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  • Senior Spotlight: Jerry L. Jett

    Age: 62
    Town:  Pageland
    Family: Two sons and two grandchildren
    Faith Affiliation: Baptist
    Occupation/Retired from: Essex Wire, Ind./17 years; U.S. Army/six years
    Favorite meal: Loaded pizza and a salad
    Favorite TV show: Westerns
    How you spend your days? I just joined the seniors at the Pageland Nutrition Center and I work in my garden. I intend to join a gun range soon.
    Where is the last place you traveled? Indianapolis, to see the Amish horses and buggies. My parents live in Carlisle, Ind.

  • Meet Pageland Police Officer Sgt. Marcia Miller

    Rank: Sergeant
    Service with the Pageland Police Department:  Approximately three years
    Age: 31
    Birthplace: Cheraw
    Residence: Chesterfield
    Education: Chesterfield High graduate, 2005; Coastal Carolina graduate, 2010; 12-week training at the S.C. Police Academy, Columbia
    Work experience: House manager, CHESCO

  • Pee Dee Sheriff’s Association meets

    The District III Pee Dee Sheriff’s Association’s held its quarterly luncheon  last Tuesday in Chesterfield for the first time.
    Chesterfield County Sheriff James Dixon, who was sworn in Jan. 5, hosted and attended his first District III sheriff association meeting.
    “We talked about crime and drug problems in our particular areas,” Dixon said.  “We also brainstormed to come up with solutions to help make our communities safer.”
    The group also discussed issues before the legislature.    

  • Heath Springs man dies at South Pointe

    A Health Springs resident died Friday afternoon while working at South Pointe Christian School in Pageland.
    Michael Pearson, 26, was part of a crew installing security cameras at the school, said John James, chief deputy coroner for Chesterfield County.
    Pearson was working in the attic pulling cable where he apparently touched a live electrical wire, James said. Pearson was not an electrician, James said.
    Pearson was taken to Atrium-Monroe where he was pronounced dead.

  • Lancaster Co. head-on crash kills 2 drivers

    By Kayla Vaughn
    Landmark News Service

    Two drivers from Lancaster died in a head-on collision on Camp Creek Road March 27.
    The drivers, Tamiko Moore Bristow, 43, and Tommy Eugene Faile, 45, were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.
    Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with S.C. Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2001 Buick was headed west on Camp Creek Road when it crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Honda, headed east. Miller did not say which driver was in which car.

  • Melon fest brings huge musical lineup for 2019

    Twenty musical groups have been booked for Pageland’s Watermelon Festival, including headliners Zach Turner and Ryan Trotti.
    Turner brings his own watermelon expertise to the festival. He co-wrote “Watermelon Crawl.” Tracy Byrd’s version reached No. 4 on the country charts in 1994.

  • Celebrating Shug

    Shortly before Central and Lewisville took the field Friday, Eagles coach Mitch Leaird turned to longtime friend Janet Haigler.
    “Shug ordered perfect weather for this game,” Leaird told Haigler. After game after game of rain or cold this season, the skies were clear and the temperatures warm.
    Haigler, who claims Leaird as her “fourth son,” could not have agreed more.
    It was perfect baseball weather, something Shug, her husband, loved. Baseball was his favorite sport, as a player or spectator.

  • Senior Spotlight: Peggy Sikes

    Age: 76
    Town: Pageland
    Family:  a daughter, Doris Ann Deese; a son, Edward; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren
    Church: Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene
    Occupation/Retired from:  Lugwig Selmer, Monroe/21 years where she made cases  for musical instruments.; Malex, 20 years
    Favorite meal:  I like it all, especially vegetables.
    Favorite TV shows: Westerns and the Discovery channel

  • Meet Pageland Police Officer Nick Griffin

    Rank: PFC
    Length of time with the PPD: Three months
    Age: 26
    Birthplace: Charlotte
    Residence: Pageland
    Education/training: Graduated Central 2011; will attend S.C. Police Academy for a 12-week training
    Work experience: Volunteer firefighter with the Pageland Fire Department.; machine operator, Conbraco; security officer
    What led you to law enforcement? My dad, Scott Griffin, is a deputy with the Chesterfield County Sheriff Department. I always wanted to follow in his footsteps.

  • S.C. peaches survive recent cold snap

    From release

    CLEMSON – Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet.