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Today's News

  • Sanford’s mixed moral message

    Mark Sanford has done his share of pontificating about the sanctity of the biblical, traditional marriage. He says the gay/lesbian community is a major threat in the lousy liberal assault on holy matrimony.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Board let down bank’s investors

    It is my opinion that the banking situation in Jefferson, following the failure of Cooperative Bank rests solely on the shoulders of the former Board of Directors of the Bank of Jefferson under the leadership of Derial L. Ogburn.  While not contributing to the failure of Cooperative Bank itself, the former Board of Directors did an injustice to the town of Jefferson when they put their own interests above that of the town or the bank of which they served. 

  • Local fans remember Michael Jackson

    Embedded video from CNN Video

    Whether you sang along to “Billie Jean” and imitated the moonwalk or never listened to a Michael Jackson song in your entire life, you are probably well aware of the impact that the “King of Pop” had on music history.

  • Treasurer offering decals, registration

    The Chesterfield County Treasurer’s Office is now issuing license plate decals and registrations.

    For residents paying their taxes on a current tag, their new decals and registrations will be printed in the office.  When paying in person, it will be given to the taxpayer while in the office.  If you mail your payment, the treasurer’s office  will mail your decal and registration within a day or so of payment.

  • County sees drop in highway deaths in ’09

    Chesterfield County’s highways are showing signs of improvement.

    As the first half of 2009 passes, the number of highway deaths is already 50 percent lower than in 2008. To date, Chesterfield County has seen five highway fatalities in 2009 compared to 10 reported during the same time in 2008.

    Chesterfield County ended last year at the top of its highway patrol district with 18 fatalities in 2008, a significant increase from the seven deaths recorded in 2007.

  • Local businesses receive improvement grants

    Four downtown Pageland store buildings will receive facelifts thanks to a new grant program.

    The Pageland Pride Partnership has announced the awarding of four Business Improvement Grants. The BIG funds will pay 50 percent of the cost for the businesses to make cosmetic repairs, such as new windows, awnings and painting their facades.

    The businesses which will be receiving the grant funds are: Pageland Hardware, $2,500; the building owned by Mack Nicholson located at 220 West McGregor Street, $2,500; Pageland Furniture, $1,000; and Cowboy’s Corner, $1,000.

  • Church collects family favorites into cookbook

    PAGELAND - Union Hill Baptist Church is selling cookbooks compiled by church members, friends, and family. The cookbook has over 600 recipes and includes recipes such as appetizers, relishes, soups and salads, salsas, meats and main dishes, vegetables, breads, microwave recipes, desserts, and so much more.

    “The majority of the recipes came from church members, and some from friends and family,” said Deanna Kearns.

  • 100 Great Pagelanders series nears halfway mark

    After more than a year of work, our 100 Great Pagelanders series nears the half-way mark. It’s my goal to have the series finished by Christmas, but there’s still a lot of work to do.

    Below is a list of everyone we’ve profiled so far, but remember this is not in order of priority. It’s not our goal to “rank” people. These numbers only exist to help  everyone keep track of the series’ progress.

  • Racer dies in local crash

    JEFFERSON - Gastonia-based Bobby Walters’ sudden death on the race track stunned Chesterfield County’s racing scene.

    Walters, 41, lost control of his Ford Mustang drag racer and went airborne, crashing into a parked recreational vehicle at Pageland Dragway.

    Walters reportedly died as a result of his injuries, and was airlifted to Monroe from near the drag strip on Peach Orchard Road outside of Jefferson.

  • County based arts groups get state grants

    Four Chesterfield County organizations received a portion of $1.5 million in statewide S.C. Arts Commission grants.

    Cheraw Arts Commission received $5,249; Cheraw Intermediate $5,205; Chesterfield County School District $3,438; and Olde Towne Reunion Ensemble, in Chesterfield, $787.

    S.C. Arts Commission funded programs of arts in education, folklife and traditional arts, general operating support and subgranting will support 246 grantees in 37 counties.