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  • Dollar General’s ‘official’ opening Saturday

    From release
    MT. CROGHAN – Dollar General’s “official” grand opening is Saturday with prizes and special deals being offered.
    The store opened two weeks ago with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by town officials and residents.
    This Saturday, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples.

  • Whispers In The Stacks: September 2019 Edition

    Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    September is National Library Card sign-up month.  Library cards are free for all county residents. Adults must present a valid photo ID to get a card for themselves or their children.
    Libraries will also be issuing free replacement cards during September for patrons who have misplaced their cards. The normal replacement fee is $3.
    A library cards gives access to library materials and also the ability to borrow materials from home through our SC LENDS consortium.

  • Chesterfield man lands multiple drug charges

    An Aug. 21 stop for speeding resulted in a Chesterfield man being charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin and another prescription drug.
    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped Bryan K. McCormick, 23, of the 2700 block of Teals Mills Road, on Kirkley Road near Jefferson for speeding.
    Deputies asked McCormick and a passenger to leave the vehicle. A deputy saw a “large bulge” in the waistband of McCormick’s shorts, according to the report.

  • Driving school stresses safety

    Troy Timney, a 25-year veteran of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, wants to use his law enforcement experience to help young people become safe drivers.
    The Pageland resident opened Roadway Jungle Driving Academy in June. The business offers classroom and behind the wheel training for people 15 years and older.
    The program consists of eight classroom hours and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. 

  • 2 thefts at Pageland Farm Equipment

    Pageland Farm Equipment on U.S. 601 was burglarized twice last week.
    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of four Kubota “Zero No Turn” lawnmowers last Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.  The mowers were stolen from the business’ outside lot.
    Wendell Johnson, general manager of Pageland Farm Equipment, said three mowers were brand new. The fourth one was owned by a customer and needed repair.
    Johnson estimated the value of the mowers at $47,337.

  • Convicted murderer’s petition rejected

    CHESTERFIELD – A Jefferson man serving a 30-year sentence for the murder of a Pageland woman unsuccessfully argued last Monday to have his conviction overturned or modified.w
    His petition was denied by a judge on Aug. 21. 
    Thomas J. Stewart was convicted in 2012 of murder for the Jan. 1, 2010, killing of Bellanie L. Clyburn.
    In a post-conviction relief petition, Stewart alleged ineffective counsel, based upon the failure to investigate; and an involuntary guilty plea based upon erroneous advice. 

  • Man charged in auto theft, beating of dog

    A Pageland man has been arrested twice by Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies, once for animal cruelty and the second time for possession of a stolen vehicle.
    Eldrick Mungo, 21, of the 2200 block of Crowburke Road, was arrested Aug. 18 for the alleged beating of a small black-and-white dog. The incident happened Aug. 15.
    According to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies reviewed a video of a man striking a dog with a pole. A deputy identified the alleged assailant as Mungo.

  • New Heights parent sues over bullying

    The parent of a middle-school student is suing the Chesterfield County School District and former New Heights Principal Nikki Miller over the alleged bullying of her child.
    The parent alleges Miller and other officials at New Heights either “minimized,” or took no action, when informed of the multiple times the child was possibly bullied during the 2017-2018 school year. 
    The parent alleges the child suffered bruises, “great pain,” shame and humiliation from her peers.
    The suit asks for a jury trial.

  • Time to energize another hashtag

    #What’syourvisionforPageland?
    #AreyouwillingworkforPageland?
    #Getready,let’sroll
    It is time to….
    #PlugIntoPageland
    Lynches River Electric Cooperative and the Pageland Chamber of Commerce want to win a national economic development contest.
    Touchstone Energy Cooperative is sponsoring the “Co-Op Community Contest.” Winners will get professional help to spur community development and economic growth.

  • Senior Spotlight: Johnny L. Clark Jr.

    Age: 73
    Town: Pageland
    Family: A daughter, Libby Todd; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren
    Church: Pageland First Baptist
    Occupation/Retired from: Truck driver; electrical lineman for Basic Electricity, Charlotte.
    Favorite meal: Cube steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, string beans, butter beans and tomatoes
    Favorite TV show: “Gunsmoke”
    How you spend your days? I like riding my Honda Goldwing motorcycle and I sit around and watch television.