• Bills would increase agency accountability

    A bill to restructure state government (S 22) was amended and approved by the House, despite vocal opposition from some Democrats. The bill, which was approved in a vote of 91-23, would abolish the state Budget and Control Board and move most of its functions into a new Department of Administration, headed by a director appointed by the Governor.   

  • Rescue squad thanks community for help

    To the editor,
    As Captain of the Pageland Rescue Squad I would like to say thank you to the following organizations that participated in the motor vehicle crash drama that we presented at Central High School on April 19th:

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:
    Harold Conway and family would like to thank the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department, members of the police department and other volunteers for their swiftness and compassion for us during our house fire Thursday night March 7.  
    Although our contents were destroyed, their expertise and actions saved the structure of our home.
    Words alone cannot express our depth of gratitude to these men and women. May God bless each of you and your families as you continue to protect and serve our communities.


  • Arant family says 'thank you'

    To the editor:

    Our Mother, Pearl Sowell Arant, used to tell us how she and her friends would  walk to school and observe the house being built at 501 W. McGregor Street.  

    She knew John Armstrong Arant was having the house built for himself. The   bricks were all hand-scratched which was something done to provide jobs as it was being built during The Great Depression. The house also was constructed with walls that were two bricks thick to provide an unusually solid structure.

  • November is Hospice and Palliative Care Month

    To the Editor:

    No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually.  There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It’s Hospice of Chesterfield County.

  • Letter: A thank you from a grieving family

    Perhaps you sent a lovely card, a phone call, some food or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a flower, if so we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend would do. Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much.
    To all Sandhill Ambulance Service, EMTs, fire department, First Health and rescue squads, the family of Belinda Gale Rivers would like to thank each and everyone.

  • Letter: A good stay in Pageland

    Dear Board Members,
    Recently my husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit your town while attending the Darlington race in May. We stayed at the Guest Lodge and visited several local businesses and restaurants during our stay. The town is lovely and the people are hospitable. We enjoyed our stay so much, that we recently returned with additional family members to attend the Watermelon Festival and rodeo.

  • Letter: It's Fire Safety Week

    Message from Chief Wendell Johnson, Chief of High Point Fire District,
    It’s 3 a.m. You and your family are sound asleep and awake to the beeping smoke alarm. You are tired and confused from the effects of the smoke. You know you need to get to safety, but when you head for the front door, you find that escape route is blocked by fire that is spreading by the second.  What do you do?

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the Editor:
    A class at the Chesco Workshop in Pageland, boy they get it  done when it comes to Zumba! My daughter, Alisha Catoe, loves doing Zumba. Whoever said just because you are in a wheelchair you can’t do Zumba? She loves it and so does the rest of the class. They are really into it.
    I just want to thank them all at Chesco for all they do for our young women and men. They treat them like their own. Thanks Chesco Workshop!
    Sheila Rogers

  • Letter: Be careful what you vote and wish for

    To the Editor:
    Our nation’s debt passed $16 trillion on Tuesday, September 4, during the Democrat’s convention in Charlotte. That means that the average American family’s portion of the national debt is about $189,000 dollars. Our national debt is careening this country toward bankruptcy.

    Many Americans receive government assistance in some form or another. Among those forms of assistance are Social Security, food stamps, WIC, SSI, unemployment, Medicare and Medicaid.