Community News

  • Chester County ranks highest in new cancer cases

    Chester County continues to rank first (highest in the state) for the number of new cancer cases diagnosed between 2010 and 2014.

    According to the latest county rankings released by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), South Carolina Central Cancer Registry (SCCCR), Chester County continued to rank highest for cancer incidence (new cancer cases diagnosed) for all cancers combined.

  • Chester County prepares for Memorial Day observance

    Veteran’s organizations in Chester County are preparing for the annual Memorial Day observance, which will be held starting at 11 a.m. on May 29 in the front foyer of the Chester County War Memorial Building, 154 Main St. in Chester.

    The ceremony will last approximately one hour and is open to the public. The Chester High School JROTC Cyclone Battalion will present colors for the ceremony.

    Featured speaker will be Senior Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) David Sealy. Other local and state officials will also be invited to provide brief remarks.

  • Relay for Life is tonight

    On May 19, hundreds of local residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Chester County at Lewisville High School to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. Event registration starts at 6 p.m. and the opening ceremony will be at 7 p.m..

  • Local Post Offices want to "Stamp Out Hunger"

    Postal patrons will find a little something extra in their mailboxes this week: special bags to fill with non-perishable goods for the 25th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

    The drive takes place on Saturday, said Chester Postmaster Elton Curtis and Lancaster Postmaster Ronald Wylie.

    Curtis said the bags for the food drive and the news of the food drive is being brought to the patrons by the rural and the urban letter carriers.

  • Eloise McCree receives ARC Exceptional Volunteer Service Award

    Chester County’s well-known and seemingly inexhaustible Red Cross volunteer Elouise McCree was recognized recently for her efforts on behalf of the Red Cross in Northern S.C., an area that includes the Chester community.

    McCree received the award at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Recognition Banquet for the American Red Cross of Northern South Carolina.

  • Signs now welcome you to Fort Lawn

    The Town of Fort Lawn has arrived. Also, now motorists will be able to tell when they’ve arrived at the Town of Fort Lawn.

    The town has just completed two sign projects, a town sign located along S.C. Highway 9, in a town lot opposite the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, and welcome signs located to the entrances to the town along S.C. 9 and U.S. Highway 21. Springs Industries deeded the lot for the larger town sign to the town.

  • Re-open for business

    Phil Gaines opened the morning’s ribbon cutting events with a great big thank you to the Lutz Foundation. 

    "The Lutz Foundation has been a tremendous partner at Chester State Park. Its support has made the park a better place for all our visitors and even had an impact on bringing more visitors to Chester County."

  • Patriotic Ladies bring flag-waving, sass and a little bit of nostalgia

    Some special guests at the banquet held for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team brought with them a little bit of sass, a lot of class and some nostalgia.

  • Len Anderson: A work in progress
  • Hog on the Hill has first-class entertainment, first-class food

    This year’s Hog on the Hill, set for May 5-6 will feature music live from Nashville and BBQ and other great food straight from the grill.

    Friday, May 5, will prove to be a special night as the cook teams will take part in the first of two food competitions, the Anything But competition, where the teams are allowed to cook “anything but” pork BBQ for judging, said Elaine Gaither with the Chester Downtown Development Association, the organization that sponsors Hog on the Hill each year.