• Hard work lands good job

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    CHERAW — Would you sign up for a difficult and technical 15-week course with the hope — but no promise — of getting a quality job? While most people wouldn’t put themselves into such a tough spot, a few Chesterfield area folks took the risk — and it paid off.

  • EDITORIAL: Co-Op rezoning deserves a yes vote

    More facts have come to light about a proposed new headquarters for Lynches River Electric Cooperative in Pageland. The evidence weighs heavily in favor of going forward.

  • County leaders close door to talk jobs

    CHERAW — Chesterfield County elected leaders met behind closed doors on Thursday as they began a new effort to map the county’s job hunting strategy.

  • Planners recommend co-op rezoning

    The Pageland Planning Commission last week recommended rezoning of city-owned property that could become the new corporate headquarters for Lynches River Electric Cooperative, giving the utility a key step forward.
    Barring new information, the rezoning is likely to sail through the Town Council next month. In a first reading on the rezoning Oct. 5, the council unanimously endorsed the change from single-family residential to limited industrial.
    The Planning Commission deadlocked 3-3 when it first took up the request on Sept. 20.

  • Pageland Hardee's closes

    Workers carried out furniture, loaded a rental truck, swept the floor and said their goodbyes Monday morning as Pageland’s Hardee’s closed.

    A district manager said Hardee’s corporate owner CKE of California made a business decision to close the Pageland store. He didn’t know what would be going in that space; any transaction would be handled by the corporation’s real estate division. Some employees were offered jobs at the Hardee’s in Indian Trail, N.C.

  • Work under way on Pageland Markette

    Hartsville-based West Oil Co. is building a new Markette gas station, convenience store and propane sales store on the state line north of Pageland.

    The station will have gas pumps on the south side and diesel pumps on the north side. It will have a separate retail store for the sale and refilling of propane tanks. Construction superintendent Tim Clark of Walker Engineering did not have a specific timetable for the construction to be completed and the station to open. It will be “as fast as we can get it done,” he said.

  • Welcome to the redesigned Website

    Welcome to the redesigned and improved Progressive Journal website.

    There’s added value on the website that you can’t get in the print version.

    We invite readers to nominate their dog, frog, cat or bird as Pet of the Week. The nomination form asks you to tell us how you and your pet met, the pet’s best trick and its favorite activity. Staying with dog and cat news, pagelandprogressive.com also features a weekly Adopt a Pet photo from the Paws & Claws animal shelter in Chesterfield.

  • Reformers sweep co-op election

    Reform candidates won seats on the Board of Trustees for the Lynches River Electric Cooperative Saturday in one of the most contentious elections in memory.

    Daryl Faulkenberry of Charlesboro defeated 27-year incumbent Gary Leaird of Jefferson 706-485 and Randolph Mackey won 428 votes to defeat Patricia Farmer of Westville (393) and Gary Sowell of Kershaw (387) as voters streamed into the gym at Central High School.

  • Lynches River Co-Op rezoning advances

    The plan by the Lynches River Electric Co-Op to build a new headquarters took a conditional step forward last week with the Pageland Town Council’s preliminary approval of a rezoning.

    The Town Board voted unanimously on first reading to rezone the property from single-family residential to limited industrial despite the fact that it has no recommendation yet from a deadlocked Town Planning Commission. The Planning Commission tied 3-3 on a motion to grant the rezoning, forcing it to take another crack at the proposal next week.

  • Light bills going up in Pageland