• McLeod to develop rural residency program

    From release

    FLORENCE – McLeod Regional Medical Center has received a $750,000 federal grant to develop a new rural residency program.
    The grant is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration. 
    The funding is over a three-year period.
    McLeod Regional Medical Center is the only grant recipient in the state of South Carolina, The program will be accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

  • New State Farm agent in town

    Jackson King has returned to downtown Pageland.
    King had the Verizon Store in downtown for 15 years before selling it in October.
    He returns to downtown as a State Farm agent, moving into 104 W. McGregor St.
    World Finance previously occupied this space. It has relocated to 713 E. McGregor St. in the Food Lion shopping center.

  • Job Fair attracts millennials

    About 250 people came to the Pageland Community Center last Tuesday, looking for a job.
    Pageland and the Pageland Chamber of Commerce sponsored the job fair, which featured Walmart, Lynches River Electric Cooperative, Conbraco, Screwmatics, Cross Country Adjusting, Tucker Lumber Co., Lynches River Contracting, the S.C. Dept. of Corrections, the Pageland Police Department and Bojangles.
    Chesterfield County Adult Education Services was there to discuss the programs it offers.

  • McLeod Health names new chief operating officer

    From release
    FLORENCE  – Donna Isgett has been named McLeod Health’s chief operating officer.
    Isgett replaces Ron Boring, who recently retired from McLeod.
    Isgett’s appointment follows a national search that attracted 100 candidates.
    Isgett has worked at McLeod since 1997, most recently as Corporate Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety.

  • Dollar General’s ‘official’ opening Saturday

    From release
    MT. CROGHAN – Dollar General’s “official” grand opening is Saturday with prizes and special deals being offered.
    The store opened two weeks ago with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by town officials and residents.
    This Saturday, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples.

  • Driving school stresses safety

    Troy Timney, a 25-year veteran of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, wants to use his law enforcement experience to help young people become safe drivers.
    The Pageland resident opened Roadway Jungle Driving Academy in June. The business offers classroom and behind the wheel training for people 15 years and older.
    The program consists of eight classroom hours and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. 

  • Spending dollars in Mt. Croghan

    Mt. Croghan’s 195 residents will no longer have to ride 9 miles east or west to buy the simple necessities of life.
    Dollar General opened last week on the east side of town, ending Mt. Croghan’s more than three-year effort to recruit a retail store.
    The official ribbon cutting was last Wednesday, and the first sale was recorded only minutes after the red ribbon parted.
    Town council member Ralph Watson was among those in line, buying a few small items and candies.
    “We have needed this forever,” Watson said.

  • McLeod Health honors teen volunteers

    From release

    CHERAW — McLeod Health Cheraw recently recognized 21 area teens for participating in the 2019 Summer Teen Volunteer Program.
    The teens volunteered 930 hours of service, working with healthcare professionals.
    Mib Scoggins, hospital administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw, said, the McLeod volunteer program began in 1988 as a way to interest high school teens in health care careers.

  • Pageland counseling business rises from fire

    It was about 3:30 a.m. Nov. 12 when Martin Etheridge, owner of Elite Community Counseling, got the call. His office in Pageland was on fire.
    Etheridge, a resident of Indian Land, could hear the urgency in his friend’s voice as she told him 301 W. McGregor St. was in flames.
    “I was in shock,” Etheridge said. “It was like a dream.”
    “Once I saw the building in flames, reality set in,” Etheridge said. “My focus shifted to all of my clients.”

  • Top Draw

    “The Lion King” is the king of the Ball Theatre.
    On Sunday afternoon the recently released Disney movie became the all-time leading draw, surpassing “I Can Only Imagine,” which attracted about 2,000 patrons.
    “The Lion King” was a sellout when it premiered in Pageland on July 18 and attendance has been steady, said theater manager Rodney Nicholson.