Today's News

  • U.S. Postal workers collect food

    From release

    U.S. Postal workers in Chesterfield County collected more than 10,000 pounds of donated food during the recent annual food drive.
    In the Cheraw, Patrick, Wallace area postal workers collected 8,400 pounds; Chesterfield, Ruby, Mt. Croghan 2,000 pounds; Pageland 400 pounds and Jefferson 30 pounds.
    Items were either taken to post officers or picked up by rural letter carriers.
    The food is given to local food banks.

  • Asphalt workers needed

    From release
    COLUMBIA – The non-profit South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association and its members have launched Asphalt Works!, a statewide campaign designed to attract new asphalt industry workers — and repair the state’s roads.
    Currently there are more than 350 available jobs in South Carolina’s asphalt industry.

  • Senior Spotlight: Genevieve Miller Robinson

    Age: 72
    Town: Jefferson
    Family: Two sons, Hade Jr. and Wilbert; one daughter, Kelli; and six grandchildren
    Church: Hopewell United Methodist Church
    Current Job: Assistant with the afterschool program at my church
    Favorite meal: Baked chicken, candied yams, stringed beans and broccoli
    Favorite TV show: “The View”
    How you spend your days? I work in my flower beds and read the Bible and other nonfiction books. Currently, I am reading “Becoming Michelle Obama.”

  • Watermelon Festival revises beer sale proposal

    The Pageland Town Council is holding a special meeting at 6 tonight (Tuesday) to consider a revised proposal to allow beer sales at the Watermelon Festival.
    The council might amend an ordinance that allows alcohol consumption at town facilities with the consent of council.
    The ordinance specifically mentions the gazebo at Moore’s Park as one place where alcohol consumption for special events can be allowed with council’s consent.

  • Purr-fect rescue

    An inexpensive hollow-core door and the swift reactions of firefighters from High Point, Ruby-Mt. Croghan and Sandhill volunteer departments saved the lives of four kittens Saturday.
    The firefighters responded to a mobile home fire on Black Creek Church Road.
    Capt. Thomas Catoe of the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department, climbed through a window to fight the fire. Other firefighters fought the fire from other angles. The fire had engulfed most of the mobile home.

  • Ruby church ‘violated’

    RUBY – Jamie Gulledge was saved when he was 10 years old, professing this faith at the Crossroads Baptist Church.
    It was his family church. His parents were long-time members and they had purchased a stained-glass window in memory of a loved one.
    When Gulledge, now an adult, drove to the church last Wednesday about a possible vandalism, “my heart dropped,” when he saw the damage.
    Someone had overturned a concrete bench and large urn at the church’s prayer garden between the sanctuary and family life center.

  • ‘Project 1918’ honored

    “Project 1918,” the Progressive Journal’s year-long look at how World War I affected Chesterfield County, has been named the best community service project for all of Landmark Community newspapers in 2018.
    The Progressive Journal also won three other awards in the annual Landmark Community Newspaper Inc. contest.
    Editor Don Worthington won first place among the company’s weekly newspapers for news writing excellence and an honorable mention for his news photography.

  • ‘We did it’

    When Andrea Garrison was named Chesterfield County’s Teacher of the Year, her first call was not to her mother or immediate family.
    She called one of her students, Morgan Miles.

  • Property stolen from Hartsville Police Department recovered in Patrick

    A search for stolen property by the Chesterfield and Darlington counties sheriff’s offices and the Hartsville Police resulted in the arrest of Patrick and Society Hills residents on drugs and weapons charges.
    The law enforcement agencies searched an outbuilding on Colin Road in Patrick on May 4, finding a riot gun owned by the Hartsville Police Department, three police issue armor vests, two police badges issued by the Hartville Police Department, and a container with what was believed to be methamphetamines.

  • 911 call leads to arrest of Pageland man

    A Pageland man was arrested on domestic violence and resisting arrests charges on May 3 after he called a 911 dispatcher, saying he had three hostages, no weapons and “was doing all of this for a glazed donut.”
    Chesterfield County sheriff deputies, with the assistance of Pageland police, detained Charles L. McManus, 44, of the 500 block of Tory Road.
    After interviewing McManus and others at the scene, deputies determined that there had been no hostages, but there was possible domestic violence incident.