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  • Ruby Caulder Teal

     Ruby Caulder Teal

    CHESTERFIELD ­­–Mrs. Ruby Caulder Teal, 94, died October 30, 2010 at her home. A funeral service was held on November 1, 2010 at Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home.

  • Evelyn Adams

     Evelyn Adams

    JACKSONVILLE, FL –Mrs. Evelyn Morris Adams, 97, formerly of Camden, SC, died Thursday, October 28, 2010.

    Graveside services were  held 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morven, NC.

  • Harmon Sellers

     Harmon Sellers

    CHERAW ¬¬– Mr. Harmon W. “Jig” Sellers, 61, died Thursday, October 28, 2010 at his home.

    Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Brock’s Mill Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

    Visitation will be 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Saturday, prior to the service at the church fellowship hall.

  • Town to set price for land

    Staff reports

    The Pageland Town Council plans to set a price tonight for the proposed sale of a 15.3-acre parcel of town property on South Arant Street to Lynches River Electric Co-Op.

    The land sale could move forward after the expected rezoning of the property at the same meeting tonight and after questions about a deed restriction are resolved. The council meets today (Nov. 2) at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

  • Father-daughter burglary team goes to prison

    MT. CROGHAN — A father-daughter store burglary ended badly for both in court last week. Dad was sent to prison for six years and his 18-year-old daughter, the mother of eight-month-old twins, was sentenced to a 90-day stay in the state’s Shock camp for youth offenders.

  • Hard work lands good job

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    CHERAW — Would you sign up for a difficult and technical 15-week course with the hope — but no promise — of getting a quality job? While most people wouldn’t put themselves into such a tough spot, a few Chesterfield area folks took the risk — and it paid off.

  • Crack sale plea results in prison

    A 21-year-old Pageland man was sentenced to six years in the state’s youthful offender lockup last week after pleading guilty to crack cocaine possession, the first in a pile of charges he faces.

    “The other charges quite frankly are much more severe,” Deputy Solicitor Dernard Redmond told Fourth Judicial Circuit Judge Paul Burch. Prosecutors reserved the right to seek additional penalties on nine other crimes he faces.

  • What’s his name goes to jail

    A 39-year-old Lancaster man started out giving police officers a false identify and ended up deeper and deeper until he ended up in jail facing charges of giving false information, possessing stolen property, no proof of insurance and driving under suspension — for the sixth time.

  • Carjacker captured in Jefferson

    A carjacker with a lengthy criminal record was caught less than an hour after he pulled a gun on a motorist in Pageland and sped away in his 2003 Nissan Altima last week.

    Police got a report at 7:35 on Wednesday night (Oct. 27) that a 21-year-old man had just become the victim of the carjacking. Travis Wesley Hayes, of Tadlock Road, told investigators that he was walking toward his car at McDonalds when a male wearing jeans, a black tank top and black toboggan approached him, pointed a gun at him and demanded his car keys.

  • Joan Rollings Taylor

     PAGELAND – Memorial services for Joan Rollings Taylor, 56, were held Thursday, October 21, at 3:00 p.m. at New Haven Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Metcalf officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church sanctuary.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joan Taylor Memorial Fund, c/o Baker Funeral Home, 210 E. Hilton Street, Kershaw, SC.