• Manufacturer thriving in slow economy

    In many parts of Chesterfield County, as in most of the country, business is slow. That’s not the case at a Pageland industrial company where workers are hustling to keep up with customer orders.
    PDQ South is really three businesses in one; a custom injection molding business making plastic parts for many consumer and commercial products, a design-and-build tool shop making molds for plastic injection parts; and a tight-tolerance precision machining operation making metal parts for a variety of customers.

  • New Creations: new location

    Although the economy remains sluggish and small-town businesses continue to struggle, Pageland has one that has outgrown its original location and moved to a larger building.
    New Creations Embroidery and Gifts first began in the home of owner Elizabeth Smith. Two years ago she rented a storefront building on North Pearl Street and this fall moved into the larger building at 119 W. McGregor St., the former location of B&M Auto Parts.

  • The Out Post under new ownership

    Progressive Journal Editor
    Farmers, gardeners, ranchers, horse enthusiasts and outdoorsmen and women have a place in Pageland to get their supplies. The Out Post, on the SC 151 Bypass at the intersection of Rollings Road is under new ownership.
    Owner Rhett Reynolds has had the business three months following the death of previous owner Don Morgan.

  • Farmer's Market set for grand opening

    The Pageland Farmers’ Market will have its grand opening this weekend, May 24-26. Mack Nicholson is market manager and Joey and Jimmy Mangum will be on hand to manage the market from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

  • Women in business luncheon is next Tuesday

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce will host the 34th annual Women in Business Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 23.  The event will be held again this year at Pageland First Baptist Church.  
    Businesses are encouraged to send  representatives from your company, family or personal friends to participate in the chamber’s salute to businesswomen. The cost of registration is $15 per person, which pays for a catered meal, entertainment, and a small token of appreciation for each attendee. Registration forms should be received by April 19.  

  • Businesses unite to renovate the Blakeney Hotel

    In the early 20th century, The Blakeney Hotel on West McGregor Street, welcomed travelers and local guests with southern hospitality. In its heyday The Blakeney Hotel featured a hotel restaurant, two verandas and a porch.

  • Melon Beach offers real variety

    Progressive Journal Editor

    Pageland has a new retail store and the owners say they offer something for everyone.

    Melon Beach recently opened on the northwest corner of McGregor and Pearl Streets in the building that most recently housed Hidden Treasures used furniture store. The store opened Friday, Nov. 23 and held a Grand Opening one week later.

    Owner Mack Nicholson said he had a specific vision for what he wanted Melon Beach to be.

  • Chamber hosts Holiday Open House

    It’s only the beginning of November, but the Christmas holiday season is fast approaching. With this month comes the first Christmas songs on the radio, the first appearance of decorations and, of course, the first holiday specials at local businesses.

    To welcome in the shopping season, the Pageland Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Pageland Holiday Open House, a kick-off event hosted by local businesses.

  • Pageland Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament coming Sept. 14

    From release
    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, September 14 at White Plains Country Club. Registration will begin at 11a.m. and the shotgun start will begin at noon.

    Golfers will be treated to a quick lunch and at the conclusion we will have the awards program and buffet dinner. Awards will be given to the first and second place team and then we have some fun in also awarding the last place team.

  • Family medicine open Saturdays

    From release
    CHERAW – Dr. Jeff Brock of Chesterfield Family Medicine in Cheraw will begin offering services on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon beginning September 8.

    Appointments are not necessary as walk-ins will be seen, but appointments will also be taken for Saturdays.

    Weekday business hours of the practice are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Wednesdays the practice will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.