• Local Briefs

     Civil War

    program set

    CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Chesterfield County Library headquarters meeting room, 119 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. The program is a monologue from a Confederate veteran 50 years after the war telling his grandson about the war, by presenter Billy Rivers. All meetings and the research library are open to the public.



    Polar Bear Plunge
    scheduled Feb. 19

  • Vascular lab receives accreditation
  • Women's care center installs new ultrasound technology

     Women’s Care of Hartsville announced that it has acquired a new state-of-the-art Volume Ultrasound system from GE Healthcare which will help improve the quality of healthcare in women’s health, gynecological, prenatal and other clinical applications.  The Voluson 730 system will enable Women’s Care of  Hartsville’s physicians, Dr. Scott Daniel, Dr. Michelle Quaye and Dr. Leroy Robinson,  to explore patient images in any plane, reveal the smallest details and acquire and construct volumetric images in real-time with stunning clarity. 

  • Woman's Care of Hartsville one of area's only accredited ultrasound labs

     Contact: Johnna Shirley, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

                  Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center & Chester Regional Medical Center

                   843-339-4563 or 843-639-9638, Johnna.Shirley@hma.com



  • Local police force is top-noch

     If you don’t think we’ve got a top-notch police department in Pageland, you don’t pay attention to the crime news.

    We pay attention to the police blotter, since it is a part of our news report at the Progressive Journal. The perception of a small town police department in the South is often one of two exaggerations, thanks to the Andy Griffith Show and other Hollywood portrayals. We’re either a bunch of bumbling rubes who can’t shoot straight, or we’re an out-of-control squad with no regard for the rule of law and Bill of Rights.

  • 1951 Jefferson National Guard

  • Lawsuit seeks clear title in land swap

     The town of Pageland and Lynches River Electric Cooperative have filed a civil action seeking to clear the way for a land swap that would give the co-op 15 acres from the town and give Pageland the utility’s current corporate headquarters on West McGregor Street.

    The Pageland Town Council and the Lynches River Electric Co-Op agreed last month to the exchange that would allow the co-op to build a new headquarters on South Arant Street and would give the town the co-op land and buildings at 1104 W. McGregor St.




    They won the title, now they need the ring.

    Central High School is holding a barbecue on Friday, Feb. 11, to raise money to help buy state championship rings for the 2010 state 2A champion Eagles. The fund raiser takes place at Pageland First Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The rings cost around $200 each. Coach Joey Mangum estimated the school needs to raise about $18,000 to buy rings for the team, managers and coaching staff, which includes many volunteer coaches.

  • Pageland plant sees up to 150 jobs in new contract

     A Pageland manufacturing facility will add up to 150 jobs when it starts production of a Christmas stocking that is expected to be a big seller this year.

    Monroe-based Dunn Manufacturing, which operates the Pageland Manufacturing Company and the Flag Factory on North Pearl Street, is working out the details and the process to make a Christmas stocking in the shape of swaddling clothes of the baby Jesus, said Rusty Stewart, plant manager in Monroe and Pageland.

  • Title Town