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  • Senior Spotlight: Johnny L. Clark Jr.

    Age: 73
    Town: Pageland
    Family: A daughter, Libby Todd; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren
    Church: Pageland First Baptist
    Occupation/Retired from: Truck driver; electrical lineman for Basic Electricity, Charlotte.
    Favorite meal: Cube steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, string beans, butter beans and tomatoes
    Favorite TV show: “Gunsmoke”
    How you spend your days? I like riding my Honda Goldwing motorcycle and I sit around and watch television.

  • Fire destroys Pageland home

    Fire destroyed a house at 400 E. Maynard St., Pageland on Sunday afternoon.
    Pageland Chief Tommy Rivers said the cause of the fire is being investigated.
    He said members of the family were at home when the fire started and just barely escaped.

  • No seals for clock

    Replacing the town clock with the seal of Pageland is not an option, says the president of the Pageland Garden Club.
    “We will not have an emblem on our clock,” Gail Leaird told a post-meeting gathering of the Pageland Town Council on Friday.

  • Bid review delays 2 Pageland projects

    Construction on Pageland’s sewer upgrades and town hall will be delayed about a month while state and federal agencies review the bids.
    Town officials had expected to award the bids in September with construction to start in October. The sewer project is expected to take 15 months and the new town hall, about a year.
    The Pageland Town Council approved issuing $4,244,000 in bonds for the projects on Friday.
    Total estimated cost for the two projects is $21 million.

  • Senior Spotlight: Larry Lockhart

    Age: 69
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Nine children
    Church affiliation: Chambers Grove Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from:  Conbraco, 17 years; Chesterfield Yarn Mill and Southland Turkey Farm
    Favorite meal: Fried chicken, any kind of vegetables, cornbread and biscuits My teeth aren’t that good, so my food has to be soft.
    Favorite TV show: WSOC News
    How you spend your days?  I’ve had three operations on my leg, so I can’t do that much.

  • Symposium speakers discuss S.C. and the Revolution

    From release

    COLUMBIA – An American Revolutionary War symposium is being presented Oct 5. at   the South Carolina Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia.
    The symposium is being offered by the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History with the support of South Carolina Humanities.

  • Meet Chesterfield County Deputy Lee Lewis

    Rank: Deputy first class
    Length of time with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office: 10 years
    Age: 38
    Birthplace: Pageland
    Residence: Pageland
    Education: 1999 Central High graduate. Played football as a defensive back four years; member of 1997 state championship team; S.C. Criminal Justice Academy, 2009
    Work experience: Four years with the Marine Corps, 2004-2008
    What led you to law enforcement? I served my country in the Marines. I wanted to serve more locally, within my community.

  • Filing for elections opens Aug. 22

    Filing for municipal elections in Pageland, Jefferson and Mt. Croghan opens soon.
    In Pageland, districts 1, 2 and 3 are on the ballot. The filing period for candidates opens 8 a.m. Aug. 22 and closes at noon Sept. 6. 
    The incumbents are Harold Hutto, Jimmie Baker, and Shane Hancock.
    Winners will serve a four-year term, starting Jan. 1, 2020.
    The filing fee is $30, Candidates must file at Town Hall.  

    Jefferson

  • Getting back a Jackson

    Pageland residents will see a slight drop in their next property tax bill.
    The town council voted to increase the tax credit factor from .0028 to .0030. The tax rate remains the same.
    The result is the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will see their tax bill drop $20, said town administrator Cecil Kimrey.
    The change was made because the town has not returned 100 percent of the local option sales tax revenue to residents for property tax relief.

  • State warns of phishing calls

    From report

    COLUMBIA – South Carolina residents who receiving from federal benefits programs may be the target of possible phishing scams.
    The scams are an attempt to acquire personal identifying information from individuals perceived to be recipients of federal benefit programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, says the S.C. Department of Social Services.