Today's News

  • COLUMN: Litter problem upsets resident

    Carl Chapman loves his hometown of Pageland and the county he lives in.  However, there is one thing he hates about the area.  It is “all that litter.”
    Chapman and his wife, Elaine, retired to Pageland 13 years ago. He served in the Army Reserves and was an employment manager and human resource manager.
    “We’ve got beautiful scenery here in the county,” Chapman said.  “But the litter drastically distracts from it.”

  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Legislature moves closer to selling Santee Cooper

    Last week the House made historic progress toward protecting South Carolina ratepayers and taxpayers. With Senate and House joint resolutions, consensus is building to sell the state-owned utility Santee Cooper.
    The House authorized the Public Service Authority Evaluation and Recommendation Committee to analyze bids to purchase state-owned utility Santee Cooper.
    A special legislative committee, comprised of four House members, four Senate members and the Governor, started researching the potential sale of Santee Cooper eight months ago.

  • Tamburrino steals home as McBee nips Central

    McBEE – It was a gutsy call that every chance of going wrong.
    It went right for McBee.
    McBee coach Chris Lloyd gave Jamie Tamburrino the sign.
    It was the bottom of the eighth inning. The game with Central was tied 3-3. McBee had runners at second, Corey Wayne, and on third, Tamburrino.
    Central pitcher Daniel Leaird had two strikes on the batter, Dawson Wellmon, and there were two outs. One more good pitch and the game was headed another inning.

  • A tale of two Leairds

    CHESTERFIELD – Mitch Leaird has been coaching baseball for 27 years. Last week, against Chesterfield, he recorded a first  – he played a game under protest.
    It happened in the sixth inning when Chesterfield used a courtesy runner for its catcher. High school rules allow teams to use a courtesy runner for pitchers and catchers.
    Leaird protested when the courtesy runner entered the game. The player had been a courtesy runner earlier in the game, that time for the pitcher.


    A No. 1 ranking among AA teams in South Carolina, and a No 10 overall, has the undefeated Central softball team excited, as well as defensive, said
    Eagles’ coach Eddie Rivers.
    “We have gone from being the hunter to being the hunted,” Rivers said Sunday. “We are undefeated and now ranked, it’s a double whammy to motivate others teams.
    “We have to accepted it, and continue to play to our capabilities each game.”

  • Chesterfield wins pitchers’ duel

    Chesterfield took the early lead in the 4-AA baseball race, posting a 1-0 victory over Andrew Jackson and a 6-2 win over North Central last week.
    Andrew Jackson is one of the top-ranked programs in the state, The S.C. Baseball Coaches Association ranks AJ number two for AA baseball.
    On March 13, it was a pitchers’ duel between Landon Mills of Chesterfield and Brett Percival of Andrew Jackson, who has committed to Clemson next year.
    Mills was the winning pitcher with 15 strikeouts and a walk. He allowed three hits.

  • Perfect week for Central

    Five games.
    Five wins.
    Outscoring the opponents nearly 2-to-1.
    Can it get better for Central’s softball team?

  • McBee again nips Hannah-Pamplico

    McBEE – McBee’s second rematch with Hannah-Pamplico – the team it beat for the state A title last year – was full of baseball drama.
    It was a pitcher’s battle. McBee starter McIver Wallace went seven innings, striking out six and allowing five hits and two runs.
    Hannah-Pamplico starter Zach Poston pitched eight innings, struck out seven, and allowed two runs.
    The game was tied 2-2 after seven innings.

  • USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center opens new exhibits

    From Release

    USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center is holding receptions for two new art exhibits in conjunction with its 14th Annual Native American Studies Week.
    At 1 p.m. Wednesday there is reception for the exhibit “Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians: One Community, One Family” in the Duke Energy Gallery.  The exhibit displays regalia, contemporary art and artifacts, and highlights the tribe’s pottery, beadwork, and musical traditions.

  • Senior Spotlight: Margie P. Chambers

    Age: 74
    Town:  Pageland
    Family:  One son, three daughters, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren
    Church:  Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion
    Occupation:  Bus driver for New Heights Middle School; has worked with the Chesterfield County School District for 26 years
    Favorite meal:  Croaker, cole slaw and French fries
    Favorite TV show:  “Gunsmoke”
    How you spend your days?  Working, babysitting grands, shopping and getting my nails done