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  • Discover Your Superpowers at S.C. State Museum

    From release

    COLUMBIA – The State Museum is opening an interactive exhibit “Hall of Heroes” on Jan. 19.
    The traveling exhibition explores the history of and science behind America’s obsession with superheroes. Combining interactives and hands on displays, “Hall of Heroes” explores how these iconic characters have influenced our popular culture throughout the 20th century. Guests can also discover their own superpowers.

  • Burned building site to become parking lot

    The town of Pageland is purchasing the 100-year old home on McGregor Street that was destroyed by fire on Nov. 12.
    Once the sale is complete the town plans to demolish what remains of the house and turn the property into a parking lot.
    The purchase price has not been revealed, but officials said the price was reduced because the town has agreed to remove the burned building.
    Removal of the burned buildings was one of several items the #Mypageland campaign recently forwarded to town council.

  • Pageland honors Dr. King Jan. 21

    Pageland’s 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is Jan. 21 at the Clyburn Center.
    The event is sponsored by the Jefferson-Pageland Ministerial Alliance.
    “Keep the Dream Alive” is this year’s theme.
    The event starts with the MLK Walk on Elm Street beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Participants are asked to park at the Clyburn Center and assemble between 8 and 8:25 at the corner of Elm Street and West McGregor Street.
    Mickey Baker, coordinator for the walk, said shuttle service will be provided from the Clyburn Center.

  • Judge: No bond for Breanna Lewis

    CHESTERFIELD –Judge Paul Burch wants more information and a mental evaluation before considering bond for Breanna Lewis, the young mother accused of killing her child, Harlee, on May 29.
    Lewis made her first court appearance last Wednesday since being arrested June 6. She has been custody since May 31 after being questioned by the Chesterfield County Sheriff deputies. She did not appear in two previous court hearings on the case.
    Lewis did not speak at Wednesday’s bond hearing.

  • #MyPageland push nears another milestone

    The town of Pageland has allocated $2,500 to the #MyPageland efforts.
    Pageland is one of 10 towns nationwide contending for a $500,000 downtown makeover by the Small Business Revolution Main Street.
    Amanda Brinkman, one of the stars of the reality television show sponsored by Deluxe, and her crew will visit Pageland Jan. 24 and 25.
    A parade on McGregor Street and reception at the Clyburn Center is planned for Jan. 24. Brinkman and her crew will tour the town the following day. Pageland is the last of 10 towns Brinkman and her crew will visit.

  • Town hires traffic consultant

    Pageland has hired a York-based traffic consultant to propose plans for McGregor and Pearl streets and consider truck by-pass routes for downtown.
    Joel E. Wood & Associates of York was one of two traffic engineers to submit proposals.
    The firm’s bid was $2,628.
    Campco Engineering Inc. of Rock Hill submitted a bid of $47,000.
    Town administrator Cecil Kimrey said the Wood bid was “the basic work,” while the Campco bid was an “indepth study.”
    The council unanimously selected Wood’s bid.

  • Mental testing ordered on Breanna Lewis

    CHESTERFIELD – A judge wants more information and a mental evaluation before considering bond for Breanna Lewis, the young mother accused of killing her 11-month-old daughter, Harlee, on May 29.
    Lewis made her first court appearance Wednesday since being arrested June 6. She has been in custody since May 31 after being questioned by Chesterfield County sheriff’s deputies. She did not appear at two previous court hearings in the case.
    Lewis did not speak at Wednesday’s bond hearing.

  • Sandhill Telephone offering free long distance calls

    Sandhill Telephone Cooperative is now giving its residential customers free unlimited long distance phone call service.
    Lee Chambers, chief executive officer and and general manager of Sandhill Telephone, said it makes sense to offer this service to its residential customers.
    “Basically, we have been competing with large cell phone companies,” Chambers said.  “Long distance rates have dropped tremendously.
    “Having free unlimited long distance telephone service is a good reason for people to want to use their land lines.”

  • Preparations on track for Pageland’s television audition

    Work continues to clean-up Pageland and prepare for the upcoming visit by the Small Business Revolution Main Street crew on Jan. 24.
    The #mypageland organizers want a “comprehensive clean-up” of the downtown as Pageland makes its bid for the Top 5 towns competing for a $500,000 downtown makeover.  

  • Mayor Evans’ ideas for 2019

    The Pageland Town Council holds its first meeting of the year tonight. New business on the agenda includes “traffic study proposals.”
    It is just one of the items Mayor Jason Evans wants the town to consider in 2019. Evans recently sat down with the Progressive Journal to discuss his agenda for the new year.

    Traffic study proposals