Today's News

  • Wanted, those who make Pageland special

    On Jan. 24 Amanda Brinkman and the crew of the Small Business Revolution Main Street television show will visit Pageland.
    It’s our chance to show Brinkman and others why they should pick Pageland for a $500,000 downtown makeover.
    There will be a reception where the movers and shakers of the town, Chesterfield County and the state will lobby for Pageland.
    A limited number of general admission tickets may be available.
    The next day the Small Business Revolution Main Street entourage will visit the downtown.

  • Pageland Elementary school report card

    “The best students in the World are learning here” proclaims the banner at the front door of Pageland Elementary School.
    A recent South Carolina school report card suggests otherwise. Pageland Elementary was rated  “unsatisfactory,” meaning the school is not meeting state education standards.
    The reports cards have been controversial statewide and Chesterfield school officials say they do not tell the whole story.

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  • Robbery suspects sought

    Pageland police are searching for suspects in two different store robberies.
    On Dec. 15 a black male entered the Country Cupboard on South Van Lingle Mungo Boulevard and demanded money from the clerk. Police said the man had a knife and grabbed the clerk.
    He left with an undermined amount of cash.
    Pageland police are continuing to search for the person who robbed the Roberts Food & Beverage Store in downtown on Nov. 15. That suspect also had a knife and grabbed the clerk before taking an undermined amount of money.

  • Two arrested in Hartsville burglary

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Hartsville residents on burglary/breaking and entering charges for a Dec. 17 incident.
    Deputies investigated a house on Boyd Clark Road which was supposed to be unoccupied.
    According to the report, deputies found the front door open. A search of the house found a locked bedroom door. A deputy kicked the door in, finding Angie Little, 33 of the 1500 block of Ingram Court, Hartsville and Mark Boykin, 52, of the 500 block of Spruce Street, Hartsville.

  • EDITOR'S COLUMN: No gray in Timothy Griffin’s world

    The elements of a good news story are often controversy, community and consequence.
    For 2018, events surrounding the Watermelon Festival, the Pageland Chamber of Commerce, even the #PickPageland efforts, have had all of these elements.
    Today’s standards of journalism add celebrity to this list, and Pageland’s top stories offer that too.
    Each story has a person at its center – Timothy Griffin.
    Griffin has a lightning-rod personality.

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  • PickPageland seeks traffic solution

    Will Pageland’s downtown traffic problems affect the town’s chances of winning a downtown makeover?
    Organizers of the #PickPageland campaign and downtown business owners say that is a possibility.
    They want something done before Jan. 24 when producers of the Small Business Revolution Main Street visit Pageland.
    The concerns were raised last week during a planning meeting for the show’s upcoming visit.

  • Town council, organizers scuffle over reception

    The reception for the stars and producers of the Small Business Revolution Main Street will be Jan. 24 at the Clyburn Center in Pageland’s Petersburg community.
    Pick Pageland organizers wanted to hold the event at the Community Center but changed the venue when the town council could not meet their schedule for an exemption to the ordinance that currently bans liquors on city property.
    The Town Council met Friday to possibly amend the ordinance.