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  • Shug Haigler, Voice of the Eagles, dies at 72

    Jerry Thomas "Shug" Haigler, sports writer for the Progressive Journal for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 72.
    He covered all sports, praising the efforts of hundreds of young athletes. He showcased former Central High School and Pageland High School athletes in a weekly column called “Where Are They Now.”
    A collection of the columns – “Where Are They Now?” – was published in 2009.

  • Senior Spotlight: Boyd Hayes

    Age: 85
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Wife, Clara; one son, Johnny; three grandchildren and five great granddaughters
    Church: First Baptist
    Occupation/Retired from: Long distance truck driver for 60 years/covered 48 states
    Favorite meal: Filet mignon, baked potato, a salad and hush puppies
    Favorite TV show: Sports, especially the Carolina Panthers’ games
    How you spend your days? I stay busy all the time, working in the yard and around in the house.
    Where is the last place you traveled? Myrtle Beach

  • Controlled burn planned for Cheraw State Park

    From release

    COLUMBIA – This winter and/or early spring, federally certified fire crews from The Nature Conservancy plan to treat up to 2,000 acres at Cheraw State Park with controlled burns.
    Cheraw State Park regularly performs controlled burning to reduce hazardous forest fuels that cause wildfires and to improve habitat conditions for wildlife and recreation.

  • Miller remembered for her faith, strength, grace

    When the doctors told Jamie Robinson Miller her organs were shutting down last fall, they gave her three options – stay at the hospital, go to a hospice facility, or go home.
    Miller knew there were other options. There was her faith, her strength and her grace.
    Those options, her legacy, were celebrated Saturday as family and friends filled the Pageland Community Center. Miller died Jan. 7 following a six-year battle with cancer.

  • Discover Your Superpowers at S.C. State Museum

    From release

    COLUMBIA – The State Museum is opening an interactive exhibit “Hall of Heroes” on Jan. 19.
    The traveling exhibition explores the history of and science behind America’s obsession with superheroes. Combining interactives and hands on displays, “Hall of Heroes” explores how these iconic characters have influenced our popular culture throughout the 20th century. Guests can also discover their own superpowers.

  • Burned building site to become parking lot

    The town of Pageland is purchasing the 100-year old home on McGregor Street that was destroyed by fire on Nov. 12.
    Once the sale is complete the town plans to demolish what remains of the house and turn the property into a parking lot.
    The purchase price has not been revealed, but officials said the price was reduced because the town has agreed to remove the burned building.
    Removal of the burned buildings was one of several items the #Mypageland campaign recently forwarded to town council.

  • Pageland honors Dr. King Jan. 21

    Pageland’s 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is Jan. 21 at the Clyburn Center.
    The event is sponsored by the Jefferson-Pageland Ministerial Alliance.
    “Keep the Dream Alive” is this year’s theme.
    The event starts with the MLK Walk on Elm Street beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Participants are asked to park at the Clyburn Center and assemble between 8 and 8:25 at the corner of Elm Street and West McGregor Street.
    Mickey Baker, coordinator for the walk, said shuttle service will be provided from the Clyburn Center.

  • Judge: No bond for Breanna Lewis

    CHESTERFIELD –Judge Paul Burch wants more information and a mental evaluation before considering bond for Breanna Lewis, the young mother accused of killing her child, Harlee, on May 29.
    Lewis made her first court appearance last Wednesday since being arrested June 6. She has been custody since May 31 after being questioned by the Chesterfield County Sheriff deputies. She did not appear in two previous court hearings on the case.
    Lewis did not speak at Wednesday’s bond hearing.

  • #MyPageland push nears another milestone

    The town of Pageland has allocated $2,500 to the #MyPageland efforts.
    Pageland is one of 10 towns nationwide contending for a $500,000 downtown makeover by the Small Business Revolution Main Street.
    Amanda Brinkman, one of the stars of the reality television show sponsored by Deluxe, and her crew will visit Pageland Jan. 24 and 25.
    A parade on McGregor Street and reception at the Clyburn Center is planned for Jan. 24. Brinkman and her crew will tour the town the following day. Pageland is the last of 10 towns Brinkman and her crew will visit.

  • Town hires traffic consultant

    Pageland has hired a York-based traffic consultant to propose plans for McGregor and Pearl streets and consider truck by-pass routes for downtown.
    Joel E. Wood & Associates of York was one of two traffic engineers to submit proposals.
    The firm’s bid was $2,628.
    Campco Engineering Inc. of Rock Hill submitted a bid of $47,000.
    Town administrator Cecil Kimrey said the Wood bid was “the basic work,” while the Campco bid was an “indepth study.”
    The council unanimously selected Wood’s bid.