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  • Flags to fly in downtown Pageland

    As they did years ago, American flags will once again grace downtown Pageland.

    Councilman Joe Clontz spearheaded the project after he and his wife, Amelia, were reminiscing about how the town used to display Old Glory.

    “She said why don’t you do something about it,” Clontz recalled with a grin.

    So he did.

  • Lynches River Co-Op rezoning advances

    The plan by the Lynches River Electric Co-Op to build a new headquarters took a conditional step forward last week with the Pageland Town Council’s preliminary approval of a rezoning.

    The Town Board voted unanimously on first reading to rezone the property from single-family residential to limited industrial despite the fact that it has no recommendation yet from a deadlocked Town Planning Commission. The Planning Commission tied 3-3 on a motion to grant the rezoning, forcing it to take another crack at the proposal next week.

  • Sand Hill firefighters dramatize fire prevention

    JEFFERSON — A family with no smoke detector slumbered on when smoke filled their house. Despite valiant rescue efforts by Sand Hill firefighters, three out of four family members died. The other family had a smoke detector and an evacuation plan. They made it out and survived.

    The scenarios were made up but the message could not have been more real.

  • Light bills going up in Pageland
  • Check snafu latest co-op headache

    Some 7,000 checks sent out to Lynches River Electric Co-Op customers last week contained a printing error that made them non-negotiable at most banks.

    As a result, the checks, worth a total of $461,000, have to be either returned to the co-op or taken to First Palmetto Savings Bank, which agreed to process them.

    “We’ve got the replacement checks here and when they come in we replace them,” co-op CEO David Altman said.

  • Boxer tells of world championship

    Billy Backus grew up around boxing in Canastota, N.Y. His uncle Carmen Basilio was a boxing legend, and boys in the town drifted toward the sport in the 1950s.

  • Car and cash vanish

  • Ruby man runs, hides, goes to jail

    RUBY – An ill-tempered Ruby man was charged with criminal domestic violence, an open container violation and lying to law officers after Deputy Robert White and Sgt. Garry Munn responded to a call on Sept. 24. The resident of 593 Hwy. 265 in Ruby called to report that her ex-boyfriend was trying to kick in her door.