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Community News

  • Historical Society throws support behind efforts to clear names of Brice and Crosby

    Local historian Scott Coleman is concerned with restoring things. He was recently applauded for his efforts to repair and replace the headstones of Chester’s first intendant, Jordan Bennett and the headstone of Sarah, his wife. Coleman was also part of the team that resurrected and restored the Tredegar Parrott rifles, including the Chester Gun, owned by the Chester County Historical Society.

  • A "God-orchestrated moment in time"

    For the missionary construction group Harvest Call to begin building a new house on Orchard Street in Chester, a lot of elements had to fall in place just so. Those elements have aligned just as needed in what Ember Church Pastor Kevin Taylor calls a “God-orchestrated” moment in time.

  • Lutz Foundation grant provides for coroner's office vehicle

    A grant from the Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation will provide a transport van for the Chester County Coroner’s Office.

    Getting the van, which will be used for transport and removal of the deceased in all situations, “has certainly been a goal for me and the Chester County Coroner’s Office since was elected in 2005,” wrote Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker in a letter to the Lutz Foundation.

  • Northern S.C. Red Cross kicks off "Century of Service"

    On Jan.19, the American Red Cross of Northern SC kicked off its celebration of 100 years of local lifesaving services with its Centennial Blood Drive. Held at the new Family Trust Center on White Street in downtown Rock Hill and organized by Tricia Palm of Williams & Fudge, the Red Cross was able to collect over 56 units of lifesaving blood. That’s up to 168 lives saved, thanks to the support of heroic donors.

  • Explore African-American culture, arts during 2nd annual cultural breakfast

    If the arts and music can truly be a way for us to understand other cultures and better understand each other in this country, then you owe it to yourself to experience the 2nd Annual African American Cultural Breakfast on Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chester County War Memorial Building.

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart’s administrative assistant Tabatha Strother is the event organizer.

  • Chester Firefighters honored during annual banquet

    The firefighters of the City of Chester Fire Department, their family members and guests gathered at the Annual Firefighter’s Banquet Saturday night to recognize and to celebrate the important work they do.

    Chester Fire Chief Paul Caldwell said in his opening remarks the tradition of an annual firefighter’s banquet has been around long before he was chief.

  • Use photos to be your voice in Tobacco Free Coalition contest

    Signs advertising cigarettes in the window of a store near a children’s center. Cigarette butts littering the street. Smoke rising from a cigarette in a restaurant. These are all images of tobacco use and all are fair game for the Chester County Tobacco Free Coalition’s Photovoice Contest, a contest that aims to give students ages 11-18 a chance to use visual images to show the dangers of tobacco in the community.

  • Community members start a "conversation" about downtown Chester

    A conversation, hosted by the community group the Organic Helpers recently, brought out some issues concerning deteriorating buildings in downtown Chester and what could be done about them.

    Le Tanya Williams said the Organic Helpers have been following downtown merchant Beth Stevenson on social media. In the course of looking for a building for her business, Stevenson began noticing all the vacant, rundown, what the Organic Helpers call “potentially beautiful”  buildings downtown.

  • 4,000 miles between books

    If you want to find out how they do things at another library new Chester County library director Laurel Sharp has worked at, you’ll need to go to Norway. Not Norway, South Carolina (there is one, it’s in Orangeburg County,) we mean the country of Norway, the land of playwright Henrik Ibsen and pickled herring and (if you are a Garrison Keillor fan, lutefisk).

  • Spring break not a break from 4-H STEM activities

    Although the last thing students wanted to think about while on spring break was probably Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), the Chester County 4-H and the Chester County Library made sure students did just that when they attended the 4-H STEM Day Camp last week.

    Students in grades K5 through fifth had three chances to attend the camps, which were held at the Chester Main Library and Lewisville and Great Falls branches.