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Today's News

  • Hugs, hamburger and cupcake for departing ‘office dog’ Lucy

    On her last day at Chesterfield County Animal Services, friends threw Lucy a party.
    There was lunch – a hamburger, fries and chicken nuggets from Wendy’s, her favorite.
    There were lots of hugs as Lucy went from desk to desk.
    When she came to the shelter, she was nervous and did not know what to expect.
    Her friends instantly “adopted” her.

  • SCDOT offers options for S.C. 9

    A bypass around Ruby and Mt. Croghan?
    Passing lanes?
    Improved intersections?
    Widening the road?
    These are among the options Chesterfield County residents will review for S.C. 9 between Pageland and Chesterfield.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation is holding two community meetings on Sept. 26 as part of a feasibility study of the 15-mile corridor.
    The first meeting is at the Pageland Community Center, 1113 W. McGregor St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Calling friendly scarecrows

    It’s time to scare Pageland – in a family friendly, whimsical, mischievous or loving way.
    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce is holding a scarecrow contest. Business, groups and individuals can enter. The overriding rule is scarecrows cannot be frightening, said chamber officials. “No clowns or Freddies,” chamber President Timothy Griffin said.
    Applications are available at the Pageland Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall, Rivers Graphics or New Creations Embroidery & Gifts.  There is no entry fee.

  • Faith and community help victims of house fire

    It was a bright Sunday afternoon in August when Tekesha Rivers got a call from her daughter saying their home at 514 E. Maynard St. was on fire.
    Rivers had attended Tiney Grove Holiness, her home church, that morning, and then went to visit her aunt, Rebecca Seegars.

  • Prayers yielding successes in Pageland

    Prayer groups and local ministers continue to pray for Pageland.  
    Kevin Rivers, coordinator for the “Prayer over Principalities” campaign held at the Pageland Community Center in May, said he and other ministers are trying to come up with different strategies to reach people as they move forward with the campaign.

  • Pageland woman dies in crash

    A local woman was killed Sept. 12 in a two-vehicle collision on S.C. 151 near Will Evans Road in Pageland.
    Mary Lynn Miller, 61, of Pageland, failed to yield the right of way while turning from a private driveway about 6:20 p.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Miller’s car was struck by a tractor trailer driven by Charles Noonan. He was driving south.
    Miller was taken to an area hospital where she died, according to the S.C Highway Patrol.
    Miller, who was from the Petersburg area, was known as the “Praying Angel.”

  • Shots allegedly fired after land dispute

    A Chesterfield county resident was arrested Sept. 6 for assault following an alleged family argument, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    Kevin Diggs, 26, of Crawford Lane, was arrested after making threats with a gun and firing several rounds into the air, according to the report.
    The shots came after his family had been drinking and “fussing over land,” according to the report. Deputies recovered two shell casings.
    Diggs received a $500 personal recognizance bond.

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  • Pageland Police Dept. holds Crime Prevention meeting

    Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Sgt. LaCorey McIlwain, coordinator for the crime watch program,  shared tips about property, home and personal safety at a recent Crime Prevention meeting.   
    Residents asked questions about safety in their neighborhoods. Greenlee told the group to use their 20/20 foresight rather than their 20/20 hindsight.

  • Deputies grab belt to subdue Mt. Croghan suspect

    A Mt. Croghan man was arrested Sept. 11 on trespassing and assault/battery charges after he tried to flee through a window of a camper.
    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about trespassing at the 100 block of Depot Street in Mt. Croghan.
    James W. Price, 45, was not to suppose to be at property, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. Price allegedly had been making threats with a garden hoe.

  • Steen Road house burglarized

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a burglary at a Steen Road address in Mt. Croghan on Sept. 12 where more than $6,000 in items were stolen.
    Deputies later recovered about $4,000 of the allegedly stolen items.
    Among the items stolen and later recovered were a pistol and $3,000 in tattoo equipment.
    Items listed as stolen included an “unspecified amount of decorative skulls,” four cell phones and a laptop computer.