell Missionary Baptist, Jefferson Church of God, Jefferson First Baptist, Jefferson United Methodist, Macedonia Baptist and Sandy Run Missionary Baptist.

  • Tori Clark of Jefferson and Shawn Hough of Kershaw announce the birth of a daughter, Keyniyah Torshelle Hough, born Oct. 27, 2016, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster. She weighed seven pounds, seven ounces, and measured 20¾ inches long.

    Grandparents are Oldern and Panzy Clark of Jefferson, and the late Raford Hough and Ida Hough of Kershaw.

    She joins brothers Ryu, 16; Shawn, 15; and Keshawn, 4; and sisters Pantasia, 13; Fantasia, 11; and Johniyah, 7.

  • Fantasia Torshelle Hough celebrated her 11th birthday on Nov. 1, 2016. She enjoyed a pizza party and a Carolina Panthers’ cake with her family.

    She is the daughter of Tori Clark of Jefferson and Shawn Hough of Kershaw. Grandparents are Oldern and Panzy Clark of Jefferson, and the late Raford Hough and Ida Hough of Kershaw.

  • The parents of Ashley Alexander and Octavius Harrington announce their wedding, which took place on Sept. 17, 2016.

    The bride is the daughter of Garth and Renea Hinson of Pageland, and Fredrick Alexander and Kathy Riggins of Monroe, N.C.

    Her grandparents are Mattie Blakeney and the late Bobby Blakeney of Jefferson, and John and Betty Cherry of Charlotte, N.C.

    The groom is the son of Christopher and Jessica Ellerbe of Cheraw. Grandparents are Della Harrington of Wallace and Oliver Harrington of Bennettsville.

  • Keshawn Lamont’e Hough celebrated his fourth birthday Sept. 20 with a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, where he celebrated with a Spiderman cake with family and friends.
    He is the son of Tori Clark of Jefferson and Shawn Hough of Kershaw. Grandparents are Oldern and Panzy Clark of Jefferson, and the late Raford Hough and Ida Hough of Kershaw.

  • Larry and Tammy Huffman of Greer announce the wedding of their daughter, Leanna Christin Huffman, to Franklin Drew Pitman, son of Jeffrey and Camilla Pitman of Greer.  
    Miss Huffman is employed by the Greenville Health System.
    Mr. Pitman is a firefighter and EMT for the city of Greer and Tyger River Fire Department.  He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Clayton Gibson of Columbia and Mount Croghan.