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  • Police chief stresses accountability

    Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee urged the youth of Mt. Harmon Missionary Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School to take accountability for the choices they make.
    Greenlee encouraged them to think about the decisions they make and who affected by them.
    “They will affect you immediately,” Greenlee said.   “And they will affect your family.”
    He also spoke about peer pressure and the use of  alcohol, illegal drugs, and medications, prescriptions as well as over-the-counter drugs.
     

  • McLeod certified for stroke care

    From release
    CHERAW – McLeod Health in Cheraw has been certified as an Acute Stroke Ready hospital.
    DNV GL Healthcare has certified McLeod hospitals in Cheraw, Dillion, Loris and Seacoast for stroke care.
    DNV GL Healthcare is one of several organizations that offer acute strike care certification.

  • Learning Academy offers summer camp

    Pageland’s Learning Academy is trying to keep children’s minds focused this summer.
    The camp has tutoring for children struggling with basic skills such as math and reading, a “drop everything and read time,” fitness activities and field trips.
    Enrollment has almost doubled from last year, from 27 children to 42.

  • Council approved work at Community Center

    Repairs are underway at the Pageland Community Center and improvements are also planned.
    The town council last Tuesday tentatively approved a $22,970 contract with LL Johns Heat & Air of Pageland to replace two of the building’s four HVAC units. The units are currently inoperable.
    The council also allocated $15,000 to remove fencing and a light pole to allow the baseball fields to also be used as a football field.
    In other action the council:

  • Council honors top graduates

    The Pageland Town Council honored the top students from Central High School and South Pointe Christian School at its July 2 meeting.
    Awards were presents to Pooja Patel, valedictorian at South Pointe, and Bethany Funderburk and Kylie Mangum, salutatorians at South Pointe and Central respectively.
    Central valedictorian Geena Rivers could not attend because of a prior commitment.
    Mayor Pro Tem Harold Hutto, a former principal, encouraged the students to “do their best.”

  • Lynches River may offer rural high-speed internet

    By Stephanie Jadrnicek
    Landmark News Service

    Lynches River Electric Cooperative may be bringing high-speed fiber-optic internet to its members.
    Through July 15, members and nonmembers can participate in an online survey to express interest in obtaining fiber-optic internet service at survey.lynchesriver.com.
    Lynches River communications coordinator Tyson Blanton said the co-op doesn’t currently offer internet service, but she knows there’s a need for faster internet speeds in rural areas.

  • Festival events start this weekend

    Pageland’s Watermelon Festival begins this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with an emphasis on speed and song.
    On Friday, golfers will try to master the speed of the greens at White Plains Country Club as the captain’s choice tournament returns to the festival.
    The cost is $200 per team of four. Check in is at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon.
    On Saturday, it is speed in the air and on the ground.

  • Festival resumes beauty pageant

    After a two-year hiatus, the Pageland Watermelon Queen pageant returns to the festival.
    The 2019 Pageland Watermelon Queen will be crowned Thursday at the Community Center. The event starts at 6 p.m.
    There are two age groups, 13 to 17 years-old and 18 to 23 years-old.
    In 2017, the festival organizers ended their pageant, giving their support to the Miss Pageland Pageant. For two years, Miss Pageland winners have assisted with the festival.

  • Melon mania in full swing

    The Pageland Watermelon Festival is all about choices this year – even when it comes to fashion.
    Gone are the days when the festival had one “official” t-shirt design that was sold by the festival volunteers.
    The festival’s official t-shirts this year are simple, snarky and snazzy and they come in multiple colors and sizes.

  • The cost of time

    Repairing Pageland’s downtown troublesome time piece  – the clock at the corner of West McGregor and North Maple streets – will likely be costly.
    The clock has not worked properly for several years. A recent photo of two of the clock’s four faces, showed two different times.