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  • Senior Spotlight: Dick Sears

    Age: 81
    Town: Pageland, originally from New Hampshire.
    Family: Wife, Margie, two sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren
    Church: Providence Baptist Church
    Occupation: Retired human resource attorney with Unisys Corporation, Minnesota, 21 years
    Favorite meal: Vegetable plate from Hilltop Fish Fare, including greens, squash and onions, and a broccoli casserole
    Favorite TV show: “Jeopardy”

  • Pageland Police Dept. holds Crime Prevention meeting

    Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Sgt. LaCorey McIlwain, coordinator for the crime watch program,  shared tips about property, home and personal safety at a recent Crime Prevention meeting.   
    Residents asked questions about safety in their neighborhoods. Greenlee told the group to use their 20/20 foresight rather than their 20/20 hindsight.

  • Prayers yielding successes in Pageland

    Prayer groups and local ministers continue to pray for Pageland.  
    Kevin Rivers, coordinator for the “Prayer over Principalities” campaign held at the Pageland Community Center in May, said he and other ministers are trying to come up with different strategies to reach people as they move forward with the campaign.

  • Faith and community help victims of house fire

    It was a bright Sunday afternoon in August when Tekesha Rivers got a call from her daughter saying their home at 514 E. Maynard St. was on fire.
    Rivers had attended Tiney Grove Holiness, her home church, that morning, and then went to visit her aunt, Rebecca Seegars.

  • Calling friendly scarecrows

    It’s time to scare Pageland – in a family friendly, whimsical, mischievous or loving way.
    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce is holding a scarecrow contest. Business, groups and individuals can enter. The overriding rule is scarecrows cannot be frightening, said chamber officials. “No clowns or Freddies,” chamber President Timothy Griffin said.
    Applications are available at the Pageland Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall, Rivers Graphics or New Creations Embroidery & Gifts.  There is no entry fee.

  • SCDOT offers options for S.C. 9

    A bypass around Ruby and Mt. Croghan?
    Passing lanes?
    Improved intersections?
    Widening the road?
    These are among the options Chesterfield County residents will review for S.C. 9 between Pageland and Chesterfield.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation is holding two community meetings on Sept. 26 as part of a feasibility study of the 15-mile corridor.
    The first meeting is at the Pageland Community Center, 1113 W. McGregor St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Hugs, hamburger and cupcake for departing ‘office dog’ Lucy

    On her last day at Chesterfield County Animal Services, friends threw Lucy a party.
    There was lunch – a hamburger, fries and chicken nuggets from Wendy’s, her favorite.
    There were lots of hugs as Lucy went from desk to desk.
    When she came to the shelter, she was nervous and did not know what to expect.
    Her friends instantly “adopted” her.

  • 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.