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Today's News

  • Mt. Croghan resident dies in car crash

    Timothy E. Barrett, 27, of Mt. Croghan was killed early Saturday morning in a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Reese Donahue Road and Arthur Hayes Road, near Jefferson.
    Barrett, driving a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, did not stop at the intersection and then ran off the left side of the road, striking a sign, a tree and an embankment, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Teachers at South Pointe Christian School prepare for Wednesday

    Teachers at South Pointe Christian School reported for work last Thursday.  Much of their workdays were filled with meetings in the mornings and preparing their classrooms as well as other student activities in the afternoon. The school year begins Wednesday.

    South Pointe Christian School
    Address: Main campus, 28981 S.C. 9, Pageland, S.C. 29728; Mills Campus, 701 E. Cato St., Pageland, S.C. 29728
    Phone: Main campus, 843-672-2760; Mills Campus, 843-672-2761
    Online: Facebook.
    Enrollment: 247

  • Community chronicler David Kellin dies at 57

    By Kayla Vaughn
    Landmark News Service

    If something important was happening in Lancaster County, chances are David Kellin and his camera were there, capturing kids at festivals, football players on Friday nights, first responders saving lives.
    He saved lives on his own in his quieter professional life, counseling local children and adults through some of the worst traumas imaginable.
    He was also a contributor to the Progressive Journal. His final byline appeared in last week’s edition.

  • Meet Pageland Polaice Officer Justin Sigmon

    Rank: PFC
    Length of time with the Pageland Police Department: Three months
    Age: 31
    Birthplace: Pageland
    Residence: Ruby
    Education: 2006 Central High graduate; S.C. Criminal Justice Academy, 12 weeks
    Law enforcement experience: Deputy with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office for two years.
    What led you to law enforcement? My father, Allen Wallace, was an officer with the Pageland Police Department. That was much of my inspiration to become a public servant.

  • High-speed chase crosses state lines

    A Wadesboro, N.C. man was arrested July 26 following a high-speed chase that started in Pageland and ended in North Carolina.
    Kenneth M. White, 25, failed to stop for a safety checkpoint deputies had established on Philadelphia Church Road.
    The deputies were closing the checkpoint when White sped through the checkpoint, according to the report.
    Chesterfield County deputies chased him. At one point, the chase reached 95 miles per hour, according to the report. The chase ended on Cheraw Road in Union County, North Carolina.

  • Cheraw robbery suspect sought

    The Cheraw Police Department is searching for a male suspect who robbed the Dollar General store on Chesterfield Highway on Aug. 2.
    The suspect is described as a black male, from 5-foot-5-inches to 5-foot-10-inches tall, weighing between 145 to 175 pounds and between 30 and 40 years old.
    The suspect was wearing a blue shirt, baseball cap and blue jeans.
    When the cashier opened the cash register, the suspect used “force and intimidation, ” according to Cheraw police, to remove money from the register. The suspect then fled the scene.

  • Deputy makes repeat drug arrest

    Franklin L. Laney, recently arrested as part of a Chesterfield County drug sweep, was again arrested on drug charges.
    On July 30, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a car driven by Laney after observing it speeding.
    Laney pulled into a driveway and tried to reverse the car’s direction when deputies blocked the driveway. A deputy called Laney out a gun point, according to the report.
    Laney and his passenger, Bradley Wallace, exited the vehicle and were detained in handcuffs, according to the report.

  • Mt. Croghan woman charged with assault

    A Mt. Croghan resident was charged July 29 with assault and battery in the second degree, after she allegedly struck a victim with a knife.
    Amy Dianne Helms, 27, of the 1400 block of Landfill Road, Mt. Croghan, was arrested following the alleged attack.
    According to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report, Helms pulled a knife on the victim, struck the victim in the head and then fled, dropping the knife.
    Helms was released on a $25,000 bond.

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  • Deputy recovering from crash

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s deputy Lauren Brock, 27, of Pageland crashed her patrol car during a chase last Friday near Ruby.
    The accident happened on S.C. 109 about 8:30 p.m., four miles south of Ruby.
    Brock lost control of her patrol cruiser during the pursuit of a suspect in a drug deal. She drove off the left side of the road and hit a tree. The left side of the patrol car was caved in.

    She was injured and airlifted to Columbia and treated for a broken leg and knee.

  • Je vous remercie

    With the French Legion of Honor medal pinned to his suit jacket, Pageland’s C.T. “Tom” Funderburk accepted the thanks of his friends last Friday.
    The activity room at Westminster Towers in Rock Hill was filled past capacity. Television cameras recorded every word.