• Hurricane recovery help still needed

    CHESTERFIELD – Five months after Hurricane Florence hit Chesterfield County, more than $332,000 of damage and unmet needs remains, according to the county’s Long Term Recovery Group.
    Last Saturday, the group’s Case Review committee held its first meeting to begin addressing those needs.

  • Taser used to stop Cheraw school fight

    A Chesterfield County school resource officer followed department policy “120 percent” when he used a Taser to stop a fight between two female students at Cheraw High School last week, says Sheriff James Dixon.
    The school resource officer used his Taser on Feb. 20 when two fights erupted during a study time for students in the common area, Dixon said Friday.
    Between 50 and 60 students were in the area and the situation was “chaos,” Dixon said.
    The school resource officer called for backup, Dixon said.

  • Senior Spotlight: Ann Moree

    Age: 75
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Three daughters, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren
    Church: Union Hill Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from: B.C. Moore’s and Peebles/approximately 15 years
    Favorite meal: Grilled chicken, a baked potato and a salad
    Favorite TV show: “Laramie”
    How you spend your days? Raising two great grandchildren.
    Where is the last place you traveled? Myrtle Beach

  • Faith, kindness, determination overcome poverty, illiteracy

    “Don’t let anybody stop your dreams.”
    This was Aron Paul Seaborn’s message Sunday at the Black History program sponsored by Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Pageland.
    Seaborn shared how God, kind folks along the way, and his own determination, helped him overcome poverty and illiteracy.
    Seaborn shared his life story, starting with his family moving from Virginia to rural North Carolina to sharecrop.

  • #MyPageland gets a new home

    #MyPageland efforts are moving to the Pageland Chamber of Commerce.
    The #MyPageland group will become a chamber committee, charged with helping small businesses, said chamber president Timothy Griffin.
    The move is an effort to harness the energy the #MyPageland team created as it competed for a $500,000 downtown makeover and the staring role in a reality television show The Small Business Revolution: Main Street.

  • Education bill steams through House

    A controversial, comprehensive education bill appears to have enough bipartisan support to pass the S.C. House of Representatives.
    The S.C. Career Opportunity and Access for All Act has 80 cosponsors out of 124 members of the S.C. House – more than enough votes to send it to the state Senate.
    The bill, discussed for more than five hours at a public hearing by the K-12 Education subcommittee last week, could meet some of the teachers’ wants.
    It proposes increasing teacher salaries by 5 percent, moving the starting salary from $31,000 to $35,000.

  • TV show nixes #MyPageland

    Pageland’s fast-and-furious effort to win a $500,000 downtown makeover and star in a reality television show came up short Tuesday.
    “Small Business Revolution Main Street” picked a Top Six instead of a Top Five. Selections had Western orientation, as five of the six towns were west of the Mississippi River.
    About 50 #MyPageland supporters gathered Tuesday morning at the Ball Theatre for the announcement.

  • The Shack comes downtown

    The Shack restaurant has relocated from East McGregor Street to downtown Pageland and business has been brisk, says owner Kristina Lewis.
    The restaurant, now a 203 West McGregor St. where Press’ Grill was operated, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    The restaurant specializes in burgers, made to order; wings and ribeye steaks.
    It offers dine-in or take-out service.
    Breakfast is from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday. 

  • Demo of McGregor St. house approved

    The McGregor Street yellow house destroyed by fire should be demolished within 14 days.
    The Pageland Town Council approved a $9,000 contract with EF Construction of the Carolinas during last week’s meeting.
    The firm is owned by Ethan Foard, brother of town attorney Adam Foard. There was apparent no conflict of interest as Adam Foard did not advise council on which bid to consider.
    The other bid by A HG Inc. was $14,190.

  • Residents complain about...

    COMPLAINT:  Potholes along Chesterfield County main and secondary roads; heavy traffic on some secondary roads; drainage on secondary roads  
    MADE BY: County residents meeting with South Carolina Department of Transportation officials, sponsored by state Sen. Vincent Sheheen and state Rep. Richie Yow.  
    OBSERVED: Potholes throughout the county, drainage problems caused by record rainfall, fast truck traffic on secondary roads.