Today's News

  • Filing for elections opens Aug. 22

    Filing for municipal elections in Pageland, Jefferson and Mt. Croghan opens soon.
    In Pageland, districts 1, 2 and 3 are on the ballot. The filing period for candidates opens 8 a.m. Aug. 22 and closes at noon Sept. 6. 
    The incumbents are Harold Hutto, Jimmie Baker, and Shane Hancock.
    Winners will serve a four-year term, starting Jan. 1, 2020.
    The filing fee is $30, Candidates must file at Town Hall.  


  • Meet Chesterfield County Deputy Lee Lewis

    Rank: Deputy first class
    Length of time with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office: 10 years
    Age: 38
    Birthplace: Pageland
    Residence: Pageland
    Education: 1999 Central High graduate. Played football as a defensive back four years; member of 1997 state championship team; S.C. Criminal Justice Academy, 2009
    Work experience: Four years with the Marine Corps, 2004-2008
    What led you to law enforcement? I served my country in the Marines. I wanted to serve more locally, within my community.

  • Symposium speakers discuss S.C. and the Revolution

    From release

    COLUMBIA – An American Revolutionary War symposium is being presented Oct 5. at   the South Carolina Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia.
    The symposium is being offered by the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History with the support of South Carolina Humanities.

  • McLeod Health honors teen volunteers

    From release

    CHERAW — McLeod Health Cheraw recently recognized 21 area teens for participating in the 2019 Summer Teen Volunteer Program.
    The teens volunteered 930 hours of service, working with healthcare professionals.
    Mib Scoggins, hospital administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw, said, the McLeod volunteer program began in 1988 as a way to interest high school teens in health care careers.

  • Steen scholarship winners

    Thomas Steen, a former Central High School killed in October 2018 shooting in Denver, was honored by the Pageland Chamber of Commerce.
    The chamber named its annual scholarship for Steen. Recipients of the first Steen scholarships were Pooja Patel, valedictorian  at South Pointe Christian School, and Kylie Mangum, salutatorian at Central High School.
    Patel is attending the University of South Carolina. At South Pointe, she played volleyball, soccer, and basketball and was a member of the Beta Club, American Christian Honors Society, and student government.

  • Senior Spotlight: Larry Lockhart

    Age: 69
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Nine children
    Church affiliation: Chambers Grove Baptist Church
    Occupation/Retired from:  Conbraco, 17 years; Chesterfield Yarn Mill and Southland Turkey Farm
    Favorite meal: Fried chicken, any kind of vegetables, cornbread and biscuits My teeth aren’t that good, so my food has to be soft.
    Favorite TV show: WSOC News
    How you spend your days?  I’ve had three operations on my leg, so I can’t do that much.

  • #WeekZero

    Broome at Central
    It’s a repeat. Both team met in week zero last year with Broome winning, 46-14.
    Both team made the playoffs. Broome lost in the second round to eventual state AAA champion Chester, 39-15.
    Central posted back-to-back shutouts in the playoffs, before losing to eventual state AA champion Abbeville, 39-0.
    Heading into the season for Central
    Plusses: Conditioning, few injuries and team attitude.  

  • EDITOR'S COLUMN: Time to find the time answers

    “Does anyone know what time it is?
    “Does anyone really care?”

    The answer to this musical question posed by the Chicago Transit Authority – later shortened to just Chicago – is apparently “yes” in Pageland.
    Just ask Gail Leaird, president of the Pageland Garden Club.
    Leaird recently confronted a post-meeting gathering of the Pageland Town Council.
    Five members listened as Leaird told them “we will not have an emblem on our clock.”

  • Life’s lessons stressed at Back-to-School Bash

    CHESTERFIELD – There was some straight talk and some rap Saturday at the first Back-to-School bash sponsored by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and various churches.
    Regardless of the format, students and their parents were told  to do what’s right and make the most of school and their jobs.  

  • Senior Spotlight: Gay Donahue Leaird

    Age: 76
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Two sons, Larry and James; four grandchildren, a great grandson and my cat, Sheba.
    Church: Pageland First Baptist
    Retired from: Culp Weaving, 17.5 years. Also worked at Pageland Manufacturing, SLS and Chesterfield Manufacturing.
    Favorite meal: All types of vegetables, fried chicken and biscuits
    Favorite TV show: Westerns