Today's News

  • Collard ‘tang’ to help Pageland?

    Will an off-hand remark give the #MyPageland effort an advantage to become a reality television star?
    Cameron Potts, a vice president of public relations for Deluxe, mentioned to Timothy Griffin during a Small Business Revolution: Main Street phone call that he was interested to come to South Carolina because he “liked collards.”
    At last Thursday’s reception for the show’s host Amanda Brinkman and her crew, Potts said he had tried collards “several times.”
    Griffin made sure Potts had a potful of collards at the reception.

  • Smokehouse Restaurant reopens

    JEFFERSON – The Smokehouse Restaurant has reopened under new ownership.
    David and Sue Sullivan are the new owners of the restaurant at 5843 S.C. 151 in Jefferson.  The couple owned and operated the Bantam Chef in Kershaw for 12 years before selling it in November 2017.
    Sue Sullivan said she is amazed at how much business the restaurant has done since opening Jan. 11.
    “We never thought we would be doing business like this,” she said.  “We’ve had so many great compliments about the food.”

  • Panthers’ Peppers gives again

    Julius Peppers’ commitment to helping victims of Hurricane Florence will directly help those affected by the hurricane in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.
    He has made a $75,000 grant to the United Way of Chesterfield County.
    The United Way of Chesterfield County is administering the grant for both counties.
    The grant comes at an opportune time, as many flood victims need winter clothing and other weather related items.
    Grants will be made to non-profit groups, not individuals. Applicants must explain how they intent to use the funds.

  • Whispers in the Stacks: February 2019 Edition

    Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director
    Happy February.
    February is National Library Lover’s Month.  You can love your local public library system by becoming an active member of our non–profit “Friends of Chesterfield County Libraries” group.
    The next Friends meeting is 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Pageland Community Library.  Fund raising and new events are on the agenda.

  • Jerry “Shug” Haigler: He loved the game, loved the people, they loved him

    For more than 40 years, Jerry Haigler was the voice of Pageland athletes.
    Every Tuesday or Wednesday, local athletes – stars as well as stand-ins – would grab the Pageland paper to see what he had written.
    Haigler, who died Jan. 13 at age 73, described his writings as the “Sgt. Joe Friday style,” get the facts – the correct spelling of an athlete’s name, his or her game statistics, and a quote or two.

  • Dear Amanda

    Assuming there has been no change in your schedule, welcome to Pageland!
    Since you have been talking with Tim Griffin – our own version of P.T. Barnum – and your staff has been researching us, we know you know, among other things:
    Pageland claims to be the Watermelon Capital of the World and our athletes and actors are world class.
    What you may not know is:
    • We like to rumble.
    • We run with the melons, not the bulls.
    • We love to rave about the people with Pageland roots.

  • EDITOR'S COLUMN: Please, pick Pageland

    Dear Amanda, Ty, Deluxe Corp., and the producers of “Small Business Revolution: Main Street.”
    In our quest to become reality TV stars, Pageland has already mastered one role.
    We are transforming before our very own eyes.
    For years we were fragmented, with each person or organization chasing individual goals.
    Now, people who have not talked to each other in years are collaborating.
    You have helped us find our heart.

  • Unsung hero turns plastic bags into comfort

    Donna Deese is one of the unsung heroes that makes Pageland special.
    She has spent the last seven years crocheting mats out of plastic grocery bags for the homeless and others in need.  She makes the mats as part of the outreach program at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, her home church.
    The various colored mats are very versatile, durable and can be made in different sizes, she said. 
    The mats have many uses. Some sleep on them. Other used them as exercise mats. Some keep them in their kitchen.

  • Ruby student letter perfect

    CHESTERFIELD – During last Tuesday’s Chesterfield County schools spelling bee, Dillon Burr sat on the front row and made faces at his brother, Brayden.
    Dillon smiled, he smirked, he rolled his eyes.
    On the inside, Brayden, the best speller from Ruby Elementary, was laughing at his brother’s antics.
    Externally, his legs were shaking.
    But most importantly, Brayden kept composed, seeing the words in his mind, like he was reading a dictionary. His biggest concern was tripping over a letter.

  • Shots fired call leads to Pageland arrest

    A Pageland resident was arrested Jan. 12 for allegedly shooting at houses on Honeysuckle Lane in Pageland.
    Mark Miller, Jr., 20 of 191 Honeysuckle Lane, was charged with aggravated assault in the alleged shootings.
    According to a Chesterfield County Sheriff ‘s Office report, deputies talked to several people about the incident.
    One witness said he heard multiple shots fired. One shot struck a residence, going through a front door and several interior walls.