• LETTER: A Petersburg Primary thank you

    The Petersburg Primary School faculty and staff would like to thank local businesses and residents that contributed more than $1,200 worth of door prizes to the annual faculty and staff end-of-year banquet.
    Contributors were: Screwmatics of SC, Inc., New Creation Embroidery, Pageland Hardware, Grits and Grocery employees, The Ball Theatre, In and Out Mini Mart, Subway, Food Lion,

  • LETTER: Summer Slide: It’s not all fun and games!

    Summer Slide is not a new game or attraction. It is the term used to refer to the amount of academic growth that students usually lose during the Summer months.
    Research shows if students do not continue to read during the summer, the growth they made during the school year can be lost in as less as 8 weeks. 
    This can be even more significant for lower income students who may not be involved in any other enrichment activities throughout the summer.

  • LETTER: Honoring the hero behind the heroes

    Betty Evana Rogers dedicated her life to helping those in need. 

    A native of Pageland, the love, devotion and loyalty she gave to her seven children – Andy, Mark, Julie, Kim, Robby Tina, and Little Andy – are without question, extraordinary. 

    Her enduring strength as a military spouse, through some very tough times in the 1970s, is nothing short of remarkable. 

  • LETTER: Demonizing NRA not the answer to school gun violence

    Dear Editor,
    America does not have a gun problem. We have a school problem. It is time to do something that will actually make schools safer and stop demonizing the NRA and firearms. The NRA teaches firearm safety, not hate and mayhem.

  • LETTER: School shooting the fault of government, not guns

    Dear editor,
    Government created the recent school shooting in Florida. The federal government’s FBI failed to act on two notifications about the shooter, the Florida state and county governments failed on numerous notifications about the shooter’s mental health and the city police force also failed to act.

  • LETTER: Benefits of caregiver support groups

    Dear Editor, 

    Most Alzheimer’s/Dementia caregivers experience challenges when dealing with someone they love. Coping with care giving leads to feelings of isolation, burnout, emotional and physical exhaustion. 

    Why is it important to participate in a caregiver’s support group?  Research showns that support is vital to the health and well-being of long-term caregivers. 

  • LETTER: National salute to veterans

    Dear Editor:

    This Valentine’s Day, many veterans who fought to preserve our freedoms will be hospitalized, receiving the medical care they earned, but separated from the homes and communities they defended.  

    No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day. With the help of our grateful community, no Veteran has to be. 

  • LETTER: Thanks for reading

    Dear Editor:
    Pageland Elementary held its first  “Real Men Read” event recently. Men from throughout our community and surrounding communities visited every classroom, read to students, and shared how reading is an important part of their lives.
    Pageland Elementary School would like to thank the following men for giving of their time to make this event such a huge success:

  • LETTER: 2-1-1 finds help

    Dear Editor:
    Sunday is 2-1-1.
    The national day of celebration recognizes the service that connects individuals to information and support – a better way to find help.
    2-1-1 is there when people need help with taxes, cleanup services after a disaster, crisis counseling, shelter, help with basic needs or any number support services.
    In South Carolina, 2-1-1 partners with government agencies and non-profit organizations to find the services that help people.

  • Letter: Resolve to become a Guardian ad Litem

    Dear Editor, 

    The season of giving is upon us and there is no better gift than giving back to your community. 

    Being a volunteer with the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem program allows you to give your time to an abused and neglected child in Chesterfield County all year round. The joy you will receive knowing you made a difference in the life of a child is priceless. 

    The shared efforts of the Guardian ad Litem and various county partners makes sure a children have voice, helping to overcome feelings of uncertainty.