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  • Christmas Cantata makes debut

    The Jefferson-Pageland Ministerial Alliance sponsored its first Christmas Cantata, “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” Dec. 6 at the Pageland Community Center.
    The production included many of the traditional Christmas songs, dramatic scriptural readings, and a short skit of Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus, visited by “The Three Wise Women.”

  • Shopping team makes Pageland rounds

    By VANESSA BREWER-TYSON and MELINDA CATO
    Progressive Journal

    Looking for bargain, the Progressive Journal’s shopping team – Vanessa Brewer-Tyson and Melinda Cato – returned to the streets of Pageland.
    The team’s first stop was the Bargain Basket, 505 S. Pearl St. The store sells anything from jewelry, handbags and garden flags to used furniture and clothes.  It also has a variety of items that would make great Christmas and birthday gifts.

  • Audit shows improvement in Chesterfield County finances

    The annual audit of Chesterfield County finances for fiscal year 2018 showed a slight decrease in the county’s deficit.
    The net position was 2018 was a deficit of $8,718,756, a $287,254 change from the previous year.
    The accountants said the change in net position was primarily due to new accounting standards for post-employment benefits.
    The county’s change in net position – revenues minus expenses – showed was $287,254. The previous year’s net position was a deficit of $264,886.

  • Pageland council sets airport parking fees

    The Pageland Town Council set parking rates for airplanes that use the town’s airport, as well discussed lease rates for people who want to build hangars at the airport.
    The council set a $5 daily rate for single-engine planes to “tie down” at specific locations on the airport property.
    The council also set monthly rental rates of:
    ◆ $25 for a single-engine plane using a spot on the grass.
    ◆ $30 for a single-engine plane using a paved spot.
    ◆ $50 for a twin-engine plane using a paved spot.

  • McBee's Connor Kirkley headed to Coastal Carolina

    McBee baseball coach Chris Lloyd says his team reflects the surrounding town.
    McBee is a blue collar town of farmers and manufacturing workers who “knows hard work,” Lloyd said.
    “This team knows hard work too” and none is a harder worker than senior Connor Kirkley, the team’s shortstop, lead-off batter and pitcher.
    Kirkley recently signed a scholarship offer from Coastal Carolina, the 2016 NCAA baseball champion.

  • Pageland makes Top 10

    Pageland has made the Top 10 towns seeking become the star of a downtown makeover television show. 
    The reality TV show “Small Business Revolution: Main Street” released its Top 10 contenders via its Facebook page on Tuesday. About 50 town residents, business owners, politicians, and civic club members watched at the Pageland Community Center, exploding in screams and exchanging hugs when Pageland was the eighth town selected.

  • 4 Chesterfield County roads still closed by hurricane damage

    Four roads remained closed in Chesterfield County as a result of Hurricane Florence.
    Statewide, 17 roads remained closed with 10 of them in Marlboro County.
    Road closed in Chesterfield County are:
    ◆ Dogwood Lane between Park Street and S.C. 151. The road has been washed out and repairs have been delayed by the weather. The road is expected to be repaired by Jan. 1.
    ◆ Bo Melton Loop between Woodward Mill Road and McNair Cemetary Road. The substructure of a bridge has failed. The road is expected to be repaired by June 1.

  • Olde English District tourism awards

    From release

    The Olde English District Tourism Commission, which promotes tourism for Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union and York counties, recognized outstanding achievement in tourism at its annual luncheon recently at Kings Mountain State Park in York County.  
    Michael Scoggins, staff historian for the Culture & Heritage Museums of York County and director of the Southern Revolutionary War Institute, spoke on the importance of Revolutionary War History in the region.

  • Senior Spotlight: Letha Ingram

    Age: 68
    Town: Jefferson
    Family: One son, Dana Ingram
    Church: Word of Life Fellowship, Cheraw
    Occupation:  Works for Lifespan Creative Campus, Monroe (21 years)
    Favorite meal: Pecan pancakes from Cracker Barrel
    Favorite TV show: Westerns
    How you spend your days? I usually work out at Planet Fitness five days a week, do puzzles over the Internet and read Christian romance novels.
    Where is the last place you traveled?  My son and I traveled to Yuma, Ariz. for my birthday this year.

  • Looking for bargains in Jefferson

    By Vanessa Brewer-Tyson and Melinda Cato
    Progressive Journal

    Downtown shopping in Jefferson is a combination of new, old and dependable.
    The Progressive Journal shopping team, Melinda Cato and Vanessa Brewer-Tyson, found holiday bargains at the latest combination of new and old – Jefferson Discount Foods on Main Street.
    The discount grocery store opened under new ownership Nov. 17 and employee Jessica McCaskill said new owner Keith Arnold has made some important changes.