• Correcting the record

    the record
    To the Editor: I was very humbled when contacted by Mr. Shug Haigler several months ago about  a "Where Are They Now" sports article.  We had a great conversation which I enjoyed tremendously.  However, having just read the article, I felt the need to clarify the title.  I did play quarterback and also punted for Central  during the 1978 season.  I did make all region my senior year but as a punter and not quarterback.  It would be an injustice to all the "great" Eagle  

  • Hough responds

    To the Editor:

    In response to Ben Cook's letter in last week's paper, I believe Mr. Cook would have a very different opinion about who is due an apology if he had been in attendance at our town council meeting. Those who were present saw an outrageous display of rude behavior by Jim Leaird, who refused to abide by the rules under which we conduct our meetings. Mr. Leaird was loud, aggressive and ultimately had to be escorted from the meeting by police officers because he acted in such a disorderly manner.

  • Letter to the Editor

     To the Editor: When reading your article about the Academic Bowl that was on page 2 of the December 7 Progressive Journal, I noticed what I am fairly certain is a mistake.

    Question 2 asks for the square root of the smallest prime

    number greater than 10 and the answer given is 4.  Four is the square

    root of 16, which is not a prime number.  A prime number has only 1 and

    itself as divisors.  The smallest prime number greater than 10 is 11 and

  • Whitley Letter

    To the Editor: Hats off to the Central Eagles coaches! 

    I attended the game at Central High Friday, Nov. 12.  A player on the opposing

    team was injured, and as he was being placed on the stretcher to go to the

    ambulance, the coach instructed ALL of our players to come on the field, take

    a knee and pray for this young man.  The stadium observed silence at this time.  Then after he was removed from the field, our players remained, heads bowed, and continued to pray. 

  • Sheheen letter

  • furr letter

    Citizen deserves



    Letter to Editor:  After reading about the arrest of Steve Sowell for helpingsomeone that was carjacked at gunpoint (Progressive Journal, Nov. 9), I'd like to give him a commendation!


  • The Few, The Proud, The Best

    In Honor of The Marines

    Marines are made of skin and bone,

    and hardened into steel;

    Of many parts with pumping hearts,

    they’re not supposed to feel.

    Immune to pain,

    and ice and rain,

    they refuse to bend or kneel.

    But kneel they do,

    on grass or pew,

    as they bend their heads in sorrow;

    they recall their friends

    who met their ends;

    they won’t muster up tomorrow.

    How many flags

    O’er how many lands,

  • Candidate withdraws from election

    After careful consideration, I have decided to withdraw from the District 6 Town Council race.

    After finding out that Johnny Knight had filed for the seat, I decided that with the many activities I am currently involved with, it would be best to leave this seat to someone with the necessary time to do the job as it should be done.

    After speaking with Johnny Knight, I feel confident that he will give 100% effort for the good of Pageland. He will have my support as he campaigns for the District 6 Town Council position.

    Janet Mangum

  • Leaird responds

    Dear Editor:

    After reading Mr. Caldwell's letter last week I felt a response was needed.Mr. Caldwell is a little more than a concerned member. He is, in fact, the husband of a retired Lynches River Electric employee. The real trouble began years back when the Board and management decided that a increased cost in health insurance would be shared by employees and retired employees alike. This was a decision that was made in an effort to hold down cost at Lynches River. This is the fuel for Mr. Caldwell's demise.


  • Guard against fire

    Dear Editor: