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Today's News

  • Senior Spotlight: Peggy Sikes

    Age: 76
    Town: Pageland
    Family:  a daughter, Doris Ann Deese; a son, Edward; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren
    Church: Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene
    Occupation/Retired from:  Lugwig Selmer, Monroe/21 years where she made cases  for musical instruments.; Malex, 20 years
    Favorite meal:  I like it all, especially vegetables.
    Favorite TV shows: Westerns and the Discovery channel

  • Meet Pageland Police Officer Nick Griffin

    Rank: PFC
    Length of time with the PPD: Three months
    Age: 26
    Birthplace: Charlotte
    Residence: Pageland
    Education/training: Graduated Central 2011; will attend S.C. Police Academy for a 12-week training
    Work experience: Volunteer firefighter with the Pageland Fire Department.; machine operator, Conbraco; security officer
    What led you to law enforcement? My dad, Scott Griffin, is a deputy with the Chesterfield County Sheriff Department. I always wanted to follow in his footsteps.

  • Search finds drugs, $1,000 in power tools

    A March 21 search of a Jefferson home by Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies found drugs and power tools which were believed to be stolen.
    Charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and a controlled substance was Christopher McClain, 47, of the 1500 block of Miller Road,  Jefferson.

  • S.C. peaches survive recent cold snap

    From release

    CLEMSON – Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet.

  • WIRE members learn to unwind

    Members of the Lynches River Electric Cooperative’s branch of Women Involved in Rural Electrification recently got a first-hand lesson about the benefits of a massage.
    Pageland business woman Erin Caldwell, owner of Cardinal Therapy, brought her massage chair to the meeting. She gave several demonstrations and explained massages are “good for relaxation and chronic problems with pain.”

  • Whispers In The Stacks

    By Michael Kaltwang
    Library Director

    Did you know that there is a national awareness month for just about every topic under the sun?  
    April is National Fresh Florida Tomato Month, National Fresh Celery Month, and yes, April is even designated as Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month (I’m sure it is just a coincidence).

  • Be on lookout for invasive fig buttercup flowers

    By Kayla Vaughn
    Landmark News Service

    Spring is in the air! Unfortunately, that means pollen, itchy eyes, runny noses and, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, an invasive plant species trying to take over.
    SCDNR is asking the public for help in locating outbreaks of the fig buttercup, whose tiny, yellow flowers resemble the non-invasive butterweed, but is causing a lot more ruckus.

  • Discovering Chesterfield County

    What is the “average” resident of Chesterfield County like?
    According to data from the U.S. Census, most county residents are in the 1-percent club – they make up just 1 percent or less of the state’s overall numbers for population, number of veterans, businesses, and  housing units.
    With 46,127 residents, Chesterfield County ranks 25th out of 46 South Carolina counties. Still, the county’s population is less than 1 percent of the more than 5 million people who call South Carolina home.

  • Melon mash up

    There should be music to meet everyone’s taste at the Pageland Watermelon Festival this year.
    Plans are being finalized for 24 different performers or groups, said Timothy Griffin, president of the Pageland Chamber of Commerce.
    There will be two stages this year with non-stop music, he said.
    In addition the to stage in Moore’s Park, another one will be on Pearl Street.

  • Sheriff seeks help in 2018 transgender murder

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office needs help in solving the April 1, 2018, murder of Wendell Paul “Sasha” Price.
    In the last year, investigators have followed countless leads and follow-ups in hopes of bringing this case to a close without success.