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  • S.C. 9 ideas sought

    What changes would you like to see on S.C. 9 between Pageland and Chesterfield?
    The S.C. Department of Transportation wants your thoughts as it conducts a feasibility study for the 15-mile corridor.
    The department is holding two community meetings on Nov. 13 to get residents’ feedback. 
    The first meeting is at the Pageland Community Center, 1113 W. McGregor St. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    The second meeting is at Ruby Elementary School, 249 Thurman Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Area artisans show, sell their crafts

    The Pageland Community Center was bustling with shoppers looking for homemade items  at the annual Christmas Show on Saturday.
    Homemade items included chocolate fudge, baked items, crafts, jewelry, soaps, Christmas ornaments, decorative signs and honey.
    There were also different colored scarves, caps and blankets crocheted by Springhill Assisted Living resident Marie Chapman.
    Chapman and her son, Carl Chapman, were there to meet customers.
    “She makes the items,” Carl Chapman said.  “And I manage her money.”

  • Happy Birthday Adolphe!

    Madison Quick has the answer to an age-old question.
    Which is better, wind or brass instruments?
    “We are the only thing that connects everything,” Quick said. “We’re better than all the other instruments!”
    Quick, a senior at Central High School, plays tenor saxophone.
    Her answer is remarkably close to the intentions of Adolphe Sax, the Belgian musician and instrument maker. He patented the family of saxophones in 1846.

  • 1918 ceremony to honor county World War I veterans

    The Progressive Journal will commemorate the service of Chesterfield County’s World War I veterans on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the gazebo at Moore’s Park in Pageland.
    Nov. 11 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. The armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th days of the 11the month. 
    More than 2,500 Chesterfield county residents signed up for the draft in World War I.
    About 1,000 residents served in the war.

  • What's next for #PickPageland?

    Producers of the show, “Small Business Revolution Main Street,” have asked the Pageland Chamber of Commerce to submit detailed information about the downtown.
    The “vetting package” is the next step in the quest for Pageland to be selected for a downtown makeover.
    The show picks one town in America each season for a $500,000 downtown makeover.
    The show features marketing expert Amanda Brinkman and celebrity entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, along with marketing people from Deluxe.

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    By Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    Happy November.
    As we enter the holiday season, I can’t help but to be reminded of my many blessings, faith, family, friends, and a wonderful county to work in and call home.
    As you consider what to do with your free time during the holidays in November and December, stop by one of our five county libraries to visit with us, to enjoy our special holiday programs and events, and to grab a few more good books to check out.

  • Senior Sportlight: Linda K. Baker

    Age: 70
    Town: Jefferson
    Family: Husband, Kenny, one son, two daughters, one daughter deceased, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild
    Church: Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from: Retired teacher assistant with the Chesterfield County School District, 29 years
    Favorite meal: Seafood, (perch or flounder), baked potato, a garden salad and hush puppies
    Favorite TV show: Hallmark movies
    How you spend your days? I spend a lot of time with my grandchildren and my great grandchild.

  • McLeod Health Cheraw honors employees

    From release

    CHERAW  – McLeod Health Cheraw recently recognized 49 employees for their years of service during the Employee Service Awards Banquet.
    “The values of McLeod Health are demonstrated through the dedication and commitment of our employees,” said Mib Scoggins, administrator at McLeod Health Cheraw. “The value of caring, the value of the person, the value of quality, the value of integrity and our mission of providing patients with medical excellence are the foundation of our daily focus.

  • Faith, family, friends

    Photos of Tommy Steen flashed on the screens on either side of the altar at Providence Baptist Church on Sunday. 
    The photos showed Steen from child to adult.
    Three colors dominated the photos, the red and blue of Central High School and the orange of Clemson. He was a proud graduate of both schools.
    There was one constant.
    Each photo showed Tommy smiling.
    It was a smile that came directly from his heart, said family and friends.

  • FEMA aid trickling in

    Hurricane Florence did at least $5 million in damages in Chesterfield County, according to emergency management officials.
    Disaster relief agencies are still refining that estimate as more residents report claims to FEMA.
    So far, 1,241 Chesterfield County residents have filed claims with FEMA. The agency has paid about  $538,000 to residents, FEMA officials said last week.
    FEMA is still accepting claims. The deadline for Chesterfield County residents to submit a claim is Nov. 20.