• Chesterfield remembers first secession action

    Gene Hogan re-enacted the speech by Col. Stephen Jackson in which Chesterfield residents endorsed secession weeks after Lincoln’s election on a platform that opposed the expansion of slavery.

  • Neil Griffin outlines campaign

    Town Council candidate Neil Griffin told voters that he would use his business background to push for improvements in Pageland, spend money wisely and find more sources for grants and other revenue.

    At a meet-the-candidate forum at the Boy Scout Hut last week, Griffin told a gathering of about 15 people about his background and plans if elected. He faces Johnny Knight in a Dec. 6 special election for the District 6 council seat.

  • Economic Development Board rips County Council

    Members of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Board last week expressed disappointment and frustration with the County Council’s decision to invest in a spec building at the Carolinas Centre instead of Pageland.

    The County Council’s 6-3 vote on Nov. 3 rejected the unanimous recommendation of the economic development advisory panel to erect a spec building in Pageland, a recommendation that came from consultants also.

  • Susan Breisch resigns from Town Council

    Pageland Town Council member Susan Breisch resigned her seat last week, setting up the second special election in less than three months.

     “I enjoyed being on the council,” Breisch said. “I enjoyed all of it, the good and the bad. It was just time to move on and let somebody else have it.”

    While she plans to move to Monroe, N.C., she will remain in her current job as a hairdresser. “I’m going to stay at City Slickers, my salon,” she said.

  • Middleton turns 5

    Austin Grier Middleton, of Jefferson, celebrated his 5th Birthday on November 9th. Austin is the son of Kevin & Lori Middleton and the brother of Brianne Middleton of Jefferson. His grandparents are O'Berry Middleton & Grace & Old Jake McMillan, all of Jefferson.

  • Hough turns 5

    Fantasia Torshelle Hough clebrated her 5th birthday on Nov. 1. She enjoyed an outing with her family to Chucky Cheese on Sat. Oct. 30 and a pizza party with a Princess and the Frog cake on Sun. Oct. 31, with family and friends.
    She is the daughter of Tori Clark of Jefferson and Shawn Hough of Kershaw. Grandparents are Oldern and Panzy Clark of Jefferson and the late Raford Hough and Ida Hough of Kershaw.

  • Jackson birth announced

    David and Rebecca Jackson of Jefferson announce the birth of a son, Nicholas David Jackson, born September 25, 2010, at Spring Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, S.C. He weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and measured 21 1/2 inches.
    Grandparents are Frankie and Kathy Laney of Jefferson and Mary and the late David Jackson of Kershaw. Great-grandparents are Bernice Laney of Pageland and Inez Melton of Kershaw.

  • Deputies make brave rescue


    By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    Two Chesterfield County deputies ran inside a burning house Saturday night and made a dramatic rescue of two people inside as the house started to collapse around them.

    Deputy Chris Quick and reserve deputy Jordan Seidhom were on routine on patrol at 11 p.m. on Zoar Road when they spotted a large amount of smoke coming from Zion Church Road near Central High School.

  • Mental Health forum stresses involvement, cooperation


    Mental Health forum stresses involvement, cooperation


    Tri-County Community Mental Health Center and the Director of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, John McGill, held a forum Thursday night, November 4, 2010, to encourage community involvement and interagency cooperation in serving those with a mental illness in Marlboro, Chesterfield and Dillon Counties.  Mr. McGill stressed the benefits of working together to the large group of community leaders, stakeholders from agencies and businesses, and staff in attendance.

  • Petersburg Primary School Honor Roll


    1st Grade all "E" Honor Roll for the first Nine Weeks: