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  • Local election results

    Chesterfield County voters split their tickets on Election Day, helping Republican Mick Mulvaney oust 14-term incumbent Democrat John Spratt while voting for Democrat Vincent Sheheen over Republican Nikky Haley for governor.

    Straight party voters favored Democrats over Republicans 56 to 40 percent. Sheheen won 56 percent of the vote to the Haley’s 43 percent. Haley won statewide by 4.3 percent to become the first female governor of South Carolina.

  • BRIEFS

     

    Volunteers plan Town Hall work to repair to public restrooms, replace broken windows and protect town archives.

    Neil Griffin told the Town Council that 15 Wal-Mart Distribution Center employees will put in a total of 250 hours on the project.

    “They’ve also promised us $5,000 in cash to be used for repairs of downstairs public restrooms, replace broken windows and build new storage units in the basement, and purchase watertight containers for public records,” Griffin said.

  • Academic stars open Quiz Bowl season opener

     

    The questions are harder than your average Jeopardy show, yet the students in the county’s Academic Bowl answer most of them. Moderator Debbie Ballard reads one sentence from a novel. A quiz bowl competitor correctly guesses it’s the opening line of “Gone with the Wind.” She reads an arcane science question. A student gets that too. She shoots the two teams a math problem and pencils go to paper and someone buzzes in an answer.

  • Central's cross county runners
  • Mulvaney goes to Congress

     

    By Christopher Sardelli

    Landmark News Service

    About 15 minutes after becoming the first Republican from Lancaster County to win the 5th Congressional District seat in more than 100 years, Mick Mulvaney appeared overwhelmed.

    Surrounded by his wife, Pam, and members of his campaign team, Mulvaney, the state senator for District 16, thanked a crowd of supporters at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster for his win over Democratic incumbent John Spratt, who has held the seat since 1983.

  • Pageland & Chesterfield County Reports

     

    Tracy Nicloe Courtney – simple poss marijuana $570 w/payments

    Robert Michael Newell – seatbelt violation $25

    Malcom James McNeil – speeding $82

    Luis Alberto Romero – no driver license $237.50

    Kasey Lane Bell – speeding $82

    Karen Horne McClain – speeding $82

    Timothy Charles Gregory – speeding $82

    Van Linge Nicholson – no driver license $180

    Rodrigo Angueven – no driver license $237

  • Pageland patriotism

     

    It started with a simple realization.

    Pageland Town Council Joe Clontz was thinking that Sept. 11 passed this year without a ceremony in the community.

    Flags, he thought, would be a good idea. Less than eight weeks later, the idea soared from thought to action and completion. This week the town will get to see the fruits of the idea and the labor of many volunteers who made it happen.

    “We got great response,” Clontz said. “It just shows you what we can do when we come together as a community.”

  • McBee Honor Roll

     

    McBee Elementary School

    Honor Roll/Principal’s List

    1st Nine Weeks

     

     

    1st Grade Honor Roll (All E’s)

  • DEA probes bundle of cash

     

    Staff reports

    PATRICK — Federal drug agents joined the investigation after a Chesterfield County deputy made a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of a large amount of cash from the back of a work van.

    Deputy Don Hughes was clocking cars for speeding at S.C. 102 and U.S. 1 on Oct. 30 at 9:35 a.m. when a 1996 Ford work van drove by going 55 mph in a 45 mph zone. Hughes took after it and made a traffic stop.

  • Town sets land price at $150,000

    By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    The town of Pageland set a $150,000 price tag for the sale of a 15-acre parcel to Lynches River Electric Cooperative last week and delivered a proposed sales contract to co-op officials.

    The Town Council voted unanimously to offer the property to the co-op minutes after it rezoned the South Arant Street property from single-family residential to light industrial.