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  • Fitting in at Palmetto Girls State

    For the first two days of Palmetto Girls State at Presbyterian College in Clinton, Kayden Douglas, was texting her mother – come get me.
    Douglas, a rising senior at Central High School, said she was overwhelmed by the number of “smart girls” who had come to study government.
    “But on day three I started to settle in and got to know the girls who in my city,” she said. “I actually fell like I may have met my future college roommate there.”

  • Pageland garbage pickup

    From release
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s garbage will be collected on the normal schedule.
    Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Wednesday and Friday’s garbage will be picked up on Friday as usual. 

  • Clays for a Cause targets domestic, sexual assault

    From release
    SOCIETY HILL – More than 10 skeet shooting teams raised more than $17,000 in the first “Clays for a Cause” for the Pee Dee Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Assault.
    The event was held at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve on June 14. 
    The funds will help the coalition  expand the New Beginnings Transitional Shelter in Wallace.

  • Chesterfield County Library System draws summer crowds

    From release
    The Chesterfield County Library System has had some big crowds this summer.
    Staff and teen volunteers were excited to see more than 100 people come on the first day of registration. More families are still signing up after Kick Off Week.
    More than 300 kids  and teens have signed up so far across the five branches.
    The libraries  have already had two special visits from a magician, Professor Whizzpop, and an astronaut program “Suited for Space” from Discovery Place of Charlotte.

  • S.C. sales tax holiday

    From release
    Clothes, computers, and school supplies are among items that can be purchased tax free during South Carolina's annual Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 2 through Aug. 4.
    During the Tax Free Weekend, shoppers can purchase back-to-school essentials without paying the state's 6 percent sales tax and any applicable local taxes.
    Tax-exempt items include school supplies used for school assignments, clothing and clothing accessories, footwear, computers and computer software, printers and printer supplies, certain bed and bath items.

  • One step closer to her goal

    Casey Wadsworth is one step closer to her goal, starting her own medical practice in Pageland.
    Wadsworth recently graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina.  She is in residency at the alma mater in obstetrics and gynecology.
    “The people of our great town have supported me so very much over the years,” Wadsworth said.  “I can’t wait to return and serve them all upon completion of my residency.”
    Wadsworth said she wanted to become a doctor since attending Central High School, where she graduated in 2010.

  • Manager of Pageland’s Marathon Food Plaza named 2019 Store Manager of the Year

    If you passed the Marathon Food Plaza in Pageland last Tuesday around noon, you may have thought Publishers Clearing House was in town.
    Tonya Cagle, manager of the convenience store owned by Curtis Oil Co., could not have been more in shock when representatives of the S.C. Association of Convenience Stores arrived at the store with blue and white balloons, roses and a banner naming her their 2019 Store Manager of the Year.
    The banner read, “Best of the Best.”

  • Riding for the fallen

    It is a cycling ride they would gladly not make.
    Six days, 90 to 117 miles each day, from the coast to the mountains.
    Gentle hills give way to long, strenuous climbs. Triple-digit temperatures rise from the pavement.
    At each stop the 30 riders load carbohydrates to give them the fuel to complete the next leg of the journey.
    It’s not the hardships they would forgo.

  • Operation Hope brightened kids’ summers

    Local children recently learned life skills, literacy and physical fitness during Operation Hope Community Programs’ third annual summer camp.
    Held at the Pageland Elementary School gym, the camp included a field trip to the Kershaw Community Center pool, sports and walks to the Pageland Community Library. 

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    By Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    Summer is in full-swing, and so is our summer reading program for adults and kids of all ages.
    It’s not too late to participate and to register for prizes. Be sure to catch our special local guest performers each week at different libraries around the county.