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Community News

  • A place in the park to "Have a good time!"

    A group of high school and college students from Richburg planted a tree and dedicated a bench in the town park Saturday, April 9 to honor the memory of their late mayo,r John Boyd McCrorey.
    The group, “Count Me In To Do The Right Thing,” which formed in 2004, is comprised of about 30 youth and adults whose mission is to set an example of doing the right thing that others can see and follow, said the group's president Doretha White.

  • A place in the park to have a good time

    A group of high school and college students from Richburg planted a tree and dedicated a bench in the town park Saturday to honor the memory of their late mayor John Boyd McCrorey.
    The group, “Count Me In To Do The Right Thing,” which formed in 2004, is comprised of about 30 youth and adults whose mission is to set an example of doing the right thing that others can see and follow, said the group's president Doretha White.

  • Chester native presents gospel play

    Chester native Pamela Douglas will present a play, “Youths Ain't Changed,” at 5 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium of Clinton Junior College in Rock Hill. The play, written, produced and directed by Douglas, deals with issues of dating and contracting sexually transmitted diseases, she said.
    “It's a gospel, stage play with a lot of comedy in it,” Douglas said. “It's geared to a young generation.”

  • Give some blood, save a life

    An opportunity to help save a life by donating blood will be extended in the Richburg community on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 165 N. Main St. Everyone is welcome to attend this community blood drive co-sponsored by First Baptist Church of Richurg and the Greater Richburg Association, said organizer Fran Morris.
    “With the earthquakes and other disasters around the world, this is a great time for people to give blood,” Morris said. “We're so lucky in America.”

  • Muddley helps author face, overcome her own fears

    “Muddley,” a children's book by local author Christine Bruun, is about a Bigfoot creature who overcomes his paralyzing fear of water when he comes to the aid of a friend in distress. Muddley is a gentle giant Sasquatch who hates to takes baths but it's not because he's opposed to good hygiene – he's simply afraid of the water.

  • Let the senior games begin

    Registration for the South Carolina State Sports Classic Senior Games begins at 9:30 a.m. today at the Leroy Springs Complex. The Sports Classic event is scheduled for May 18-21 at Francis Marion University in Florence said city Parks and Recreation Director Jack Sink. The registration fee is $35.
    “Please bring the completed registration forms and we'll also have forms available there,” Sink said.
    Coffee and donuts will be served during the registration.

  • Control diabetes with lunch-n-learn series

    Chester Regional Medical Center begins its health education outreach series Thursday with a noon lunch-n-learn program on diabetes. Morrison Chef Chad Thorson and CRMC Registered Dietician Travis Evans have joined forces to sponsor programs to help combat health issues through health education forums.
    “I think it's a great opportunity for the community to come out and show their support for the things we're trying to do here at the hospital,” Evans said.

  • N&R's Hazel Robinson meets Oak Ridge Boys

    A local family has musical memories to last a lifetime after their joint venture to see a legendary country singing group live at an area opera house.
    Hazel Robinson, a circulation assistant, with The News & Reporter, visited the Newberry Opera House with his family on Feb. 26 to see the Oak Ridge Boys in concert. Robinson shared this memorable event with his wife, Susan, mother Blonnie and his sister, Martha, he said.
    “We had a wonderful time singing along and enjoying the music,” Robinson said.

  • Chester native Edward Lee presents "Southern Cold Warrior"

    When people think of a long-serving, influential 5th Congressional District Representative, the name John Spratt probably comes to mind. Long before Spratt served, and before he was even born, James P. Richards rose to national prominence as a legislator from Liberty Hill.
    Dr. Edward Lee, a Winthrop professor, has completed a book on the life of the 12-term congressman titled "Southern Cold Warrior."

  • Edwards' "Shotgun" start comes Thursday

    In Branson, Mo., playing and singing with the best of the best, Chester's Bill Edwards made a startling discovery.
    He fit right in.
    "It was incredible," Edwards said. "Something like that really feeds your creativity and makes you feel good about yourself."