Today's News

  • More charges for suspect in tool thefts

    PAGELAND - Town police have tacked on more charges for three suspects in a series of tool thefts and reunited owners with their lost equipment.

    A total of seventeen assorted warrants for burglary and petit larceny are being filed against Jessie Legrande Miller, 39, of 794 Hwy 207, Pageland, in connection to a string of tool thefts around town, said Asst. Police Chief Larry Brown.

    To date, the Pageland Police Dept. has solved 15 cases, and has warrants pending in six cases.

  • Pageland man gets 20 months for assault

    Adrian McManus, of Pageland, was convicted last week of assault of a high and aggravated nature in connection with a June 2008 incident in Pageland.

    Judge Paul Burch sentenced McManus to 20 months after the Solicitor’s Office recommended a 2 year sentence.

  • Putting Ideas on Display

    PAGELAND - Voters got their first chance last week to find out where candidates for local government stood on issues as far reaching as annexation, law enforcement and the future of the town’s sewer system.

    The public forum was sponsored by The Pageland Progressive Journal and Southpointe Fellowship, which provided the use of its youth center, The Pointe, for the event.

    All eleven candidates were invited to attend.

  • Avid readers want to establish book club in Pageland

    Marie Gonzalez is an avid reader who is starting a book club here in Pageland.

    Gonzalez attended book clubs in cities such as Charlotte and Monroe, but she said traveling for these meetings eventually became a hassle. Along with her boyfriend, Kevin Smith, they began contacting possible places where they could hold local meetings.

    “He’s the one who got the ball rolling,” Gonzalez said of Smith.

  • Chamber to host art exhibit

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the First Annual Art Exhibit at the Center, on  Nov. 19.  The showing will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pageland Community Center.  Light refreshments will be served.

    The chamber is currently seeking talented artists for the event. This is open to Chesterfield County residents, professionals and students.  There is no fee to participate. 

    Call the Chamber of Commerce at 672-6400 to be included in this event or for more information.


  • Judge denies bond for suspect in home invasion

    CHESTERFIELD — A man accused of a home invasion while free on bond for murder charges now resides in the Chesterfield County Detention Center.

    Judge Paul Burch denied bond for Jonathan Franklin Hancock, 24, of 703 Jim Rivers Road, Chesterfield, on charges stemming from a Feb. 27, 2008, home invasion that left an elderly woman beaten and robbed.

    “To experience what we went through and seeing (my mother) that morning beaten to a pulp is an experience I never, ever want to go through again,” said Wanda Allen.

  • Library to get new website

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  • Eagles tame Bearcats

    PAGELAND — Central opened its 2009 football season with a convincing 27-7 win over a very good Anson County team. The Bearcats had beaten Forest Hills 21-14 a week earlier.

    The Eagles scored on their first possession of the game. After holding the Bearcats,

  • ‘State of the economy’ addressed at industry appreciation event

    Hold tight Chesterfield County.

    As the local unemployment rate continued a consecutive month downward, job growth remains months — if not a couple years — down the road.

    Thursday marked the annual state of local economics along with Chesterfield County Economic Development Board Industry Appreciation Pig Pickin’ at Craig Park.

    The year hasn’t been the best in the county’s history with double-digit unemployment numbers, but light is at the end of the tunnel, county officials said.

  • Meet the candidates for Pageland mayor, town council Oct. 8 at public forum

    PAGELAND — Local voters will have at least two opportunities to meet the candidates running for public office this year.

    There are currently 11 men and women seeking election to three council seats and the office of mayor. On Oct. 8, The Progressive Journal will conduct a forum with the candidates at The Pointe, a youth center operated by Southpointe Fellowship in uptown Pageland.

    The forum will include question and answer sessions with the candidates. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.