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Business

  • Chamber to seek $3,000 in hospitality taxes for 2017

    Tim Griffin’s audition to become the elected president of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce officially begins today.
    Griffin will hold the first meeting of the new chamber board this afternoon and will then appear before the Pageland Town Council tonight, asking for $3,000 in hospitality tax funding from last year.
    The chamber board of directors, Billy Hogge, Dennis Anderson and Lavonna Rivers, recently appointed Griffin chamber president.

  • Pageland Chamber reorganizes under new leaders

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce has a new leadership team.
    Tim Griffin, of the Griffin Scholarship Foundation, is the new president, replacing Shawn Freeman.
    Billy Hogge, business operations/project manager of Screwmatics, is the new first vice president. He has previously served on the chamber’s board of directors.
    Andrew Currie, of Cross Country Adjusters, is the second vice president.
    Dennis Anderson, of Anderson Accounting of Pageland, is the treasurer.

  • 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.

  • No pies, just trees at this Papa John’s

    By VANESSA BREWER-TYSON and MELINDA CATO
    Progressive Journal

    If you want to bring a little bit of nature into your home this holiday season, a live Christmas tree may be just what you need.
    The good news is you do not have to travel far to find the right tree for you and your family.
    The Progressive Journal’s shopping team of Melinda Cato and Vanessa Brewer-Tyson, visited Papa John’s in Lancaster County, a 40-acre Christmas tree farm, located on S.C. 903.

  • Ruby still raising funds for new medical center

    The town of Ruby is almost halfway in its fundraising drive to bring a medical center to its area.
    The town has partnered with Sandhills Medical Foundation to build a medical clinic on Market Street where Dr. Michael Valverde once had his office.
    S.C. State Rep. Richie Yow and Ruby Mayor Keith Bailey said the town has raised approximately $25,000 towards its goal of $60,000.
    Sandhills Medical Foundation pledged to match Ruby’s contribution. The $120,000 will fund the renovation.
    Bailey said inside demolition of the building has started.

  • Tucker Lumber rezoning request approved

    For Tucker Lumber it came down to the kind of fence it could install.
    Property Tucker recently purchased was zoned highway commercial. The 7-acre site bounded by Sycamore and Hunter streets was once a concrete plant.
    Tucker Lumber wants to develop the property to streamline its production process. Tucker officials estimate the change could reduce downtown truck traffic between its different locations.
    Tucker Lumber could have developed the property without a rezoning. Its new use is allowed under highway commercial zoning.

  • Sims named to Sandhill board

    The Sandhill Telephone Cooperative Board of Directors has selected Calvin Sims to replace Norman Caldwell who died Sept. 20.
    Sims and Kevin Smith ran against Caldwell in the May 6 elections for the board.
    Caldwell represented the Pageland exchange on the board.
    Sims is a 1977 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in business administration.
    He recently retired after from the Sims-Thaxton Insurance Group.  

  • Pageland business sponsors coat drive

    A Pageland business owner wants to help those who cannot afford to buy coats, but is finding her efforts frustrating.
    Brandy Lou Edwards, owner of Tropical Tanz and More on West McGregor St., started a coat drive, “but it’s been so frustrating.  I just can’t get people on board.”
    Edwards distributed flyers to downtown businesses and has posted requests to social media.
    Edwards is collecting new or gently used coats and jackets. She will clean coats if needed before distributing them.