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  • Senior Spotlight: Gerald Meadows

    Age: 69
    Town: Jefferson
    Family: Wife, Gloria, two daughters, two sons, (a daughter and a son deceased), 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren
    Church: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from: Pageland Screen Printers, 32 years
    Favorite meal: Flounder, creamed potatoes, slaw and hush puppies
    Favorite TV show: “Gunsmoke”
    How you spend your days? I eat breakfast at Lynn’s Café and I sit in my recliner at home with my television remote.

  • Measuring Hurricane Dorian

    From release

    The U.S. Geological Survey installed more than 380 storm-tide sensors and other instruments to track Dorian as it made its way up the coast, from Florida to North Carolina.  
    A coastal erosion forecast for sandy beaches by the USGS’ Coastal Change Hazard Team predicted  dune erosion for all of Georgia’s and South Carolina’s beaches, 60 percent of North Carolina’s beaches, and on 85 percent of Florida’s beaches.

  • Bromell Tinubu calls for ‘Economic Justice’

    Gloria Bromell Tinubu, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, says her campaign is “all about economics.”
    On her “Economic Justice” tour, she advocates an end to the “exploitative master-servant principles where the servants create the wealth and the masters take the wealth.”
    The second stop on the tour was Saturday at the American Legion building in Pageland, where she told 15 people her candidacy was not about party, but about the “fair and loving people” of South Carolina who needed to hear her message.

  • Fire, police renew request for personnel

    Pageland’s police and fire chiefs are renewing their requests for additional manpower in the 2020 budget.
    Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Fire Chief Tommy Rivers made their requests to council at its Sept. 2 meeting.
    Town administrator Cecil Kimrey said while it is early in the budget process, “I don’t know where the money would come from for more personnel. There are not a lot of options.”
    Police Chief Craig Greenlee wants to add an officer, giving Pageland 13 sworn officers.

  • Grant sought for museum

    Pageland’s Town Council is seeking grant funds for the proposed downtown history museum.
    The council approved applying for a $25,000 grant from the Hometown Economic Development Grant program from the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
    “It’s still a long shot, but at least we should apply,” town administrator Cecil Kimrey told the council at its meeting last week.

  • Jefferson: 5 candidates, 4 seats

    In other municipal elections, five people are running for four seats on the Jefferson town council and Mt. Croghan candidates are unopposed.
    Town council members in Jefferson are at-large candidates. There are no separate districts in Jefferson.
    The Jefferson ballot is:
    ◆ Mayor: Chuck Raley
    ◆ Council members: Alvin (Bill) Myers, James M. Miller, Jane P. Johnson, Amanda B. Price and Geneviene Robinson
    The Mt. Croghan ballot is:
    ◆ Mayor: Kevin Griggs
    ◆ Council members: Jesse Jordan, Jennifer Burch, Susan Jordan and Lisa Johnson.

  • Colorful contestants dazzle judges

    For Taylor Chapman, Sunday’s beauty pageant was about attitude and appearance.
    With four years of pageant experience, and Miss Chesterfield County, Miss Sandhill and Miss Lynches River titles to her credit, Chapman knew what was expected.

  • 2 contested races on Pageland ballot

    Pageland voters will have a choice in two of the three council districts on the ballot this fall.
    In District 2, Jimmie Baker, the longest-serving council member, with 25 years of service, faces businesswoman Lavona Rivers. She is a first-time candidate.
    In District 3, Shane Hancock, who has served since 2008, faces Reginald Dye, the athletics director and parent liaison at New Heights Middle School. He is also a first-time candidate.
    Harold Hutto is unopposed in District 1. He has been on the council since 2013.

  • Bourne to coach

    Two meetings with the principal had life-long consequences for Burney Bourne.
    Bourne had just graduated Presbyterian College and was doing construction work in Columbia.
    He ran into his high school principal, Harold Snipes of Cheraw, while getting a cheeseburger at the J&K Grill.  
    Snipes asked Bourne, who had played tight end and linebacker for Cheraw, what he was doing.
    When Bourne replied “construction work,” but his heart was not in it, Snipes countered with “want a job?”

  • Youth deer draw hunts deadline

    From release
    MOULTRIE – A series of youth draw deer hunts conducted jointly by Santee Cooper and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources will be continued this fall. 
    Call the Dennis Wildlife Center in Bonneau, 843-825-3387 for an application. The deadline to apply is Sept. 13.
    Participants must be 17 or younger and capable of safely handling a firearm.
    Participants must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old.