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  • 2018 Election Overview

    Voter Information
    Polls open today
    from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    What you must bring to vote: Photo ID. Acceptable forms include a South Carolina driver’s license, a SC DMV ID card, a S.C. Voter Registration Card with photo, a U.S. Passport or a Federal Military ID.
    Don’t have a photo ID?
    Bring your voter registration card to the polling place. You may vote a provisional ballot after signing an affidavit citing a “reasonable impediment” to obtaining a photo ID.

  • Hospice of Chesterfield to hold Memorial Service

    From release
    Hospice of Chesterfield County is having a community Memorial Service 6 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 East Main Street, Chesterfield.
    The service is to remember all patients served by Hospice of Chesterfield County since October 2017. 

  • Race for S.C. 7th congressional seat

    Robert Williams
    Party: Democrat
    Age: 53
    Birthplace: Darlington
    Residence: Darlington
    Education: St. John High School, Darlington; Voorhees College, BS Business Administration; Troy University, Master’s in Public Administration
    Employment (current employer, other significant employers): Business Development Consultant, S.C. House of Representatives, District 62
    Previous elected or political experience:  Currently serving as the District 62 House Representative, 12 years.

  • Cheraw students arrested for alleged threats

    From release
    Two Cheraw students have been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot up Cheraw High School.
    The incidents, which happened Friday, are unrelated.
    School Resource Officer Timothy Knight of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office handled both threats, said Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks.
    Cheraw students were never in danger, Brooks said. 
    In one incident, a 15-year-old student was upset after students picked on him for how he treated his girlfriend.

  • Pageland author writes his redemption story

    A local author knows first hand how pain and failure can lead to positive outcomes.
    In his newly released book, “All Eyez on Him,” Kevin Rivers shares his personal testimony of how life’s negative events led him to God’s purpose for him.
    Rivers wrote the book to show God’s redeeming, restoring and resurrection power through his life as a young boy growing up in Pageland.

  • Coaches’ banquet moved

    From release
    The South Carolina Football Coaches Association has changed its venue for its annual Hall of Fame inductions.
    The banquet will be at the Crown Reed, 2913 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. For tickets contact Mike Ware, 803-278-6360 or mware@scfootballcoaches.com
    Former Central coach Al Usher of is being inducted this year. Nine other coaches are being inducted.

  • Meetings on S.C. 9 postponed

    S.C. Department of Transportation meetings to discuss the future of S.C. 9 in Pageland and Ruby scheduled for Oct. 2 have been postponed because of Florence.

    S.C. Department of Transportation representatives say the meetings will be reshedued.

  • Peripheral Artery Disease – A Concern for People with Type 2 Diabetes

    From release

    Peripheral artery disease or at it is more commonly called PAD  occurs when fatty layers build up on the inner linings of the blood vessels throughout the body and limits the blood flow.

     It usually involves the arteries running to the legs and feet. PAD is similar to coronary artery disease, which occurs when blockages in the arteries cut off the blood supply to the heart.  

  • Runoffs set pairings for November elections

    Robert Williams won the Democratic runoff for the 7th U.S. Congressional District, by 420 votes over Mal Hyman, according to unofficial results. 

    Incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney General Alan Wilson won their runoff elections, according to unofficial results. 

  • Taking the journey with Kali

    This week the Progressive Journal publishes the second chapter of “Kali: A Polar Bear’s Tale,” written by one of her caretakers, Carolyn Mueller.

    We’re one of many U.S. newspapers that are publishing Kali’s – pronounced Cully’s –tale as a way to encourage young children to read and to learn more about newspapers. 

    In today’s fast-paced world, we want to instantly jump from beginning to end, not spending much time in the middle.