• 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.  

  • Passion and perfection at A Gathering Place

    One of Pageland’s newest business owners says she can help you create “that new gathering place in your home.”
    Karen Ekwue owns A Gathering Place: Custom Farmhouse Furniture and Home Accessories at 104 N. Pearl St..  The store specializes in refinished and upholstered farmhouse furniture. She will also refinish and upholster antique furniture customers bring to the store if it is something she can do herself.
    “When I look at furniture that needs tender loving care, I see what it can be,” she said.

  • McLeod Health names chief medical officer

    From release

    Dr. Dale Lusk has been named the chief medical officer for both McLeod Health and the McLeod Healthcare Network
    Dr. Lusk will serve as a liaison between physicians, CIN staff, and hospital leadership. He will have a role in improving clinical care and patient safety.

  • Foard wins John R. Justice Scholarship

    From release

    BENNETTSVILLE – Assistant Solicitor Adam M. Foard was recently awarded the John R. Justice scholarship at the South Carolina solicitors’ convention. 
    The award is given in memory of Sixth Circuit Solicitor John R. Justice. It is awarded to an assistant solicitor and helps with student-loan debt.  
    Foard has been with the Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office for 11 years. He currently oversees the operation of General Sessions Court for Darlington County. 

  • 4th Circuit prosecutor Redmond honored

    From release

    BENNETTSVILLE  – Deputy Solicitor Kernard E. Redmond of the Fourth Circuit recently received the Ernest F. Hollings Award for excellence in state prosecution.
    The award was presented at the annual conference of the S.C. Solicitors’ Association.
    Redmond has been with the Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office for 20 years and oversees the prosecution of all death penalty and other major cases in the circuit.  

  • New shop specializes in handmade soy candles

    Looking for something different to spice up your home during the holidays?
    Genevieve Carnes offers 42 different options.
    Carnes is the owner of Bliss Candles and Gifts at 110 E. McGregor St. in downtown Pageland.
    Carnes makes her 100 percent soy candles in 42 different scents, including watermelon, peach, pina colada and fruit loops. Custom candles are also available.    
    Carnes said her hand-poured candles burn evenly, cleaner and longer than ordinary candles, because her candles are made from soybean oil instead of petroleum oil.

  • Pageland Christmas shopping team returns

    Progressive Journal
    Local residents can start their holiday shopping in downtown Pageland.
    Melinda Cato and Vanessa Brewer-Tyson, the Progressive Journal’s Christmas shopping team,  took to the streets last Thursday,taking advantage of the Christmas Open House.
    First stop? Rivers Graphics where  Cato admired the colorful scarves hanging near the entrance.