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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.

  • Second African American Cultural Breakfast showcases local arts and artists

    The organizers of the second Chester African American Cultural Breakfast planned for this year’s event to focus on the arts, and if you attended the event, you know that the performances, some planned and some impromptu, that were on offer didn’t disappoint.

    Emcee Minister Makeda Baker welcomed the breakfast attendees beginning, “This is the day that the Lord has made and we are rejoicing and being exceedingly glad in that knowledge.”

  • Healers with hooves: A second visit

    Last year, the RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover received a grant from the Herbert & Anna Lutz Foundation to expand their veteran’s program and to be able to add more riders who could take advantage of the Center’s capabilities.

  • Different is good

    Some people branded Cynthia Furr and her teaching methods “unconventional,” “not normal” and even “weird.” That obviously provoked a strong reaction.

    “She told me ‘they think I’m different…isn’t that great,’” her sister Sharon remembered.