Community News

  • Makeda's cards are straight from her head and heart

    Makeda Baker has developed a unique line of greeting cards with a quality of “humanness” that originates in her head and heart, she says.
    She named her card line, Maa-Kheru N Skriptions, which translated means, “to speak truth,” she said.
    “I love anything to do with communication,” Baker said. “I love the spoken word – if it's going to come from me, I want it to be right.”

  • Bower is new face of Fort Lawn Community Center

    Jennifer Bower, the new executive director of the Fort Lawn Community Center, wants the community to “take ownership” of its center, she said.
    “I want people to come meet me and say what they want this center to be,” Bower said. “I want them to know my door is always open.”
    Bower, 34, officially began her duties as the center's new director on Jan. 3. She succeeded longtime director Cheryl Quinn who retired Dec. 31.  

  • 2010 "Christmas in Chester" a success

    The 2010 celebration of “Christmas In Chester” was a booming success but will pale in comparison to upcoming Christmas displays said organizer Alvin Grant.
    “Next year we're going to be the prettiest little town in South Carolina,” Grant said.

  • Anne Pickens Collins is 101

    The Sage Speaks: When asked how she felt about reaching her 101st birthday, Anne said: "I think it’s absolutely wonderful, and I feel fine! And I say to the great people of Chester: 'Get out and dance in the streets! (When the snow melts!) And celebrate your life. I celebrate every day!'"

  • MLK celebration honors blacks who integrated Chester schools

    During a 7 p.m. service Sunday at Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, the MLK Celebration Committee of Chester County will recognize the first African American students to integrate the schools in Chester as “public service recipients.” This is the committee's 19th year sponsoring county-wide celebrations to honor the late minister and civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Pit bulls attack cows, kill one

    One cow was killed and another severely hurt after they were attacked by Pit bulls over the weekend.
    Billy Powell said he attended church Sunday and when he returned to his home on Powell Road in Thompson's Quarters off S.C. Highway 49, he found something very disturbing.
    “I heard groaning,” Powell said.
    Powell, the former Civil Defense/Emergency Management director, said he thought one of his cows had fallen in a gully.
    He went to check on his herd of cattle.

  • Planning for M.L.K. Parade has begun

    Planning is already underway for one of Chester's County's largest annual events.
    The Chester County M.L. K. Parade will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2011. The parade will commence at 3 p.m.

  • Postmaster John Kelly retires at end of month

    If you want to catch Chester Postmaster John Kelly at work, you'd better do so now because tomorrow is his last workday before he officially retires on Dec. 31.
    At the end of this year, Kelly, 63, will leave his 27-year postal career behind. He began his career in Charlotte as a letter carrier in 1983, he said.
    It's given me a wonderful life but now I want to enjoy life with my family,” Kelly said.

  • Lowrys Christmas Parade is Saturday

    The mayor of Lowrys says the number of people in his hometown will grow from hundreds to thousands this weekend, and the reason is – the annual Lowrys Christmas Parade.
    This unusual holiday parade, which features farm equipment and animal drawn carriages, is Saturday at 1 p.m. The parade route begins and ends at the Lowrys School House at 2266 Old York Road, Wilson said. Past parade attendance records have been estimated at 10,000 in this community with a population of about 210 residents.

  • LES PTO needs the community's help

    The Lewisville Elementary PTO needs financial assistance from the community to purchase fitness equipment to benefit the health and wellness of its students, staff and the community, the president said.
    For this help, the PTO will place supporters names on their “Wall of Pride” and their annual yearbook.