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Community News

  • Faith & Love STEM program thanks Lutz
  • Richburg fire marshal offers some tips for cooking fires

    The Richburg Fire Department responded to two cooking fires Tuesday night, and those two fires were part of a total of four cooking fires across the county, said Richburg Fire Marshal Mike Ehrmanntraut.

    In the first fire, the homeowner was warming oil in the frying pan when the grease caught fire. They attempted to put the fire out with water, which actually spread the fire and burned the cabinet and microwave. The homeowner then put the fire out by putting a lid on the pot. A firefighter removed the pan and a fan was used to extract the smoke.

  • Benefit for Mickey and Nancy Walley is today

    A BBQ plate fundraising event for a local couple who are both struggling with forms of cancer has been organized with the help of the Fort Lawn Fire Department, Richburg Masonic Lodge and the Richburg Fire Department. The benefit is set for today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Richburg Fire Department.

  • Tobacco Free Coalition restarts PhotoVoice contest

    Following the success of the PhotoVoice contest last year, the Tobacco Free Coalition of Chester County and the Hazel Pittman Center are putting on the second year of this contest.

    The PhotoVoice contest was funded this year by a mini-grant from the S.C. Tobacco Collaborative, said April Spruell, representative of the Coalition and a prevention specialist with the Hazel Pittman Center.

    “The purpose of the contest is to bring an awareness about tobacco and the dangers of secondhand smoke, through photography,” she said.

  • Answering the call

    Harvest Call is answering the call in Chester County.

    Councilman Carlos Williams invited Barry Kloten from Harvest Call Ministries to speak at this past Monday’s meeting of Chester City Council. Williams detailed that Harvest Call had paid a lengthy visit to Chester last year (as reported in The N&R,) during which they rebuilt a dilapidated home  and “did some things for veterans and the elderly.”

  • "God's up to something" with McFadden benefit

    The Rev. Annie McFadden says about the benefit being put on in her honor, “God’s up to something.” The “something” God is up to just might be to draw a lot of churches in the community together.

  • DAV hands out some appreciations at annual Christmas dinner

    The James D. Wessinger Chapter 19 of the Disabled American Veterans and Unit 19 of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary in Chester said “thank you” to some people at their annual Christmas dinner recently for their support of veterans, families and the causes of the DAV and DAVA.

  • Christmas isn't just for kids

    It isn’t just children who anxiously wait to see what Santa has left under their tree on Christmas morning.

  • Chester DAV makes warm donation to Camden's homeless

    Every year, the Disabled American Veterans, James D. Wessinger Chapter 19 in Chester and the DAV Auxiliary (DAVA) Unit 19 pick a charity to make a donation to at their annual Christmas dinner. This year, they decided to warm things up for some of the homeless population in Camden.

    DAV Commander Al Boyd invited Chaplain Diane Miracle with the Disciple of Christ Women’s Motorcycle Ministry to attend the dinner.

    “We normally make a donation to an organization that is helping to meet a need,” Boyd said.

  • RFD Knox Station Road substation holds open house

    The Richburg Fire Department’s substation at Knox Station Road held their Open House this past Thursday to let the community know they are open. Some homeowners and business owners already knew this, because the station had already been answering calls said Richburg Fire Marshal Capt. Mike Ehrmanntraut. He serves as the station captain for the substation.

    Richburg Fire Chief John Agee said the opening of the substation would have a significant impact for the surrounding homeowners.