• Dr. Fanelli joins McLeod group

    From release
    Dr. Matthew Fanelli, a board certified general dermatologist, has joined McLeod Physician Associates and a newly established practice, McLeod Dermatology Associates.
    Dr. Fanelli comes to McLeod from Mohs Surgery and Dermatology of Elgin, Ill. He has practiced medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in private practice since 2014, following the completion of his residency training.

  • Pageland IGA takes a bow

    Pageland’s IGA Foodliner has earned national recognition for the second consecutive year.
    The grocery at 1211 S. Pearl St. was named one of the company’s Five Star Stores for its customer service, cleanliness and overall operations.
    Last year’s award was the first time the Pageland store earned the top honor from IGA’s Assessment Program.

  • Nestle honors Tully for volunteer work

    From release

    Lance Tully, natural resource manager for Nestlé’s McBee facility, received the Volunteer Leadership Support Award at the company’s recent “Thanks for Giving” luncheon. 
    Coworkers said Tully is  “the driving force in support of the McBee community,” and leads by example. His enthusiasm and passion inspires other associates to get involved, said coworkers.

  • Emergency department expansion continues

    From release

    CHERAW – McLeod Health Cheraw staff gathered Oct. 5, signing the final steel beam of the Emergency Department expansion.
    Mib Scoggins, hospital administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw, said, “the signing of this beam is a symbol of the teamwork that it takes to bring great healthcare services to our communities. It is like having our own time capsule for years to come.”
    McLeod Health Cheraw is expanding its Emergency Department to serve the growing population in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.  

  • Central grad chases her business dreams

    Latricia Clark Letsinger, a 1982 graduate of Central High School, is bringing elegance to doorsteps in Virginia and North Carolina.
    Letsinger, a Pageland native, is the owner and CEO of Elegant Occasions Unlimited, a mobile, full-service formal wear boutique.
    Her husband, Christopher, is the business’ chief financial officer.
    Elegancy Occasions Unlimted offers bridal, pageant, prom and cotillion wear to residents who live in or near Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Liquor store relocating

    Highway 9 Liquor and Wine is moving into the former Rylan’s Restaurant location near the intersection of SC 151 and SC 9.
    Owner Ethan Foard said renovations of the former restaurant should be finished soon. He anticipates moving the liquor store from 28495 S.C. 9, to its new location in April.
    The move will result in more retail space and possibly more customers, Foard said.
    Foard said he intends to lease the former location.
    Foard also operates a Highway 9 store in Chesterfield at 105 Page Street.

  • The Shack comes downtown

    The Shack restaurant has relocated from East McGregor Street to downtown Pageland and business has been brisk, says owner Kristina Lewis.
    The restaurant, now a 203 West McGregor St. where Press’ Grill was operated, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    The restaurant specializes in burgers, made to order; wings and ribeye steaks.
    It offers dine-in or take-out service.
    Breakfast is from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday. 

  • Demo of McGregor St. house approved

    The McGregor Street yellow house destroyed by fire should be demolished within 14 days.
    The Pageland Town Council approved a $9,000 contract with EF Construction of the Carolinas during last week’s meeting.
    The firm is owned by Ethan Foard, brother of town attorney Adam Foard. There was apparent no conflict of interest as Adam Foard did not advise council on which bid to consider.
    The other bid by A HG Inc. was $14,190.

  • Jenkins farm finale

    JEFFERSON – The Jenkins family of Jefferson is getting out of the farming business.
    Family patriarch Billy Jenkins, 66, died June 16 in an early morning, single vehicle accident.
    The family recently decided it did not have the experience to manage the farm. The family is leasing the farmland, but will continue to manage its forestry resources, said Billy’s wife, Barbara Jenkins.
    The decision leaves Chesterfield County with only a handful of watermelon growers.

  • Three-peat for Pageland IGA

    When mid January approaches there is a Christmas-like air of anticipation at the Pageland IGA grocery store.
    Employees check to see if the UPS truck has delivered a poster-sized box to the store.
    Pageland’s box arrived Jan. 28.
    While store employees know the contents of the box, there is always one surprise.
    How many stars will the store get?
    IGA uses mystery shoppers to rate each store. Cleanliness, condition of the goods, and customer service determine how many stars a store gets.