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  • Town signs get new lights

  • Pointing gun brings arrest

    PAGELAND — A North Carolina man opted to serve time in jail after being charged on Dec. 27 with weapons violations.

  • Police search for downtown intruder

    Staff reports
    Police used a tracking dog and searched the eastern section of town for a suspect but were unable to find anyone after a brazen armed robbery last week at 209 E. McGregor St.

  • Town cracks down to clean up

    The Town of Pageland wants to clean up in 2011.
    With the authorization of the Town Council, codes enforcement officer Willie Herbert is putting an emphasis on dilapidated and unsafe buildings and junk cars that make the town look shabby.
    Herbert is asking property owners to “take a close look at their property. If they’ve got any rundown dilapidated type building we’ll be glad to work with them and get them taken down. It will make the property cleaner and nicer, no fire hazard.”

  • Eagles swept in Farm Bureau

    Eagles winless in Farm Bureau Classic
    Central High School’s boys basketball team had a rough time last week, losing all three games in the Farm Bureau Insurance Basketball Classic played in Chesterfield.
    Monday, Marlboro County outscored Central 19-2 in the first quarter and coasted to a 55-25 win over the Eagles. Scoring for Central were Jalen Covington 9, Jiwan Funderburk 7, and Quentin Wallace 3, while Radford Robinson, Josh Kelty, and Deaven Johnson each had 2 points.

  • Arrest Reports

    Pageland Police Department Arrests
    12/23 – 12/29/10

    Delores Patterson Miles, 47, 411 Salebarn Rd., Pageland – Shoplifting, Dec. 23.

    Markeil Tyson, 19, 201 Richardson Dr., Pageland – service bench warrant, Dec. 24.

    Ricky Joe Belk, 51, 1850 Landfill Rd., Jefferson – public drunk, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Dec. 24.

    Juan F. Ochoa Galvan, 36, 62 TB Watts Rd., Pageland – DUI/DUS, Dec. 25.

  • Crime Reports

    Lancaster men face robbery charges

    RUBY – Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies arrested four Lancaster men after a robbery of a 64-year-old Ruby man on Dec. 21.

  • Correcting the record

    Correcting
    the record
    To the Editor: I was very humbled when contacted by Mr. Shug Haigler several months ago about  a "Where Are They Now" sports article.  We had a great conversation which I enjoyed tremendously.  However, having just read the article, I felt the need to clarify the title.  I did play quarterback and also punted for Central  during the 1978 season.  I did make all region my senior year but as a punter and not quarterback.  It would be an injustice to all the "great" Eagle  

  • Hough responds

    To the Editor:

    In response to Ben Cook's letter in last week's paper, I believe Mr. Cook would have a very different opinion about who is due an apology if he had been in attendance at our town council meeting. Those who were present saw an outrageous display of rude behavior by Jim Leaird, who refused to abide by the rules under which we conduct our meetings. Mr. Leaird was loud, aggressive and ultimately had to be escorted from the meeting by police officers because he acted in such a disorderly manner.

  • Pageland's Latifah Coleman starts strong for Tar Heels

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Latifah Coleman drove hard down the lane to put up a shot and got fouled by a Gardner-Webb defender. Coleman made one of two free throws, which turned out to be her scoring total for the night.
    Three days before the New Year’s Eve game at Gardner-Webb, the freshman guard from Pageland played 22 minutes and helped spark an offensive onslaught that buried the College of Charleston.