Today's News

  • Grease is the word at Central

    It’s about high school and drama, and it is being performed by high-school drama students; so this year’s musical seemed to be an easy fit for Central High School students.
    But expectations, and a six-decade gap between the time of the musical and today’s students, made Central’s production of “Grease” a challenge, says actors and director Hannah McGuire.

  • Seniors’ health, well being focus of luncheon

    Senior citizens received helpful information last week at the Pageland Community Center.
    Jermaine Johnson, owner of J.L.J. Services, told the crowd the luncheon was  “all about you.”
    Presenters included Chesterfield County Sheriff James Dixon; Sherry Johnson of Vantage Point, a division of Care South; Donna Rivers of the Chesterfield County Council on Aging and Amy Dukes of Care South. 

  • Chamber seeks yard sale permit changes before downtown sale

    Proposed changes to a Pageland’s yard sale ordinance could increase participation in a planned town-wide sale on May 18.
    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce wants to coordinate yards sales with a downtown sidewalk sale.
    Currently, the town requires a $5 yard sale permit for each address. Chamber president Timothy Griffin asked the council to waive that provision for the May 18 sale to allow multiple sellers at one address. Each seller could be required to have a $5 permit.

  • Pageland man arrested on gun, vandalism charges

    A Pageland resident was arrested April 2 after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman and her two-year-old child.
    Zach L. Johnson, 25, of the 300 block of Doss Evans Road, Pageland, was stopped by a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy about 1:40 p.m. on Airport Road near Central High School. Deputies were looking for a Honda car.
    According to the report, Johnson had left in a Honda after allegedly threatening a Ruby woman, pointing a gun at her and using a golf club to smash the windshield and passenger side window of her car.

  • NETC announces summer session

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College’s summer session of five-week and 10-week classes online and at campuses begins May 15. A second five-week session begins June 19.

  • Meet Pageland Police Officer Lt. Shane Whitley

    Rank: Lieutenant
    Length of time with the PPD: 3½ years
    Birthplace: Cabarrus County, N.C.
    Residence: Jefferson
    Education: Associate degree in criminal justice
    Work experience: Seven and a half years as a cadet in Law Enforcement Explorer Post in Cabarrus County; restaurant manager at Wayside Family Restaurant for 10 years; Cabarrus County deputy for six years.

  • Senior Spotlight: Leslie A. Edgeworth

    Age: 67
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Three sisters, Bessie, Margaret, and Gloria
    Church: Salem United Methodist
    Occupation/Retired from: Perfect Fit, Monroe, N.C., 40.5 years
    Favorite meal: Seafood, cole slaw and a baked potato
    Favorite TV show: Lifetime movies
    How you spend your days? Helping my family out and visiting church members who are sick and shut-in.
    Where is the last place you traveled? Stockton, Calif.
    If you could do anything, what would it be? I would travel abroad, especially to Paris.

  • Gunfire exchanged on Honeysuckle Lane

    Two men have been arrested and a third is being sought in a drive-by exchange of gunfire on Honeysuckle Lane in Pageland on March 26.
    Ryu Hough, 19, of the 400 block of Carley Circle in Jefferson, has been charged with malicious injury to personal property and first offense drug possession. He was arrested March 28. He has been released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.
    Gavin N. Terry, 20, of the 1300 block of Lester Hicks Circle, Pageland, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol. He has been released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.  

  • Celebrating Shug

    Shortly before Central and Lewisville took the field Friday, Eagles coach Mitch Leaird turned to longtime friend Janet Haigler.
    “Shug ordered perfect weather for this game,” Leaird told Haigler. After game after game of rain or cold this season, the skies were clear and the temperatures warm.
    Haigler, who claims Leaird as her “fourth son,” could not have agreed more.
    It was perfect baseball weather, something Shug, her husband, loved. Baseball was his favorite sport, as a player or spectator.

  • Anti-bullying efforts working, say researchers

    Chesterfield County has made significant strides in training staff and teaching its students about bullying, say researchers studying the effort.
    On average, there has been a 28 percent decrease in students who reported being bullied and a 23 percent decrease in students who reported bullying others over the four years of the survey-based study.
    “Students are coming forward and asking for help,” said Matt Flege, a researcher from Clemson University.