Today's News

  • Man shot dead in his home

    A Pageland man, out of jail on bond in two domestic-violence cases, was shot dead in his home Friday.
    Another resident of the home, Casey Brooke Myers, admitted to shooting James Daniel Myers, 48, with a .32-caliber handgun, according to a sheriff’s incident report obtained by the Progressive Journal.
    Casey Myers, 27, told the responding deputy that James Myers was “fussing with her and came at her.” That’s when Casey Myers shot James Myers, according to the report.

  • Former Chesterfield County teacher pleads guilty to sexual battery

    A former Chesterfield County teacher and coach plead guilty July 30 to sexual battery against a student.
    Christopher C. Clark taught at Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School and coached basketball at Chesterfield High School.
    A five-year sentence was suspended, and Clark was given 30 months of probation.
    He also must be registered with the state’s child abuse registry, which is maintained by the Department of Social Services.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Being water wise during bad weather

    This year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a “near-normal” hurricane season in 2019, with between two and four major hurricanes expected.
    As a South Carolina native, I lived in Gaffney during Hurricane Hugo and remember that despite being so far inland, the damage in our community was significant. We were without power for an extended time.  
    For those of us in close proximity to Hurricane Alley, hurricanes are a fact of life. It’s important to prepare ahead of time for what might come our way.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Delivering for African Americans

    Last month, several 2020 Democrats came to Charleston to speak at the Black Economic Alliance forum, recognizing that the Democrat nomination runs through South Carolina. They lectured us about what they think our communities need, while refusing to cover their own records on race.
    Moreover, what these candidates failed to address at the forum were the historic results that President Donald Trump has delivered for the African American community.
    Since Trump took office, nearly 2-1/2 years ago, he has delivered transformative results.

  • Apply now for fall sports at rec department

    The Pageland Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for fall sports.
    ◆ Cheerleading, 5-12, $40
    ◆ Football, 7-12, $50. Begins Aug. 27.
    ◆ Soccer,  6-12, $40.
    The last day for Registration is August 23rd. After August 23rd a $10 late fee will be added.
    Registration is at the Pageland Town Hall or Community Center, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    There will also be an Aug. 19 and Aug.  20 registration session at the Community Center from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Senior Spotlight: Theda Ruth Mungo Lynn

    Age: 88, as of June 1
    Town: Pageland
    Family: Three sons, (one deceased); one daughter; seven grandchildren, (one grandson deceased); and two great grandchildren
    Church: Pageland First Baptist
    Occupation/Retired from: Sacony, about 25 years
    Favorite meal: Spaghetti casserole, a salad, and a roll
    Favorite TV show: I don’t watch television.

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    By Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    Our summer reading program for adults and children has been a tremendous success this year with record numbers for attendance and participation.
    Summer reading program activities ended last week with wrap-up parties at each branch location for the kids. 
    Adult program activities and prize drawings continue through the month of August at select branch locations. Check in with your local public library to see what is happening in your town.

  • NETC receives grant for diesel technology

    From release

    CHERAW – Northeastern Technical College has received a $272,337 grant from the National Science Foundation to pilot the “Pathways to Diesel Technology Careers” project. 
    The demand for diesel technicians has increased regionally since the opening of the Inland Port in Dillon. The need for diesel technicians is expected to increase by 13 percent over the next decade.

  • Mulvaney to speak at GOP’s annual Silver Elephant Gala

    By Gregory A. Summers
    Landmark News Service

    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will be the keynote speaker at the S.C. Republican Party’s upcoming Silver Elephant Gala.
    The 52nd annual event is Friday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
    “We are proud to welcome Mick back home to South Carolina to celebrate our party and our grassroots leaders and activists,” said Drew McKissick, chairman of the S.C. Republican Party.

  • DOT announces online survey for S.C. residents

    From release

    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (is updating the Long Range Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan to address South Carolina’s growing transportation needs.  
    The department has created an online survey at SCDOT.org.
    Residents are asked to discuss transportation trends and issues that impact them and give SC DOT’s feeddack on its priorities, visions, and goals. 
    To participate, go to www.scdot.org/MTP2040Surveey.aspx.