• 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.

  • Academic stars open Quiz Bowl season opener


    The questions are harder than your average Jeopardy show, yet the students in the county’s Academic Bowl answer most of them. Moderator Debbie Ballard reads one sentence from a novel. A quiz bowl competitor correctly guesses it’s the opening line of “Gone with the Wind.” She reads an arcane science question. A student gets that too. She shoots the two teams a math problem and pencils go to paper and someone buzzes in an answer.

  • 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.

  • McBee Honor Roll


    McBee Elementary School

    Honor Roll/Principal’s List

    1st Nine Weeks



    1st Grade Honor Roll (All E’s)

  • Hard work lands good job

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    CHERAW — Would you sign up for a difficult and technical 15-week course with the hope — but no promise — of getting a quality job? While most people wouldn’t put themselves into such a tough spot, a few Chesterfield area folks took the risk — and it paid off.

  • Petersburg recognizes top sellers

    The Petersburg Primary School PTO on Thursday honored the top sellers of its Fall Fundraiser, which generated $4,399 for the school. First place winner was Gracie Moree, who won a $50 gift card, and second place winner was Kierra Patterson, who won a $25 gift card. Both are in kindergarten. Gracie is the daughter of Lisa and Gregory Moree, and Kierra is the daughter of Lisa Hargett and Sheldon Patterson.

  • Sand Hill firefighters dramatize fire prevention

    JEFFERSON — A family with no smoke detector slumbered on when smoke filled their house. Despite valiant rescue efforts by Sand Hill firefighters, three out of four family members died. The other family had a smoke detector and an evacuation plan. They made it out and survived.

    The scenarios were made up but the message could not have been more real.