• Letter: Thank you

    Dear Editor,

    The Central High School Varsity Girls Basketball team would like to thank Mr. Funderburk from Wallace Mechanical Supply Inc for his donation.
    The girls have not only been practicing hard, but also working hard to raise the money for essential gear. Mr. Funderburk’s donation will be used to buy basketball shoes for the team.
    The girls are working hard and hoping for a successful season.

  • LETTER: Reader thanks Hospice of Chesterfield County

    There are no words to adequately express our heartfelt gratitude for all Hospice of Chesterfield County has done for our mother, Helen Griggs of Cheraw.  She always spoke so highly of you all, and now we understand why.  Her memorial to Hospice was our hope to perpetuate this kindness to others you serve. 

  • Letter: Town of Pageland needs jobs


    My main concern is people that live here for a long time. Some lack jobs. More jobs are needed in the Pageland area and more jobs should be coming to Pageland.
    Our light company, Duke Power, should have an office in Pageland.
    We use to have a bus stop in Pageland. There needs to be a bus station, as well as a train station, in Pageland.
    We use to have a Christian radio station here to broadcast news headlines of what is going in other places.

  • Letter: Neurological disorder support group needed

    Dear Editor,
    CCPSG, Chesterfield County’s Parkinson’s Support Group has dissolved due to a lack of interest. I am saddened because I know there are many in the area that have Parkinson’s that could benefit from such as group.
    Then I got to thinking, maybe we should broaden our vision of encouragement and strength to those who suffer from many neurological disorders.
    If you have a neurological disorder, and want to become part of a support group, please call Sue Eddins (843) 680-2073.

  • Letter: Food donations make a difference

    Dear Editor,
    Summer vacation is known as a joyful and much anticipated time for children.
    While summertime offers carefree fun for most kids, there are unfortunately far too many in South Carolina who are negatively affected by an extended break from school. Together we can do something to help.
    Currently, the more than 300,000 people in 20 South Carolina counties who are served by Harvest Hope do not know where they will find their next meal.

  • Festival thank you

    Maxie Clark would like to thank the Pageland Watermelon Festival and Lynn’s Cafe for the opportunity to set up and sell watermelons during the recent festival. Clark recorded brisk sales.

  • Letter: "Death Party" does not exist

    Dear Editor,

    Hillary Clinton has called the Republican Party the “Death Party.” This is absolutely ridiculous. Republicans breathe the same air as Democrats. They drink the same water, eat the same food and use the same medical and legal systems as Democrats and the rest of our population.

  • Lions are symbols, not idols, to honor God

    To the editor,

    A Greenville man was arrested for vandalizing lion statues at Miller Road’s Yahweh Congregation’s property because he thought they were idols.

    In the Old Testament, YHWH was God’s name. The Israelites felt they would dishonor God if they spelled it out with all the letters of the holy name of Yahweh.

    With that in the name of this place, I am assuming it is a place of worship. In the Old Testament, God is titled “The Lion of Judah.”

  • Thanks for help with publicity for Von Trapp concert

    To the editor,

    All across our wonderful Chesterfield County, the young, old and young at heart enjoy and express wholesome art in uplifting and beautiful ways.

    Thank you, Progressive Journal, for the considerate and generous manner in which you wrote skillfully and sensitively in reporting on the then upcoming Feb. 22 concert of voice and guitar by Elisabeth von Trapp at Shiloh United Methodist Church.

    An emotional good time occurred, and we are grateful for the public’s attendance and the paper’s help in spreading the word.

  • Craig House renovations possible due to community and business support


    Guest column

    In the midst of a most contentious political season, I write to celebrate the results of what happens when a community comes together to serve.

    The Oct. 27 Celebration of Hope at the grand re-opening of the refurbished W.D. Craig House demonstrated the commitment of the volunteer-driven Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault to preserve the past and protect the future.