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Business

  • S.C. sales tax holiday

    From release
    Clothes, computers, and school supplies are among items that can be purchased tax free during South Carolina's annual Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 2 through Aug. 4.
    During the Tax Free Weekend, shoppers can purchase back-to-school essentials without paying the state's 6 percent sales tax and any applicable local taxes.
    Tax-exempt items include school supplies used for school assignments, clothing and clothing accessories, footwear, computers and computer software, printers and printer supplies, certain bed and bath items.

  • Manager of Pageland’s Marathon Food Plaza named 2019 Store Manager of the Year

    If you passed the Marathon Food Plaza in Pageland last Tuesday around noon, you may have thought Publishers Clearing House was in town.
    Tonya Cagle, manager of the convenience store owned by Curtis Oil Co., could not have been more in shock when representatives of the S.C. Association of Convenience Stores arrived at the store with blue and white balloons, roses and a banner naming her their 2019 Store Manager of the Year.
    The banner read, “Best of the Best.”

  • Five Forks debuts on Ag + Art Tour

    By EMILY POLLOK
    Landmark News Service
    Chesterfield County’s Ag + Art Tour will kick off this weekend, with a variety of local farms and artisans for the public to explore and discover.
    The event, which is part of the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour – the nation’s largest free, self-guided farm tour – is an opportunity for the community to see where their food comes from and find out more about rural life, in addition to watching local artists in action.

  • ‘Wow’ and watermelons

    Organizers of the 2019 Watermelon Festival have one simple goal – to bring more “wow” to the event and make it a more than just a party for Pageland.
    The festival is a chance to show off Pageland, hopefully bringing more tourism and economic development to the town, said festival organizers Timothy Griffin and Sherri Honeycutt.
    Among the changes to bring more “wow” this year are:

  • Pageland Family Pharmacy expands services

    Pageland Family Pharmacy has expanded its services to area residents.
    The pharmacy has added Dispill packaging to its list of services, which include homebound and worksite prescription deliveries, said owner Karla Milhorn.

  • Motel owner named Chamber’s Business Woman of the Year

    Bela Patel, owner of the Guest House Lodge and the Villager Motel, was named the Pageland Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Business Woman of the Year last Tuesday.
    Chamber president Timothy Griffin presented Patel with the award during the Women in Business Luncheon held at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.

  • Local options for getting and staying fit

    There is more to staying physically fit than running on a treadmill, and Pageland has three fitness centers that offer much more than just a daily workout.
    The Pageland Fitness and Wellness Center, the Fit her Motivational Fitness Club and Stars Sports and Fitness offer a variety of services.
    Mike Levasseur, co-owner of the Pageland Fitness Center, said to have total body wellness, people should have an exercise and a nutritional program.
    The fitness center, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, has weight training and cardiovascular equipment.

  • Pageland's new tavern and grill a family affair

    Jesus Izaguirre left California because it was too hot.
    He left Maryland because it was too cold.
    Based on the hospitality he has seen so far, Izaguirre hopes South Carolina, and Pageland specifically, is the right place for him to move from chef to restaurant owner.
    The Izaguirres recently opened Jon’s Tavern and Grill in what used to be Goob’s Bar and Grill on the S.C. 151 Bypass.

  • It’s official, Huddle House coming to Pageland

    Plans to build a Huddle House restaurant on S.C. 9 adjacent to the Food Lion are moving forward.
    Tyler Reeves of BAMVentures LLC of Kershaw confirmed his company hopes to have the restaurant open by the end of 2020.
    Town administrator Cecil Kimey said the firm has submitted a site plan for review.
    The site is currently a shuttered building. Over the years it has been a popular nightspot, restaurant and was once a drive-in dairy bar.
    Reeves is a graduate of South Pointe Christian Academy.
    His firm is building a Huddle House in Kershaw.

  • Religion vs. retail

    The Pageland Planning Commission wants to know if the town can prohibit churches from locating in downtown.
    Timothy Griffin, president of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce, and Mack Nicholson, a downtown property owner and businessman, made the request at last week’s commission meeting.
    Griffin and Nicholson said churches located in downtown storefronts have kept Pageland from getting a “nice” restaurant that would serve beer, wine and mixed drinks.