• Speed and Agility Camp this Saturday

    By Kevin Smith
    For the Progressive Journal

    Operation Hope Community Programs will partner with former South Carolina Gamecock Toby Cates and former Clemson Tiger Sadot Chambers to sponsor a Speed and Agility Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 18 years of age. The camp is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Central High School. Cost is $15 per child.
    Operation Hope Community Programs Inc. is a nonprofit organization that desires to uplift, inspire and empower youth though community outreach.  

  • Jefferson Belles All-Stars win District 2 tourney

    The District 2 Dixie Youth Softball All Star tournament was June 17-23 in Camden. All age group divisions participated, including Darlings (8 and under), Angels (10 and under), Ponytails (12 and under) and Belles (16 and under). Pageland fielded one Darlings team and one Angels team.  Jefferson fielded a team in all four divisions. The Jefferson Belles took the top spot in their division. Teams from Lancaster won the other three divisions. Winners will represent the district July 7-12 at the State Dixie Youth Playoffs in Cheraw.

  • Jefferson Dixie Boys win two tournament games

    Jefferson’s Dixie Boys baseball team won tournament games over Kershaw American on Saturday, June 23 and blasted York on Sunday, June 25.

  • Jefferson boys lose to Pageland, McBee

    Jefferson’s Dixie Boys (ages 13-14) baseball team lost games to Pageland and McBee last week.

    “It was a rough week of baseball,” Jefferson coach Tim Sullivan said. “With 13 and 14-year old boys you never know what you will get from day-to-day. We need to have more enthusiasm and more effort.”

  • Jefferson Debs win five more, for 13-2 record

    The Jefferson Debs softball team won five of their six games last week to improve their season record to 13-2.

    Jefferson traveled to Lewisville on Thursday, May 31 and defeated the Lady Lions in both ends of a doubleheader by scores of 10-4 and 12-2.

  • Central’s Dixie Pre-Majors in state tournament

    Central’s pre-majors baseball team (ages 15-16) will play this week-end in the state tournament in Greer, SC July 16-17.

    There are eight teams in the double elimination tournament. 

  • Jefferson Dixie Boys finish 8-4



  • Jefferson Elementary has field day

  • 'Grace' comes to Jefferson Elementary

    Staff Reports
    A dinner theater production called God’s Grace is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Jefferson Elementary School. The play offers something for everyone, says Carol Shelton, a Jefferson hair dresser and owner of C.B. Shelton & Co.

  • Age is just a number

    John Knight Sr. had a Corvette crush way back in 1968.
    “I worked for a construction company in Charlotte and every week I’d go through Fayetteville (on the way to a job). They had a ’67 Corvette in a showroom there. It was 1968 but they still had the ’67. I wanted that thing so bad.”
    But working and raising his family came first.
    “Me and Bill (his wife Billie) and (sons) Johnny and Dale didn’t fit in a Corvette so I didn’t get one,” he said.