• Susan Breisch resigns from Town Council

    Pageland Town Council member Susan Breisch resigned her seat last week, setting up the second special election in less than three months.

     “I enjoyed being on the council,” Breisch said. “I enjoyed all of it, the good and the bad. It was just time to move on and let somebody else have it.”

    While she plans to move to Monroe, N.C., she will remain in her current job as a hairdresser. “I’m going to stay at City Slickers, my salon,” she said.

  • Middleton turns 5

    Austin Grier Middleton, of Jefferson, celebrated his 5th Birthday on November 9th. Austin is the son of Kevin & Lori Middleton and the brother of Brianne Middleton of Jefferson. His grandparents are O'Berry Middleton & Grace & Old Jake McMillan, all of Jefferson.

  • Hough turns 5

    Fantasia Torshelle Hough clebrated her 5th birthday on Nov. 1. She enjoyed an outing with her family to Chucky Cheese on Sat. Oct. 30 and a pizza party with a Princess and the Frog cake on Sun. Oct. 31, with family and friends.
    She is the daughter of Tori Clark of Jefferson and Shawn Hough of Kershaw. Grandparents are Oldern and Panzy Clark of Jefferson and the late Raford Hough and Ida Hough of Kershaw.

  • Jackson birth announced

    David and Rebecca Jackson of Jefferson announce the birth of a son, Nicholas David Jackson, born September 25, 2010, at Spring Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, S.C. He weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and measured 21 1/2 inches.
    Grandparents are Frankie and Kathy Laney of Jefferson and Mary and the late David Jackson of Kershaw. Great-grandparents are Bernice Laney of Pageland and Inez Melton of Kershaw.

  • Deputies make brave rescue


    By Bill Moss

    Progressive Journal Editor

    Two Chesterfield County deputies ran inside a burning house Saturday night and made a dramatic rescue of two people inside as the house started to collapse around them.

    Deputy Chris Quick and reserve deputy Jordan Seidhom were on routine on patrol at 11 p.m. on Zoar Road when they spotted a large amount of smoke coming from Zion Church Road near Central High School.

  • Mental Health forum stresses involvement, cooperation


    Mental Health forum stresses involvement, cooperation


    Tri-County Community Mental Health Center and the Director of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, John McGill, held a forum Thursday night, November 4, 2010, to encourage community involvement and interagency cooperation in serving those with a mental illness in Marlboro, Chesterfield and Dillon Counties.  Mr. McGill stressed the benefits of working together to the large group of community leaders, stakeholders from agencies and businesses, and staff in attendance.

  • Petersburg Primary School Honor Roll


    1st Grade all "E" Honor Roll for the first Nine Weeks:


  • Hannah bags 10 for 10

    Hannah Horton, 10, of Jefferson recently bagges her third deer, a 170-pound, 10-point buck. Hannah is the daughter of Mack and Kathy Horton of Jefferson.

  • Jefferson, Petersburg get good report cards


    Staff reports

    Chesterfield County schools generally reported average grades in school report cards released last week by the South Carolina Department of Education.

    Jefferson Elementary School and Petersburg Primary were bright spots, with Jefferson achieving a growth rate of excellent and Petersburg achieving an absolute grade of excellent.

  • Whitley Letter

    To the Editor: Hats off to the Central Eagles coaches! 

    I attended the game at Central High Friday, Nov. 12.  A player on the opposing

    team was injured, and as he was being placed on the stretcher to go to the

    ambulance, the coach instructed ALL of our players to come on the field, take

    a knee and pray for this young man.  The stadium observed silence at this time.  Then after he was removed from the field, our players remained, heads bowed, and continued to pray.