• Emergency department expansion continues

    From release

    CHERAW – McLeod Health Cheraw staff gathered Oct. 5, signing the final steel beam of the Emergency Department expansion.
    Mib Scoggins, hospital administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw, said, “the signing of this beam is a symbol of the teamwork that it takes to bring great healthcare services to our communities. It is like having our own time capsule for years to come.”
    McLeod Health Cheraw is expanding its Emergency Department to serve the growing population in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.  

  • Tucker Co. seeks rezoning

    Tucker Management Co. wants to rezone 7.1 acres off East Hunter Street in Pageland so that the zoning matches the rest of its lumber facility.
    The property, bordered by East Hunter Street and Sycamore Street, is currently zoned highway commercial. Tucker Management wants the property zoned basic industrial.
    Highway commercial zoning is intended for businesses that provide services to the community. Property zoned highway commercial is generally on the town’s major streets such as the bypass.

  • Conbraco committed to Pageland

    Conbraco Industries continues to invest in its Pageland plant, making more valves domestically rather than importing them from Italy or China.
    The company has also changed its distribution system, adding five warehouses across the country. The change in distribution means less shipping jobs in Pageland, CEO Glenn Mosack said. About 35 jobs were recently eliminated, he said.
    The company’s commitment to Pageland and domestic production remains strong, Mosack said.   

  • Cardinal Therapy seeks proper massage

    By Kevin Smith
    For the Progressive Journal

    Cardinal Therapy owner Erin Caldwell promises to find the right treatment to give you the maximum relief.
    She recently opened Cardinal Therapy at 103  West Godfrey St. in the  Nationwide building  beside Augusta Belle’s Car Wash in downtown Pageland.  

  • Debra’s Kitchen seasoned with love

    The home-cooked meals at Debra’s Kitchen in Pageland are seasoned with a love people and cooking.
    The result, says cook Debra Hendrix, are customers who come almost on a daily basis.
    She has been cooking for the small take-out restaurant, housed within Roger’s Food and Beverage, for almost a decade. She said it’s what she has always done as she comes from a large family and started cooking at an early age.
    “I love every bit of it,” said Hendrix.

  • Neco Boutique and Spa of Dreams opens uptown

    Neco Boutique and Spa of Dreams has opened at 413 W. McGregor St. in downtown Pageland, offering bridal and formal wear for all occasions.
    Owner Dawn S. Covington said her business is ready for weddings, proms, pageants and anniversaries.
    Covington said costume jewelry is for sale and women can get a facial makeup for their special event.
    “We’re offering a wide variety of formal wear with great quality,” said Covington.  “We’re aiming to be a one-stop store where you can get all of your needs met.”

  • Seidhom is living the American dream

    Ramzy Seidhom, owner of C.T. Dress Boutique in Pageland, said he has been living the American dream since coming to the United States 40 years ago.

  • Tanning center reopens under original owner

    For the Progressive Journal

    Tropical Tanz and More is under new management after the original founder and owner regained ownership of the tanning salon.
     Brandy Lou took over business operations and reopened the salon June 8. Lou already has ideas for expansion.
    “We plan on having a nail technician,” says Lou. “We’re also considering a massage therapist so that Tropical Tanz and More can truly offer a resort-style experience in the future.”

  • McLeod Health doctor, hospital awarded

    From release
    CHERAW – McLeod Health Cheraw and Dr. William “Alex” Newsom were recently recognized for providing excellence in healthcare by national healthcare research leader, Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC).
    The awards were presented during PRC’s 2017 Excellence in Healthcare Conference on June 2.
     Newsom, who practices at McLeod Cheraw Family Medicine, was honored for being ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation as a 5-Star recipient.

  • New shop opens on McGregor Street

    Mike  and Nick Lauffer recently opened Palmetto Furniture and More at 118 W. McGregor St. The business buys and sells furniture, antiques and collectibles, as well as food items like boiled and roasted peanuts, hot dogs, nachos and pork skins.
    The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For details, call (843) 622-6405 or (843) 517-3089.