https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Hugs, hamburger and cupcake for departing ‘office dog’ Lucy https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/hugs-hamburger-and-cupcake-departing-%E2%80%98office-dog%E2%80%99-lucy <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8-xx-2019_pageland_carolos_perez_and_dayna_holt_say_goodbye_to_lucy.jpg" alt="Carlos Perez, left, and Dayna Holt say goodbye to Lucy before she heads to a rescue in Vermont to be adopted. " title="Carlos Perez, left, and Dayna Holt say goodbye to Lucy before she heads to a rescue in Vermont to be adopted. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> On her last day at Chesterfield County Animal Services, friends threw Lucy a party.<br /> There was lunch &ndash; a hamburger, fries and chicken nuggets from Wendy&rsquo;s, her favorite.<br /> There were lots of hugs as Lucy went from desk to desk.<br /> When she came to the shelter, she was nervous and did not know what to expect.<br /> Her friends instantly &ldquo;adopted&rdquo; her.</p> SCDOT offers options for S.C. 9 https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/scdot-offers-options-sc-9 <p> A bypass around Ruby and Mt. Croghan?<br /> Passing lanes?<br /> Improved intersections?<br /> Widening the road?<br /> These are among the options Chesterfield County residents will review for S.C. 9 between Pageland and Chesterfield.<br /> The S.C. Department of Transportation is holding two community meetings on Sept. 26 as part of a feasibility study of the 15-mile corridor.<br /> The first meeting is at the Pageland Community Center, 1113 W. McGregor St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.<br /> Calling friendly scarecrows https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/calling-friendly-scarecrows <p> It&rsquo;s time to scare Pageland &ndash; in a family friendly, whimsical, mischievous or loving way.<br /> The Pageland Chamber of Commerce is holding a scarecrow contest. Business, groups and individuals can enter. The overriding rule is scarecrows cannot be frightening, said chamber officials. &ldquo;No clowns or Freddies,&rdquo; chamber President Timothy Griffin said.<br /> Applications are available at the Pageland Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall, Rivers Graphics or New Creations Embroidery &amp; Gifts.&nbsp; There is no entry fee.<br /> Faith and community help victims of house fire https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/faith-and-community-help-victims-house-fire <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/faith_and_fire_aftermath.jpg" alt="Charred wood is all that’s left of the back porch of Tekesha Rivers’ home on East Maynard Street. The home was destroyed by fire in August." title="Charred wood is all that’s left of the back porch of Tekesha Rivers’ home on East Maynard Street. The home was destroyed by fire in August." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It was a bright Sunday afternoon in August when Tekesha Rivers got a call from her daughter saying their home at 514 E. Maynard St. was on fire.<br /> Rivers had attended Tiney Grove Holiness, her home church, that morning, and then went to visit her aunt, Rebecca Seegars.</p> Prayers yielding successes in Pageland https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/prayers-yielding-successes-pageland <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-17-2019_pageland_mens_prayer_group_pray_for_victims_of_the_recent_hurrican_dorian.jpg" alt="From left, Town Councilman Harold Hutto, the Rev. Bill Dargan, Dick Sears, the Rev. Cecil Wadsworth and Thomas Tyson, coordinator for the men’s prayer group at People’s Barbershop." title="From left, Town Councilman Harold Hutto, the Rev. Bill Dargan, Dick Sears, the Rev. Cecil Wadsworth and Thomas Tyson, coordinator for the men’s prayer group at People’s Barbershop." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Prayer groups and local ministers continue to pray for Pageland. &nbsp;<br /> Kevin Rivers, coordinator for the &ldquo;Prayer over Principalities&rdquo; campaign held at the Pageland Community Center in May, said he and other ministers are trying to come up with different strategies to reach people as they move forward with the campaign.<br /> Pageland woman dies in crash https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/pageland-woman-dies-crash <p> A local woman was killed Sept. 12 in a two-vehicle collision on S.C. 151 near Will Evans Road in Pageland.<br /> Mary Lynn Miller, 61, of Pageland, failed to yield the right of way while turning from a private driveway about 6:20 p.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.<br /> Miller&rsquo;s car was struck by a tractor trailer driven by Charles Noonan. He was driving south.<br /> Miller was taken to an area hospital where she died, according to the S.C Highway Patrol.<br /> Miller, who was from the Petersburg area, was known as the &ldquo;Praying Angel.&rdquo;<br /> Shots allegedly fired after land dispute https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/shots-allegedly-fired-after-land-dispute <p> A Chesterfield county resident was arrested Sept. 6 for assault following an alleged family argument, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.<br /> Kevin Diggs, 26, of Crawford Lane, was arrested after making threats with a gun and firing several rounds into the air, according to the report.<br /> The shots came after his family had been drinking and &ldquo;fussing over land,&rdquo; according to the report. Deputies recovered two shell casings.<br /> Diggs received a $500 personal recognizance bond.<br /> <br /> <strong>In other reports</strong><br /> Pageland Police Dept. holds Crime Prevention meeting https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/pageland-police-dept-holds-crime-prevention-meeting <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pageland_police_chief_craig_greenlee_and_sgt._lacorey_mcilwain_share_safety_tips_with_participants_of_the_departments_crime_prevention_meeting_last_tuesday.5835.jpeg" alt="Police Chief Craig Greenlee, left, and Sgt. LaCorey McIlwain speak to residents at a crime prevention meeting." title="Police Chief Craig Greenlee, left, and Sgt. LaCorey McIlwain speak to residents at a crime prevention meeting." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Sgt. LaCorey McIlwain, coordinator for the crime watch program,&nbsp; shared tips about property, home and personal safety at a recent Crime Prevention meeting.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Residents asked questions about safety in their neighborhoods. Greenlee told the group to use their 20/20 foresight rather than their 20/20 hindsight.</p>