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  • Where our priorities lie

    It was great to see so many animal advocates turn out at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Chesterfield County Council. People in Chesterfield County and many from as far away places as New York attended the meeting to voice their concerns over the conditions at the county animal shelter and about the alleged dog shooting incident that occurred there in March.
    The heart of the matter is that nearly everyone who spoke did so advocating spay and neuter laws that would help control the animal population and help quell the problem at its source.

  • EDITORIAL: Tucker's innovation pays off in jobs

  • A black eye for all of us

     It’s wrong to rush to judgment until all the facts are in, so we’re not going to. But the allegations that Chesterfield County employees took dogs from the animal shelter to the landfill across the street, gunned them down and buried their carcasses is beyond disturbing, if true.

  • EDITORIAL: Scrap metal facility could be asset

    The Chesterfield County Zoning Board of Appeals did the right thing in granting two Pageland businessmen permission to open a scrap metal recycling operation just south of the town border on South Pearl Street.

  • Forces of uprising

     

     

    What’s all this in Egypt?

  • Chamber welcomes Sondra Price

     Along with its excellent and much appreciated coverage of the Pageland Chamber’s Annual Banquet, the Progressive Journal ran a brief mention of the new designation given to the Chamber’s one employee, Sondra Price. The Chamber appreciates that coverage also.

    I had planned to issue a news release concerning the change, but I sort of announced it at the banquet and Bill Moss, being the dedicated newsman he is, did his job and reported it. Here are a few points I intended to make in a news release.

  • EDITORIAL: Co-op should reverse its land swap reversal

     The emerging majority of the Lynches River Electric Cooperative is intent on saving money and protecting the ratepayer. That’s a good thing.

    In one of its first actions, the faction that has run in the last two co-op elections on a reform platform voted to cut its pay in half, from $800 to $400 per meeting. That showed the reformers were serious about budget-cutting. It made a statement, and one ratepayers should welcome as a substantive response to last fall’s election.

  • Operation Care stresses importance of strelization

    To the Editor: Operation Care of Pageland is now scheduling transportation of dogs and cats to a low cost spay/neuter clinic.
    Cost of this service is $70 for each pet. This price includes a rabies vaccination. The exact date will be set when load is full. Maximum number is 30, so call today. Benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered include a healthier, happier pet and fewer unwanted pets being euthanized at area shelters.
    If you would like to send your pet please call Torrie at 843-634-5263 for more information.

  • EDITORIAL: Sewer line merits Mulvaney's support

    It was encouraging to read newly elected U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s commitment to constituent service and support for business.

    As Mulvaney points out in the column below, the man he defeated, U.S. Rep. John Spratt, was well-known for his strong service to those he represented during 14 terms in Washington. Spratt was swept out of office by the 2010 Republican landslide inspired in no small part by voters’ anger over congressional spending.

  • EDITORIAL: Green light, then caution on Town Hall move

    The surprise news that Lynches River Electric Cooperative offered its buildings and grounds to the town of Pageland in exchange for 15 acres across the highway presents Pageland with an opportunity.

    Town Council members emerged from a closed session last Tuesday night and announced that Lynches River had basically seen the town’s purchase price of $150,000 and raised it several hundred thousand dollars.