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  • It’s a girl for Pageland Police

    A woman burst into the lobby of the Pageland Police Department on March 4, screaming, "having a baby!"
    Chief Craig Greenlee, Capt. Dean Short and Lt. Shane Whitley responded, finding a woman in a car parked beside in the department – and in labor.
    Paramedics were called and delivered the baby as officers "assisted."
    "We did what we could to help, it was exciting and scary at the same time," Greenlee said.

  • Pageland Municipal judge sworn in
  • Council awards façade grants

    The Pageland Town Council awarded façade  improvement grants totaling $10,000 to six businesses last week.
    The Pageland Pride committee evaluated 17 proposals and recommended six to the town council, said Mayor Jason Evans.
    Usually the town has more grants available than applicants, Evans said. Pageland Pride evaluated the applications based on the condition of the building, its age and its proximity to downtown.

  • Peppers helps keep lights on at fire department

    JEFFERSON – The lights at the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department will stay on the next time it storms and the power goes out, thanks to Julius Peppers.
    Peppers’ latest hurricane Florence relief effort is the purchase of a generator for the fire department’s building. His $8,000 donation to the fire department is part of the larger $75,000 grant Peppers committed to hurricane relief in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.

  • Sheriff, police meeting with community

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Pageland Police Department are holding a Community Awareness Program at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pageland Community Center.
    The program will discuss family issues such as depression, mental health issues, and domestic violence. 
    The main speaker is Dr. Markesha Miller of Holisitic Psychological Associates of Columbia.

  • Proposal: two lanes, angled parking

    A proposed downtown traffic and parking plan liked by the Pageland Town Council and downtown merchants has a major stumbling block – angled parking.
    As proposed, angled parking would be added along portions of McGregor Street and on the north side of Pearl Street.
    There would be two traffic lanes on Pearl Street instead of four. McGregor would go from four lanes to three – one travel lane in each direction and a center lane for turns.
    Crosswalks would be striped, but not controlled by a signal that pedestrians could trigger.

  • Town council creates vision committee

    A handpicked committee selected by the mayor and the mayor pro tem will advise the Pageland Town Council on what should be included in a new town vision.
    At last Tuesday’s meeting, Mayor Jason Evans announced the formation of the Pageland Advisory Committee, passed a list of committee members to his fellow council members, and then said if any of those selected could not serve, he and Mayor Pro Tem Harold Hutto would select their replacement.

  • Pageant girls

    Harleigh Tadlock
    Miss Pre Teen South Carolina, United States
    Miss Pre Teen South Carolina Cosmos
    Hometown: Jefferson
    School: New Heights Middle School. 
    Qualified for state pageant by being names Miss Pre Teen Pageland. Also Junior Miss Jefferson.

    When it comes time to prepare for a beauty pageant, Harleigh Tadlock prefers to be alone.

  • Miss South Carolina a hometown girl

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Three beauty queens from the Miss Pageland pageant are preparing for the upcoming Miss USA Cosmos pageant.  The Progressive Journal recently chatted with the queens about their pageant experiences and expectations.

  • Hate Crime bill introduced in legislature

    From release

    COLUMBIA – Rep. Wendell Gilliard,  D-Charleston has a bill to make hate crimes punishable under state law.
    H. 3063 provides penalties for a person convicted of a crime with the intent to assault, intimidate, or threaten a person because of their race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or homelessness.
    South Carolina is one of five states that does not have a hate crime law.