• Lynches River Electric Co-Op gives county $115,000

    CHESTERFIELD – Lynches River Electric Cooperative has given $115,000 to Chesterfield County for economic development.

    The co-op made the annual contribution after a vote of its board and transferred the money last week. The County Council accepted the money after an executive session last week and vote to enter into a contract for use of the money. The money will be used to develop economic development infrastruture and pursue the construction of a building to attract industry in the Pageland area.

  • Neil Griffin outlines campaign

    Town Council candidate Neil Griffin told voters that he would use his business background to push for improvements in Pageland, spend money wisely and find more sources for grants and other revenue.

    At a meet-the-candidate forum at the Boy Scout Hut last week, Griffin told a gathering of about 15 people about his background and plans if elected. He faces Johnny Knight in a Dec. 6 special election for the District 6 council seat.

  • Walmart gives $60,000 for First Steps

    The Walmart Foundation’s South Carolina State Giving Program made a $60,000 contribution to Chesterfield County First Steps, a nonprofit organization that focuses on early care and education, family strengthening, and the health and safety of young children between the ages of 0-5 in Chesterfield County. The grant will support the expansion of the evidenced based Incredible Years Parenting program in the county. 

  • Economic Development Board rips County Council

    Members of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Board last week expressed disappointment and frustration with the County Council’s decision to invest in a spec building at the Carolinas Centre instead of Pageland.

    The County Council’s 6-3 vote on Nov. 3 rejected the unanimous recommendation of the economic development advisory panel to erect a spec building in Pageland, a recommendation that came from consultants also.

  • Mental Health forum stresses involvement, cooperation


    Mental Health forum stresses involvement, cooperation


    Tri-County Community Mental Health Center and the Director of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, John McGill, held a forum Thursday night, November 4, 2010, to encourage community involvement and interagency cooperation in serving those with a mental illness in Marlboro, Chesterfield and Dillon Counties.  Mr. McGill stressed the benefits of working together to the large group of community leaders, stakeholders from agencies and businesses, and staff in attendance.


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     The High Point Volunteer Fire Department was kept hopping over the weekend by a series of fire calls.

    On Friday night firefighters, Pageland Rescue and First Health EMS responded to a motor vehicle crash and rollover on Crowburk road just south of Highway 207. When firefighters arrived, the driver of the Nissan 300z, which had hit a tree, was out of the car and was not injured.

  • Local election results

    Chesterfield County voters split their tickets on Election Day, helping Republican Mick Mulvaney oust 14-term incumbent Democrat John Spratt while voting for Democrat Vincent Sheheen over Republican Nikky Haley for governor.

    Straight party voters favored Democrats over Republicans 56 to 40 percent. Sheheen won 56 percent of the vote to the Haley’s 43 percent. Haley won statewide by 4.3 percent to become the first female governor of South Carolina.



    Volunteers plan Town Hall work to repair to public restrooms, replace broken windows and protect town archives.

    Neil Griffin told the Town Council that 15 Wal-Mart Distribution Center employees will put in a total of 250 hours on the project.

    “They’ve also promised us $5,000 in cash to be used for repairs of downstairs public restrooms, replace broken windows and build new storage units in the basement, and purchase watertight containers for public records,” Griffin said.

  • Mulvaney goes to Congress


    By Christopher Sardelli

    Landmark News Service

    About 15 minutes after becoming the first Republican from Lancaster County to win the 5th Congressional District seat in more than 100 years, Mick Mulvaney appeared overwhelmed.

    Surrounded by his wife, Pam, and members of his campaign team, Mulvaney, the state senator for District 16, thanked a crowd of supporters at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster for his win over Democratic incumbent John Spratt, who has held the seat since 1983.

  • Town sets land price at $150,000

    By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    The town of Pageland set a $150,000 price tag for the sale of a 15-acre parcel to Lynches River Electric Cooperative last week and delivered a proposed sales contract to co-op officials.

    The Town Council voted unanimously to offer the property to the co-op minutes after it rezoned the South Arant Street property from single-family residential to light industrial.