• Following God through her pain

    Zenda Rushing’s fight with cancer began in 1996 when her son, Harley, was six years old.
    The Cheraw resident and veteran teacher remained positive throughout her battles with breast and then colon cancer for her son.
    To do that, she relied on her faith in God and his promises, Rushing told cancer survivors during a  luncheon at Hopewell Baptist Church in Chesterfield.
    Even though Rushing had annual mammogram screenings, she said something was not right when she felt a lump in her breast.
    A biopsy revealed cancer.

  • Chamber speaker stresses unity

    Unity was the message at the annual Women in Business luncheon sponsored by the Pageland Chamber of Commerce.
    “In unity we are a stronger voice than when we are divided,”  said Jamie Miller, business entrepreneur and children’s literacy promoter, who grew up in Pageland.
    Miller, who owns Project First, Inc. that focuses on education and empowerment, was the keynote speaker. The event was held Pageland First Baptist Church.
    Miller said she was not aware of women who owned businesses when she grew up in Pageland.

  • State’s rainfall record good for fish

    From release

    It’s official.
    Last year was a record-setting year for rainfall in South Carolina.
    Total rainfall for 2018 was 123.45 inches at the National Weather Service Cooperative Station, known as Jocassee 8 WNW.
    The total surpasses the previous official record of 119.16 inches, measured at Hogback Mountain in 1979.
    The new record is slightly more than 10 feet of rain. That’s the height of a basketball basket rim.
    The record was announced last week by the State Climate Extremes Committee. 

  • A need for speed

    Ronnie Aycoth once had the best vantage point to view a NASCAR race.
    If he took a couple of steps to his right, he could feel the heat, the woosh and the roar as NASCAR cars raced a few feet away at hundreds of miles per hour.
    If he took a couple of steps to his left, he could have shouted to the driver.
    Aycoth never veered right or left.
    He had a single-minded purpose, grab an 11-gallon gas can weighing about 100 pounds, jump over the pit wall, and fuel a NASCAR car – in the fastest time possible.

  • River artwork featured at S.C. State Museum

    From release

    COLUMBIA –  The South Carolina State Museum will open a new art exhibit, “Reflections on the River,” May 4 in the museum’s Lipscomb Art Gallery.
    From 16th century engravings and Catawba pottery to contemporary paintings and photographs, this exhibition will explore the significance of our state’s rivers on culture, industry and landscape, as well as the ways in which they have inspired artists in the state.
    The exhibit will feature artists such as William Halsey and Anna Heyward Taylor. 

  • Two McLeod nurses win statewide honor

    From release

    CHERAW – Glenda Thomas, RN, and Kathryn McLain, RN, of McLeod Health, Cheraw, have received the 2019 Palmetto Gold Award.
    They are among 17 McLeod Health registered nurses who were honored. Statewide, 100 nurses are selected for the award.

  • Senior Spotlight: Carol Harris

    Age: 73
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Two daughters; three grandchildren; a grandson, deceased
    Church: Elevation Church
    Occupation/Retired from: Field supervisor for seven nursing homes in North Carolina, seven years
    Favorite meal: Anything breakfast
    Favorite TV show:  “Curse of Oak Island”
    How you spend your days?  I take care of three dogs and I do crafts.  I just recently joined the Pageland Nutrition Center.
    Where is the last place you traveled?  I went fishing at Myrtle Beach.

  • County-wide litter pick-up planned

    From release

    Chesterfield County will be having a county-litter pickup on May 16.
    Residents are asked to participate by cleaning their street or a road of their choice.
    Call 843-623-3362 to let the county know which road you are selecting, along with your contact information.
    Residents can also send that information to chesterfieldproud@chesterfieldcountyscs.com.
    Churches, civic groups, businesses and other groups are encouraged to participate.

  • Rolling through Pageland

    Staff report

    Volunteers and members of the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program, a rehabilitation program sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System, rolled through Pageland and Chesterfield County last week. 
    The program provides instruction and opportunities for people with a variety of disabilities to participate in sports, recreational activities and outdoor adventures.  

  • Meet Pageland Police Officer Sgt. Brian Riley

    Rank: Sergeant
    Length of time with the Pageland Police  Department:  1.5 years
    Age: 30
    Birthplace: Centreville, Md.
    Residence: Pageland
    Education & Special Training: U.S. Navy, 13 years; S.C. Criminal Justice Academy
    Work experience: Master of arms, U.S. Navy; lieutenant with the Pageland Fire Department; volunteer with the Pageland Rescue Squad; volunteer with the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department; military deployments to Iraq, 2009; and the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, 2011.