• 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.

  • Beer on tap for watermelon festival

    Organizers of the Pageland Watermelon Festival plan to sell beer at this year’s event.
    The festival would need to be licensed to sell beer under a temporary permit from the state.
    As proposed, there would be a Budweiser beer truck in the parking lot adjacent to Moore’s Park gazebo.
    Those wanting to purchase beer would get a wrist band after proving they are of legal age to consume beer.
    Beer would be sold by tickets, one beer at a time. No multiple purchases would be allowed.

  • A.O. Smith McBee honored for workplace safety

    From release

    McBEE – A. O. Smith’s McBee team was honored for maintaining a safe working environment by the parent company for the third consecutive year.
    A. O. Smith recognizes the company’s manufacturing and distribution operations that have fewer recordable safety incidents than what is considered industry standard by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).  

  • 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.