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  • New Chief Deputy named

    From release

    Campbell “Cambo” Streater has rejoined the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office as Chief Deputy.
    Streater was born and raised in Chesterfield County.
    He joined the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office in 1978 before working for the S.C. Alcohol Beverage Licensing Commission for eight years.
    He then went to the State Law Enforcement Division and was assigned as Chesterfield County’s local agent in 1993.

  • Senior Spotlight: Flora Manago Arkorful

    Age: 80
    Town: Pageland
    Family:  Two daughters, Beverly and Sheila Manago; four grandsons; a great granddaughter and a great grandson
    Church: Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from:  Bell Air Contact Lens Lab in New York City, 20 years; Challenger in Pageland, 20 years
    Favorite meal: T-bone steak, a baked potato and cole slaw
    Favorite TV show: CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Network
    How you spend your days? Taking care of my husband, cleaning my house and shopping

  • A simple life for porch storyteller

    1914. World War I started, the Panama Canal opened, and Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
    Since the Congressional recognition, mothers across the nation have been celebrated for the roles they play in family, church and community.
    At 103, Naomi King Jowers is a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and neighbor. She has not only raised a son and a daughter, but has nurtured nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren and countless others in the McBee/Angelus communities.

  • Celebrating life with a relay

    Pageland resident Marie Sullivan wore the purple t-shirt, a sign she was a cancer survivor.
    Around her others were also dressed in purple.
    When the annual Relay for Life started at the track at Chesterfield High School last Friday, Sullivan waved from a golf cart. Because of health issues, Sullivan has been not been able to walk the in the relay for the past three years.
    But that didn’t keep her from coming with her support team of her husband, Richard Sullivan, and her sister-in-law, Martha Sullivan.

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    By Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    May is “Get Caught Reading” month.
    Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.
    While May is officially Get Caught Reading month, the celebration lasts throughout the year.

  • Senior Spotlight: Joyce E. Viall

    Age: 77
    Town:  Pageland
    Family: One son and eight grandchildren, (One son is deceased.)
    Church: Smyrna Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from: Worked at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for 10.5 years; worked at knitting plant in Monroe, N.C. for 30 years
    Favorite meal: Mashed potatoes with gravy, fried chicken, green beans and cornbread; and beef stew made by my sister-in-law, Frances Miller
    Favorite TV show: “Charles Stanley Ministries”
    How you spend your days? Crocheting, sewing and making quilts

  • Apply now for Miss Pageland

    From release

    Applications  are being accepted for the 2018 Miss Pageland/Miss Chesterfield County Pageant.
    The pageant is June 9 at Central High School.
    Age categories range from age 7 and up. There is a competition for Ms and Ms Woman for single moms or divorced women.
    Contestants will be judged on an interview, physical fitness, and evening gown competition and an on-stage question.
    Winners will advance to the Miss South Carolina United States Pageant held in January.

  • Fundraiser for fashion line

    Selah, a plus-size fashion line, is holding a fundraiser offering “low country” seafood plates at Moore’s Gazebo in Pageland from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
    Tonya Huntley is the owner of Selah. She started the business three years ago after leaving the state corrections department to care for her mother.
    Selah has sizes up to 6X in contemporary styles, Huntley said. Her designs “are not plain or shapeless like other plus sizes,” Huntley said.
    Huntley said she sells her fashion all over the world via the Internet. 

  • Highpoint firefighters rescue cat

    Local firefighters rescued a cat from an apartment fire on South Arant Street in Pageland on April 23.
    Bill Busse, assistant fire chief for the Highpoint Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire happened about 2 p.m.
    No one was home at the time of the fire, Busse said, but five cats were in the apartment.
    Four cats ran out of the apartment. One cat remained and was removed by firefighters. It suffered smoke inhalation, he said.
    Busse said once the cat was taken outside and got fresh air, it was fine.

  • Nothing could be cuter!

    By Mark Manicone
    Landmark News Service

    A Chesterfield woman who specializes in animal rescues is raising a deer saved by Lancaster County Parks and Recreation workers last week.
    The workers found a tiny, female fawn alone, beside a Springdale Park creek swollen by heavy rains.