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  • WIRE members learn to unwind

    Members of the Lynches River Electric Cooperative’s branch of Women Involved in Rural Electrification recently got a first-hand lesson about the benefits of a massage.
    Pageland business woman Erin Caldwell, owner of Cardinal Therapy, brought her massage chair to the meeting. She gave several demonstrations and explained massages are “good for relaxation and chronic problems with pain.”

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    By Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    Did you know that there is a national awareness month for just about every topic under the sun?  
    April is National Fresh Florida Tomato Month, National Fresh Celery Month, and yes, April is even designated as Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month (I’m sure it is just a coincidence).

  • Be on lookout for invasive fig buttercup flowers

    By Kayla Vaughn
    Landmark News Service

    Spring is in the air! Unfortunately, that means pollen, itchy eyes, runny noses and, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, an invasive plant species trying to take over.
    SCDNR is asking the public for help in locating outbreaks of the fig buttercup, whose tiny, yellow flowers resemble the non-invasive butterweed, but is causing a lot more ruckus.

  • Discovering Chesterfield County

    What is the “average” resident of Chesterfield County like?
    According to data from the U.S. Census, most county residents are in the 1-percent club – they make up just 1 percent or less of the state’s overall numbers for population, number of veterans, businesses, and  housing units.
    With 46,127 residents, Chesterfield County ranks 25th out of 46 South Carolina counties. Still, the county’s population is less than 1 percent of the more than 5 million people who call South Carolina home.

  • Melon mash up

    There should be music to meet everyone’s taste at the Pageland Watermelon Festival this year.
    Plans are being finalized for 24 different performers or groups, said Timothy Griffin, president of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce.
    There will be two stages this year with non-stop music, he said.
    In addition the to stage in Moore’s Park, another one will be on Pearl Street.

  • USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center opens new exhibits

    From Release

    USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center is holding receptions for two new art exhibits in conjunction with its 14th Annual Native American Studies Week.
    At 1 p.m. Wednesday there is reception for the exhibit “Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians: One Community, One Family” in the Duke Energy Gallery.  The exhibit displays regalia, contemporary art and artifacts, and highlights the tribe’s pottery, beadwork, and musical traditions.

  • Senior Spotlight: Margie P. Chambers

    Age: 74
    Town:  Pageland
    Family:  One son, three daughters, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren
    Church:  Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion
    Occupation:  Bus driver for New Heights Middle School; has worked with the Chesterfield County School District for 26 years
    Favorite meal:  Croaker, cole slaw and French fries
    Favorite TV show:  “Gunsmoke”
    How you spend your days?  Working, babysitting grands, shopping and getting my nails done

  • S.C. Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry looks to expand operations statewide

    From release

    South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry are hoping to lessen food insecurity in households in South Carolina.
    South Carolina hunters can donate some or all of their legally harvested deer or hog meat to South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry at a participating processor.
    The meat will be delivered to an agency that feeds the hungry in South Carolina communities.

  • Juvenile justice reform meeting upcoming

    The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is holding a town hall meeting April 23 at Florence-Darlington Technical College to discuss a shift in how the agency serves youth, families and victims in South Carolina.
    The plan calls for serving committed youth in smaller facilities closer to their home communities, as opposed to centralized, distant state facility.
    “Our intention is to fully regionalize by the end of 2020,” said Department of Juvenile Justice Director Director Freddie Pough.

  • Having more than one Ball

    The Ball Theatre wants to double your pleasure, double your fun.
    Not only will the theater be adding a second screen, it will be adding two small stages with the intent of featuring local performing artists every evening.
    Ball Theatre manager Rodney Nicholson is transforming the adjacent Pageland Farm Equipment building into a movie theater/coffee shop/party room/performance area.
    It won’t be easy.