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  • Miss Pageland accepting applications

    From release 

    Applications  are being accepted for the 2018 Miss Pageland/Miss Chesterfield County Pageant. 

    The pageant is June 9 at Central High School. 

    Age categories range from age 7 and up. There is a competition for Ms and Ms Woman for single moms or divorced women.

    Contestants will be judged on an interview, physical fitness, and evening gown competition and an on-stage question. 

    Winners will advance to the Miss South Carolina United States Pageant held in January.

  • Time to apply for tourism grants

    From release 

    CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield County Economic Development is accepting proposals for state accommodations tax revenues. Accommodations Tax Grant funds are designed specifically for tourism related activities.  

    Data to support tourism impact is required.

  • Nominees sought for Women in Business award

    From release 

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual Women in Business award.

    The luncheon will be noon April 25 at the Pageland First Baptist Fellowship Hall.

    Nominations for the women in business award are due April 20.  

    The award recognized a woman who has made contributions to her business or employer, as well as the community. 

    Applications can be picked up at the chamber office next to the Town Hall on Pearl Street.

  • Children have their own food festival in Cheraw

    What do you get when you mix education, food and fun? 

    Answer: the first Little Folks Food Festival for Chesterfield County. Festivities start this morning (Tuesday) at 9:30 a.m. at Northeastern Technical Community College in Cheraw. 

    The festival is the idea of First Steps of Chesterfield County. Each year the agency celebrates the “Week of the Young Child.” Previously there have been proclamations and parades. 

  • Pageland reviews zoning ordinance

    The Town of Pageland is updating its zoning ordinance to reflect changes in technology, as well as new land use patterns. 

    The current ordinance was written in 1999. 

    One of the major changes being considered is creating a zoning district to reflect the changing character of West McGregor Street. 

    Portions of the street were developed with single-family housing. Some of that housing has been converted into offices.  

  • Charlotte man arrested on drugs, weapon charges

    Charlotte man arrested on drugs, weapon charges

    A Chesterfield County Sheriff Office deputy arrested a Charlotte man April 8 for possession with intent to sell and possession of a stolen pistol. 

    Stephen Anthony Nyankun, 18, of the 5700 block of Electra Lane, was arrested following a traffic stop for alleged speeding near Pageland, according to the sheriff’s office report.

    While talking with Nyankun, the deputy noticed a strong odor of air freshener and a faint smell of marijuana, according to the report. 

  • Handsome Henry’s tale to help others?

    Handsome Henry’s story is all too familiar. 

    He is a mutt. He is about two to three years old. 

    When he was abandoned, someone wired his mouth shut, bound his legs and left him off a dirt road in Chesterfield County. 

    Animal Control found him after a 911 call. Handsome Henry was taken to a vet where he was treated for his injuries, as a well as skin, eye and ear infections. 

  • Top Central students share many bonds

    For the past four years, Central High School’s Makayla Kirkley and Jake Savage have replayed the same drama over and over.  

    When teachers return tests in the classes they share, they quickly asked each other, “What did you make?” 

    Usually there is a pause, one trying to wait the other out. Often there is a laugh, followed by the results. 

    “You know what is going on in each other’s head,” Jake said. 

  • Central’s Louallen on the run to Columbia

    LaDaisha Louallen of Central High School simply runs; distance does not matter.

    She was an all-region, cross-country runner this year as Central girls won the region title. Her personal best over the 3.2-mile course is 22:39. 

    She also is the defending region champion in the 4x100 relay and the 800-meter run. Her personal best in the 800 is 2:40.82, and in the 400 it is 1:02.56.

    It is a rarity for runners to excel at short and long distances, says her coach, Joel Dale. 

    “You are either one or the other,” he said.

  • Senior Spotlight: Olin Miller

    Age: 87

    Town: Pageland

    Family: Ethel D. Miller, wife; five boys; six girls; 24 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren

    Church: Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church

      Occupation/Retired from: The Coca Cola plant/retired after more than 30 years; previously a truck driver

    Favorite meal: Fried chicken, rice & gravy, pinto beans and cornbread

    Favorite TV show:  “Family Feud with Steve Harvey”