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  • New Guardian ad Litem sworn in

    From release
    The Rev. Timothy Johnson of Cheraw was recently sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in Chesterfield County.
    The Rev. Johnson joins other dedicated community volunteers who have been trained and are advocating for foster children in the Family Court system. As officers of the court, they ensure that the children’s needs are recognized and best interests are considered both in the courtroom and in the community.

  • Deputies find stolen bike

    Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies have returned a “purple, black and pink” bicycle to its owners.
    The owners reported the larceny to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 23.  The bike was taken from a residence on Laney Road in Cheraw.
    The report describes the bike as “purple and black in color with dings in the metal, a squeaky brake and 3 to 4 tears in the seat.” The value of the bike was listed as $20.
    Deputies took a report and advised the owner they would be on the lookout for the bicycle.

  • Wanted, those who make Pageland special

    On Jan. 24 Amanda Brinkman and the crew of the Small Business Revolution Main Street television show will visit Pageland.
    It’s our chance to show Brinkman and others why they should pick Pageland for a $500,000 downtown makeover.
    There will be a reception where the movers and shakers of the town, Chesterfield County and the state will lobby for Pageland.
    A limited number of general admission tickets may be available.
    The next day the Small Business Revolution Main Street entourage will visit the downtown.

  • Pageland Elementary school report card

    “The best students in the World are learning here” proclaims the banner at the front door of Pageland Elementary School.
    A recent South Carolina school report card suggests otherwise. Pageland Elementary was rated  “unsatisfactory,” meaning the school is not meeting state education standards.
    The reports cards have been controversial statewide and Chesterfield school officials say they do not tell the whole story.

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  • Robbery suspects sought

    Pageland police are searching for suspects in two different store robberies.
    On Dec. 15 a black male entered the Country Cupboard on South Van Lingle Mungo Boulevard and demanded money from the clerk. Police said the man had a knife and grabbed the clerk.
    He left with an undermined amount of cash.
    Pageland police are continuing to search for the person who robbed the Roberts Food & Beverage Store in downtown on Nov. 15. That suspect also had a knife and grabbed the clerk before taking an undermined amount of money.

  • Two arrested in Hartsville burglary

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Hartsville residents on burglary/breaking and entering charges for a Dec. 17 incident.
    Deputies investigated a house on Boyd Clark Road which was supposed to be unoccupied.
    According to the report, deputies found the front door open. A search of the house found a locked bedroom door. A deputy kicked the door in, finding Angie Little, 33 of the 1500 block of Ingram Court, Hartsville and Mark Boykin, 52, of the 500 block of Spruce Street, Hartsville.

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  • PickPageland seeks traffic solution

    Will Pageland’s downtown traffic problems affect the town’s chances of winning a downtown makeover?
    Organizers of the #PickPageland campaign and downtown business owners say that is a possibility.
    They want something done before Jan. 24 when producers of the Small Business Revolution Main Street visit Pageland.
    The concerns were raised last week during a planning meeting for the show’s upcoming visit.