• Leaird plans another attempt

    Jim Leaird, a Chesterfield County resident who says Pageland mayor Brian Hough should resign from office, says he’ll try again to present his complaint against the mayor today.
    Leaird tried to make his presentation on Dec. 14 but Hough cut him off, saying he had to adhere to a five-minute time limit that applies to all speakers during a public participation period at the start of each meeting. Leaird spent most of his five minutes arguing against the time limit and never finished the substance of his grievance against Hough.

  • McBee High FFA receives award

    The McBee High FFA Chapter is the 2010 recipient for Agrium’s Community Investment Fund Program because of their involvement within the community. This is the second year in a row that this honor has been bestowed upon this chapter.
    This program, funded by the Agrium Company, recognizes organizations that promote community involvement and encourage student participation in improving the community.  McBee High FFA Chapter’s mission statement is to promote premier leadership, personal growth, and career success while being immersed in community development.

  • 'Christmas in the Air'

    On Dec. 16, South Pointe Chorale presented “Christmas in the Air” conducted by Emily Privette and accompanied by Charles Litaker.
    Song selections included ‘Christmas Bells are Ringing,’ ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel,’ ‘Comfort, Comfort,’ ‘Candlelight Carol,’ ‘Were you there on that Christmas Night?,’Sing Gloria,’ ‘Sing We All Noel,’ ‘Christmas Day’ and ‘Joy to the World.’

  • Town Council Election

    Jason Evans
    Age: 37
    Address: 310 E. McGregor St.
    Education: Central High School, USC, bachelors in business; Webster University, masters in business administration.
    Job: Procurement director, Lancaster County schools; photographer
    Family: wife, Erin; two children.

    Barry Laney
    Age: 41
    Address: 208 W. Blakeney St.
    Education: Central High School, Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College.
    Job: Barry Laney Construction, specializing in cabinetwork, in Charlotte area.

  • SC man sentenced for fraud

    United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated today that Kenneth Ojua, age 39, of Greenville, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson for his involvement in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. Senior United States District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr. of Anderson sentenced Ojua to 27 months imprisonment and ordered him to pay $147,541.87 in restitution to the victim of his crime.

  • Never count Ciara out

    At the young age of 18, Pageland’s Ciara Myers has already experienced the trials and triumphs of college athletics.

    A freshman on the varsity volleyball team at Methodist University, Myers was wilting at a preseason practice in the broiling heat of Fayetteville, N.C.

  • NETC grad to work on new X-Men movie

    Frank Ponce, a native of Chesterfield, is planning a major career move to Los Angeles to make his name in the entertainment business – on both sides of the camera.
    While an accomplished actor, Ponce recently signed a contract to work as a production assistant on the set of Twentieth Century Fox’s “X-Men: First Class.”

  • NETC's new LPNs take the Nightingale Pledge

    The Practical Nursing class of 2010 celebrated, laughed and cried together one last time on Dec. 16 when the graduates of the program were formally “pinned” during a ceremony at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw.
    Thirteen nursing students were recognized before family members, friends and college administrators for successfully completing the rigorous program that prepares them to take the National Council Licensure Examination in order to become licensed practical nurses.

  • High rate of traffic fatalities warrants special DUI enforcement team

    By Bill Moss
    Progressive Journal Editor
    Highway Patrol Cpl. Bryan McDougald says Chesterfield County’s high fatality rate leads directly back to two factors: seatbelts and drunk driving.
    “While the state of South Carolina has seen a reduction in fatalities, in Chesterfield County we’re not seeing that,” McDougald said. “A couple things that are very evident are a lack of seatbelt use and the amount of alcohol use. Ninety percent (of victims) are not wearing seatbelts, and 40 percent involve alcohol.”

  • Council holds inductions

    The public is cordially invited to attend the induction ceremony for Chesterfield County Council members at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, in the Main Courtroom, Chesterfield County Courthouse, 200 West Main Street, Chesterfield. A reception will immediately following in the Multi-Purpose Room of the courthouse.