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  • McLeod physicians honored

    From release

    Five McLeod physicians were recently honored with the Pillars of Professionalism Awards at the McLeod Regional Medical Staff meeting.
    The fifth-annual event recognizes physicians who reflect the highest values in professional medical excellence.
    The 2018 recipients were Dr. Carmen Piccolo, Dr. Timothy Hagen, Dr. Jamie Smith, Dr. Amy Murrell and Dr. Gary Emerson.

  • CHESCO Services receives donation

    The Knights of Columbus’ regional council recently donated $657 to CHESCO Services in Pageland.
    The money is from the organization’s annual Tootsie Roll campaign. 
    Donations support programs that improve the quality of life for people with mental and physical disabilities.  Donors receive a tootsie roll for their charitable contributions.

  • Grocery store owner in the business for 6 decades

    Lindsey Evans of Pageland is 73 years old. He has spent all but 13 years in the grocery business.
    He started in 1958 when he was in ninth grade, working in uncle’s store, Stateline Groceries. He rode is bike to work in afternoon when school got out and during the summer months.
    His father picked him up in the evening because it would be too dark to ride  home, Evans said.
    When he finishing Pageland High School, Evans went to work full time for his uncle, making about $65 a week.

  • McLeod Health Cheraw Radiology gets perfect score

    CHERAW – McLeod Health Cheraw’s Radiology Department has received a perfect score on its Mammography Quality Standards Act inspection by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  • A.O. Smith sets fundraising record

    From release

    The 8th annual charity golf tournament for the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence sponsored by A. O. Smith of McBee set a new fundraising record of $15,309.
    “Each year, we are thankful to have this opportunity to support a great local charity. We are grateful for all of our tournament players, sponsors, donors and volunteers, because without them, this would not be possible” said Jeff Barron, director of operations for A. O. Smith’s McBee plant.

  • Nestle plant honored for environmental efforts

    From release

    McBEE – Nestlé Waters North America’s Chesterfield County bottling facility near McBee was recently certified as leader in environmental design.
    To become LEED certified there must be a plan –  from construction to production and maintenance –  to use energy and other resources efficiently, reducing the environmental impact.
    LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

  • Chamber holds truck drivers’ job fair

    To help meet the demand for truck drivers, the Pageland Chamber of Commerce recently held a job fair.
    The job fair was sponsored by CEVA Logistics, a global logistics supply chain firm which provides drivers to Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Wal-Mart Distribution is a member of the chamber.
    Maria Rangel, regional driver recruiter for CEVA, talked about the company and how to apply for various truck driving jobs. 

  • Seeking Pageland’s history

    From release

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce is working with the businesses in downtown Pageland to create a window shopping tour.
    The event is planned in conjunction with the Watermelon Festival.
    The chamber will be meeting with the business owners to determine a night that they will stay open late and promote the History Display tour.
    People who want to donate items to the tour can contact the chamber at (843) 672-6400.
    The chamber is looking for:
    ◆ The histories of local churches.

  • Chamber to seek $3,000 in hospitality taxes for 2017

    Tim Griffin’s audition to become the elected president of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce officially begins today.
    Griffin will hold the first meeting of the new chamber board this afternoon and will then appear before the Pageland Town Council tonight, asking for $3,000 in hospitality tax funding from last year.
    The chamber board of directors, Billy Hogge, Dennis Anderson and Lavonna Rivers, recently appointed Griffin chamber president.

  • Pageland Chamber reorganizes under new leaders

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce has a new leadership team.
    Tim Griffin, of the Griffin Scholarship Foundation, is the new president, replacing Shawn Freeman.
    Billy Hogge, business operations/project manager of Screwmatics, is the new first vice president. He has previously served on the chamber’s board of directors.
    Andrew Currie, of Cross Country Adjusters, is the second vice president.
    Dennis Anderson, of Anderson Accounting of Pageland, is the treasurer.